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D&AD Training: Presenting Yourself

D&AD Training: Presenting Yourself

Organised by D&AD

Date March 15, 2017 9:30 a.m. to March 15, 2017 5:30 p.m.

London, UK


We live in an increasingly competitive world where clients or employers no longer rely on what’s on your CV. So how do you form a genuine connection with another human being that creates a deep and lasting impression? 

The more technically savvy we’ve become, the more we need to connect with other people using our human interactions.  It’s often said that people buy people – we trust a brand if we respect and like the people behind it and the same is true of your expertise and skills on offer. If people don’t connect or like you, they won’t invest in you.  You’ll see this on ‘Dragon’s Den’ when someone pitches a great product, has all their numbers lined up but appears lacking in confidence, un-focussed and argumentative.  The dragons will say ‘I like your product, but I can’t see how you and I can work together, so I’m out’. 

Future employers, current bosses and new clients need to see your potential for growth, your ability to become part of their team and the likelihood of you becoming integral to their and your success. This course is designed to bring out your best qualities and empower you with new pitching and presentation skills so that you can flourish in an environment where people invest in you. This creative presentation skills course will enable you to gain confidence, learn from group feedback and work with a tutor who has extensive experience in personal presentation and pitching. 

Course Outline

Transform your presentation and pitching skills
Gain confidence in your personal style and skills by group feedback
Create your capsule pitch and understand how to build trust
Put together a tool kit of bespoke presentation skills for your future success
Learning Outcomes

A thorough analysis of how you appear through first impressions.  What does your appearance, body language and energy level say about you?
Learn the secrets of non-verbal communication and how build rapport and trust through authenticity and confidence
Understand the balance of learning how to present yourself professionally and learning how to stand out from the crowd
Understand how language can transform your presentation and pitching by simple tricks of replacing negative message with positive, powerful words
Learn the secrets of great story-telling by creating your personal capsule pitch with impact and memorability
See the secrets of the greatest presenters and learn how to model some of their habits on your own presentation and pitching with authenticity
See yourself and your presentations on screen, with positive, empowering feedback and progress insights. 
Practice the essential do’s and don’ts to add to your presentation and pitching tool kit
Suitable for

Established managers and creatives who need to present to external clients, internal business partners and in networking situations. 

Your Facilitator

Sonia Beldom coaches presentation and pitching skills for individuals, businesses, public speakers, celebrities and media-facing expert contributors. 

As a producer in radio and television she has spent a career building the confidence of people in the broadcast and public speaking world, directing them in how to project their presentation, performance and expertise on camera, microphone and in print. 

Sonia runs a TV production company and a specialist media training company, New Direction Training.  Her courses are immersive, energetic, practical and offer individual feedback and follow-up. For those looking for training presentation tips, there can be no better workshop than Sonia’s.