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Training Course on Advanced Presentation and Facilitation Skills


About The Course

Course Description

Do you think that you need to better your presentation skills to influence people in power and position? Do you want to sharpen your presentation skills and stay ahead of the pack? If you have presentations that need to be delivered to CEOs, top management executives, large audience, or diplomatic levels, this program is designed for you.

Stakeholders and subject matter experts will always ask to deep dive into presentations. You will need creative skills to drive partnership, to put across your point in the right context and, to convince decision-makers to agree and go along with your ideas, proposal, and plans. An effective presentation gets results. Results often favour the individual who delivers the most persuasive and powerful presentation. If you sound the same as the rest, then you have no advantage to build upon. Presenting admirably is mandatory for reliability and business accomplishments. Many individuals speak in meetings, some drive important discussions, but few deliver presentations that stand out.

However, are you convinced that you can always communicate in a clear, concise, and conceivable way? Can you design an effective presentation within given timelines? Could you engage a large audience with persuasion? Are you able to get buy-ins for the ideas you share through your presentation? This program is designed to put an end to complicated data dumps. You will learn how to avoid slides crammed with content causing ‘death by PowerPoint’.

This Training Course on Advanced Presentation and Facilitation Skills offered by Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training will provide you with a practical framework to create all forthcoming business presentations. You will be trained to design powerful presentations that are compelling enough to engage your audience. You will learn to increase your self-confidence and develop skills to become a successful presenter. These sessions will be very realistic and interactive. Participants will be trained to bring forth their practice presentations before and after the program. They will learn vital presenting skills and tool kits for next-level presentation skills. If you are someone who creates professional presentations regularly, or if you are a public speaker, then this program is vital to help you excel in your area of work.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this Training Course on Advanced Presentation and Facilitation Skills, participants will be able to:

  • Put thoughts into a script with a goal in mind to prioritize the key message to be delivered
  • Cultivate significant skills to read, analyze and organize the presentation data
  • Learn the techniques to handle an audience and transmit enthusiasm
  • Understand how to choose and apply appropriate presentation frameworks, styles, designs, and strategies
  • Understand ways to increase influence and put messages across to persuade listeners
  • Develop proven tactics for maintaining audience engagement
  • Design clear, sensible and fascinating presentations
  • Appreciate time management techniques to drastically lower the preparation time for presentations
  • Understand types of leadership and how to professionally relate with them during presentations

Training Methodology

The course is designed to be highly interactive, challenging and stimulating. It will be an instructor led training and will be delivered using a blended learning approach comprising of presentations, discussions, guided sessions of practical exercise, case study review, web-based tutorials, group work, exploration of relevant issues collaborative strength training, performance measurement, and workshops of participants’ displays, all of which adhere to the highest standards of training. The training technique is built on learning by doing, with lecturers using a learner-centered approach to engage participants and provide tasks that allow them to apply what they’ve learned. Experiential knowledge is also given equal importance within the format of training. Our facilitators are seasoned industry professionals with years of expertise in their chosen fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

Who Should Attend?

This Training Course on Advanced Presentation and Facilitation Skills would be suitable for, but not limited to tenured presenters and for those who want to develop their existing presentation skills and take them to an expert level.

  • All Chief Executives, managers, and team leaders, analysts, lecturers, trainers, coaches, motivational speakers should enroll for this program to become progressive in their skills.

Course Content

Module 1

  • Course dynamics
  • Activity – Pre-course Presentation
  • Discussion – Self-evaluation on Presentation skills knowledge
  • Developing a presentation mindset
  • Focus on the message drivers- Keynote
  • Maintaining stage presence
  • The purpose for practical presentations
  • Technology- The Importance
  • Presentation Formation
  • Audience Analysis
  • Logistics and Venue

Module 2

  • Becoming An Inspiring Speaker
  • Motivational and Influential writing and scripting
  • SSSAP Concept: Set, Support, Sequence, Access, and Polish
  • Gathering substance and content for the presentation
  • Building the subject matter
  • The logical development of presentation material
  • Accurately timed and proportioned content
  • Practice, self-rehearsals, and improvising
  • Using a teleprompter
  • Controlling the space and environment

Module 3

  • Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 rule for PowerPoint presentations
  • Death by PowerPoint
  • Transforming nervousness to enthusiasm
  • Power of stories and analogies on the mind
  • Psychology and Chemistry of stress and fear
  • Non-verbal communication and Body Language
  • The deliberate use of body language techniques to boost credibility & Influence

Module 4

  • Tips to involve and engage your audience
  • Making your presentation memorable
  • Making your data compelling
  • Subject and substance
  • Types of presentations
  • Creative Ideas – Brainstorming and Mind-mapping
  • Innovation and the dare to drive ideologies
  • Using Facts, Statistics, Surveys, and Diagrams
  • Using Quotations, jokes, stories, and analogies
  • Picture and animation illustrations

Module 5

  • Audience Management
  • Straw polls
  • Inviting and Engaging volunteer
  • Prizes, awards, and recognition for participation
  • Use of Gamification
  • Recommendation of Books
  • Icebreakers and games- Knowing each other
  • Anticipating audience questions
  • Audience Engagement: Resistance, push-back and challenging questions
  • Know your subject knowledge and reference points
  • Notes Arrangement- cue cards, sheet notes

Module 6

  • Key Note Dialogues
  • Presentations at Conference and Seminars
  • Handling Crucial Client Presentations
  • Preparing for Boardroom Presentations
  • Pitching Ideas
  • Public or Media Presentations
  • Diplomatic Presentations
  • Sales Presentations
  • Presentation to top management personnel and Influencers

Module 7

  • Structure – Headings, Order, and Sections
  • Body- Introduction, content, and Closing
  • Principle of Repetition and its influence on the human mind
  • Touchpoints for early impact during Introductions
  • Speaking and thinking the audience language
  • Building impression and credibility
  • Time Management Techniques
  • Plan-B preparation and Contingency plans
  • Dress rehearsal, feedbacks, Refining the presentation

Module 8

  • Vocal Influence and Impression
  • Training for an Effective Voice
  • Voice control and management
  • Devising Articulation
  • Vocal range and voice modulation
  • Synchronizing body movements with speech
  • Types of Vocals: When and Where to use
  • Managing soreness of voice
  • Exercising vocal cords with practice

Module 9

  • Mistakes during Presentations
  • Incorrect Breathing Techniques
  • Objectionable facial expressions
  • Lackluster Visuals
  • Abuses of Visual Aids
  • Speaking and neutralization of accent
  • Material content vs Time
  • Ways to Apologize for mistakes

Module 10

  • Presentation Framework
  • Framework for different presentations
  • Best Practice Sharing
  • Important Tips, tools, and techniques
  • Post-training Presentations
  • Feedback and Practice


  • Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
  • Applicants must live up to Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training admission criteria.


  1. Discounts: Organizations sponsoring Four Participants will have the 5th attend Free
  2. What is catered for by the Course Fees: Fees cater for all requirements for the training – Learning materials, Lunches, Teas, Snacks and Certification. All participants will additionally cater for their travel and accommodation expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
  3. Certificate Awarded: Participants are awarded Certificates of Participation at the end of the training.
  4. The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.
  5. Approval of Course: Our Programs are NITA Participating organizations can therefore claim reimbursement on fees paid in accordance with NITA Rules.

How to Book: Simply send an email to the Training Officer on and we will send you a registration form. We advise you to book early to avoid missing a seat to this training.

Or call us on +254720272325 / +254737566961

Payment Options: We provide 3 payment options, choose one for your convenience, and kindly make payments at least 5 days before the Training start date to reserve your seat:

  1. Groups of 5 People and Above – Cheque Payments to: Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training Limited should be paid in advance, 5 days to the training.
  2. Invoice: We can send a bill directly to you or your company.
  3. Deposit directly into Bank Account (Account details provided upon request)

Cancellation Policy

  1. Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
  2. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  3. No refunds will be made 14 days or less before the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training course at a later date or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Tailor Made Courses

This training course can also be customized for your institution upon request for a minimum of 5 participants. You can have it conducted at our Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961 or Email  

Accommodation: Accommodation is arranged upon request and at extra cost. For reservations contact the Training Officer on Email: or on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961

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Start To Learn

5 Days


Course Duration

5 Days

Course Price

USD 990

Training Calendar

2024 Training Calendar

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