Mastering Great Performances in Public Presentation

"Good examples given. Will go back to these and learn from them!"

The Scottish Parliament

Presenting and public speaking can strike fear into even the most experienced professionals, and yet we need to do it every day to get our messages across and build connections with people and organisations.

This course gives participants the tools to perform at their best in different situations in order to communicate in a compelling way. Working with an experienced trainer, you will be given a chance to enhance your own public presentation skills and you will also be given new frameworks and tips to share within your organisation.

At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.


Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

 Key Training Features:

  • Analysis of what great performers do - and what they don't do
  • A study of the power of body language
  • Tips on how to prepare for a public appearance
  • Defining the type of communicator you are and want to be
  • Iterative practice of your presentation style

Who Can Attend:

Professionals at any stage of their career who want to enhance their presentation and public speaking skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to prepare for presentations, both in terms of building compelling content, and achieving the right mindset.
  • You will learn how to command a room – both in real life, and virtually.
  • Tips for continuous improvement – you will leave with ideas you can work on to build on the day’s learning.



10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


Civil Service College London


Virtual 13 November 2024 Book8

Lead Trainer

Matthew Greenough

Matthew Greenough

Matt had a successful career in politics, which culminated in his role as Chief Special Adviser in the Welsh Government, leading to the role of Director of Communications for the Labour Party in Wales in 2016.

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Matthew Greenough

Matthew Greenough

Matt is passionate about words – and the power they have to make real and lasting change in the world. He had a successful career in politics, culminating in his role as the Chief Special Adviser in the Welsh Government. Prior to that he was the Special Adviser for Media & Strategic Communications, and the Education Special Adviser. As the most senior adviser working for the First Minister of Wales, Matt worked with politicians, officials, and external partners to help deliver the Government’s programme. He also had responsibility for writing keynote speeches and leading on high profile communications challenges. In addition to his work for Government, Matt worked in various roles for the Labour Party in Wales, including as Director of Communications for the successful 2016 Assembly elections. 

Working at the top of government in strategic, policy and communications roles has given him wide-ranging and high-level experience of: speechwriting, media handling and training, change management, crisis communications, briefing senior teams, and stakeholder management.

Matt now runs his own communications consultancy, Words Matter, providing editorial advice to the United Nations and other clients.


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