Mastering Great Performances in Public Presentation

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

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Modern life dictates the need to always be communicating. The ability to master personal appearances on a whole spectrum of channels and formats is vital in order to inspire, persuade or successfully convey a message to the public.

However, this is an area that British organisations are guilty of neglecting, with minimal investment in resource or training despite public reputations and organisational agendas being at stake.

This course teaches delegates how to perform in different situations in order to communicate in a compelling way.  It gives attendees a chance to enhance their own public presentation skills, providing them with the frameworks and tips to share within their organisation so that they can support their colleagues in the delivery of their own presentations.

Mastering Great Performances in Public Presentation course offers essential insights for anyone whose role requires them to make speeches or give public talks. This course is from our Professional Development Skills series. 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

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 Key Training Features:

  • Analysis of what great performers do - and what they don't
  • 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:

This course is suitable for senior leaders who are required to give public presentations of any type.

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will have a firm grasp of how to effectively prepare the performance of their public appearances. While becoming a truly powerful public speaker requires a lot of practice, this course on 'Mastering Great Performances in Public Presentation' represents an important first step in the right direction and will equip delegates with the knowledge and tools needed to cultivate this vital skill.

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10:00 - 17:00


Price on Request.


Available to be delivered In-House Only


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Lead Trainer

Matthew Greenough

Matthew Greenough

Matt has had a successful career in politics, culminating in his role as Chief Special Adviser in the Welsh Government, he was also the Special Adviser for Media & Strategic Communications, and the Education Special Adviser

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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.

Matt has had a successful career in politics, notably as a Chief Special Adviser in the Welsh Government. Prior to this, 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 has worked with politicians, officials, and external partners to help deliver Government programmes. 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.

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