Mastering Great Performances in Public Presentation

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

The Scottish Parliament

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.

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

At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to 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 features of the course include:

  • 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

Designed for:

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.



10:00 - 17:00


£595 + VAT


St James’s Park, London


17 September 2019 Book4

Lead Trainer

Dennis Marcus

Dennis Marcus

Dennis has obtained extensive experience and knowledge regarding successful communication through his various roles, including his position of Speechwriter for a number of high-profile politicians and business executives.

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Dennis Marcus

Dennis Marcus

Dennis helps individuals and organisations across a range of sectors identify and define their mission and establish strategy through the application of storytelling. He uses the perspective of stories that are compelling and strongly resonate with their audience can help to create effective strategies, shared organisational goals and help to promote employee motivation.

In the past Dennis has worked as strategist for organisations in a number of sectors, including politics charities and business across a variety of competencies, with a significant emphasis on customer engagement strategies and communications. As part of this work,  he has written scripts and speeches for former Heads of Government and Cabinet Ministers, as well as front bench politicians and leading international business executives.

Dennis studied at Nottingham University and is a fully Certified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).



  • History and German BA: First-class honours degree with a special distinction for spoken German, University of Nottingham 2004-2008
  • A fully Certified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
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