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Even the most confident and experienced presenter can find presenting to C-Level audiences challenging. Executives typically have a short attention span, expect people to get to the point and can be difficult if they don’t like what they hear. Whether your people need to present to senior people internally or externally, exceptional skills are critical. This highly practical course gives participants effective strategies for getting executives on-board and gaining buy-in and commitment when required. They will discover how to present their ideas confidently and concisely, deal with interruptions and challenges and provide the insight the C-Level team wants. There will be lots of opportunity for practice and insightful coaching using video recording and freeze-frame feedback, so your people leave the course able to get their message across more effectively.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Know how to present effectively and with confidence to senior/C-Level executives
  • Recognise the vital importance of delivering their presentation with confidence and conviction
  • Know how to distil their messages so they deliver insights a senior audience needs to make decisions
  • Have picked up tips for handling challenging questions and interruptions from C-Level people
  • Have increased awareness of their strengths and now how to overcome weaknesses

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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