High-Impact Presentations

Learn how to execute important presentations, then practice your delivery with interactive online exercises.


AI feedback on performance

5 practice exercises

CPD Accredited

Digital certificate

4 hours of learning

Course Outcomes

  • Discover ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility
  • Learn to present with clarity and certainty
  • Interact with a natural and composed demeanor toward the audience
  • How to leave your audience with a message that really resonates
  • Convey complex presentation content directly and simply
  • Explore techniques to overcome any fear you may have of presenting

Learn to deliver effective presentations

High-stakes presentations require more than just basic presentation skills. They require professional-level delivery techniques and the confidence to deliver at the highest level in any business setting.

In this practical course, you'll learn key topics including how to build confidence when presenting, open and close presentations convincingly, interact with a natural and composed demeanor, and how to leave your audience with a message that really resonates.

Who should take this course?

If you're preparing for high-stakes presentations, such as presenting to senior executives, updating important clients on a project, pitching for a large contract, or speaking at high-profile engagements, then this is the course for you.

Level up your presentation skills

The course combines online learning with practice exercises for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this presentation skills course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learned.

Course Content

1. Welcome and overview
Overview of the high-stakes presentations course and the exercises. We explain how the exercises work and how they can help you practice your presentations.
2. Anxiety management
Many of us feel anxious when giving important presentations. This section provides anxiety management techniques and methods to reduce your nerves before the big presentation.
3. Structuring your presentation
A clear presentation structure helps your audience follow along more easily. Learn how to prepare your structure, start and end a presentation, include statistics, and more.
4. Nonverbal presence
When used effectively, nonverbal presence helps keep your audience interested in your presentation. This section covers tips for improving your body language and eye contact, which you can then practice in VR.
5. Vocal delivery
Speaking rate, pauses, volume, and pitch have a great impact on your presentation. This section covers how you should deliver your content, with examples from well-known speakers.
6. Delivering the presentation
Are you telling a story? Giving an elevator pitch? Presenting while seated? This section explains important delivery techniques, including best practices for designing slides and using transitions.
7. Questions and answers
The Q&A session at the end of your presentation plays an important role in delivering your message. Learn how to handle difficult questions and then practice thinking on your feet with our VR scenario.

Practice exercises

Practice your public speaking with interactive and engaging exercises. At key points during the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learned in one of the following exercises.

Features in the practice exercises

The online exercises are full of features to give you the most realistic practice and help you improve quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

1How do I access the online classes and practice exercises?

You can access the classes through the VirtualSpeech website, on any standard web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

The practice exercises can be completed online or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).

2When do I get access to the training?

When you enroll in the course, you'll get 24/7 access to the course (including tutorial videos, case studies, practice exercises, VR, and more) through the VirtualSpeech website and in VR.

3What equipment do I need for the practice exercises?

Both the online classes and exercises run in your browser, no additional software or download is required.

If you have a VR headset, you can also access the practice exercises in VR. Here's a list of our recommended VR headsets.

The online exercises have been tested across multiple browsers and run smoothly on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Edge.

4How can I pay?

We accept payment via Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal directly through the VirtualSpeech site. If you'd like to pay with an Invoice or using another payment method, please contact us.

5Can I buy this course for multiple people / my team?

Yes you can. After pressing the 'Buy Now' button on this page, select the number of users (maximum is 25).

After the payment, you'll be made course admin and can add users to the course from the admin dashboard.

6Can I get a certificate when I complete this course?

Yes, when you've completed this course, we'll send you a Certificate of Achievement, which you can share in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

7What is the refund policy?

If the course does not meet your expectations, you can get a full refund within 7 days of purchasing the course.