Effective Presentation Skills

Engineering context

Whether communicating with technical or non-technical audiences, engineers are required to speak confidently and engage with people in workshops, client briefs, team meetings and seminars.

This half-day workshop will provide participants with practical tools and techniques to present confidently to all types of audiences including:

  • preparing and structuring a clear presentation,
  • presenting with confidence, presence, vocal power and speech clarity,
  • using appropriate verbal and non-verbal language to communicate messages, and
  • adjusting a presentation to reflect group size, venue, and medium of communication.

Participants will prepare an elevator pitch, a presentation plan and some PowerPoint slides through a pre-workshop online module. During the workshop participants will deliver their elevator pitch and receive direct feedback from the facilitator to develop practical performance skills that can be applied to a presentation. Feedback will also be given on participants presentation plans and PowerPoint slides.

Pre-workshop requirement

Prior to attending this workshop, participants are required to complete a self-paced learning component. This will consist of 1 – 2 hours of online activities to introduce participants to the theories and concepts covered during the workshop and must be completed before the workshop.

To ensure participants attending a session are prepared for the workshop, they cannot be substituted three working days beforehand.

Access to the pre-workshops component will be sent to all registered participants one week prior to the workshop taking place.

Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

8. Communication

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Related courses

This course can be combined into a full-day course with:

Online delivery now available

This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.

Content, duration and format can also be customised for corporate clients through our Tailored Training services.

Effective Presentation Skills


"The most relevant course that I have ever attended" - participant, 2019

"I learnt techniques that will allow me to be more effective and result driven in my presentations" - Jackson, 2019 

"The course was very informative and engaging. The instructor lead by example the entire time - she applied all her teachings while presenting to us" - participant, 2019

What was most valuable?

"[Understanding] what we unintentionally do effects our presentation" - Jen, 2019

"Being able to practice [presenting]. The learning materials will be also be useful to reflect on in the future" - Edward, 2019

"The knowledge gained around how to construct a presentation and key takeaways like the "big idea" and tricks to engaging the mind" - Steve, 2019

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For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at people in the early stages of their engineering career hoping to advance their presentation skills. Associate Engineers, Engineers, Graduate Engineers, Project Officers, Consultants, Technicians or Technical Officers may find it particularly useful. 

Your facilitator for this course

This workshop is facilitated by leading business educators, Alison Jardie and Grace O’Malley.

Alison Jardie is a professional facilitator and coach, a psychologist and a Master Practioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). She has over 20 years’ experience working with groups and individuals in a learning and development context. Alison has been responsible for leading large teams and organisational interventions, as well as designing and implementing successful, innovative and award-winning developmental programs.

Grace O’Malley has worked as a leadership, management and learning consultant for 10 years and specialises in leadership management and facilitation. She has worked in a wide range of organisations from small NGOs, Government, Corporate and private businesses; in health, engineering, vehicle, housing, community services and education sectors. Grace uses a mix of realistic experiences and case studies to engage participants during her workshops. In addition to a Bachelor of Education, Grace has a Diploma of Training and Assessment Systems, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, and an Advanced Diploma of Management.

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