How to make presentations interesting (M2)

How many presentations have you been to where speakers are long-winded, boring and dull and the audience longs for them to finish? Maybe you have even given one like this?

Instead, learn how to make your presentations interesting so that you engage your audience right from the start - and all the way to the end. Be engaging! Be interesting! Have people listening ... and without sacrificing the importance of your content.

Even if you are the leading expert in your area, if your audience has switched off or thinks that your speech is irrelevant, boring or too long your expertise is worth nothing - because no one is listening.

This highly interactive and advanced master-class is about the content and style of your presentations. It will show you how to bring your speeches and presentations to life so your audience are captivated by your expertise and information.

  • How not to be boring!
  • Why giving information isn't enough.
  • Time effective preparation that works.
  • How to adapt to each audience.
  • Gain the audience's attention at the start.
  • Get to the point and avoid preambles.
  • Choose the examples, language and explanations that best fit each audience.
  • Keep the energy of the audience flowing.
  • Create captivating ways to make your point.
  • Read your audience and respond.
  • Understand why facts may be your product but feelings are your process.
  • Select the best delivery format to suit each occasion.
  • Bring even dry and technical speech topics to life.
  • Use props and PowerPoints which are relevant and interesting.
  • Use humour that works.
  • Ensure the audience responds when you interact.
  • Have a dynamic end that they remember (for all the right reasons).
  • Engage small and large audiences easily.
  • Has dry, technical information to present and who wants the audience to find it interesting.
  • Is an expert in his or her area but who is dull, long-winded or too technical for the audience.
  • Is already experienced in giving presentations and would like to inspire the audience.
  • Doesn't want to be boring!
  • Has important knowledge to convey to a potentially disinterested audience.
  • Wishes to deliver more powerful messages with more positive results.
  • Presents in lectures, seminars, conferences, staff forums, product launches, or other events.
  • Addresses customers, employees, colleagues or stakeholders and wants to have a greater impact.
  • Needs to convince an audience to adopt new ideas or change their behaviour.
  • Presentations will be more relevant to specific audiences.
  • Better use of your time in preparing and giving a presentation.
  • Audiences will stay awake and learn from you more easily.
  • Key messages will be adopted more readily by audiences.
  • Your organisation's reputation will be enhanced.
  • You will find presentations easier to give and more enjoyable.
  • You may receive more invitations to present so you can reach more people.
  • One full day, 9am - 4pm.
  • Also available as two half-day master-classes with the opportunity to practise in between.
  • Where a small group of people are working on the same or similar presentations it may be possible for it to run for half-a-day, i.e. 3.5 hours.

This master-class is not your standard presentation training. It is designed specifically for your presentations, your material, your key points, your skill levels and your audiences. It will be all about your content and your presentations.

It will be flexible and adapted to your needs on the day.

It is a highly interactive, very practical and skills-based experience, designed to ensure that your presentations become more interesting immediately.

In advance of the master-class our presenter can:

  • Watch recordings of your people presenting.
  • Objectively review your presentation material.
  • Gain input from each participant.

During the master-class our presenter will:

  • Engage all the participants in a practical, interactive and skills-based session with lots of down-to-earth tips and techniques.
  • Provide live coaching for those who would like to develop real skills, in real time, with a real audience.
  • Give a short sample presentation(s) to show how a difficult audience was captivated on a boring topic.
  • Provide information, ideas and examples based on your material.
  • Provide opportunities for each participant to try out their ideas in front of a real audience and gain immediate feedback.
  • Establish a relaxed environment in which to learn.
  • Ensure there is laughter!
  • Maximum of 16 people.
  • Minimum of 3 people (although 4 is preferred).
  • 8-12 is ideal.

Rachel Green

Rachel is the Director of the Emotional Intelligence Institute, an emotional intelligence and engagement specialist, and one of Australia's most dynamic, down-to-earth and popular expert speakers. in 2010 she was awarded the highest level of international accreditation in the professional speaking profession: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

She has spoken to large conference audiences and small meetings; delivered motivational speeches and technical ones; lectured in universities and spoken in art centres; given presentation coaching to sports stars, senior politicians, corporate executives, lawyers, accountants, senior public servants, and more ... and is the author of the "Confidence for women in public speaking" recordings, and the very popular E-book "The beginner's guide to being a brilliant master of ceremonies". This has now sold in over 55 countries world-wide.

Learn with a proven and successful speaker.


"If, after regularly using all the top tips for making your presentations interesting, you find that your presentations are as dull and boring as ever, then you're entitled to ask for and receive your money back any time within the next 12 months."


Book this dynamic presentation skills master-class at your organisation. E-mail us now  and we will respond quickly. Or if you'd rather, just pick up the 'phone and give us a call.