Training > Business Presentations Workshop

“If what you have to say is not more beautiful than silence, shut up.”

The art and science of structuring, designing and delivering presentations

In every company and organization there’s a critical shortage of good presenters. If you learn to do well what most do so poorly, your success will be faster and further.

Through lecture discussions, oral presentations, professional and self-evaluation—with the help of videotape—and peer feedback, the Business Presentations Workshop will develop your abilities to communicate information clearly and make an impact.

You’ll acquire key reasoning and analytical skills and then put them into practice through engaging in-class exercises.



The Business Presentations Workshop presents structure, design and delivery principals and practices in a simple and interactive manner that will dismantle the presentation process into its different steps—regardless of your prior presentation design and delivery experience. The course covers how to structure ideas, translate them into concept and data charts, display them well, and then deliver them in your own natural way. The course is not a training about PowerPoint.

Upon returning to work, you’ll be able to:

  • Define the environment by analyzing the current situation, your target audiences, and your objectives with each of those audiences.

  • Structure the content of a presentation so it is easy to follow and deliver.

  • Apply the principles of clear thinking that underlie clear writing.

The Business Presentations Workshop is relevant to anyone whose speeches are expected to be excellent in terms of focus, organization, support and delivery. This can range from analysts, through managers to C-level executives.

Whether you’re seeking the support of your shareholders, pitching your services to clients, presenting a formal report to top management, selling an investment to your boss or even speaking before your professional association, the Business


Day 1 & 2 - Structuring presentations



Upon satisfactory attendance of the course, simplexCT will provide feedback on your performance and award you a certificate of successful completion of the training.


Just bring yourself, an open mind, a sense of humor, and an interest in learning.

Day 5 - Delivering presentations

- Situation
- Complication
- Question

Logic in writing

Why a pyramid structure

Logic in thinking

• Objective of our message

• The magical number seven
• The need to state the logic
• The top-down approach
• The bottom-up approach

• Deductive and inductive thinking
• Issue analysis
• Logic tree
• MECE principle

In practice

• From a pyramid to a text
• Structuring a PowerPoint
• Pyramids in verbal communication
• The executive summary

Body language

Applied techniques for displaying data


• Data charts: message, comparison, chart form
• Concept charts: flow, structure, interaction, metaphor
• Bullet points
• Tables
• Numbers

You and your audience

• Synthesis
• Q&A dialogue

• Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse
• Verbalization
• The opening
• The close
• Reducing the adrenaline rush

• Think "Audience"
• One-to-one conversation
• Lookout for head nodding
• Getting attention and keep interest
• The art of story telling
• Customization

• Voice, pace and eye contact
• The power of the pause
• Head and arms
• You and your slides
• Transitions

• Structuring ideas

- Grouping
- Argument

The slide design ecosystem

Fundamental principles of information design

Fundamental principles of analytical design

• Arrangement: Alignment, Proximity,
Repetition, Contrast
• Visual elements: Background, Color, Text,
• Movement: Background, Color, Text, Image

- 1 + 1 = 3 or more
- The negative white space
- Disinformation design
- The smallest effective difference
- Layering and separation
- The visual memory
- Parallelism

- Comparisons
- Multivariate analysis
- Causality
- Integration of evidence
- Documentation

- Content

You’ll improve your speaking confidence through objective evaluation and positive reinforcement. You’ll receive feedback on your design outcomes and delivery skills in debrief sessions—enabling you to improve your skills throughout the program.

Attend the Business Presentations Workshop, apply its advice and tips and you might become too valuable to keep in your current job at your current pay.

Fundamental principles of chart design

  • Design boardroom-style reports and slides that are clear, persuasive and professional-looking.

  • Apply fundamental strategies of analytical design applicable to business reports and slides.

  • Translate business ideas and data into informative tables, graphics and charts.

  • Create reports and slides that an audience can process.

  • Conquer your fear of public speaking.

  • Capture and maintain the attention of your audience.

  • Synchronize your body language in your own natural style to present with poise.

  • Deliver presentations with confidence to make them memorable and effective.

- Chartjunk
- The Data-Ink-Ratio

- The Lie-Factor

Before the workshop you’re asked to prepare a presentation about a topic that accurately reflect real workplace situations. You’ll come with actual presentations for real audiences so the time is not invested in hypothetical exercises. You’ll not speak to showcase your ability in a sport or a hobby or to show your vacation slides, or to tell stories about your home country. All of the foregoing may be important at times and—if done well—have entertainment value, but they are not what business professionals focus on. The program incorporates a number of highly dynamic and interactive teaching methods, including video recordings, individual feedback sessions, case studies, classroom discussions, lectures and practical exercises. Based on that, you’ll apply the concepts discussed to your presentation and will get feedback on the outcome.

Day 3 & 4 - Designing presentations

Fundamental principles of design

Presentations Workshop is packed with all the strategies, guidelines, and principles you’ll ever need to present, persuade and win.

It’s appropriate for executives from organizations of any size or industry.