Professional Skills Development

Professional Skills Development | Communication and Facilitation

Making Impactful Presentations Remotely

Course Code: D853
Instructors:  Andy Beech
Course Outline:  Download
Format and Duration
1 sessions


This course has been designed for professionals in the Energy Industry and is delivered as a short but impactful learning experience across two webinar sessions, providing participants with the skills and mindset to enable them to deliver highly impactful presentations in a virtual setting.

It was hard enough to make highly impactful presentations when we had a live audience. Making a virtually delivered presentation highly impactful has many additional challenges. How clear is our message? How do we manage discussions? How do we gauge engagement? How can the technology help us? How can the technology get in the way? How does the virtual environment affect the feelings of trust and credibility, and the attention span of our audience? We will answer all these questions and equip you with the tools and confidence to enable you to make presentations that are highly engaging and achieve your presentation objectives.

Duration and Training Method

A virtual course divided into 2 three-hour sessions (equivalent to a one-day classroom course), which combines presentations, group discussion and practical exercises.

Course Overview

Participants will learn:

  1. To prepare for all presentations by having clear objectives using the “know, feel, do” framework
  2. How to deliver a compelling opening that immediately engages the audience
  3. To adapt existing presentation skills into the remote environment
  4. Learn to tell stories to convey a message
  5. Techniques and the equipment you need that will enhance your virtual presentation
  6. How to keep your audience engaged in a virtual setting

Pre-Session Activities

  • Participants keep a note of their feedback on presentations that colleagues give in the workplace. What they liked and what could be even better
  • Participants think of someone who they admire for their presentation skills. What is it about them that they admire?
  • For their next real-life presentation, write down what they would like their audience to know, feel and do (template provided)

Session 1 (3 hours)

  • Begin with the end in mind
  • STATE, structure, content
  • Create a Compelling Opening
  • Telling Stories
  • What visuals to use and how many?

Personal Action Plan

  • Participants prepare for their next real-life presentation.

Session 2 (3 hours)

  • The virtual world considerations
  • Know your audience
  • Keeping engagement
  • How many slides?
  • What platform and what functionality to use/not use?
  • How do you look on camera and does it matter?
  • What equipment do we need?
  • How to get feedback and keep engagement
  • Practice and get feedback

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to enhance their current skill set to deliver impactful presentations in the challenging remote workplace.

Andy Beech

Andy is an extremely experienced and inspirational leader of people, business manager, trainer, facilitator and coach. He focuses his time on enabling individuals, teams and whole organisations to go beyond what they thought was possible and achieve even greater results. His clients include many global blue chip companies as well as smaller businesses in diverse industry sectors. He firmly believes that the measure of his effectiveness is based on the results his clients achieve. He works closely with his customers to understand their business, their concerns and their hopes and dreams. He then works with them to produce tailored training and development solutions that result in improved performances.

His key areas of expertise are:
• Sales Force Effectiveness strategies and training solutions
• Enabling managers of people to become great leaders, using the 8 Skill Coaching Model™
• Dynamic facilitator of Insights Discovery™ for increased personal and team effectiveness
• Helping create high performing teams
• Executive coaching
• Innovation & Creativity facilitation. He can enable you to create a creativity culture to solve current business issues and goals

Andy has extensive international experience and designed and delivered projects in Europe, USA, Canada, Middle East, Australia and China.

Andy has also successfully designed and delivered bespoke training programmes for both national and independent oil companies for RPS training. These include projects in the UK, USA and SE Asia which have all received outstanding feedback from the course participants.

Courses Taught
D852: Boost Productivity and Motivation in a Remote Workplace
D853: Making Impactful Presentations Remotely
D854: Effective Coaching Skills for Leaders in a Remote Workplace
N813: Inspiring Leadership Skills
N815: Empowering Coaching Skills
N826: Effective Mentoring Skills
N835: Senior Leader Development Programme
N845: Creative Problem Solving for Technical Professionals
R001: Oil and Gas Essentials


CEU: 0.8 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 8 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
RPS is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. We comply with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognised internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.
We issue a Certificate of Attendance which verifies the number of training hours attended. Our courses are generally accepted by most professional licensing boards/associations towards continuing education credits. Please check with your licensing board to determine if the courses and certificate of attendance meet their specific criteria.