The Essential Skill for Preparing Clear, Confident Presentations

Wednesday, 27 March 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Insurance Society of Edinburgh is happy to announce that their next event will be a soft skills event.

Giving presentations makes a lot of us uncomfortable. Sure, we might be confident talking to colleagues or friends in social situations, but many of us struggle as soon as we have to present our ideas more formally in a clear, confident and coherent way.

What makes it even more challenging is that we want to engage our listeners. And that's not easy, right!? Many of us talk on quite dry topics. How can we keep the audience's interest when we ourselves want to fall asleep?

There's a secret to giving more engaging, confident presentations… and it's not what most people think. It doesn't matter whether you give presentations one-to-one, in small groups or in front of much larger audiences, this secret applies to any public speaking situation.

This interactive seminar will be delivered by Alex Owen-Hill, an award-winning public speaker who helps professionals to give more engaging, effective presentations.

By attending this event, members will be able to:

  • Identify the essential skill that most presenters neglect (including some professional speakers).
  • Explain how to prepare presentations so you feel comfortable when you get up to speak.
  • Use the 6-question process for making your presentation clearer and more engaging.
  • Clarify what's interesting in your next speech and how you can transmit that to the audience.
  • Brodies
  • 15 Atholl Crescent
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 8HA
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at