Masterclass – Presenting Skills

This masterclass covers the three key elements of effective public speaking – content, structure, and delivery. You’ll learn, (and practice) practical skills including how to harness your nervous energy. How to create and structuring compelling content.  How to deliver your content with confidence and credibility.  You’ll also learn how to design clear concise visual aids that add to rather than distract from your verbal presentations.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Delivery: Virtual
  • Methods: Lecture, group discussion, practice (with feedback), Q&A
  • Pre-event preparation: Review the pre reading materials supplied and prepare a short 3-4 minute presentation to be delivered and refined during the workshop.
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Who can attend

This course is aimed at health professionals who want to build their confidence and improve the impact of their face to face, and online, presentations

Aims and learning outcomes


–  How to turn nervous energy into a source of power 
– How to create relevant content that engages your target audience
– How to structure your presentation for maximum impact
– How to deliver your message with confidence, clarity, and credibility
– How to design effective slides that add value to your verbal delivery
– How to handle the dreaded Q&A session

Learning outcomes:

Having attended this masterclass, delegates will be able to:

– List 6 techniques for taming your pre presentation nerves
– Demonstrate how to engage your audience from your opening remarks
– Apply content and structure guidelines to prepare powerful presentations
– Demonstrate the verbal, visual and vocal elements of presentation delivery
– Apply slide design guidelines to create more effective visual aids

Associated GMC Generic Professional Capabilities (GPC)

Domain 1: Professional values and behaviours
– Managing time and resources effectively

Domain 2: Professional Skills (Communication and interpersonal skills)
– Establishing an effective and respectful doctor-patient partnership with the ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion
– Demonstrating effective consultation skills, including effective verbal and non-verbal interpersonal skills
– Demonstrating active listening skills
– Demonstrating cultural and social awareness
– Applying management and team-working skills appropriately. Including influencing, negotiating, continuously re-assessing priorities and effectively managing complex, dynamic situations
– Maintaining appropriate situational awareness and sensitivity to the impact of their comments and behaviours on others

Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and team working
– Showing awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and why effective clinical leadership is central to safe and effective care
– Demonstrating appropriate leadership behaviour and an ability to adapt their leadership behaviour to improve engagement and outcomes
– Appreciating their leadership style and its impact on others
– Actively participating and contributing to the work and success of a team (appropriate followership)
– Supervising, challenging, influencing, appraising and mentoring colleagues and peers to enhance performance and to support development
– Critically appraising performance of colleagues, peers and systems, and escalating concerns

Domain 8: Capabilities in education and training
– Plan and provide effective education and training activities
– Provide supportive developmental feedback, both verbally and in writing, to learners and doctors in training
– Evaluate and reflect on the effectiveness of their educational activities
– Give timely and constructive feedback on learning activities and opportunities

Previous attendees said
Faculty biography

Gavin Meikle

Gavin is an accomplished professional speaker who has been helping people like you polish their presentation skills for almost 30 years. He is friendly, entertaining, and approachable.


– Wessex training grade doctors and Wessex SAS/Specialty grade doctors are funded by HEE Wessex, so no study leave claims will be necessary for course fees.
– Other delegates are required to pay a nominal fee.

Cancellation penalties may apply. Please refer to the HEE Accent Course Manager Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Event dates and how to book

The following event dates are available to book online:

21 July 2022
6 October 2022

If you have not yet registered as a user with the HEE Accent Course Manager system, you will be required to do so before booking your place.