online presentation skills training

The complete presentations skills training!

Presenting is easy. Presenting well is hard. | taught by Simon Raybould
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Presentation Genius Training Course

An amazing amount of valuable information presented in a variety of exciting ways make it a must for beginners and experienced presenters alike ~ thank you so much Simon

Jozefa Fawcett

Something for Everyone

If you intend to give a presentation/speech at anytime in the future then I highly recommend this. The Complete Presentation Skills Training covers a wide range of skills that can be used by anyone, whether they are an experienced presenter or ju...

Darrell Doyle

Very useful and a lot of fun.

If you struggle with presenting, this course is full of stories, tips and tools that will help you to calm your nerves and find the fun in your preparation. The course is presented in a variety of formats (text, images, videos, audio), it's easy t...

Pilar Orti

Presentation Genius Training Course

An amazing amount of valuable information presented in a variety of exciting ways make it a must for beginners and experienced presenters alike ~ thank you so much Simon

Jozefa Fawcett

Something for Everyone

If you intend to give a presentation/speech at anytime in the future then I highly recommend this. The Complete Presentation Skills Training covers a wide range of skills that can be used by anyone, whether they are an experienced presenter or ju...

Darrell Doyle

Very useful and a lot of fun.

If you struggle with presenting, this course is full of stories, tips and tools that will help you to calm your nerves and find the fun in your preparation. The course is presented in a variety of formats (text, images, videos, audio), it's easy t...

Pilar Orti

If you're new to presentations, this is for you. If you're a seasoned presenter, this is for you too.

I've been delivering presentations for a long time, but found lots in Presentation Genius to make them even better. Great to see really comprehensive material, based on thorough research, that goes way beyond basic tips and techniques. Above all,...

Tim Schuler

Great Stuff!

This is a superb training course. Simon is clearly an expert in his field - I've been standing up in front of groups of people for 25 years now and have learned some great tips and exercises that I'll be putting into practice during my next presen...

Sue Ritchie

On a journey of presentation disvovery

I popped onto learn a little more about the science behind presenting. A great selection of tips to consider before I even think about standing up and presenting. Covering off nerves is a great one, even chuckled at the stage story :)

nic tynemouth
Simon Raybould
Simon Raybould

About the Instructor

I started my working life as a university researcher - but only my mother calls me Dr Raybould. Then I spent over 24 years there, looking at everything from the causes of childhood cancer all the way to patterns of divorce! With 100+ research publications to my name, what this means is this: everything you're going to get is absolutely based on hardcore research. It's not just opinion - it's not just personal experience. What you get is stuff that works in general, not just for the trainer! :) Experience is great, but science is greater. (I know that's bad grammar, sorry! ;) )

I've also worked as an actor, playwright, lighting designer for dance companies, trainer and author. What that means for you is that what you get isn't just boring science. I've also been a professional speaker for nearly ten years now. In other words, I've been at the hard edge of it. I now what it feels like when people don't like your presentation as well as what it feels like to get an ovation. The research I did is all about real world presentations work though - not about being a professional speaker.

My latest book (called Presentation Genius, of course!) was published in 2015 and immediately shot into the top ten for business best-sellers!

Oh, and I'm a reasonably good fire eater, too...

PS, my presentation skills blog has over 500 articles about how to make presentations (and how not to). Google loves me ;) So even if you don't want the more structured material here, there's plenty of feebie content for you...

The course is self-contained, but if you need to drop me a line, go for it! :) I'll do my absolute best to get back to you all: simon@presentationgenius.info.

That's also the address if you want to book some live training, too, or to invite me to speak at your conference...

Who's this online course for?

YOU – if you speak, train or present as part of your business, and want to do it better.

Like the Presentation Genius book, the online course is simple and clear but not soft and fluffy. The recommendations and techniques are backed up by nearly 400 pieces of academic research.

What you get is real, solid, practical advice, backed up by proper science.


Presentation Genius? Big claim

I admit I am ever so slightly embarrassed about using the word 'genius'...

...especially because I once fell off the podium in fear.

I justify the name because I was approached to write about the science behind presentation skills for the Presentation Genius book. The publisher picked me to write it, because they knew I'd been teaching presentation skills for over a decade, and had previously been a university researcher for 24 years.


Why learn presentation skills online?

If you can't get to our face-to-face training sessions, online learning is the next best thing. You'll benefit from:

  • No travel time or expenses
  • Freedom to learn at your own pace
  • Affordability to fit your budget
  • Comfort of studying in your own home or office
  • Ability to access the course anywhere in the world from any internet-enabled device – Mac, PC or tablet


What you'll learn

  1. How to conquer your nerves
    You'll find loads of tried-and-tested tools, tips and tricks you can depend on. Some are physiological and some are psychological. These techniques really help you to perform under pressure – I picked some up from dancers and actors, and discovered others via the people who train Olympic athletes.
  2. How to design your presentation
    You'll learn how to structure your presentation, and how to build slides that have the impact you need. You won't get a set of rules to follow. Instead, you'll be able to understand the principles behind the rules, so you can see for yourself what's going to be effective and how to improve your own slides (also see the section below about what's not included).
  3. How to deliver your presentation
    You'll find out the methods that make your presentation stand out – including where to stand, how to stand, where to look, what to say, and when to say it.
  4. How to use your voice in your presentation
    This section helps you develop a better speaking voice, because sounding authoritative and credible is absolutely critical if you want to be taken seriously.
  5. Real life case studies and examples
    This section is continually updated to show you how the tools and techniques are used in the real world. You'll probably want to keep revisiting it so you can apply the techniques in your own presentations.


Benefits... ready?

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the science behind presentation skills
  • Craft your presentations more easily
  • Get your message across more clearly
  • Use slides, props and other visual aids with relevance
  • Keep your audience engaged
  • Be more memorable
  • Make a positive impact
  • Grow your confidence in public speaking
  • Take your presentations to another level
  • Communicate better in all aspects of work and life


How does the course work?

You'll learn through a mixture of video, audio and written word, backed up by email support. The course takes about 18 hours to complete, including all the exercises.

You won't take everything in if you try to do it all in one go, so we recommend you spread the learning over a few weeks. To help you pace yourself, we'll send you a series of emails that suggest what you should work on next, and when. You'll also receive extra material and useful links.

Of course, you are welcome to ignore all the instructions, and jump around the modules if you prefer.


What's included?

Presentation Genius is a complete online training course, supplemented by regular emails and bonus material over a month. But you're not on your own. While you're working through the material, you are welcome to ask any questions that arise, and I'll be happy to help. Just email simon@presentationgenius.info.

For completely personalised training, you'll have to attend a live course or book private mentoring with me.


What's NOT included?

You'll get a lot of technical advice, but this course is not PowerPoint training, nor Keynote training, nor Prezi training, nor any other package. In fact, you may decide you don't need to use slides at all - shock horror!


So you want to be a Presentation Genius...

Wise decision.

Being able to present well means you will potentially earn more money. How? Because recent research in Australia found that people with good presentation skills earn an extra $9,000AUS each year.

Good presentation skills also make you more employable in the first place. In fact, 2014 research of 6,000 US recruiters said it was the main thing employers look for – over twice as important as managerial skills.

What's more, being able to communicate well makes you more productive at work, which makes employers happy and businesses succeed.


What happens next?

Scroll up to the top or down to the bottom of the page and click the Free trial or Buy now button. I'll see you on the other side.


No-risk guarantee

*Genius level is not guaranteed, but if you're not happy with the online course just let us know in the first two weeks and we'll give your money back. We'll also leave you access to the site. Because we're good like that ;)


About your trainer

I'm a trainer, professional speaker, and the author of Presentation Genius (top ten best-selling business book, published 2015).

Formerly, I was a university research scientist, looking at anything from the causes of childhood cancer to patterns of divorce. Over 24 years in this role I wrote over 100 research publications. What this means to you is that all the course content is based on hardcore research; not just opinion.

I've also worked as an actor, playwright, lighting designer – oh, and a fire-eater. Obviously.

From this brief biography, you will hopefully see that, as well as being informative, the course is great fun.


Free stuff

Want a free taster? Browse my presentation skills blog for over 500 articles about what makes a great presentation (and what makes a rubbish presentation).


Special offer for the summer

Sign up before the end of August, 2016, and receive my new ebook '20 Genius Tips', based on my frontline experience as a professional speaker, presenter and research scientist.


Other options

Presentation Genius: The book. Buy it on Amazon

Presentation Genius: In-house. Customised training delivered anywhere in the UK, whether public or private sector. Find out more

Presentation Genius: Live. Keynote presentation by Dr Simon Raybould, to inspire and educate the audience at your event. Find out more





Above everything else, enjoy! You can't learn what you don't like!

Course Contents

58 Texts
1 Audio
18.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

THE BASICS OF YOUR PRESENTATIONS AND THIS COURSE