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Leadership Communication and Presentation Impact

Personal Impact and Presentation Skills

Transforming presentations with Rapporta Personal Impact and Presentation Skills training:

Imagine the following scenario:  Two people are on the shortlist for promotion to the same role.  They both have excellent technical skills and comparable business backgrounds, and one has notably better presentation skills. 

Q:  Which one will get the job?

A:  Where all else is equal or comparable, the one with the best communication and presentation skills.

What do your presentations say about you?

What impact do your presentation skills have on senior management, your team, and even your career prospects?

Great presentation skills are a huge asset to any manager or leader, and confer increased authority and influencing skills on the presenter. 

In formal situations as well as in more conversational seated meetings, the information or content is only one element — the way the information is presented carries enormous weight in determining who gets heard, what gets done, and ultimately who gets promoted the next time around.

What makes Rapporta presentation and impact training and coaching so successful?

1.  We do a thorough diagostic and agree the objectives beforehand

2.  We focus on real presentations to make it easy to transfer learning to the work environment.

3.  We use video coaching with feedback by expert trainers and coaches.  Video coaching is immediate, it is powerful and it works.  Our clients say that this is one of the most productive, helpful aspects of their training or coaching.

4.  We help each individual identify practical, personal strategies for developing his or her own individual style in order to achieve greater personal presence and impact.  Participants develop a greater awareness both of their strengths, and of specific and numerous (small yet important) ways that that they can improve for impact beginning immediately. 

5.  Post-course assignments and interim assignments between sessions embed learning and help support and encourage participants to apply the insights, tools and techniques they have gained.

It is common for delegates on our programmes to improve their personal impact in presentations by 30% to 70% (*) when they apply the insights, tools and techniques gained.

* On the basis of specific points related to visual impact, clarity of messages, energy and engagement of the audience, vocal impact.  Each point is given a rating on a scale of 1-10.

 Typical outcomes and benfits of Rapporta training include:

  • increased visual and vocal impact
  • significantly more self-confidence
  • improved structure and clarity based on objectives and key messages
  • greater presence and authority
  • more ease with practicalities and handling the unexpected
  • increased ease with handling difficult situations and difficult situations with aplomb and confidence
  • meetings are more productive and objectives are met more often
  • audiences enjoy presentations, feel more involved and in rapport with the presenter
  • effective use of voice and body language
  • improved results and feedback from managers and colleagues
  • improved influencing and networking skills
  • it enhances leadership image.


Mary Louise Angoujard and Fiona Coleman share some general principles in the video links below:

Testimonials on results following Rapporta Personal Impact and Presentation Skills training.


For more information or to discuss a specific development requirement, contact us on +44(0)208 788 7433 or

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