Advanced Business Presentation

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


This two-day intensive workshop will show learners the skills and strategies to become a more confident, persuasive speaker in any situation. It will show the learners how to prepare for, structure and to create an impactful delivery, leaving a deep impression on the audience. They will learn how to analyse a group, create and prepare a presentation that not only achieves its outcome, but also creates a positive, memorable impression with all in attendance. They will gain extensive feedback to maximise their individual strengths and identify their potential for improvement.
The course will be highly experiential with practical activities based on typical presentations required of the participants.
  • Creating a presentation that captures the audience’s attention and leaves them with memorable messages
  • Communicate key messages more clearly to audience
  • Analysing an audience to create the presentation with the greatest possible impact
  • Writing a presentation that you can deliver with confidence and power
  • Using your voice to deliver with power
  • Incorporating body language that reinforces your message
  • Using visual aids (electronic and other)
  • Techniques to structure complex information so it is easy to understand and remember
  • Writing and delivering a persuasive presentation that creates genuine change and/or promotes action
  • Confidence in speaking impromptu
  • Secrets of professional speakers
Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive an "NTU Certificate of Completion".

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 14 to 15 Aug 2024

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 24 Jul 2024

  • Date(s): 09 to 10 Oct 2024

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 18 Sep 2024

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will know how to:
  1. Analyse an audience to choose the most relevant content and approach
  2. Structure and write a powerful, easy-to-deliver, memorable presentation
  3. Prepare their delivery effectively and efficiently
  4. Deliver a presentation with confidence and impact
  5. Speak confidently in ‘off-the-cuff’ situations
  6. Inform an audience in a way that stimulates maximum retention
  7. Persuade an audience to think differently
  8. Motivate an audience to action
  9. Confidently handle questions
Audience Analysis
  • Using your audience analysis to select the most appropriate content for the audience
Connection & Engagement
  • What your audience wants from you
Oral Delivery Structure
  • How to structure your information and delivery to achieve your purpose
Primacy & Recency
  • The importance of the first and last words you say
Powerful Phraseology
  • How to use speaking devices for powerful, memorable communication
Delivering complex information
  • How to structure complex information in a way that is most easily understood
Speaking to Persuade
  • How to use the latest research to identify the most effective tools for an audience
  • How to structure a persuasive presentation so it is most likely to prompt action
Delivery Modality
  • How to maintain the interest of the audience – and regain it if lost
Powerful Vocal Use
  • Understanding how to maximise your vocal delivery
Confident Body Language
  • Understanding how to maximise your visual message (body language)
Visual Aids with Impact
  • Understanding how to maximise your visual message (visual aids)
Audience Questions
  • How to best prepare for audience questions
  • How to prepare with confidence – minimising nervousness
Handling Difficult Situations
  • Dealing with difficult audiences and/or messages
Individual Presentations
  • Presentations with feedback
Executives, senior executives, managers, and department managers

Standard Course Fee: S$1,308.00

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


Dr Nisha Abu Bakar

Dr Nisha Abu Bakar

Dr. Nisha is a regional and international management consultant. She is well known for her expertise in developing global strategies and roadmaps to establish strong positioning. Her consultancy expertise includes undertaking detailed feasibility studies, gathering market intelligence, data collection and analysis, facilitating ground up discussions with tourism boards, and relevant stakeholder agencies, designing long-term strategic plans and benchmarks and developing implementation processes.

Dr Nisha holds a professional speaking qualification, certified by the renowned Speakers Institute (Australia). Her wide training exposure in diverse fields provides her with a unique advantage to transfer best practices  across industries. Many public and government organizations have benefitted tremendously through the understanding and implementation of high service standards and orientation.

As a corporate facilitator and trainer,  Dr Nisha has trained and coached staff from international, regional and national public and private organisations and in industries ranging from hospitality and tourism, healthcare, banks and financial institutions, utilities providers, telecommunication, military and regulatory boards, Immigration and Airports, retail companies and academic institutions. She has provided training for Excellence Service Award (EXSA) winners from the service industry and the Customer Service Professional (CSP) course, accredited by the WDA. She has provided service excellence training for call center staff from the banking and financial institutions, healthcare, telecommunication and public sector organizations.
Dr Nisha is a Certified MBTI, DISC and STRONG Administrator with Asianic Psychological Press, Australia and Behavioral Coach. She is also licensed by Etiquette Survival Group (U.S) to conduct Social and Business Etiquette.  
Dr Nisha had delivered Change Management programmes for Republic of Singapore Airforce, Tourism Council of Bhutan, Saigon Tourist Group, and Western Cape Economic and Tourism Board in Cape Town, Africa. She has consistently maintained high course and trainer evaluations rating of an average score of 4.8 out of 5 for all training sessions. 

Dr Nisha holds a PhD from Murdoch University, a MBA from Nanyang Technological University and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).


Mr Kevin Ryan

Mr Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan has spent over 35 years examining how we can communicate more effectively in business, specifically in customer service and sales.  One of the fascinating areas of research is how to interpret a customer’s non-verbal communication – particularly their body language.  He was one of the first sales trainers to teach the principle of feeding back to a client what their body was saying - creating a higher level of rapport and trust in the business relationship.

His corporate experience includes every level from running a small business to board member of a multi-million dollar organisation.  For the past ten years he has coached and consulted to the most senior level in business, the professions and government.

As a professional speaker, workshop leader, consultant and author, Kevin regularly works with groups across Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia.  He has authored or co-authored ten books used in business and educational institutions around the world.  He has also written nearly 50 articles that have been featured in major daily newspapers and magazines in Australia and Asia.

Kevin’s seminars and workshops always receive feedback about his energetic, entertaining delivery style, the engagement level of his activities and the practical, easily applicable techniques the participants take away.