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Presenting to Boards

1-Day Training Course. The secrets of successful boardroom presentations: How to prepare & present effectively at the highest corporate level.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the critical concerns of board members
  • Develop strategies to overcome directors’ objections
  • Present information in a strategic context
  • Understand board dynamics
  • Work with and through the Chairman
  • Write effective board papers to support your presentation
  • Deal with difficult directors
  • Sell your proposal at board level
  • Understand your place on the board agenda
  • Prepare to excel in the boardroom
    • About the Course

      Boardroom presentations can gain acceptance of new strategic proposals, make sales or build shared understanding and common identities. They are important to career success.

      Board protocols, behaviours and legal liabilities may be very different from those in executive life.

      Most information on presenting is designed to help reluctant presenters to survive their ordeal. Very little is written or taught about how to excel and how to meet and surpass the expectations of highly discerning audiences. Yet that is what boardroom presenters must do.

      There is also little information available to help presenters recognise, diagnose and manage the complexities of the boardroom environment. Boardroom education is designed for board members and is often too complex and legalistic for easy assimilation by practical presenters.

      Yet without understanding the boardroom and its special interpersonal dynamics, even accomplished presenters are set up to fail in that environment. Techniques that have been practised and perfected for executive presentations may not work in the boardroom.

      This course will provide a valuable insight into the operations of boards and the best way to present to them. It is practical and enlightening and guaranteed to provide some valuable ideas that will enhance your most important future presentations.

      Who Will Benefit

      • Senior executives
      • Corporate advisers (legal, accounting, finance professionals)
      • Business development and salespeople
      • Board members


Julie was a pleasure to listen to and a lot of fun. You’ve given me some ideas to consider when I have to present to the C-Level!
BBA Consulting

My colleagues & I found it very informative and accurate based upon our experiences.
Divisional Manager, Smalls Recruiting

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Course Outline

Understanding your boardroom audience

  • The boardroom environment
  • Legal underpinnings of governance
  • Group dynamics
  • Key concerns of directors

Written information in the boardroom

  • What makes information ‘good’?
  • Agendas
  • Board papers
  • Minutes
  • Structuring material
  • Summarising and key points

Preparing to present

  • Gathering material
  • Managing your energy
  • Physical presentation and dress

Case study 1

  • Practical application of concepts
  • Group discussion and feedback

Boardroom presenting

  • Preparation of material
  • Appropriate self branding
  • Facilitating directors’ discussion
  • Managing unacceptable behaviours
  • Allowing for follow up

Interactions and intermediaries

  • Standard or typical presentations
  • Working through an intermediary
  • Board site visits
  • Protocols and procedures

Case study 2

  • Practical application of concepts
  • Group discussion and feedback

Summary and course close

  • Key points learned
  • Personal action plans

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Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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