Effective Presentation skills


The program has improved how I would be presenting in any presentation in the future. Whether a business informative presentation or even a persuasive marketing presentation.

This program improved my presentation skills, managed my nervousness and made me more confident while delivering the speech.


  • Our presentation skills program is conducted in-house or public.
  • In this program, you will learn to plan, prepare, and deliver business presentations to your target audience.
  • We help you or your team present more confidently, persuasively, and professionally. 
  • Whether the presentation is for your customers, management, or other stakeholders, we coach you to be a better presenter. 


At the end of the program, each participant will be able to:

  • learn the steps in planning and preparing for a presentation
  • deliver his/her presentation more convincingly giving appropriate features, benefits and evidence
  • use body language (eye contact, voice, hand gestures) to deliver the message more impactfully
  • gain tips to manage nervousness and have a greater level of control over oneself and the presentation environment
  • learn to structure and deliver presentations that grab the listener’s attention, hold their interest and end with a strong closing.
  • understand the importance of story telling and how to use stories effectively in their presentations
  • help participants deal with nerves and think more positively about public speaking.
  • guide participants the way of grabbing the listener’s attention, holding their interest and concluding strongly.
  • use slides and visual aids effectively.
  • present with passion and confidence.




The workshop combines the following elements:


  • Mini-lectures & discussions
    • Through mini-lectures, we share tips and techniques for making better presentations.

  • Presentation by each participant
    • Each participant is expected to deliver work-related presentations on both days. These are recorded and critiqued. They get personalized feedback on their strengths and areas to improve.

  • Communication exercises
    • Participants will be involved in communication exercises, such as eye contact, voice techniques, gestures, and movements to learn techniques to use body language effectively. 


By the end of the program, participants will have more control and confidence.  Their presentation will be more effective as they will be able to persuade and convince their audience more successfully.


In-house program

  • Duration – 2 days (9am – 5pm)

Mode of Training

  • Face-to-face or online

who should attend?

  • Those who would like to improve their presenting skills
  • Those who work in the sales and marketing department
  • Those who need to present to their clients and management.

Modules in the program

  • Steps taken in planning for a presentation
  • Fundamentals of effective communication
  • Participants’ presentation
  • Analyzing the audience
  • Structuring the presentation
  • Managing nervousness
  • Making your presentation more persuasive and convincing
  • Story telling in presentations
  • Working with visual aids
  • Delivery skills (Eye contact, Voice modulation, Movement, Gestures)
  • Communication Exercises

Certificate of completion

  • Certificates are given to those who have attended the session satisfactorily and have done presentations on both days.

program feedback

  • We will prepare a report at the end of the session.
  • This report contains an overview of the program, participants’ attendance and involvement, their pre & post-test marks, and feedback on each participant’s performance during the session.
  • We will also make recommendations for further improvement.


Pre and post test

A test will be given on the first and last day to measure the participants’ knowledge on the theoretical aspects of presenting. These marks are included in the report which will be submitted to the management after the program.

Clients we have worked with

  • Colgate Palmolive
  • DHL Global Forwarding (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Edelman PR
  • Ericsson
  • Fuji Xerox
  • Goodyear Tyre
  • HeiTech Padu Berhad
  • IGB Berhad
  • INTI Information Technology
  • Johor Corporation
  • Johor Land Berhad
  • MAA Assurance Berhad (now known as Zurich Insurance)
  • Philips Malaysia
  • Robert Bosch Malaysia
  • Shearn Delamore


  • I learned how to plan a presentation, a very good and effective way to prepare the presentation. (Raihana, Executive Johor Land Berhad)


  • I became more confident in presenting. (Nurliana, Executive Johor Land Berhad)


  • This program gives me opportunities to explore the knowledge of presentation and to be a good presenter. (Farizan, Executive Johor Land Berhad)


  • I learned how to present properly and in the best way. I built my confidence. Do a better and simple slide presentation but full of information (Nadiah Mokthar, Executive Johor Land Berhad)


  • I built my self-confidence and polished my skill for presentation. (Helmy, Executive Johor Land Berhad)


  • The program put me out of my comfort zone. I learned the importance of eye contact in our communication and to build up my confidence level. (Noor Azah, Executive Johor Land Berhad)


  • The program has taught me to be out of my comfort zone. I learned how to use hand gestures, voice modulation and voice projection. This program enhanced my presenting and public speaking skills. (Badiuzzaman, Executive Johor Land Berhad)


  • This program helped me to improve my interaction with the audience. It also helped to begin and end a speech better. I learned to structure the content of a speech better. I learned when to pause and highlight important points.  (Farahana, Executive Johor Land Berhad)

About The trainer


BA Hons (TESL), Masters in TESL (MESL), Certificate in Training Practice (CITP)(UK), 

Certified Executive Coach (UM), Certified NLP Practitioner (NFNLP)



After graduating with a degree in English and Mass Communications, Sumathi’s career took off at Universiti Sains Malaysia as a language tutor. Here she was exposed to a vast range of experience including developing and coordinating courses for universities, government, and corporate sectors. The desire to be more knowledgeable and better qualified prompted her to pursue her Masters degree in English As A Second Language. Having read her masters, she worked in several organizations, developing and conducting language programs.


In 1998, she was headhunted by a communication skills training company – QLA Learning Associates to be the resource person for Business English programs.  Her odyssey as a trainer for Business English continued.


Her job stint at QLA involved tailoring and designing Business English / Business Communication programs to meet each client’s training and development needs, to make the training relevant and practical.


In 2003, Sumathi founded Stratford Training & Consultancy Sdn Bhd, a communication skills training company based in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. She is currently the Principal Consultant & Director of Stratford Training.


She specializes in programs such as Presentation Skills, Customer Service Skills, Business English, Effective Telephone Techniques, Personal Branding, E-mail Etiquette, and Business Writing.


Sumathi strongly believes in personal development and has completed a course in training practice with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK. She is also a Certified Coach, specializing in Executive Coaching. She does one-on-one and group coaching for clients. She is also a Certified NLP Practitioner from NFNLP. Altogether, she has 25 years of experience teaching English and she has been in the corporate training industry for the past 18 years.


In 2019 & 2020, Sumathi was on the list of “100 Most inspirational LinkedIn Icons in Malaysia you should follow” by the Marketing In Asia online magazine.



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