Engineering essentials

Presenting technical information

Learn to communicate complex technical information effectively to any audience, in both the written form and by formal and informal presentations.

2 days

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Non-members: £1,350 + VAT
New for 2022

We've designed this course to support those struggling to make their presentations have the right impact.

- Penny Taylor - Lead Trainer

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Presenting technical information
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£1,350.00 £1,215.00 Plus vat


Learn to communicate complex technical information effectively to any audience, in both the written form and by formal and informal presentations.

Do you have to communicate the results of your work to others? Have you ever been ‘put on the spot’ in a meeting, when you wished you could structure your thoughts to give a clear and comprehensive answer?  If so, this course is for you.

During this practical course we will focus on how you can communicate your findings clearly and concisely, and show you rapid preparation tips and mental models that allow you to produce effective presentations in minimal time. We will work with you to increase your confidence through looking at the hierarchy of information, which can make you more influential and get you more support for your conclusions.

Using a real-world example, which we will ask you to bring, you will apply this new knowledge to a written report; then learn how to communicate your findings both formally, through a presentation, and informally, through discussion and answering questions effectively, so that an audience who may not be specialists in your technical area understand and get your message.

Who should attend?

Technical and managerial staff who:
  • Present to colleagues, internally and externally, but struggle to create engagement
  • Focus their technical presentations on things that interest them rather than are appropriate for what the audience needs to know

  • Attend meetings and don’t speak up in a way that gets them listened to

  • Struggle to appropriately respond when asked questions about their work, especially by senior management
  • Need to prioritise the important information they are seeking to convey

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:
  • Get the message across to the audience effectively
  • Increase your influence with management
  • Ensure both the document and the presentation have the same message
  • Prepare both the document and the presentation efficiently to not waste your time or that of the audience/reader
  • Understand the triggers that lead to waffling and rambling in order to stay on track
  • Appreciate the nuances of your own style and the areas you need to personally work on
  • Confidently lead question and answer sessions
  • Grow your confidence that the audience are getting what they need.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • What a good report and presentation looks like
  • The hierarchy of information 
  • Rapid preparation tips
  • Handling Q&A
  • Cutting out waffling and rambling
  • Use of visual aids
  • Handling criticism and feedback
  • Understanding your own style
  • Action planning

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: D and E

  1. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Presenting technical information .

  • Penny Taylor

    Penny Taylor CEng FIMechE FWES

    Penny is a Fellow of the Institution and has over 20 years experience in the automotive industry and is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator.

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  • UK-Spec:
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