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Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Presentation Coach: A Live Masterclass with Graham Davies (online)

“Graham [Davies] has an intense and robust sense of coaching. He is amusing, punchy and really comforting to have access to in all presentational situations.” – Michel Combes, CEO, Sprint

This year has changed the way we all communicate. For anyone who presents as part of her or his job, there are now three situations in which a speaker must excel:

  • IN PERSON: Where the audience members are physically together in the same room
  • VIRTUAL: Where the audience members are separated from the speaker and from each other, sitting remotely in front of their computers
  • HYBRID: Where some of the audience are in the same room as the speaker, and the rest are watching online

Graham Davies – who has been described by Michael Gove as ‘the single most gifted presentation coach in the UK today’ – will lead a 90-minute virtual interactive workshop on how to speak persuasively, whatever the circumstances.

Graham will provide a robust and repeatable methodology that allows you to be concise and compelling whether you are speaking in the boardroom or on Zoom.

Graham’s clients have included the prime ministers of three different countries, 22 British cabinet ministers, numerous global opinion formers and the C-suites of multiple FTSE 100 companies.

His techniques will dramatically improve your impact in every possible speaking scenario, be it an investor pitch, a board meeting, a select committee appearance or a virtual keynote to a worldwide audience.

All participants will receive the video, audio and a transcript of the masterclass afterwards for reference purposes. Participants will also receive a PDF that encapsulates Graham’s unique approach to presentation.

There is a 10% discount for Intelligence Squared+ subscribers and anyone who has previously attended one of our courses for the next 48 hours. To take advantage of this offer, please email info@intelligencesquared.com, stating which of the courses you would like to attend, and a member of the team will share details on how to activate your 10% discount.

The Format
  • The session will be held on Zoom at 1600 GMT (1100 EST)
  • The course will run for a total of 1hr and 50 minutes
  • The Intelligence Squared team will be on hand to help with any difficulties joining the event.
  • Introductions will be for 5 minutes at the beginning of the course.
  • Graham will speak for 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute break.
  • We will take your questions in the final 45 minutes of the session
  • Participants will receive the video and audio immediately after the event. We will clean up the transcript and send that over as soon as it’s available

Want to meet your course leader? See Graham talk on BBC World News about how presenting is more like a sport than an art or science here.


We know things can pop into your diary unexpectedly. If you sign up for the course but are then unable to join us on November 25 at 4 pm GMT, we will send you the session recording immediately afterwards, along with the PDF that encapsulates Graham’s approach and the transcript of the workshop, as soon as it is available.

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The Presentation Coach: A Live Masterclass with Graham Davies (online)

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  • Graham Davies

    One of the UK’s leading public speaking consultants

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  • Wednesday 25 November 2020
  • 4pm to 5:50pm GMT



Graham Davies

One of the UK’s leading public speaking consultants

Graham Davies is the UK’s leading public speaking consultant. He is the go-to expert for senior executives, professionals and politicians who need to communicate effectively under pressure. His book, The Presentation Coach, is the most popular title on its subject ever published in the UK. This has made him a regular choice as a speech analyst on the BBC, CNN, ITV and Sky News. Find out more about Graham at www.grahamdavies.co.uk.