Presentation skills. Becoming an Exceptional Presenter

Soft Skills

No, presenting is not just about having great slides. They can’t make up for a bad presenter, but reversely an exceptional presenter can make up for not so fancy slides.

Presenting is a key skill for any professional, so no different for a clinical researcher. No matter what role or level of experience, as a researcher you are often to present early on in your career to train staff or peers or to present trial results, amongst others. Many however feel nervous and anxious about the foresight of delivering a presentation.

We cannot promise to take away all your fears unfortunately. However, this TRIUM Training will help you control your feelings by providing a proven formula to OPEN UP! and own the room, based on the book ‘The Exceptional Presenter’ by Timothy J. Koegel (2007 ©). It takes the mystery and the misery out of presenting by breaking down the art of presenting into a series of skills and by providing a systematic formula to master each skill. As a result, you will learn how to develop a presentation style that is organized, passionate, engaging, natural and that is in line with your specific audience’s needs. And your slides, well – they need to support the presenter.

After a theoretical introduction to the skills and techniques you will have opportunity to practice and learn from you peers. A handy job aid summarizing the key take-aways will be handed out at the end of the training day to help you transform your newly learned skills into actual performance.

At the end, you will receive a certificate for attendance and handy hand-outs for use in the field.

Learning objectives

By the end of this TRIUM Training you should be able to:

  • Describe the traits of an exceptional speaker
  • Structure your story for success
  • Really connect with your audience
  • Conduct successful Q&A sessions
  • Use your nervous energy to create positive results
Intended audience

Fundamental Level
Can perform the task and/or exhibit the knowledge at an essential or foundational level. May require some coaching or supervision.

Esther Daemen
Esther Daemen has over 27 years of working experience in the healthcare/pharma & device field. She served many organizations in different research roles and as professional development director at ACRP global. She gained a bachelor’s in nursing and earned project management, training and DPO certificates as well as and a master´s degree in Business. Esther is also a highly sought-after presenter at professional conferences/universities and a writer of peer-reviewed articles for professional magazines like ‘The Clinical Researcher’. Her work was rewarded by the KP Morgan 'OECT Summit 10Years Speaker Achievement Award' in 2020, the ‘Best trainer to watch’ 2010 Training Magazine award and by having her organization ‘Kendle’ being listed as one of the top 125 training providers in the world in 2008. "TRIUM is an expert Contract Research Organization that offers a unique combination of global CRO services, staffing solutions, quality services, GDPR consultancy and risk-based approaches as well as training services. It’s our mission to be a passionate, dedicated business partner with a focus on excellence to provide start‐to‐finish clinical trial activities tailored to the timing, budget and specific needs of the Sponsor.”