Effective Business Communication

Discover how Active Presence can help you...

Become a confident and persuasive presenter

Create and deliver extremely memorable sales presentations

Stay on message and positively engage the media

Run more effective meetings, engender group consensus

Revolutionise your sales conversion ratio and win more business from your existing pipeline

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Our free advice library delivers insightful, practical advice for business communicators. The unique material offers presentation tips in the areas of sales messaging, PowerPoint Presentations, public speaking and meeting facilitation skills. Browse the selection of Expert Guides, Smart Sheets and Blog Content to build confidence, boost your reputation and secure more business...

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Expert Guides

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Blog Content


Active Presence is a niche communications consultancy, committed to improving B2B communication

Established in 2002, we offer a broad range of consulting services and presentation skills courses designed to help you and your business deliver complex information and concepts in creative, engaging and memorable ways

As a professional business person, it is likely that you are required to present frequently before audiences of differing sizes and experience levels. What are your key sales messages? Could you repeat your business case concisely and coherently while remaining relevant to different customers? While many of our clients believe they can, the reality is that public speaking skills vary greatly and improving those skills requires dedication. The benefit derived from delivering clear, concise and consistent key messages makes it worth the effort.

We will question your understanding of your clients’ needs, work with you to clarify your thoughts and articulate a clear and concise set of sales messages that can be taken to any audience with confidence.

How many business presentations have you attended that were boring, seemingly irrelevant and far too long? The simple answer is, "too many". You know the classic style - we've all witnessed it: slides saturated with bullet-points and illustrated with unimaginative corporate graphics have, sadly, persistently set the industry standard.

We will show you a better way.

Having worked with you to construct an extremely powerful sales case, we will coach you to communicate it in a confident and engaging way. Unlike traditional presentations skills training companies, Active Presence will inspire you to deliver truly integrated business performances that your clients will long remember.

In short, working with us will enhance your reputation and revolutionise your sales conversion ratio.

We can work with you on a one-to-one basis, in a small group or across a whole division. Whether you present frequently (on a large or small scale) or internally to project teams and advisory groups, we can provide support.

All of our communication skills programmes can be delivered to you at your premises or at our dedicated coaching studio. Our pre-programme survey allows us to customise courses to your specific needs and with a particular focus on your own personal success criteria.

Getting to know you and your company is the first step in that process - so start a conversation with us today


See how Active Presence programmes can help you achieve effective business communication...

 Confident Persuasive Presenting

Confident Persuasive Presenting

 Delivering Memorable PowerPoint

Delivering Memorable PowerPoint

 Effective Meeting Facilitation

Effective Meeting Facilitation

 Maximising Media Interaction

Maximising Media Interaction

 English Business Presentations

English Business Presentations

 Bespoke Communication Programmes

Bespoke Communication Programmes


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Our online learning and delivery platform, YouRecall, can be used to access online learning courses, meeting support services, books and software. It is designed to help you and your colleagues achieve excellence in business communication. For internal or external use, YouRecall redefines B2B communication for sales messaging, memorable presentations and meeting facilitation.

Click here to find out more


I went to see Chris Davidson with a sales presentation of more than 60 PowerPoint slides. By the time he had worked his magic I had seven. Our business volumes have gone up by 30% and our turnover has doubled
— Sanjay Sauldie, Managing Director, iROI Strategie
With Chris Davidson’s new presentations we can present ourselves in a tighter and more focused way. Our messages are clearer and more memorable, making our entire group communications much more professional and effective
— Mottie Kessler, Chairman, Surfachem

Effective Business Communication | Blog

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How a Bottle of Wine Can Help Your Public Speaking!

Good speakers need to be both heard and understood. Being heard is a question of volume and being understood concerns articulation - and a wine bottle cork can help you with the latter...

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Sales Presentations: Using PowerPoint SmartArt

If you use PowerPoint SmartArt in your sales presentation, it is relatively easy to stand out from the crowd, engage your audience and be memorable...

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Five Top Tips for Memorable PowerPoint Presentations

Follow these five simple tips and make your PowerPoint presentations memorable for the right reasons…

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Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint Presentations

Handy keyboard shortcuts that you can use in PowerPoint to save time and improve the creation and delivery of your sales presentations...


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Make Your Sales Presentations Relevant

All too often, sales presentations concentrate on business features rather than customer benefits. Know what your customer wants and present in those terms...

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Building an Image with PowerPoint

A strong, clear image can help you convey a message and sell a solution. Click here to read our infallible theory on image building...

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Sales Presentations: How the Memory Works

Discover how an understanding of the memory and how it works can help you create and deliver high converting, memorable sales presentations…

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Stage Body Language for Public Speaking

Use these 5 powerful techniques to control the movement in your business presentations and create real impact during your public speaking performances...