Course curriculum

    1. What does a bad presentation look like?

    1. What makes a great communicator?

    2. Looking and sounding confident

    3. Engaging with your listeners

    4. Controlling your hands and body language

    1. The fight/flight response

    2. How to deal with your mind going blank

    3. How to deal with common symptoms of stress

    1. The importance of effective preparation

    2. Key considerations when kicking off your preparation

    3. Adopting a clear structure

    4. Attaining authority

    1. Presenting with others

    2. Working with visual aids and notes

    3. Using the space around you to connect with people

    4. Dealing with Q&As

    1. Ten key takeaways

    2. Advocality

Delivering effective presentations and managing nerves

  • 18 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


Business presentation expert Peggy Forell

Peggy Forell is the founder of Advocality, a consultancy born out of a passion for teaching presentation skills. These are the skills that go into delivering a message to a group of people (including interviewers!), with the intention of making them glad they heard it. Peggy has worked mainly with lawyers over the years and was employed by one of the City’s magic circle law firms to teach lawyers how to better communicate, structure and deliver presentations. However, Peggy is not a lawyer. In fact, this is her USP. For many years, she trained for the stage, after achieving a Degree in Speech & Dramatic Art with the University of Iowa. When her dazzling career in performance didn’t eventuate, she diversified into working with non-actors on their verbal and non-verbal communication skills: an actor’s bread and butter. Today Peggy works with lawyers in the City and in numerous other countries, at all levels of their careers…from law students to senior partners.

City Career Series Founder & Ex-Freshfields Lawyer Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, career coach, entrepreneur, author, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook. He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. In addition, Jake works with tech start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy (Fresh Perspective) and a luxury cake business (Whisk & Drizzle). For more information, visit: and or search for “City Career Series” on YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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