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Powerful Business Presentations
Learn And Practise Speaking Strategies That Earn You Admiration And Respect
9 – 11 April 2017
TBC, Dubai, UAE
14 – 16 May 2017
InterContinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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People identified as strong communicators rise in any organisation or business. It is a myth that good presentations are made only by people born with a natural gift. All of us can become both competent and confident when speaking to either a large audience, chairing a meeting or making face-to-face presentations with the management team.

The techniques used on this course are based on research into audience reactions to different styles of speaking – so coaching is geared to the actual likes and dislikes of audiences.

The audience will see a speaker who can conduct a lively, interesting session; a speaker who has the confidence to 'think on their feet', yet remain poised and in control.

Attend the course and receive a free copy of Rabih's book
Public Speaking X:Tips to Unleash the TED Speaker in
You based on Rabih's real-life coaching of TED speakers

  • Communication Essentials
  • Presentation Content
  • Presentation Delivery
Who Should Attend

Anybody who believes they can improve the way they get their thoughts, opinions or ideas across to other people will significantly benefit from this course. This includes:

  • Corporate professionals in competitive roles and industries such as marketing and sales, or finance and IT among others
  • Executive managers wanting to better lead and motivate their teams
  • HR professionals responsible for developing key staff within an organisation
Benefits Of Attending
  • Practise becoming more confident, better prepared and more impactful in your presentations
  • Learn powerful interactive techniques to convince, engage with, and win over your audiences
  • Master storytelling skills that leave a mark on clients and colleagues alike, leading to memorable speaking moments
Course Director

    Rabih Elkhodr
    International Communications Coach

    Rabih Elkhodr is a public speaking coach that gets results. A passionate communicator with a decade of professional experience, Rabih has trained hundreds of employees, entrepreneurs, governmental managers, TED speakers, corporate executives and directors across multiple industries and three languages throughout the Middle East and North America (MENA).

    Rabih's hands-on approach and profound belief in people's capacity for development makes for a consistently rewarding and entertaining training experience, helping people across the MENA region become confident presenters and accomplished public speakers. Past clients include: Abu Dhabi Education Council; Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank; AccMakk / Umm Alqura University; ADNEC; Basrah Gas Company; Bayer; Dubai Islamic Bank; Emirates Foundation; Government of Dubai; Mitsulift; Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre; NAFFCO; OiLSERV; Qatar Business Incubation Centre; UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation; UAE Ministry of Health; UAE National Archives; and the United Nations Development Programme.

    Rabih has a Master's Degree in Development Studies as a recipient of a full scholarship sponsored by the Foreign Commonwealth Office, the Open Society Institute and the University of Leeds. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut and is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.

Venue and Accommodation

    Dubai, UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai is a luxurious city destination offering a contrast of east meets west, where the traditional and modern blend in harmony. Dubai is one of seven emirates that belong to the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East.

    Some fast facts about Dubai, UAE

    • About 80 airlines land daily at the Dubai International Airport.
    • English is spoken quite fluently even though Arabic is the official language
    • Dubai has the largest free trade zone in the Middle East
    • The currency used is UAE Dirham which is pegged to the US Dollar
    • The time zone is GMT +4
    • Friday most businesses stay closed as it is the day of Friday prayers (Jumu'ah)
    • In 2016 Ramadan will take place in June

    InterContinental Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    InterContinental Abu Dhabi

    Urban style meets beachfront leisure at this 5-star Abu Dhabi resort, set high on a hill between downtown businesses and the Corniche. With dazzling views of the skyline and Arabian Gulf, this landmark hotel in Abu Dhabi is prized for its white-sand beach, marina and buzzing restaurants overlooking the water. From spa treats and squash to sunset cocktails, friendly staff help you make the most of your leisure time – and fast, free Wi-Fi means you can stay connected while sunbathing by the pool.

    InterContinental Abu Dhabi
    King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz,
    Al Saud Street : Abu Dhabi,
    United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 2 6666888



    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@informa.com


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
29 November 2016
Course Fee Before
3 January 2017
Final Fee
7 – 9 February 2017
US$ 2,995 US$ 3,495 US$ 3,995
Date Course Fee Before
5 March 2017
Course Fee Before
9 April 2017
Final Fee
14 – 16 May 2017
US$ 2,995 US$ 3,495 US$ 3,995

Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance. ‰


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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