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Presentation Venues in London

Find and book the best presentation venues in London

If you are planning a business or corporate presentation, or perhaps a motivational seminar, your choice of venue will be fundamental to it’s success. You’ll want a venue with the correct technical facilities and services for your needs, from full conference centre facilities through private cinemas or cutting-edge auditoriums, Canvas have the right venue for your presentation to go with a bang.
  • Fitzrovia

    Studio I and Studio II

    Standing 80
    Theatre 60
    Dining 40
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  • Holborn

    Conway Hall

    Standing 450
    Theatre 400
    Dining 228
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  • Spitalfields

    Wallacespace Spitalfields

    Standing 200
    Theatre 160
    Cabaret 90
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  • Ladbroke Grove

    Sunbeam Studios

    Standing 230
    Theatre 230
    Cabaret 120
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  • Forest Hill

    Horniman Museum and Gardens

    Standing 120
    Theatre 100
    Dining 120
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  • Covent Garden

    Tropicana Beach Club

    Standing 600
    Theatre 200
    Dining 240
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  • Southwark

    Tropical Library

    Standing 60
    Theatre 50
    Dining 45
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  • Chancery Lane

    BOUNCE - Farringdon

    Standing 500
    Theatre 200
    Cabaret 50
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  • Acton

    Park Royal Studios

    Standing 1441
    Theatre 1441
    Dining 750
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  • Haggerston

    Lock Studios

    Standing 150
    Theatre 50
    Dining 40
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  • Tape London

    Tape London

    Standing 300
    Theatre 100
    Dining 100
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  • Clerkenwell

    The Urban Innovation Centre

    Standing 120
    Theatre 80
    Cabaret 55
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How to Make Sure Your Presentation is One to Remember

Presenting to an audience might be something that you love doing – or it might fill you with nerves. Either way, it’s not easy to keep your audience engaged, no matter how good of a speaker you are. However, by following a few simple tips, you can make the whole experience a breeze.


Writing Your Presentation


First things first: you have to write your presentation. It might be tempting to just turn up on the day and talk naturally, but very few people can do this well in the amount of time that they’re given. We’ve got 5 top tips for you to follow:

 

Plan


We’ve all sat through ‘death by slide deck’ presentations before, but there’s one simple way for you to avoid this. Planning. Before opening a single slide, plan out exactly what it is you want to do, and get all of your main points down on paper or in a text document. A great way to do this is by making a mind map of the main points to show how they are all linked together. Only then should you start on your slides.

 

Rule of Three


The rule of three indicates that an audience will only remember three things from your presentation, so know what you want these to be from the very start. While it’s tempting to show off your range of knowledge, it’s just not possible for people to take it all in while remembering the most important facts.


Tell a Story


No matter how factual the topic of your presentation may be, an audience is always engaged more by a good story. Incorporating personal anecdotes can not only keep you more relaxed, but it will give your audience the chance to really engage with you and what you’re trying to tell them. A story is something that they’re much more likely to remember after they’ve gone home, so make sure that it leads back to a major point in your presentation.

 

Add Images


Images are much more important in a presentation than text, so make sure that yours are really relevant to what you’re saying. If you are using infographics, make sure that they are large enough and clear enough that your audience will be able to make out all of the important details. Building your slides around the images you’re using is a great way to ensure it’s not text-heavy.

 

Learn It


Particularly if you get nervous when talking to a crowd, or it is your first time presenting, it’s always a good idea if you learn what you are going to say. Don’t just rely on your slides to guide you. Writing it out and learning your presentation will allow you to speak in a more relaxed voice, give you the opportunity to walk around the stage a little instead of being locked to a podium, and will ensure that you look and sound confident – even if you don’t feel it.

 

On The Day


Once you’ve got what you’re going to say sorted, it’s time to actually present it. However, writing it isn’t the only thing that you have to think about. What you do on the day can decide whether your presentation is a success or not.

 

Get There Early


Leave yourself lots of time to get there and get set up. This will calm your nerves and let you get comfortable with the layout of the room. There are a wide variety of seminar venues in London and some are really unique! Even if you’ve been in the venue before, the room can look vastly different when set-up for a conference or special event. This will also give you time to test out microphones and ensure that the tech part is working well. Some systems work differently than others so extra time to get everything sorted is always appreciated by technicians.

 

Know your Tech


One of the worst things that can happen at a presentation is a technology malfunction. That’s why it’s so important to know exactly what will be supported at the event before you attend. If you have a video that you want to play, or a website that you need to access, but there’s no wifi connection, you’ll look like the one that’s made the mistake. Make sure that you have multiple backups of your presentation and anything else you may need, just in case!

 

Keep to Time


If you’ve been given a time limit, stick to it. You want to leave your audience wanting to know more, not looking at their watch. This will also encourage questions if they are allowed at the end, giving you a chance to engage directly. If you are presenting at a large conference where dinner is served after you present, keep that in mind and try to wrap up quickly.

 

Pacing


While you have a time limit, this doesn’t mean that you need to talk fast and flick through your slides at lightning speed. Your pace should be relaxed, and every slide should have something of value that you want your audience to absorb. Speaking too quickly will make you difficult to understand, and while nerves can affect this, practice can beat it. Practise your timing, and you’ll be able to keep your pacing under control.

 

Enjoy Yourself


Easier said than done, but the more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your audience will be. Remember that you are presenting for a reason, so someone thinks that you have something important to say. The audience are all here to see you after all, so speak to them like you would a colleague or a friend. Your time on the stage is over faster than you might think, so instead of succumbing to nerves, focus on savouring the moment.


Whether you’re a presenting pro or a bit of a newbie, there’s always something new that you can learn about engaging your audience in the best way possible. With so many different presentation venues in London, you never know where you might end up, so following this advice might be the key to success!