The Secrets of Successful Presentation is the name of BusinessCloud's exciting half-day conference on October 6.

The paid-for conference will look at everything from the perfect pitch to speaking to the press and turning your PowerPoint presentation into gold dust.

Tickets for the interactive event cost just £50 and include a mixture of presentations from leading experts and practical workshops.

Confirmed speakers include Gordon Burns, former presenter of BBC North West Tonight and host of Krypton Factor; Paul Horrocks, former editor-in-chief  of Manchester Evening News and ex president of the UK Society of Editors; and Lyndon Nicholson, chief executive of Buffalo7 (pictured below).

Lyndon Nicholson

Award-winning journalist Chris Maguire (pictured below), who is the editor and co-owner of BusinessCloud, will be talking about the art of public speaking and hosting events.

Maguire said: “I’ve lost count of all the people who have asked me for advice on speaking in public to dealing with the press so we decided to broaden it out into an event.

“Presentation is so important. A lot of people get nervous at speaking in front of people and it holds them back in their career. It can prevent them winning promotions or securing contracts.

Chris Maguire

“Whether you work in sales or are the CEO of a big company, this event is one you won’t want to miss.”

The Secrets of Successful Presentation will take place on Friday October 6 at UKFast’s office in Manchester, between 9am-12.30pm.

To book your place go here.