Learning the art of making an impact in presentations through connecting with people and mastering these skills in focused presentation sessions with targeted individualized feedback.
Being able to present information and ideas effectively is a foundational life and work skill. And yet so many people panic at the thought of having to present in group situations. In fact, in the list of common phobias, the fear of public speaking is at the top as one of the greatest fears humans have. By learning to see a presentation as a more dynamic form of communication in which an individual is not merely presenting ideas and information but is simply relating with people in a conversational manner, the fear is taken out of presenting and the impact of the presentation is enhanced. Knowing your own personal communication style and how to maximize this in presentation situations ensures that individual styles are matched to specific contexts effectively. Through this process it becomes clear that it is possible to connect with groups and relate effectively for a more dynamic and enjoyable experience, and learning this skill is often transformational.
The course is every practical and experiential. It pllaces great emphasis on helping participants develop individual skills and match them appropriately to the situation. As well as learning many generic skills required for presenting, participants also learn to recognize that each presenter can find a comfortable style that suits them and their group.
We can customize the course to cover specific needs and audiences including: Mini pitches (to peers), Leadership presentations (to teams), Sales pitches (to clients) to large on-stage keynotes (to audiences).
- Analyze the audience and environment to prepare for a presentation
- Plan a presentation
- Organize information and ideas to communicate clear, logical & persuasive ideas
- Develop specific delivery skills in presenting
- Deliver effective high-impact presentations
- Learn to communicate succinctly and successfully in any situation.
- Communication Skills: an introduction to the importance of effective communication
- Ensuring the presentation fits the context: from small pitching to large keynotes.
- Learning about the audience: including cross-cultural challenges and preferences (understanding people’s biases (DISC, HBDI, MBTI) to ensure the message is effective).
- Preparation: creating outcomes / organizing content / choosing methods / writing a plan & flow.
- Understanding the environment: room setup, positioning, timing, and making the audio-visual work for the presentation
- Delivery: presenting postures, voice, body language, engagement, confidence, dealing with interjectors, distractions & difficult questions.
- Evaluating: checklist