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Helping organisations and people grow Last updated: July 19, 2018
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Presentation skills

(Typically one to two days)

Custom designed:

Quality, in-house training for your organisation’s needs

Overview:

This programme will make presenting fun , and something you look forward to doing. Along the way you will learn the strategies, tools and techniques of first class presenters. Participants get a number of opportunities to make presentations, to work with audience questions and responses, and to get constructive feedback. (If requested we will include the use of video taping for personal review).  


Presentation skills


"The single most important thing to know about presenting is that the audience is rarely aware of your nerves"



More Information:

If you want to know more about this course or its suitability for you or a colleague, call us on 020 8374 3985 and speak informally to one of our course leaders, or email:


office@shiftingminds.com


Training Style:

Interactive, enjoyable  and thought provoking. The workshop uses inputs from the course leader, group and individual exercises, and simulated presentations, with fellow participants in role as a pre-briefed audience



Who will benefit:

Anyone relatively new to business presenting or those who wish to build on their existing presentation skills.


Objectives:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Learnt how to structure and tailor presentations for specific audiences   
  • Learnt how to reduce their nerves and start to enjoy presenting.    
  • Explored the uses and abuses of visual aids e.g., lap tops, flip charts etc.   
  • Reviewed experienced presenters “tricks of the trade”.   
  • Discovered the benefits of tracking body language signals.  

Content:

(We customise and structure the content to your organisation's specific needs)


  • Exploring participant beliefs and fears about “presenting”
  • What kind of presenter do you aspire to be?
  • Common questions about presenting: -

How many slides?

Should I use notes?

Do I sit or stand?

What do I do with my hands?

When do I take questions?


  • Practice sessions - with varying audience behaviours.
  • “Time outs” – used to freeze the action and take the learning
  • Feedback on presentations
  • Listing practice areas for next presentation
  • Thinking about your audience needs.
  • Structuring your presentation
  • Assessing the “formality level”
  • Impact openings
  • Managing your voice quality
  • Reading audience body language
  • Asking questions
  • Dealing with questions
  • Building rapport and engaging your audience
  • Spatial marking
  • Summarizing
  • Effective closes
  • Getting into a good "personal state" to deliver your presentation.
  • Listing practice areas for presentations after the course
  • Collective review of key learning points