Scheduled course outline
Duration 2 Days
"Everybody gets butterflies. The trick is to make them fly in formation"
Who should attend
All Managers and staff required to give internal and / or external presentations to groups.
Through group exercises, informal discussions, trainer demonstrations and video, delegates are given the opportunities to try out the key skills in a non-threatening environment.
According to research in the United States, people fear having to give a presentation more than they fear death itself! Of course some presentations can be daunting, but evidence can point to many ordinary people who are still able to command an audience: delivering polished, professional performances. And, as with all performances, planning is everything.
To identify, understand and then apply the principles that underpin a successful presentation to a group.
The programme includes:
Defining ‘entry levels’ of a potential audience
Generating innovative approaches
How to organise material into a structured format
How your audience can influence the shape of a presentation
The key elements of vocal delivery
How to design presentations that effectively ‘sell’ concepts and ideas
Differentiating between aims and objectives
Using your ‘prime time’ in a presentation and building in ‘attention grabbers’
The uses – and abuses - of visual aids
Techniques that combat nervousness and anxiety
Posture and body language which convey ease and confidence
Some techniques when confronted by difficult audience members
Dealing with a range of questions and using them to advantage
An opportunity to demonstrate your presentation skills in a supportive atmosphere