Course: Effective Presentations

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.

The approach

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.

Business scenario

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.

The purpose

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

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