The Presentation Skills Workshop will give participants some presentation skills that show them how to make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This workshop includes topics that participants can look forward to, including: creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.
Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear among most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person’s career. Participants in the Presentation Skills Workshop will be provided with a strong set of skills that will complement their current presentation skills set.
Presentation Skills Workshop objectives
Learn how to present with impact! This course will not teach you how to use PowerPoint, or your computer! You’ll learn how to use you, for maximum effect and impact.
Who should attend?
Anybody who has to speak in front of groups of people. Ideal for the first time salesperson, or others in the organisation who need to give internal or external presentations and have not had any formal training.
Introduction and Objectives
- Your personal SMART objectives
- Introduction presentation (based on pre-work)
The ‘Who’, ‘What’, ‘When’ and ‘How’ of presenting with impact
Planning the Presentation (structure and content)
- Grab your audience’s attention! – discussion
- Qualities of a good presenter – discussion
- Qualities of a good presentation – discussion
- Know your audience
- Tips on presenting to sales people!
Developing rapport with your audience
- Speaking your audience’s language (using the four representational systems in every presentation: Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Auditory Digital)
- Understand your preferred language
- Practise presenting in all four representational systems
- Introduction to voice tone (with exercise on voice tone and presentation of a pre-written story)
- Introduction to use of gestures and body language
- Connecting with your audience (use of eye language)
- Managing habits
- Handling the audience
- A five-minute presentation, to include handling difficult moments, followed by feedback from the group
Top presentation tips
- A three-minute presentation on “What I have learnt today and what I will change”, followed by feedback from the group
Closing comments and personal action plans
Number of delegates: Due to the number of video role-play sessions this course is limited to a maximum of four people to one trainer. An additional trainer can be arranged for larger groups.
Duration: 1 day.
Some pre-work is required for this course, to be completed 4 weeks prior to the date of the workshop.