Making presentations and speaking publicly are often the most stressful times of our lives, and that’s because, for a lot of people, public speaking doesn’t come naturally. The good news is that you can become more aware of the impression you create and learn how to make sure that the messages you are sending to your audience are the ones that you intended. Self-confident people inspire confidence in others, whoever their audience may be. We provide you with a wealth of tools, techniques, hints and tips to be the most effective you can be when delivering any presentation. We help you to concentrate on the presentation, your audience and you as the presenter so that you can use your learning as a checklist template for every presentation you make in the future.
Outline of the workshop
- Creating logical sequences for your presentation
- Providing ‘attention grabbing’ openers and ‘call to action’ closures
- Story-telling to create a visual picture for your audience
- Use of visual aids that help rather than hinder your presentation
- Management of timings so that you don’t over/under run
- Handling questions professionally
- Engaging with everyone in the room
- Tailoring your message bearing in mind impact and interpretation
- What your posture and body language say about you
- The first impressions you create by what you wear
- Gaining clarity and control in your voice
- The final part of the day allows you to present to the rest of the group whilst being videoed. This enables you to not only receive feedback from a range of people but also to see yourself in action. As we are often more critical of ourselves, seeing yourself on the video will enable you to point out what you think works well and what can still be improved.
Who should attend?
- Anyone who would like to feel calmer and more confident in front of their audience, whether it be their team or a large conference. This workshop focuses on structure, audience and the person as a presenter