Duration . 2 days (15hrs)
A great presentation does not just happen. It is planned, rehearsed, then delivered with flair.
A great presenter is one who learns the skills of presentation - not one who hopes for talent to carry them through. Public speaking is a skill, not a talent. A great presenter also has the
personal confidence that comes from knowing what they want to say and being comfortable
with their communication skills. In this two-day workshop, participants will master the skills
and build the confidence that will make them a better speaker and presenter.
In this intensive practical workshop, participants will acquire the necessary skills and mindset to:
Plan and prepare a presentation
Reduce nervousness and fear
Gain rapport with their audience
Recognise how visual aids can create impact and attention
Create a professional presence
Deliver with skill and confidence
WORKSHOP OUTLINE / CONTENT
1. Getting Started: 9 Presentation Sins
How many can you relate to?
How can you avoid them?
2. Key Presentation Fundamentals
Human Insight #1: How people learn
Human Insight #2: How we retain information
The Communication Model
The 3 Vs
3. Controlling your Jitters
Root cause of fear of public speaking
Techniques to overcome nervousness and fear
4. Planning your Presentation
a) Finding an Opening
- How to use an effective opening (or your audience will tune out from the start)
- Relate opening to the central theme
- Keep opening brief but impactful
- Elements of an effective opening
- Types of openings
b) Structuring the Body
- The central theme
- Purpose of the presentation
- Maintaining the flow
- Keeping the logic
- Making it relevant for the audience
- The 3 Ts
c) Powerful Close
- How to close off with a powerful ending
- Types of closing and the effects
5. Factors of the Presenter
Making sure you are sending out the right message through your body language
Techniques to create a professional presence
6. Using energy level to control the presentation
How to use energy to develop enthusiasm in your audience
How to use vocal skills to add energy
How to use body language to add energy
7. Engaging your audience
Building rapport with the audience
Maintaining dialogue with the audience
Engagement through the five senses
8. Using visual aids to create impact and attention
Key points about using PowerPoint
13 PowerPoint sins you must avoid
9. Adding punch to your presentation
How to improve your presentation from a 2D script to 3D dimension
An invaluable list of tools to inject fun, humour, interest, participation and diversion to bring your presentation to life, and to keep your audience attentive and enjoying themselves.
10. The important difference between jokes and humour and when to use them.
11. The power of the Pause and when to use it.
12. Your Presentation
To reinforce the learning points, participants will prepare and present a short presentation which will be recorded for review by the participants. Participants will also evaluate each
other and provide constructive feedback.
A balanced mix of mini lectures, skills practice and peer learning are used to assist participants to sharpen their presentation effectiveness, with an emphasis on practice and role play.