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Practical, Powerful Presentation Skills


Why you should attend this course?



Do you want to step up your presentation skills to become a confident and relaxed presentations guru?
Standing up in front of an audience is one of the most common fears experienced today. We all wish that we could emulate presenters who thrive on the challenge and relish a captive audience. The good news is that
with some practical presentation skills training it is easy to quickly become a professional and accomplished speaker and presenter.

This 2 day programme will introduce you to a variety of presentation skills ranging from your preparation
methods, techniques for grabbing attention, how and where to stand, the best tone of voice to use, working
with AV material and dealing with audience interaction.



Who should attend this course?

This course is ideal for any business professional tasked with making presentations, whether they be at
department or management meetings, product launches, conferences, stakeholder meetings, supplier
meetings or client/ prospect meetings.



What can you expect to learn?

· Understand what makes a ‘great’ presenter

· Channel pre-presentation nerves into dynamic presentation energy

· Follow a series of simple steps to develop a memorable presentation

· Key presentation skills that seize attention and WOW the audience

· Eliminate bad habits and mannerisms that may distract from your style

· Make the best use of visual aids and slides to add impact

· Manage, interact with and involve the audience

· Things that can go wrong – skills for keeping control during adversity



Practical, Powerful Presentation Skills Programme Outline

 The key elements of all great presentations

· What we all know – a review of the basics of effective communication

· A powerful message is not always enough – learning an array of vital techniques to enhance your presentations message

· Making your presentations “Edutaining” – creating excitement without losing the focus and impact of your message

· Identifying Easy-to-Use methods for holding your audience’s attention throughout your presentation

Learning what makes good presenters GREAT!

· Discovering the key to all great presentations – know the objective

· Identifying what all good presentations have in common – entertain, inform and persuade

· Learning how to identify your audiences needs accurately and ensure that your presentation addresses those needs

· Delivering memorable introductions and conclusions guaranteed to resonate with your audience

· Using the right media to enhance your presentation

· Identifying proven techniques to elicit feedback from your audience

· Learning what all great presenters strive for – stir the audience
to action


Researching and planning your presentation

· Determining your Objective – what you want your presentation
to achieve

· Knowing your audience – are they informed or uninformed,
friendly or unfriendly?

· Examining some proven strategies to make your audience
friendly and informed

· Listing all the questions that your audience is likely to ask
– especially the difficult or awkward ones

· Learning how to use these questions as a guide to develop
a professional presentation


Constructing a memorable presentation

· Learning a systematic, logical method to develop a great presentation

· Discovering ways to “prune” your information to ensure that only the most pertinent points are covered

· Making sure your presentation has a logical flow that can be easily followed by your audience

· Learning how to create an introduction that is short, relevant and
arresting – discover 7 proven techniques for developing an
“arresting introduction”

· Understanding the importance of ensuring that your conclusion
mirrors your introduction – ensure the audience retains your message

· Ensuring that your conclusion stirs your audience to action!


Essential skills for delivering your presentation

· Identifying and developing your own personal presentation style

· Discovering breathing techniques to help you think clearly and present with a steady voice

· Learning proven secrets to improve your stance and eliminate bad habits

· Understanding the power of Anecdotes – create mini “movie clips” for your audience

· Using the impact of silence – making your statements more powerful

· Developing and using your voice pitch, tone and inflection to keep interest and generate enthusiasm

· Discovering your own presentation habits – and eliminating those
that distract the audience or detract from the professionalism of
your presentation

Integrating slides and other visual aids
into your presentation

· Learning the best way to use Visual Aids to enhance your presentation

· Understanding how too much AV can actually detract from your

· Discovering the most effective ways to use slides to add value
to your presentation

· Identifying some practical tips to follow to create professional slides

· Learning the most effective ways to make use of hand-outs to add impact to your presentation



Managing your audience – when a speaker
becomes a facilitator

· Making a conscious effort to listen to your audience

· Using reflection to ensure that you understand what the
audience is asking

· Discovering the power of questions – open vs. closed questions
and how they can be used effectively

· Taking and dealing with hostile or awkward questions from your audience, before, during and after your presentation

· Identifying the most common “difficult people” you will encounter

· Learning proven techniques to deal with these difficult people and ensure that your presentation remains on-track and professional



“What’s the worst that can happen?” Analysing
presentation challenges and learning the solutions

· Manage the minutes - making sure you don’t over or under
shoot on time

· Detecting if your audience is bored and how to breathe new
life into your presentation

· Manage electrical / AV failure - Using Ad hoc exercises or audience interaction to buy time

· Having a list of reference material where you can direct audience
members if you are unable to answer a specific question

· Memory loss or blanks – the use of back-up “crib notes” or using
your AV slides as prompts

· Keeping the focus – practical tips to cut short questions and feedback that is threatening to side track your presentation

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