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PRESENTATION SKILLS

Location

Rickmansworth

Date & Time

23/02/2020 - 24/02/2020 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

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Why attend?

Confident presenting is an essential business skill. Whether you are delivering a client presentation, or speaking internally, presentation skills are crucial – and many people have a real fear of public speaking. You can feel self-conscious, often showing this in your body language or a wavering voice. This highly practical course, will help you develop confidence, give you some great personal tips to improve your skills and show you how to present clearly and with enthusiasm.

 Who is it for?

This course is most suitable for those who have had no formal training in presentation skills and want to become better speakers.

Benefits

  • Feel confident to present in any situation
  • Enhance the clarity and power of your voice
  • Have an easy-to-use checklist for fast preparation
  • Maintain audience attention throughout your session
  • Understanding of how to use visual aids effectively
  • Create a convincing and memorable outcome
  • Focus attention on key points you want to get across
  • Anticipate and prepare for questions effectively
  • Win more business and get buy-in to your ideas

What you will learn

Getting off to a good start

  • How to get off to the best possible start
  • Build rapport and connect with the group easily
  • How to be more confident and say goodbye to nerves- many people have a fear of speaking in public, but you can learn to enjoy it rather than endure it
  • The power of visualisation, breathing techniques, and other ways for managing your emotional state
  • How thoughts affect your emotional state

Essential steps of preparation

  • Handling logistics, being clear and concise about your objective and understanding your audience
  • Learn to use a step-by-step process that guarantees a successful presentation
  • How to structure your presentation and keep your audience on track

Developing an interesting and powerful voice

  • Practical exercises for adding variety and interest
  • The power of the pause and how to avoid coming across as monotonous

Managing attention span

  • Why attention can quickly dip and how to maintain it through a longer presentation
  • Transforming a potentially dull transfer of data into an engaging presentation
  • Presenting with passion and conviction to achieve powerful results

Key messages

  • Differentiate between key messages (what you say) and subject areas (what you talk about)
  • Communicate your key messages effectively

PowerPoint and other visual aids

  • Avoid ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and turn it into an asset
  • Using flipcharts and other kinds of visual aid

Handling questions effectively

  • What to do when you don’t know the answer to a question or someone interrupts you mid-flow
  • The ability to handle hostile questions, or questions that may go against your topic

Posture, body language and movement

  • Know the best way to stand and what to do with your arms and hands
  • How maintaining good eye contact can help
    you connect with your audience

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Confident presenting is an essential business skill. Whether you are delivering a client presentation, or speaking internally, presentation skills are crucial – and many people have a real fear of public speaking. You can feel self-conscious, often showing this in your body language or a wavering voice. This highly practical course, will help you develop confidence, give you some great personal tips to improve your skills and show you how to present clearly and with enthusiasm.