Presentation Skills

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Introduction

In today’s business world, communications, be they verbal or written are an essential and key skill of many Top Executives. Presentation skills are skills that we can learn and with the practice we can perfect them.

Personally and professionally, delivering an excellent presentation, conducting a first-rate briefing/training session for your company means a lot. It means an increment of self confidence and unlimited career potential. Delivering an interesting, attention-holding presentation requires more than standing in front of an audience and reciting what we have rehearsed.

Good presenters develop themselves over time, continuously honing their skills and learning from each presentation they make.

Learning Objective

  • Script from start to finish presentation, talks, speeches, and meetings
  • Present a clear, concise and rewarding presentation listeners can understand  and appreciate
  • Think on their feet in most situations
  • Understand what your audience wants and needs to know
  • Stage manage the event and use audio-visuals effectively
  • Handle and deal with difficult questions and participants
  • How to capture and maintain attention
  • Learning effective listening, questioning and feedback techniques
  • Be self-confident, self-empowered and influence the audience
  • Relax, develop your voice projection and tone so audience will enjoy

Program Duration

2 Days

Program Content (9.00am -5.00pm)

DAY 1

Morning

Getting started

  • Understanding fear
  • Eight ways to overcome your fear of public speaking
  • Four facts about fear
  • Projecting the best possible image

Knowing your audience

  • Size of the group
  • Presentation skills continuum
  • Make-up of the audience
  • Expertise of the audience
  • Your expectations
  • Individual personalities
  • What your audience wants and needs to know

Identifying your presentation style

  • What kind of a presenter are you?
  • Presentation style assessment

TABLE TOPICS WILL BE GIVEN RANDOMLY FOR PARTICIPANTS TO ENGAGE AND EXPERIENCE THE EXPERIENCE

 

Afternoon

Preparation and practice

  • Putting it all together
  • Compiling an agenda
  • Structuring your thoughts
  • Checklist
  • Developing an outline
  • The opening
  • Transitions
  • Call to action

Delivering your presentation

  • Qualities of a skillful presenter
  • Delivering a good presentation
  • Tips to help your presentation run more smoothly

Logistics and Visual Aids

  • Scheduling your presentation
  • Logistic checklist
  • Visual aids
  • Making sure everything goes right

END OF DAY 1 –Participants will be given small assignments for individual presentations for day 2

DAY 2

Morning

Thinking on your feet

  • Increasing your credibility
  • Am I credible?
  • Using humor
  • Interruptions
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Dealing with hostile people

Capturing and maintaining attention

  • Building rapport
  • Shutting off the external noise
  • Maintaining their attention
  • Using your voice effectively
  • Using vocal variety
  • Other tips for maintaining attention

Bringing your presentation to a close

  • Questions and answers
  • Ways to close a presentation
  • Evaluation
  • After your presentation
  • Self-criticism checklist

Afternoon

2:00pm to 4:30pm – Individual presentation of participants on self selected topics for a duration of 5 minutes each

4:30pm to 5:00pm – Feedback and  discussion on  application of the learning and presentation of the participants

Training Approach

This program will be conducted in a workshop manner where participants will be able to engage in an interactive adult learning environment filled with fun and humour. Minimal lectures interwoven with activities, experiential learning techniques, discussion, practice sessions and continuous feedback style throughout the workshop

 

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