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Presenting with Impact

Course Code: PRESIMP

Duration: 1 Day

Course Aims:

Deliver authoritative and memorable presentations with confidence.

The thought of presenting to an audience can be daunting, especially if you have little or no formal training. However, there is a tried and tested toolkit of skills that you can put into practice that will enable you to make impressive and persuasive presentations that are remembered long after they are over.

Course Pre-requisites:

This programme is for you if you want to learn how to present with confidence and authority. You will identify your personal areas of strength and learn the formulae for combining ideas and information in a structured and logical way, to make a presentation more memorable. You will also consider the physical aspects of presentation delivery, including the use of voice and body language.
You will put these methods into practice by creating a short presentation. As part of a group, you will give and receive constructive feedback on individual performance when presenting a work related topic.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
▪ Consider the target audience when planning style and content.
▪ Understand the most effective ways to use visual aids/hand-outs.
▪ Analyse your audience and deal with questions and objections confidently.
▪ Deliver presentations confidently and professionally in a controlled environment.
▪ Understand the importance of body language and vocal delivery.

 

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Areas of Control
▪ What makes a good presentation?
What makes a presenter persuasive
Verbal, Visual, Vocal
▪ How communication works
▪ Visual impact
▪ What is body language?
▪ Positioning and stance/territories and zones
▪ Perceptions

The Voice
▪ Voice production
▪ Stress and the voice
▪ Aspects of voice control – being heard

Controlling Nerves
▪ Identifying the self-doubt
▪ Methods and techniques
▪ Things people do – irritating distractions and techniques for eradicating them

Planning the Content
▪ Where do I start?
▪ Considering the audience
▪ First impressions
▪ Making an impact
▪ Gaining credibility
▪ Adding interest
▪ Making it memorable

Managing the Material
▪ Why notes are necessary
▪ Types of notes
▪ The benefits of each
▪ Making visual aids work for you
▪ Structuring your presentation
▪ Linking and logical progression

Managing the Audience
▪ Understanding the audience
▪ The benefits of question sessions

Action planning

Review of Programme

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