Presenting for Success
Who should attend?
- Managers, supervisors, and team leaders
- Project managers and project officers
- Anyone who delivers presentations to large or small groups
Do you get sweaty palms and a knot in your stomach just thinking about giving a presentation? After attending this workshop, you will never have these symptoms again. The success of your presentation depends on defining your purpose, planning your presentation, and presenting with confidence. Once you master these skills, you will deliver professional presentations to any audience with confidence.
In this multi-day workshop, you will learn how to deliver effective and successful presentations. You will have plenty of opportunity to practice your skills, and you will receive suggestions and advice from your instructor and fellow participants.
On Day 1 and Day 2 of the course, you will learn and practice the individual workshop objectives. On Day 3, you will deliver a presentation to the group. The Day 3 presentations will incorporate all of the skills you learned during the previous two days. You will receive a videotape of your final presentation, written feedback from each participant, and written feedback from the instructor.
- We will give you practical, how-to skills that are immediately applicable to your job.
- Your workshop will be fun and entertaining; plus, you will learn more than you ever thought was possible.
- You can expect a relaxed and non-threatening learning environment.
- We limit attendance to allow maximum participation and feedback.
What You Will Learn:
- Analyze the background of your audience.
- Write the objective of the presentation.
- Generate key ideas to “connect” with the audience.
- Create the structure and flow of the presentation.
- Target your content to the audience.
- Design presentation activities to involve the audience.
- Structure the content of the presentation.
- Write a powerful opening using benefits, analogies, and metaphors.
- Design activities to guarantee audience retention of the message.
- Create a memorable closing statement.
- Manage your nervousness and anxiety.
- Practice relaxation techniques.
- Project your voice using speed, volume, and pitch.
- Use positive gestures and non-verbals.
- Make eye contact with the audience.
- Use icebreakers and puzzles to establish rapport.
- “Read” the verbal and non-verbal behaviors of your audience.
- Ask and answer questions properly.
- Handle distracting situations and difficult people.
- Use humour “appropriately.”
- Manage your time.