Professional Presentations
Know Your Audience, Prepare Effectively, Deliver with IMPACT
It's not just the senior executives that make professional presentations. As a business professional you will be presenting every day through a multitude of formal and informal business conversations (meetings, sales calls, launches, training, one-to-one and many more).
The purpose of this course is to develop your skills as a confident and powerful presenter, able to develop and sustain audience rapport and use the skills required to communicate in a memorable influential manner. Your audience will be judging you on how competently you deliver your message, not just on the message itself. The course will build your confidence, show you how to structure your presentations, provide feedback on your current skills and practise your presentation techniques.
Benefits of this course
• Gain confidence to present in front of a wide range of audiences.
• Feel comfortable and appear calm when presenting.
• Select and gather appropriate content for presentations.
• Effectively structure a presentation for impact and clarity.
• Appeal to and connect with the audience.
• Use body language, eye contact and voice projection for effective delivery.
• Present with enthusiasm.
• Give and receive feedback.
Who should attend?
This course provides feedback and the opportunity to practise new skills to improve on your skill level, it's appropriate for those who are new to making presentations through to those making presentations on a regular basis.
Course content
The course is divided into 5 parts: Introduction, Audience, Preparation, Delivery, Bringing it all together:
Introduction
• Baseline presentation: delegates are recorded making a short presentation.
• How to give feedback to your colleagues.
• Feedback from the trainer and colleagues.
• Learning cycle model - focus on continuous improvement.
Audience
• 4 personality types you encounter when presenting.
• Tailoring your presentation format to your audience.
• Answering difficult/hostile questions.
• Tips to engage the audience and practise exercises.
Preparation
• Selecting your key points.
• Structuring your presentation.
• Mind Mapping for planning and remembering your key points.
Delivery
• Confidence and controlling nerves.
• Voice projection.
• Injecting enthusiasm and energy.
• Controlling "Ummms".
Bringing it all together
• Delivering a memorable presentation.
• Action planning - how will you use what you've learned?