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Presentation Skills

Training and Development

The Presentation Skills training course is designed to provide delegates with the skills, knowledge, techniques and strategies to present effectively so that they can get their point across in a confident, clear manner, improving efficiency and productivity.

It is vitally important to be able to present your thoughts and ideas effectively, using a variety of tools. You will need to develop and use this skill throughout your years of employment. It is often said that most people do not possess the ability to present themselves or their ideas well, when all that is needed is training, coaching and practice.

The course will address frequently asked questions such as:

  • What are effective presentation skills?
  • How can I control my nerves and fear of the audience?
  • What are presentation mistakes I must avoid?
  • How do I deal with the difficult people in the audience?
  • How to effectively use presentation technology and PowerPoint
  • How to prepare for a virtual presentation
Presentation Skills

Who should attend?

  • Any employee or manager who needs to present their ideas, pitches, budgets etc to internal or external stakeholders.

Training Outline

Introduction to Business Presentation Skills

Understand the reason for business presentations?

You as Presenter 

  • Unpack what is going in your listener’s head.
  • Presentation tips for travelling presenters.
  • How to handle the difficult people in the audience
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Questioning Techniques
  • 10 Step Action Plan for Personal Impact
  • Communicating Important Decisions
  • What are the characteristics of exceptional presenters?
  • Personality traits and how to deal with them.
  • Pitfalls of poor presenters and how to avoid them?
  • The 10 Most Common Presentation Mistakes
  • What to do if you flub
  • BAD Business Presentation Mistakes (And How to Avoid Poor Results)
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid in Business Presentations

How to build my confidence 

  • How to look confident
  • How to overcome our own limiting beliefs
  • 10 practical ways to immediately build self-confidence.

What about the Audience? 

  • What is the purpose of the presentation?
  • How to plan the structure of your presentation?
  • Who is my audience really?
  • Evaluate the audience.
  • What does the audience want?
  • How do I communicate with the audience?
  • A model for analysis
  • Speak the 4 Presentation languages.

Presentation Technology 

  • Why should I use presentation technology?
  • What can be done to improve the use of PowerPoint presentations?
  • How to best use PowerPoint
  • What annoys audiences about PowerPoint presentations?
  • How to select and use fonts on presentation slides
  • Choosing colours for your presentation slides
  • Colour combination suggestions.
  • How to write powerful bullet points
  • Additional things you can do to improve your next PowerPoint presentation.
  • Provide Handouts
  • Conclusion on your slides

Virtual Presentation Preparation 

  • How are virtual presentations different?
  • What are the pro’s and con’s of virtual presentations?
  • What to do before during and after a virtual presentation
  • Best practices for effective virtual presentations

Practice Sessions

  • On day 2 the delegates will be asked to prepare themselves physically and mentally as if they are going to present to the client/executives including their dress code.
  • Individual Preparation (Each delegate will be required to prepare a presentation of +/- 10 min)
  • Presentations (These sessions will be recorded by video and will be played back whilst the facilitator provides feedback)

 

Additional Information

Course Duration: 2 Days

Presented : In-house and online

 

Includes:

  • Comprehensive manual
  • Framed certificate of attendance
  • Notepad & Pen

Contact us for more information