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Presentation Skills

A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this two-day workshop, you will master the skills that will make you a better speaker and presenter.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the Effective Presentation Skills Training Course, participants will be able to:

  • Plan presentations being mindful of the audience
  • Create clear-cut objectives for the presentation
  • Assess factors to construct presentations to deliver key ideas
  • Keep audience attention to have an enhanced introduction with attention-grabber techniques
  • Develop efficient slides, visual aids, and handouts
  • Learn methods, tools, and techniques for effective presentations
  • Learn relaxation and destress techniques
  • Understand the techniques of non-verbal communication
  • Develop body styles and have a confident body language
  • Learn how to improve the quality of the voice
  • Deal with challenging questions during and post-presentation
  • Understand the concepts of motivation and positive influence toward compelling actions

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1

  • Know Your Audience
  • Plan your Presentation
  • Be Organised
  • Technology- The Importance
  • Presentation Formation
  • Setting clearly defined Objectives
  • Audience Analysis
  • Importance of Openings and Closings
  • Logistics and Venue
  • Adapting yourself to the presentation space in advance

Module 2

  • Drafting your Presentations
  • Understanding the purpose of your presentation
  • Gathering substance and content for the presentation
  • Building the subject matter
  • Presentation of the presentation
  • Designing the presentation
  • Practise, self-rehearsals, and improvising
  • Controlling the space and environment

Module 3

  • The relation between Preparation, Relaxation, and Stress
  • Confidence and Control
  • Transforming nervousness to enthusiasm
  • Breathing exercises and nervousness
  • Psychology and Chemistry of stress and fear
  • Body Language
  • Tips to cope with nerves
  • The posture of the body and mind
  • Eye Contact

Module 4

  • Presentation Contents
  • Subject and substance
  • Types of presentations
  • Equipment and Venue
  • Creative Ideas – Brainstorming and Mind-mapping
  • Innovation and the dare to drive ideologies
  • Materials, props and visual aids
  • Exercises and case studies
  • Video and sound clips
  • Statistics, Surveys, and Diagrams
  • Quotations, jokes, stories, and analogies
  • Stories, Picture and animation illustrations

Module 5

  • Audience Participation
  • The audience needs and addressing general crises
  • Straw polls
  • Inviting a volunteer
  • Asking the audience to do something or engage
  • Prizes, awards and recognizing people and their achievements
  • Gamification
  • Recommendation of Books
  • Icebreakers and games- Knowing each other
  • Anticipating audience questions
  • Know your subject knowledge and reference points
  • Notes Arrangement- cue cards, sheet notes

Module 6

  • Body and Structure of the Presentation- Importance
  • Presentation Structure – Sections, Order, Headings
  • Presentation Body- Introduction, content, Closing
  • Principle of Repetition and the human mind
  • Points of Interest and early impact during Introductions
  • Speaking and Thinking like the audience and their profiles
  • Building trust, impression and credibility
  • Time Management
  • Fall-backs, Plan-B and Contingency plans
  • Dress rehearsals, feedbacks, Refining the structure

Module 7

  • Vocal Image and Impression
  • Qualities of the Effective Voice
  • Voice control and volume
  • Improvising on Articulation and language
  • Vocal variety and modulation
  • Developing Significance with voice modulation
  • Impactful voice
  • Matching body movements with voice
  • Encouraging participants to be vocal
  • Types of Vocals
  • Handling the soreness of voice and vocal cords
  • Noise, sound, and chaos

Module 8

  • Common Mistakes during Presentations
  • Breathing Fast or Holding your breath
  • Unacceptable facial expressions
  • Lacklustre Visualization
  • The Uses and Abuses of Visual Aids
  • Talking too fast and neutralizing accent
  • Too much material in too short of a time
  • Admitting you know everything
  • Apologizing for mistakes, words, or actions