Giving a presentation fills most of us with dread. Even the thought of standing up in front of a few colleagues (or, these days, sitting down in front of a webcam) can turn our legs to jelly. So, the prospect of speaking to an audience of hundreds can render normally calm and coherent individuals into gibbering, nervous wrecks. It doesn't need to be this way. Say hello to your nerves. Embrace them and turn the energy they bring into something productive rather than destructive. Let that energy stir your creative juices and make your next presentation – online or offline - extraordinary instead of ordinary. Memorable instead of forgettable. Enjoyable instead of tolerable (for you and the audience). But, most important of all, effective instead of ineffective.
Our one day online course is broken into three modules. In module one we show you how to design and build a compelling presentation using a planning matrix to structure your content so you grab the attention of your audience at the outset and keep them hooked until the end. In this module we also look at the importance of defining one’s purpose - what you’re selling –and the barriers to communication that might get in between you and your audience (the context).
Module two explores the importance of style. It shows you how to play your voice like a musical instrument with high and low notes and fast and slow sections. And it looks at choreography – the relationship between you and your audience and the physical and/or virtual space you collectively occupy with considerations such as as whether to stand or sit and how much to use your hands and arms to “speak.” We also show you how to rehearse (practice makes perfect) and wean yourself off an over-reliance on notes.
Module three gives delegates the chance to deliver a short presentation via our online training portal. Guided by the trainer, the audience then offers constructive feedback. This module also shows you how to tackle the terrible trio of: nerves; hecklers; and technological breakdowns. Plus, why you should always have a Plan B.
Anyone who wants to become a better presenter whether to a handful of clients or colleagues via a webcam or to thousands of delegates in a conference hall.
Beginner, improver, intermediate.
Our presentation skills workshops are led by Richard Uridge who as a BBC broadcaster was used to presenting to audiences of more than a million. Over the years he’s helped thousands of individuals and hundreds of organisations communicate more effectively. He firmly believes anybody can be a good public speaker and his infectious enthusiasm for the business of communicating will rub off on you.
We have a growing archive of resources designed to help you with your presentations. Much of it is available free of charge whether you book on our workshops or not. You can read the written articles here or browse our Five Minute Masterclasses many of which cover the topic of presentation and public speaking.
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This workshop is available for in-house delivery which is cost effective if you've got more than a few people who need training with the added advantage that course content can be tailored to your specific organisational needs. Contact the trainer to discuss your requirements.
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|Duration/Times: 1 day / 10am to 4pm|
If you have more than a few staff to train, want to tailor the content to your exact organisational needs, prefer the privacy of one-to-one training, or simply want the flexibility of choosing a date and, for our face-to-face workshops, venue that suits you, then this is a great and, in most cases, cost-effective alternative to our public sessions.
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"An excellent course that was very well presented by a trainer who was clearly experienced in his field and put his message across in a relaxed and good humoured manner. Thank you."