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|Price||From £999 per session|
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|Price||From £499 per session|
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|Price||£199 for first hour, £149/hr thereafter|
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.
This masterclass is broken into three sections over three hours. In section 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 opening section 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.
Then we explore the importance of style. Your facilitator shows you how to play your voice like a musical instrument with high and low notes and fast and slow sections. And we look 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.
Then there's a fun yet informative pracitcal session which gives delegates the chance to deliver a short presentation. Guided by the trainer, the audience then offers constructive feedback. This section also shows you how to tackle the terrible trio of: nerves; hecklers; and technological breakdowns. Plus, why you should always have a Plan B.
WHAT YOU GET
As well as the masterclass, delegates recieve a free copy of Speak Easier the facilitator's book on presenting (usual price £9.99) and a complimentary 30' one-to-one online consultation with the trainer after the event to, for example, provide detailed feedback on a previous presentation or to plan and rehearse a forthcoming one.
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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