PRESENTATION SKILLS

If you dread giving a presentation or quite enjoy the buzz but would like to communicate more effectively then this workshop is for you. It's suitable for participants from the profit and non-profit sectors as both are, in effect, “selling” something - whether to increase financial or social capital. You'll learn how to give engaging and purposeful presentations that get the audience doing exactly what you want.

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CONTENT

We break the training day into easy-to-follow steps from concept (the crucial bit many people leave out), through design (where creativity is key but very often absent) to delivery (which is almost always scary, especially if you’re daring to be different).

Purpose
Why it’s worth investing time working out exactly what you (and/or others) want your presentation to achieve and whether the aim is attainable (or even desirable) through the spoken word.

Audience
Why the old saying, “know thine audience” is as true now as it’s ever been and practical techniques to research your audience.

Barriers to communication
Why it’s important to identify potential sources of “noise” between the transmitter (presenter) and receiver (audience).
The difference between physical and intellectual barriers to communication and tools to design them out, or help the audience overcome them where they are unavoidable.

Verbal and non-verbal communication
How doing one thing and saying another sends mixed messages and creates conflict. How to get the spoken and non-spoken word going in the same direction.

Content
What to put in, what to leave out and how best to communicate information without boring those who already know it without leaving behind the others who don’t.

Format
How to decide whether the content should be delivered through the spoken word (auditory), still or moving images (visually) or in an interactive, hands-on way (kinaesthetically).

Structure
How a planning matrix can help build a logical, well-ordered presentation that has an attention-grabbing opening and a memorable ending.

The tools of the trade
How to avoid Death by PowerPoint and why other, less well-known presenter tools such as story-telling, interactivity and topicality might be better choices.

Selling techniques
How best to deliver the call to action. Practical selling techniques such as repetition, conveyor belting and tagging.

Style
Formal versus informal. How to identify and deliver your presentation in the best possible style – one that makes the most of you and the venue in terms of the choreography of the event.

Nerves
Dealing with stage fright and why it may be good for you.

Feedback
How best to elicit feedback from an audience and to deal with it when it’s less positive than you’d hoped or anticipated. How the Q and A – loved by audiences but hated by presenters – can be better integrated and more purposeful.

FACILITATOR

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 organisation 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.

RESOURCES

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. 

FEEDBACK

To find out what other people think about this workshop click here to read their comments..

IN HOUSE

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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Book on one of our public courses

Date Venue Price  
01/02/2019 Manchester From £99/person
21/05/2019 London From £99/person
Duration/Times: 1 day / 10am to 4pm

Ask about in-house options

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 venue that suits you, then this is a great and, in most cases, cost-effective alternative to our public sessions.

Price From £999 per day (or per hour)*

* Please note the rate depends on workshop type and duration. You may pay even less than the price shown for shorter sessions.

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PRESENTATION SKILLS

PRESENTATION SKILLS

What our clients say:

"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."

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