Day 1 (of 2) Workshop Outline
Note: Each participant is asked to prepare in advance and bring along the outline of a 15 minute presentation on a business topic and/or on a subject of their choice which will be presented on Day 2
The first day of the workshop is built around a number of instruction sessions which impart knowledge and demonstrate advanced presentation skills and an opportunity to learn the skills of impromptu speaking. Day 2 centres around the preparation, presentation and comprehensive feedback of delegates own material.
Introduction, Outline, Aims & Objectives and expectations of the day
Group Introductions (involving 5 minute mini presentation by each participant)
Preparing an Organising your material
Review of Audience & Situation Analysis
Why have I been asked to present linking the purpose of your talk to the content and to the audience
The 4MAT System how to engage all your audience
The Art of Impromptu Speaking why is it so important?
Managing your Non Verbal Communication
What message is your body language giving?
Effective Eye Contact
Becoming aware of your gestures, mannerisms and habits and making
them work for you!
First and Last Impressions
Going out in style
Taking control of your symptoms of fear
What happens to us when we get nervous? Why does our body react as it does?
What is your recovery strategy when things go wrong? Murphys Law
Tips and techniques to harness nervous energy
Building Rapport with the Audience
The importance of Timing
Humour when its appropriate, when its not!
Watching your Crutch Words (Ahs and Ams etc)
How to avoid going off on tangents
Day 2 Pre-Prepared Presentation Practice and Feedback
Day 2 will involve each participant having the opportunity to deliver a 15 minute Presentation on a topic of their choice (Power point optional)
One member of the group and I will offer individual effective feedback on their presentation in a totally non-judgemental, safe and supported, yet structured environment where participants will gain insights on their delivery style and receive suggestions for improvement
Handling Difficult Questions techniques for:
o Remaining confident and professional when you don't know
o Practising saying you don't know
o Referring people to others
o Being able to say what you do know
o Treating each question as an opportunity, rather than a missile
Discussion, questions and answers, additional tips and techniques
Summing up and Personal Take Aways from the Programme
We will spend a short time reviewing the work of the two days following which each person to identify and to make a short presentation about:
o What they know they will take from the Advanced Presentation Skills Course and what they will do differently in future presentations
o What support or development they need over the coming months
o What they need to do to ensure they practise
Note: We would highly recommend that participants find an opportunity to deliver an 'advanced presentation' as soon as possible to reinforce the work of the programme.
Evaluations and Close
The Programme workshops are carried out in a supportive, encouraging and fun environment where participants are invited to be themselves and hone a presentation style that they feel comfortable with. And with a group size of 6 per workshop, there will be ample time for practice, feedback and more practice, thus quickly enhancing their confidence as they experiment and learn through practical experience. Mary Ts training delivery style is interactive, energetic, motivational and fun.