Presentation Skills and Public Speaking for Senior Managers

SCHEDULE

October 15 to October 17 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
November 21 to November 23 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register

COURSE AIMS

Making presentations is usually a daunting task for many people. Reactions to the prospect of making a presentation could range from sheer fear through anxiety attacks to even a partial loss of voice. In one way or another, almost every one of us will be involved in presentations and public speaking so we need to be prepared. Your voice creates an immediate impression – either good or bad – from the moment you start to speak! Your voice can be one of your biggest assets when presenting. However for many, it can often be a liability. It is not just “what” you say, “how” you say it, is as important! Most people prefer to avoid presentations completely rather than face up to what they see as a daunting challenge. This course is aimed precisely at overcoming such challenges.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

CEOs, Senior Managers and Executive Directors who would like to advance the level of their presentation and public speaking skills. They will develop their existing skills in the analysis, planning, researching and writing of presentations.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE?

  • Win people with speeches and presentations.
  • Know how to use language techniques to ensure key messages are understood.
  • Learn how to plan and structure presentations for maximum impact.
  • Learn self-development in areas of:
    • Nerve control and dealing with fears
    • Comportment
    • Building Confidence
    • Persuasive vocal style
    • Use of body language to build rapport
  • Know how to research and relate audience profile to delivery style.
  • Acquire tools needed for presentation and to develop a persuasive and impressive speaking style.

SAMPLE COURSE CONTENT

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Crucial Elements in Public Speaking
  • How to speak with impact
  • Projecting professionalism, confidence and presence
  • Understanding your audience and winning them over
  • Using body language effectively to get your message across
  • Engaging your audience and keeping their attention
  • Modulating your voice – using tempo, volume and pace
  • Using PowerPoint and visual aids for maximum impact
  • Using the power of story-telling to keep your audience on the edge of their seats
  • Handling questions and answers like a professional
Contract Management Cycle
  • Exploring the issues
  • Contract Management Deliver Model
Do’s and Don’ts of Public Speaking
  • Respect the time allocation given to you
  • Don’t tell jokes unless you are normally a witty person
  • Do use pointer cards but only a few otherwise you can get confused
  • Don’t imitate other speakers, their quotes or their gestures
  • Have a glass of water nearby to clear any frogs in your throat
  • Don’t hand your speech out in advance as the audience can read faster than you can speak
  • Trust that your audience is there to listen to what you have to say. They’re not a lynching mob
  • Don’t keep talking if there is a distraction
  • Have a look over the venue in advance
Beating Public Speaking Phobias
  • Prepare thoroughly but do not memorise your talk
  • Before you are called on to speak, practice positive thinking
  • Before you speak, tense all your muscles then let go
  • Don’t grab the podium, stand clear of it and move around
  • Look the audience in the eye one person at a time
  • Use your natural energy and enthusiasm as you speak
10 Tips for a Killer Presentation
  • Don’t abuse your visuals
  • Look at the audience
  • Show your personality
  • Make them laugh
  • Talk to your audience – not at them
  • Be honest
  • Don’t over prepare
  • Show some movement
  • Watch what you say
  • Differentiate yourself
The Art of Presenting
  • Delivery – the “how” of the presentation
  • Creating perceptions in the listener’s mind
  • Content – the “what” of the presentation
  • What to talk about and what not to talk about
  • Interaction – ways to get your listeners involved in your presentation
  • The visual dimension – delivering from a visual rather than a print perspective
Delivering Professionally
  • Trust and Credibility
  • Factors affecting your credibility:
    • What you say 7%
    • How you sound 38%
    • What they see 55%
  • Creating an aura of confidence and competence – Eye Contact
  • Creating a series of one-to-one contacts with your audience
Managing contractual claims and variations
  • Persuasion versus information
  • Theatrical versus one-to-one
  • Formal versus casual
  • What results do I want to accomplish by the end of this presentation?
  • When I finish talking, what do I want the audience to do?
  • How do I want them to think or act differently?
  • What specific action(s) do I want the audience to take?
  • The purpose statement:
    • The main ingredient of the opening
    • Audience-oriented
    • Value-based
    • What’s in it for the audience?

METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations

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