Presentation Skills – Presenting with Impact and Conviction

SCHEDULE

October 17 to October 19 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
November 19 to November 21 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
December 10 to December 12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register

COURSE AIMS

Whether you are persuading colleagues, selling to a client or energising a team, the power of your presentation skills makes the difference between success and failure. When delivered with confidence and impact, successful presentations provide an opportunity to inform, inspire and influence an audience.

This workshop will give delegates the skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. It includes topics that delegates can look forward to, including: creating a compelling speech, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

This course will benefit those who are in supervisory, managerial or leadership positions, or who work in teams, and would like to become more influential in the workplace, a necessity for those who make presentations to colleagues and/ or clients as part of their professional role.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE?

Knowing how to deal with:

      • Learn how to focus on the needs of the audience
      • Practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills
      • Knock down nervousness
      • Know how to include only what is relevant in a presentation
      • Develop skills to be more concise when presenting
      • Discover strategies to improve the structure and organisation of your presentation
      • Know the correct format and presentation of reports, graphs and visual aids
      • Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
      • Learn how to develop hand-outs
      • Develop strategies to encourage and handle questions in presentations
      • Identify the purpose of a presentation and the objectives intended to achieve
      • Structure the material logically
      • Organise and tailor the presentation to suit the profile and needs of the audience
      • Select and prepare the most appropriate visual aids
      • Deliver the presentation with skill
      • Use proven techniques to maintain audience interest and encourage participation
      • Select presentation delivery methods
      • Describe how video and audio enhance a presentation and list criteria for determining what types to use

SAMPLE COURSE CONTENT

Below is an example of the course content that highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of participant materials prior to the session(s).

Pre-Workshop Preparation – ‘Show us’!
  • Delegate’s First Presentation (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Feedback on Effectiveness of Delivery Style
  • Action Points to Work on for the Final Presentation
Creating the Programme
  • Performing a Needs Analysis
  • Writing the Basic Outline
  • Researching, Writing and Editing
Choosing Your Delivery Methods
  • Basic Methods
  • Advanced Methods
  • Basic Criteria to Consider
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same Thing
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power
  • Body Language
  • Gestures
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
Are You a Mouse or a Lion?
  • The Impact of Your Tone of Voice
  • Your Volume: Saying Words With Conviction
  • Developing a More Confident and Convincing Voice
  • Believe in What You are Saying
  • Professional, Culturally Sensitive and Easy to Understand Words
  • Developing a Greater Range of Expression in the Voice
  • Influencing Your Audience with the Power of Your Voice
How to Look Professional and Confident with Visuals
  • Developing High-Impact PowerPoint Slides
  • When to Use Hand-outs
  • When to Use Flipcharts
  • How to Use Flipcharts
  • Where to Stand, How to Stand and How to Follow Your ‘Train of Thought’
  • Designing Flip Charts for IMPACT
Overcoming Nervousness
  • Preparing Mentally
  • Physical Relaxation Techniques
  • Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd

Breaking The ‘Ice’
  • What is in Your Control and What is Not?
  • Building Rapport
  • When to Speak and When to Keep Quiet
  • Dealing with ‘Silence’ During Presentations and Meetings
  • Keeping Your Audience Focused on You
  • Determining When the Audience is Listening
Creating Fantastic Flip Charts
  • Required Tools
  • The Advantages of Pre-Writing
  • Using Colours Appropriately
  • Creating a Plan B
Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations
  • Required Tools
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Creating a Plan B
Wow Them with the Whiteboard
  • Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards
  • Using Colours Appropriately
  • Creating a Plan B
Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio
  • Required Tools
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Creating a Plan B
Pumping it Up a Notch
  • Make Them Laugh a Little
  • Ask Them a Question
  • Encouraging Discussion
Handling Questions with ‘EASE’
  • Predicting Questions
  • Responses When You Do Not Know How to Answer
  • Handling Difficult Participants
  • Reading People’s Body Language
Post-Workshop Preparation – ‘Implement the Learning!
  • Delegates Deliver Their Final Presentation (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Where They are on the Learning Curve
  • Have They Applied the Points Introduced in the Training?
  • Action Points to Work on for Future

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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