Three Presentation Skills Courses for Professionals
Effective Presentation Skills
1 One-day and two-day courses, the latter being an extended version with more course work built in. The course is designed to build confidence and get less experienced presenters up to the mark.
- Defining the presentation medium and it’s strengths & weakness
- Presentation creation: how you can together a presentation that will exceed the audience’s expectations and generate the required ‘next steps’ action points
- Delivery: suggestions on how to delivery the message in a natural, assertive manner
- Visual aids: how to get the use from them and to engage with the audience from the outset
Advanced Presentation Skills
2This one-day course has been designed for more experienced professionals who are keen to become presentation ‘super stars’. It assumes a reasonable level of competence and builds on existing strengths.
- Delegates will deliver recent presentations followed by constructive comments
- Advanced creation and delivery techniques explored
- How to reduce your reliance visual aids and improvise to suit the mood of the occasion
- Reading and responding to audience signals
The 5-Minute Presenter
3An intensive half-day seminar ideal for more advanced presenters to help free them from the tyranny of PowerPoint and save time accordingly without sacrificing effectiveness.
- Fast moving group brainstorms and suggestions on how to create effective presentations on the hoof
- How to present convincingly without any visual aids as support
- Getting agreement and follow-up action points – all done in no more than five minutes
Effective Presentation Skills Defined
We train people in how to make really effective presentations.
We define ‘effective’ as:
- Moving people’s preconceptions and prejudices
from one place to another
- Leading a two-way discussion in a confident, engaging manner
- Ensuring that positive action arises as a consequence
We believe that every presentation needs to be sales based. By that we mean that to have an effect the presenter must be prepared to sell something, be it himself or herself, an idea, a set of results or a product or service. Just transmitting information is better done by email.
As audiences are unlikely to recall more than three facts in a typical 20 minute presentation, the style of presentation we prefer is short, easy to follow, entirely relevant and interesting to the audience’s needs and wants as well as being illustrative rather than facts based.