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Advanced Presentation Skills Course

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Advanced Presentation Skills Course

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May 15
London, United Kingdom
GBP 495 ≈USD 645
GBP 495 per day
Aug 1
London, United Kingdom
GBP 495 ≈USD 645
GBP 495 per day
Nov 5
London, United Kingdom
GBP 495 ≈USD 645
GBP 495 per day

Description

Refresh and enhance your skills to make your presentations memorable and inspiring

This course is designed to throw experienced presenters into the deep end.

It will help you raise the bar from good to great.

You will try out a variety of techniques to see which are the best fit for your personal style.

Course Objectives

  • Creating Key Messages
  • Refreshing Current Skills
  • Present to Large or Small Groups
  • Tailor Delivery for Different Audiences
  • High Stake Presentations
  • Creative Approaches
  • Refreshing Old Material
  • Increase Confidence
  • Handle Awkward Situations
  • Getting Wrong-Footed
  • Engaging Your Audience
  • Going Off Piste
  • Powerful use of PowerPoint
  • Ways of Preparing
  • Unfamiliar Material
  • Challenging Questions

Course Contents

The course will be tailored to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day. It may include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.

Your progress on the day will be videoed, edited and sent to you upon completion of the course.

What Happens When You Present?

This exercise is the first challenge of the day and gives you an opportunity to experience and unpick what happens when you present.

Issues included here are:

  • Preparation
  • Nerves
  • Audience Connection

Preparation

Here we look at various ways of preparing to get the most out of your presentation.

This isn’t just about the importance of preparation but also the best way for each individual to prepare.

Materials Challenge

Following on from looking at different ways of preparing, we now have a ‘Materials Challenge’ and find out how you extract the most important information from your presentation.

Building Connections

This is a way of building your confidence to be able to deviate from your planned agenda.

We look at using linking phrases to transition from topic to topic in an agile way.

The Central Message

Every presentation needs to have a message; otherwise, why present at all? This exercise looks at a variety of issues to do with your material:

  • Identifying the Most Important Thing (MIT)
  • Going ‘off piste’ and then getting back to your core message
  • Handling questions
  • Thinking on your feet
  • Making a ‘linear’ presentation more flexible
  • Adapting your material to suit your audience

Other People’s Slides/Material

Presenting other people’s material can be highly challenging.

In this exercise, we look at specific tools to help you prepare and confidently present someone else’s slides/material so it reflects your voice.

PowerPoint

What Makes a Great Slide Deck?

Here we look at what makes slides dreadful or fantastic and gives you the opportunity to edit one of your slides to create different reactions in your audience.

Wall of Challenges

Here you'll identify the kind of challenges you face when presenting:

  • Hostile questions
  • Distracted audience members
  • People on their phones and/or laptops
  • Difficult environments
  • Technology nightmares

They will have an opportunity to practise mastering these challenges.

Story Structure

Here we will explore and practise a variety of story structures to enliven and refresh your presentations and make them more memorable.

Wrap Up

What support or development you need over the coming months?

What do you need to do to ensure you practise?

We would highly recommend that people do some kind of as soon as possible to reinforce the work of the programme.

Support

You'll be given a web link to your recordings during the day.

We will give out Impact Factory documents to support the course.

You'll get copies relevant hand-outs to remind you of the Coursework.

Ongoing Support

Two weeks after the course one of your trainers will call to see how you are getting on.

You will have email and telephone access to both of your trainers.

You'll also have access to a course web page containing

  • Handouts used during the course
  • New supportive material
  • Impact Factory PDF documents
  • Recommended reading
  • Links to our favourite videos

Experts

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