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About the course
Learn to Present with style, flair and presence to engage and inspire your audience
The course looks at all the factors that affect how confidently you deliver any presentation, anywhere.
It will help you look forward to your next presentation instead of wishing you were still under the duvet.
It offers simple, easy to practise tools to help you cope with nerves and get your message across memorably.
You'll learn how to structure your material for the best impact and present to audiences of varied sizes.
It is fun and effective with plenty of opportunities to practise.
- What Already Works About You
- How Presentation Works
- Developing a Unique Style
- What Happens To You?
- Practising a Range of Techniques
- Hints and Tips
- Stretching Your Capacity
- Style, Flair and Presence
- Support Materials
- Enlivening Your Presentation
- Confidence and Handling Nerves
- Feeling Wrong-Footed
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day.
We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
Everything we do is participative and interactive.
You will be on your feet making presentations all through the day.
We will assess your unique presentation style, experience and skill.
We will work on the specific things you want to achieve.
How it All Works
This section gives an in-depth understanding of the arenas in which presenting takes place
- the physical space
- body language
- audience interaction
- fundamentals of presenting
"The use of the Individual's best skills to convey a clear Message, well Prepared, with good Audience interaction, presented with Conviction and supported by the right Technical backup"
What's my Unique Presentation Style?
This takes the form of a short unprepared presentation to camera.
There is then discussion about the experience of presenting, what actually happens to people physically, mentally and emotionally.
How You Are Seen
Your presentation will then be played back followed by feedback from the trainers and your colleagues.
Here we'll concentrate on your strengths and unique style.
Any real difficulties in style may be noted here by the trainers to be dealt with later on.
We record much of the rest of the day's work; however, this is the only time during the day that we will review the recording.
We'll reinforce some of the principals of an effective presentation.
- Making a presentation in under 30 seconds
- Putting across a clear message
- Using passion to present
- Structuring your presentation support material
This is not intended to rehearse the presentations.
Rather the material is used to stretch you and to incorporate the principles worked on earlier in the day.
The emphasis is on preparing you to develop over the next few months as you make further presentations.
The session is modified according to the level of the attendees.
If you are a new or less experienced presenter, we work to stretch your capacity and to demonstrate the active working of a presenting dynamic.
You'll be introduced to easy skills and techniques to help raise your confidence and ease the anxiety associated with presenting.
With established presenters, we work more to reinforce some basic principles and introduce more advanced skills as appropriate.
Care is taken to acknowledge your skills and style.
Then we move on to specific areas of difficulty where you get wrong-footed or don't do so well.
- Raising confidence
- Clear delivery
- Ability to go "off script"
- How to make non-linear presentations
- How to prompt or plant questions
- How to talk to differing levels of understanding or experience
- Communicating concepts quickly
- Using analogies and drawing on memorable images
- Structuring your presentation entrance and beginning
- Dealing with difficult or tricky questions
- Working presentations around a table
- The relationship between presenter, material and audience
- Difficult presentation issues and people
- Working on your presentation style
- Developing as a communicator rather than a presenter
- Creating an interactive, question-friendly atmosphere
A brief mention of anything that has not arisen during the presentations and individual recommendations for further practice.
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.
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
Trust the experts
Nick Clark Windo
Nick works at the intersection of communication, creativity and business. As a Senior Consultant at Impact Factory, Nick has worked with all manner of clients, ranging from financial organisations like ING, Schroders and Permal, to creative companies such as DigitasLBi and Bossa Studios. He has...
As well as being an Impact Factory Trainer, Isabel has worked as a performer for more than 20 years and is passionate about developing and nurturing the confidence of every individual. This is true in the training room, on the stage and just about any job she undertakes. A rich career in the ...
Dom is a born and bred North Londoner, and possibly the only actual Crouch Ender in Crouch End. After studying Politics in Manchester, he trained as an actor at LAMDA (the one that’s better than RADA) and worked for a few years as a TV and stage actor, as well as trying his hand at directing pla...
Since joining Impact Factory, Tom has worked with the British Library, Elekta, Subsea 7 and the General Medical Council. His background as a director means he works on Presentation Skills, Communication Skills and Storytelling workshops. His experience of temping around London combined with mana...
Transatlantic travel is a piece of cake for Caitlin. She was born to British-American parents and had a transatlantic upbringing, moving frequently between London and Los Angeles. Further education earned her a BA honours degree in English literature at Manchester University, and true to her t...
Ottillie is another multinational trainer who knows how to bridge the transatlantic gap. Born to British parents who raised her in Canada, she brings an eclectic worldview to all her work. Not only that, she combines a diverse arts background with extensive business nous. Ottillie has an insatia...
“I’ve always been fascinated by people. The things we say and don’t say, the things we mean and the motivations behind them. It constantly amazes me how intricate and subtle our interactions are. Somehow, most of the time, we are able to understand each other and interact effectively. Equa...
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