Specialist Trainers in Behavioural Change

Essential Skills When Presenting

What are the programmes all about?

These courses commence with a videoed presentation from all the delegates. After the presentation techniques have been discussed, the video is reviewed and critiqued by the delegates.

New skills and ideas are then discussed and areas where they improve their original presentation are identified. Delegates then incorporate these points into a revised presentation.

Who are they designed for?

They are aimed at any individual whether they are just beginning to make presentations, or have delivered many before and need to build their confidence.

What are the course objectives?

  • an improved ability to produce and deliver more memorable presentations
  • the ability to gain and maintain the audience’s attention throughout
  • a means to create an edge, with improved influence
  • personal improvement which is both concrete and measurable
  • greater confidence in making presentations

What is ALP's approach?

These programmes encourage the participants to take an in-depth look at themselves, making them more conscious of their own behaviours and the impact they create on their audience. It is this aspect which challenges the minds of the delegates and provides the mental stimulation to implement what they have learnt. They build self-awareness within the individual through the videoing of the presentations and playback.

The sessions are highly interactive, with the course director working in a facilitation role… aiding and steering the learning.

What are the key elements?

  • What do we expect to achieve from a presentation?
  • Creating impact in a presentation:
    • Content versus form
    • Investigating the ‘style’ in making presentations
    • Impact via: our words, our voice, our body language
  • The importance of knowing our audience
  • Making our presentation different from the rest
    • Creating the edge and influencing others
  • A videoed presentation by each delegate
    • Video playback and analysis by course leader
  • The importance of preparation in feeling confident
    • The use of script cards to structure a presentation... how to prepare/use them professionally
  • How to create attention and generate action
  • Effective use of various presentation equipment:
    • Flipcharts and wipe boards
    • From laptop to projector dependent upon audience size the implication of Powerpoint
  • How to maintain your audience's attention
    • Handling audience questions, interruptions and comments
  • Self-help in putting the 'pre-prepared' presentation for a re-run
    • Second videoed presentation by each delegate
    • Video playback and analysis

What will the delegates have to do?

Prior to the programme, delegates are asked to consider their personal objective in attending the course.
They are also asked to prepare a short presentation on a subject of their choice and of interest to others.

How long do the courses last?

These courses are typically one day in length.

If this sounds like the type of programme that can make a difference with your team, please contact us about our Essential Skills When Presenting programmes.

Or call us on +44 (0)1832 732560 and speak to one of the team.

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