Professional Presentation Skills

Professional presentation skills training

Professional presentation skills training

This  professional presentation skills course focuses on high-profile presentations, such as major presentations, conference and large group presentations, product launches, public meetings, etc. Live workshop and e-learning course. Available as an in-house training course from £299 per person per day, plus VAT and expenses.

Available fully customised. Now includes camera, webinar and media presentation skills coaching.

“Skills, techniques and principles learned quickly and effectively”

Professional presentation skills training: overview

Many professionals, executives and managers are required to make formal presentations from time to time in the course of their work. This can be a demanding experience for those who have not learned the techniques of making effective presentations of this kind.  The successful delivery of information in this way can be a rewarding and powerful means of influencing others and securing business. Fluent and persuasive delivery does not come easily to everyone; but confidence, skill and success can be dramatically improved by this training course.

This course focuses on “high-profile” presentations, such as major customer presentations, conference and large group presentations, product launches, public meetings, etc. It is important that delegates attend the course with a real life presentation that they prepared or reviewed thoroughly before the course.

Who will benefit: All business professionals, marketing staff, sales managers, account managers, support and technical team members; senior managers and executives

Why you should attend this course: Is it possible to be too good at presenting? This course focus on both structure and substance of you message PLUS the style and standard to which it is delivered.

Key learning objectives – professional presenting skills

Learn how to

  1. Undertake the selection and analysis of material prior to delivery of an executive or important presentation
  2. Select material appropriate to the subject matter and to the needs of the audience
  3. Prepare and structure a presentation appropriate to the audience, subject matter and to the needs of the audience
  4. Select appropriate visual aids and prepare material them
  5. Understand the special considerations needed for technical or complex presentations
  6. Deliver a presentation using visual aids effectively
  7. Maintain audience interest by the application of proven presentation and demonstration techniques
  8. Develop and practise presenting skills using video feedback to improve voice tone, speech power and body language
  9. Use practical methods to control nerves and anxiety
  10. Present a business plan, investment case or sales proposals persuasively

Professional Presentation Skills Masterclass – outline

This course will be highly practical with the emphasis on practical skill development. Some participants may attend with a degree of apprehension and great care is taken to ensure that a friendly and relaxed atmosphere is maintained throughout.  Delegates will be encouraged to practice on presentations that they are currently preparing or give regularly.

Here is Graham Roberts-Phelps with a short extract from the course content.

The course involves practice and presentation rehearsal sessions using video recording and playback.

 

This course will be highly practical with the emphasis on practical skill development. Some participants may attend with a degree of apprehension and great care is taken to ensure that a friendly and relaxed atmosphere is maintained throughout.  Delegates will be encouraged to practice on presentations that they are currently preparing or give regularly.

The course involves practice and presentation rehearsal sessions using video recording and playback.  (Ideally limited to six delegates.)

Introduction

  • Course overview, objectives and introductions

Effective Presenting

  • What is a good professional presentation?
  • Substance and style – two essentials for a business presentation
  • How do you rate as a presenter? A 30 point self-assessment
  • The eight-step presentation planner – introduction and overview
  • Personal communication dynamics

Understanding how you communicate

How to control your:

  • Words; creating the right tone and level
  • Voice projection and emphasis
  • Body language impact; understanding the 3 main unconscious elements you must communicate
  • Making your presentation memorable and effective
  • The effective and appropriate use of humour

Step1: Developing your objectives

The five questions that you must answer before preparing your presentation
Defining your objectives and outcomes
Overcoming initial anxiety and fear, plus how to recognise them

Step2: Analyzing your audience

Doing your homework; audience, event, venue
Developing a pre-event check-list
Methods and means for researching your audience

Step 3 & 4: Structuring the main body and stating main ideas

Ways to structure your presentation for maximum impact
Balancing and managing content and topics
Organising your information – 6 options and methods
Your “one main point” and creating a 30 second summary

Step 5:  Supporting information

Making your case convincing – ways to support your claims
Selecting and using relevant and interesting examples
Quotes, case studies, and printed material
Presenting statistics, tables and graphs
Ways of maintaining visual interest
Transitions and links, creating a “golden thread”
Six tools of influence and how to blend them into a presentation

Step 6: Creating an effective opening

Claiming the stage and creating a good first impression
The three most powerful ways of opening a presentation
Staying calm and controlling nerves
A simple check-list and practical examples
Things not to do in the first five minutes

Step 7: Creating an effective close

Signalling and sign-posting; the importance of, and how to do effectively
Five ways to close a presentation successfully
Preparing and practicing your close
How to get an ovation
Things not to do in the last five minutes

Audio-visual aids and logistics

On the day, final preparation check-list and mental rehearsal
Using visual and presentation aids
Using notes and prompts
The 10 most common errors that presenters make when using AV aids
Question and answer session

Open discussion of specialist points relating to particular types of presentation and talks

Action plan

  • Course summary and personal action plans

This course is available on an in-house basis, either for live training, small group coaching or e-learning on-line training.  Free quotation and personalised outline on request.  All training can be personalised to your business free of charge. Bespoke course design and development and white-label training a speciality, including e-learning.

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