Advanced Presentation Skills

Start Date: 6 Jan 2019
End Date: 10 Jan 2019
Duration: 5
Country: Istanboul / Turkey

The Course

Many people have a fear of presenting in public. This programme is designed to take the fear and stress away from presenting by offering a series of tools and techniques that facilitate great presentations. The ability to present ideas and concepts is an increasingly valuable skill within the modern workplace; further it is required at all levels within the organisation. The ability to influence groups of people and create a momentum for action is rewarding, both for the individual and the organisation. For many, the challenge is to develop the confidence to present. Whether you are a seasoned orator or a novice, you can improve your business presentation skills and enhance your personal credibility through planning, preparation and practice.

In this five day programme delegates will practice presenting in a supportive environment and learn how to structure their materials to create engaging presentations that inform, educate and entertain their audiences. They will learn how to use body language, the importance of tone and projection and the paramount need to make a good early impression. This course builds on existing skills and seeks to enhance performance and develop confidence by providing a structured approach combined with practice sessions and focused feedback. The programme seeks to build a perception of presenting as a means for delegates to meet their professional goals and not an exercise that creates fear and apprehension.

Workshop highlights are:

         A hugely interactive and practically based experience

         Presentations are made in a highly supportive environment, each delegate affording feedback to their colleagues

         Tried and tested techniques are employed to generate tangible and immediate improvement; Genuine progression is clearly observed

         Delegates will leave with greater confidence to face their audiences

         Presentations become impressive engaging performances which will add value to the organisation

The Goals

At this program's conclusion, participants will be able to make presentations that capture and hold audiences' attention - specifically delegates will be able to:

         Identify the essential components of a presentation- who what why where when

         Be able to Identify and meet the needs of audience and organize information in a clear and concise manner

         Create an attention-grabbing introduction, a mid deliver high and a memorable exit

         Utilise mind mapping techniques to assist planning

         Learn to work from simple prompts

         Implement techniques for varying vocal tones and body language

         Develop and adopt strategies for handling questions and difficult audiences

         Control and manage the stress that presenting often creates

         Point out the benefits and pitfalls of various visual-aid options and audience seating arrangements

The Delegates

Those whose role requires them to inform and persuade business audiences. Any employee who in the course of their role is required to present information and data to others. This programme is designed for all employees at all levels within the organisation.

The Process

Participants learn how to create and deliver presentations to peers, management and clients. Emphasis is on delivering presentations that are designed to meet the needs of the audience and speaker. This workshop is highly practical, giving participants the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned. The atmosphere will be supportive and non-threatening. Delegates will be asked to develop a short presentation (maximum of five minutes) in advance, on a topic of their choice.

The Benefits

Delegates will:

         Be able to construct an impressive, engaging presentation from preparation to performance

         Learn to tailor their message to the needs of the audience

         Learn to project the voice with confidence and effect

         Pace a presentation to increase clarity, enhance presence and hold the attention of an audience

         Learn effective use of visual aids

The Results

         The quality of presenting in the organisation will improve

         The organisation will develop a number of individuals who can role model and potentially coach others to deliver effective presentations

         Communication of key messages throughout the company will be improved

         Presentations to customers and clients will be more dynamic, better focused and structured to meet specific needs of the audience

         In sales terms and winning work this workshop could make a significant contribution to the bottom line margins of the organisation

The Core Competencies

         Presentation skills

         Communication skills

         Planning and organising

         Influence and personal Impact

         NLP (techniques for emotional control)

The Programme Content


Day One

The building blocks of effective business presentations

         To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail

         Fears and concerns about presenting

         Working together and the feedback process

         Pre-prepared presentation on subject of personal choice. Presentation

         Key learnings and outcomes

         Organising you presentation Who? What? and Why?

Day Two

Giving structure to your business presentation

         Who is your audience? What are their needs?

         Key elements of the message and why required?

         Structuring the message: the BOMBER process (bang/ opening/ message/bridge/ examples/ recap)

         Brainstorming materials

         Stage management, the physical environment and visual aids (i)

         Practical Presentation II: opportunity to repeat delivery of I or differing choice

Day Three

The psychology of presenting: controlling self, stress and emotions

         Top ten fears irrational fears of presenting

         Handling nervous reactions

         Vocal projection : stories and anecdotes

         The psychology of presenting (left and right brain) and maintaining audience interest

         VHF NLP -engaging the audience lighthouse techniques

         Planning for presentation III

Day Four

Business presentations with style

         Managing your audience

         Handling difficult questions

         Handling difficult people!

         Practical Presentation III

         Video Feedback : the power of the captured image!

         Personal Reflections of presentation

Day Five

Fine tuning for perfect presenting

         Assessing personal performance

         Advanced tools to involve the audience

         Top Ten closing tips for business presenting

         Self belief: Positive affirmations about presenting

         Business performance coaching for success


         Action planning for personal, team and organisational improvement

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