Inspiring Public Speaking & Presentation Skill

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Introduction

Inspiring Public Speaking & Presentation Skills is designed to meet the needs of managers, professionals and anyone who has to present ideas, proposals and bids as part of their working life and to improve their public speaking performance both within their organisation and in their dealings with other organisations (vendors, clients, contractors, consultants).

Course Objectives

After comppleting this 2-day public speaking and presentation skills training, participants should be able to:

  • Organize and prepare a speech
  • Speak with style and confidence
  • Understand the Dos and Don’ts when speaking in public
  • Manage Q & A session effectively

Course Outline

D A Y  1

1. PREPARE FOR YOUR PRESENTATION

  • Know your A-U-D-I-E-N-C-E ( Analysis -Understanding -Demographics -Interests -Environment -Needs Customisation – Expectations )
  • Eliminate stage fright and deal with your anxiety
  • Perfect practice makes perfect presentation
  • Anticipate questions and practice your responses

2. ORGANISE YOUR SPEECH OR PRESENTATION

  • Learn about 5 basic personality styles and structure your presentation to keep their interest
  • 3 types of people – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic – and how to communicate with them
  • Five stages of every winning presentation: opening-preview-body-review-close
  • Organise your content: topical order, chronological order, experiential order, escalating pattern, pros and cons, cause-effect, problem-solution

3. DELIVER YOUR TALK WITH CONFIDENCE AND STYLE

  • Make powerful openers work for you – create favourable first impressions
  • Improve and control your posture, body language and movement
  • Use your voice – adjust its speed, volume and pitch for maximum impact
  • Learn 10 most persuasive words in English language and use them effectively
  • Utilise examples, stories, quotations, analogies and other “tools of the trade”

4. AVOID MAKING THE CRITICAL MISTAKES

  • Learn how to handle questions
  • 7 ways of answering avoidance
  • How to keep in control of Q&A sessions
  • Discover secrets of dealing with four common situations: troublemakers, over-active participants, complaints/objections and lack of involvement
  • Quickly recover when your mind goes blank and get back on track
  • The worst presenters and how to avoid being one of them (The Tweaker – The Plain Bore – The Twister – The Technomaniac (The Nerd) – The Straw Man – The Clown – The Pacer – The Thumper)

D A Y  2

5. USE POWERFUL VISUAL AIDS

  • Decide on a high tech or low tech approach
  • Learn the 4Cs of superior visuals: Clear, Correct, Concise, Considerate
  • Utilise the power of colour to your advantage
  • Critical DOs and DON’Ts for pictures, tables, graphs, symbols and cartoons

6. PERSUADE AND WIN YOUR AUDIENCE OVER

  • The art of persuasion – the shark’s strategy versus dolphin’s strategy
  • Learn 7 most powerful closing techniques for wining sales, contracts and business: The STAR close – The happy ending close – The bridge over troubled water close – The jigsaw-puzzle close – The funnel close – The scare close – The future-telling close
  • The aspects of persuasion: Information – Repetition – Participation – Motivation

7. MASTER SPECIFIC TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS

  • Job interviews (to prospective employers)
  • Sales presentations (to clients / customers)
  • Justifications (to management / stakeholders)
  • Progress reports (to clients, management)
  • Debates
  • TV interviews
  • Telephone presentations
  • One-on-one presentations
  • Team presentations

 

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