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Presentation Skills Programs

Are They Snoring in the Back Row?

Presentation Skills Programs

Are They Snoring in
the Back Row?

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“Laurie took what could be a very daunting task—improving on presentation and training skills—and made it very accessible. Her interactive and comprehensive approach was so useful and impactful, that I wish we could have her come every month! ”
—STEPHANIE HAINLEY, Chief Operating Officer, White and Burke

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In the business world, you need to deliver your message effectively by creating a dynamic, high-impact business presentation. Learn techniques to connect with your audience and keep them engaged with you and your message. Are you using PowerPoint as a crutch? Do you give the same speech no matter who is in your audience? Are you hoping to take your presentations to the next level?

This course is ideal for anyone who needs to make both formal or informal presentations.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop ways to control nervousness when presenting
  • Recognize the components of dynamic vocal quality
  • Demonstrate how to use body language and gesture for impact
  • Analyze how to engage an audience
  • Create a dynamic presentation
  • Summarize how to effectively use visuals

Presentation Skills Topics

  Relaxation. It is often stated that people’s greatest fear is presenting. Participants will learn how to use the following tools: Breathing, positive self talk, isometric exercises, preparation and power poses in order to overcome that fear.

Outcome: You will have easy to remember and use tools and techniques to feel confident and relaxed while presenting.
 
  Body Language. We are always communicating whether we intend to or not. Learning how the audience perceives your body language is an important step in communicating effectively. We look at body posture, facial expressions, gestures, and eye contact.

Outcome: You will learn how to use body language and gestures to create the impression of credibility.
 
  Vocal Techniques. Your voice is an important part of your presentation. The proper use of tone, range, articulation, power, pace and pausing has a huge impact on how you are perceived.

Outcome: You will learn how to use body language and gestures to create the impression of credibility.
 
  Delivering with Visual Aids. Too often PowerPoint is an eyesight test rather than a visual aid. Research in brain science has taught us effective ways to deliver your message visually for the greatest impact. Whether you use PowerPoint, Flipcharts or white boards, there are simple to learn techniques that work.

Outcome: You will learn how to create clear, concise and compelling graphics that really get your point across in the most effective way.
 
  Creating a Dynamic Presentation. Understanding who is in your audience will help you craft a presentation that allows you to meet your objective. In this section we look at audience analysis, concept mapping and having a clear objective.

Outcome: You will learn methods for organizing your thoughts and ideas into a compelling presentation.
 
  Storytelling for Business. No matter what kind of presentation you give, having a clear and compelling story will help make your ideas stick.

Outcome: You will learn techniques to create stories that move people to action.
 
  Audiences Attention. Unfortunately, rarely do you start a presentation with 100% of your audience’s attention. They are often consumed with their own issues. Using compelling impact statements will insure that you have their full attention.

Outcome: You will learn how to grab and keep your audiences attention from the start.
 
  Presentation to Different Groups. Presentations are not one size fits all. Your technique needs to change depending on whether you are presenting to a large audience, seated at a table for a meeting or sales call, or presenting virtually using Skype, Webex, Telepresence, or the phone.

Outcome: You will learn how to adjust your style and material to meet the needs of your unique situation.
 
  Handling Questions. Answering your audience’s questions can be quite stressful. Learn the best ways to answer questions that you know the answer to; that you know the answer to but need time to answer; questions you don’t know the answer to and questions that are off topic. Also, understand what is the best time for questions.

Outcome: You will learn how to answer questions in an effective manner.
 
  Dealing with Difficult Audiences. Audience members can be difficult in a variety of ways. They can range from the participant who is glued to their cell phone, to the side talkers, de-railers and hecklers, to name a few.

Outcome: You will learn how to handle even the most difficult participants.
 

Laurie Brown Delivers Content-Rich Programs on How to Improve Presentation Skills

Hire Laurie for presentations skills training with PowerPoint tips that deliver results. Her programs are packed with proven techniques and will make a tremendous difference for your company.


Contact Laurie now at (248)-761-7510 for your breakout session or in-house training.

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