This one-day advanced presentation course is for people who have considerable experience as presenters, and may well have been presenting for many years, and for those who would like to 'freshen up' their presenting style.
We will look at the value of preparation - and paradoxically, how the better prepared you are the better equipped you are to change your mind about which option to take when you are up against it. We will also look at handling difficult questions whilst maintaining your confidence.
This course is fun, challenging, effective and practical.
Advanced Presentation Course Objectives:
- Creating key messages with finesse
- Develop and refresh current skills
- Move to a higher level of presenting
- Adapting to different levels of understanding
- Presenting confidently to large or small groups
- Tailor content and delivery for different audiences
- Rehearsing options for high stake presentations
- Using more creative approaches to presenting
- Refreshing old material
- Increased confidence in the presenting arena
- Handling awkward situations
- Dealing with getting wrong-footed
What our Delegates Say
"From the facility, logistics, small class size, and content to the superb trainers who were way more than trainers but true experts and mentors. All aspects were perfect. I gained tremendous insights and value as to how to improve my own presentations, delivery, presence and interactions with my audience."
Oren Seliger - IT Theater Leader - EMEAR South Cisco
“Over the years I have attended plenty of trainings and seminars. This is the first time that I can honestly say that I felt I could put the skills to use right away, and I have done to great effect!"...
Mark Anderson - Head of Marketing Company - Go-Ahead Group plc
"In November I presented to approximately 150 colleagues and suppliers for an hour. The feedback was very positive and some even commented on my confidence, clarity and content being much better than the same event last year. The only thing I’ve done differently is attend your course!"
Jason Smith - Category Director - Graham Plumbers Merchant
Advanced Presentation Course Programme
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day. The course content may include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
The IMPACT model of presenting
Using the mnemonic IMPACT as an easy to remember tool on the main points of presentation we will take a look at the dynamic in which presenting takes place and a look at the fundamentals of presenting:
The use of the individual's best skills to convey a clear Message, well Prepared, with good Audience interaction, presented with Conviction and supported by the right Technical backup.
Delegates will then make their first presentation of the day to camera.
Issues covered here are:
- Feedback and Individual style
- The difference between how we think we are doing and how we really are doing
- Body language
- The psychology of presenting
- The myths and rules about what you are and are not allowed to do
Stretching Exercises - a series of short exercises designed to stretch people's awareness and capacity:
- Presence: an exercise in audience contact
- Everyday objects: an exercise in overlaying an ordinary text with an extra-ordinary message
- Passion: an exercise in the use of passion to communicate
- Talking up and talking down
Turning points - an exercise in using personal material to produce empathy and strong feeling in an audience
Prepared presentations will be given by each in turn, assessed on the basis of the IMPACT model and worked with to begin developing the individual's best use of the presentation medium. Here we will cover:
- How audiences and presenters interact
- How to make use of that interaction
- The real reasons for presenting
- Ways of getting ideas across that are entertaining and stimulating
- The relationship between nervous energy and expressive capacity
- A reinforcement of the reasons for presenting
- This presentation, and all the rest of the individual work during the day will be recorded. However, there will be no other play-back (other than the first, one-minute presentation).
Location Location Location!
A brief discussion on the various arenas in which participants present. This is to get a picture of some of the challenges that arise in certain settings.
Presentations in a meeting setting
Here we look at the dynamics of 'working a table'. This will include the different types of questions you can ask, how to work the 'geography' of a table, how to open things up or close them down.
These are a number of different processes that emphasise the value of preparation and rehearsing different approaches to any presentation.
Use of media and structure
This exercise that looks at the various media available during a presentation. A look at the uses of modular vs linear structure. A way of approaching your presentation that doesnt require you to go through it slide by slide.
Presenting to Different Levels of Understanding
Here we look at how to assess the levels of understanding within the audience, and deliver information with varied emphasis, without appearing to patronise.
30 Second Presentation
Each delegate will work with a model that allows people to put across a powerful presentation in 30 seconds.
This is a terrific tool for strongly influencing people when under pressure.
Creativity and 'Out of the box' thinking
How to put ideas across in ways that creates maximum impact. Here we look at the use of analogy and memorable images to enhance factual information.
Handling Difficult Questions
- Staying 'On the front foot'
- Remaining confident and professional when you don't know the answer
- Practising saying you don't know
- Referring people to others
- Being able to say what you do know
- Treating each question as an opportunity, rather than a missile
To demonstrate how effective analogies can be, we have a light-hearted exercise where people have to deal with being wrong-footed by the rest of the delegates who deliberately misinterpret what they are trying to present.
Summing up and Personal Take Out
We will spend a short time reviewing the work of the day.
Each person to identify and to make a brief presentation about:
- What they know they will take from the Advanced Presentation Skills Course that they know they will use
- What support or development they need over the coming months
- What they need to do to ensure they practise
We would highly recommend that people do some kind of 'advanced presentation' as soon as possible to reinforce the work of the programme.
Participants are given a web link to their videos from the course
They also have access to a course web page containing
- Handouts used during the course
- New supportive material
- Impact Factory PDF documents
- Recommended reading
- Links to our favourite videos
- Photos of the day
to help further their progress.
Advanced Presentation Course
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The Advanced Presentation Skills - Impact Factory team:
- Kate ArneilKate is involved with Performance Management, Conflict Management, Presentation and Communication Skills Training.
- Maria PetersMaria has a real talent for transforming complex learning concepts into exciting educational experiences.
- Ottillie ParfittOttillie draws on her considerable skills and creative background in her work with Personal Impact, Presentation and Customer Service.
- Sarah DawrantSarah has warmth, humour, a quick mind and unlimited passion to help people develop by stretching their comfort zones.
Attend this advanced presentation course risk-free
We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our Advanced Presentation Skills Course that we guarantee it will make an impact.
If you attend this Advanced Presentation Training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on more suitable course.
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