Below is an outline of what we’ll cover over the week, allowing the room to evolve and develop the content to suit the needs of each delegate. At Impact Factory we never predefine exactly how our courses will go as we tailor every single programme to the needs of the delegates who attend on the day.
Day 4: Support Tools and Interactivity
Day 5: Practise, Practise and Final Presentations
Day One – How Do You Work As A Presenter?
We'll explore what makes presenters fly or flop, identify what happens to an individual when in ‘presentation mode’ and experience why and how this can be influenced to best serve us when we’re in the spotlight.
Day One is a muscle-stretching day, identifying strengths and warming up for the rest of the week. You’ll start to identify what you might be taking for granted and using those skills consciously and actively.
We cover: how to control nerves, how to choose the most impactful way to come across, how to respect and use the dynamics of the room, and how to bring inspiration into the mix (for the audience and yourself)?
Day Two – Once Upon A Time…
We all connect to a good story – we can’t help it but respond. So much of storytelling, story structure, and how we encourage audiences to respond is instinctive.
Our aim here is to do it actively.
We look at why different structures affect people in different ways. We look at what influences people (because every presentation has a purpose – at the end of every presentation we want people to do something), and we look at the role that emotions play here.
Using everyday examples of storytelling and popular films and books, we see how structures and ingredients we’ve known since we were children can be used to help find our unique and compelling professional voice and create engaging messages in a business context.
Day Three – Creating Brilliance And Surprise
This day is dedicated to breaking patterns and bringing some original thinking into play. It looks at taking risks so that you can reap some rewards, both for yourself and your audiences.
How can you effectively, and brilliantly, make your messages land?
Your job as a presenter is to keep your audience interested and sometimes, even, surprised. So we can’t say much more about it here!
Day Four – Support Tools And Interactivity
Here we'll explore how to use PowerPoint and Key Note effectively – those support tools that often end up controlling us.
How much information can an audience take? How can you encourage them to take it on board in a way that they’ll remember and be able to communicate to others? How can you use and respond to questions to your best advantage?
You’ll also be focusing now on preparing for the challenge of Day Five…
Day Five – Your Presentation of a lifetime
On our final day, we will spend the morning consolidating the learnings of the week. Then you will redesign, practice and prepare for the afternoon's presentations, which will take place in front of a new audience who will feedback on the impact of the presentations.
Final Presentation with Impact hand-outs and plans for going forward…
As part of the wrap up we will re-visit each delegate's Personal Presentation arsenal – what do you now know works for you, and where will you use it?
You will finalise a Plan of Action to take the work of the course back into your workplace…
You will be issued with relevant hand-outs to remind you of the Presentation with Impact work, including our memorable visual cue cards…
You will have access to a personalised post course web page, giving access to the extensive material and imagery of the week as well as recommended further reading