Your distinctive attributes will be stimulated and nurtured, enabling you to achieve an authentic, engaging and flexible presenting methodology, one which will serve you for the rest of your presenting life.
You will gain a profound understanding of your own unique style, why it works, and the intellectual appreciation of why exploring your own qualities and developing them is the right choice to support and strengthen new skills.
You will learn how to use storytelling to make your presentations more compelling, passionate and engaging. You will explore a range of storytelling techniques to suit different audiences and different media.
You will learn the dynamics of slide-design, why a variety of structures work in a variety of manners, and how to do things in an original way that makes you and your ideas stand out healthily from the rest of the crowd; how to make technical concepts comprehensible to people from a non-technical background?
There will be excursions to the West End, experiences of the local area, and other surprise events – all supporting the work, of course – to make your time enjoyable and memorable, not to mention well-spent. Read more about these carefully curated events
Presentation with Impact Offers you the Benefit of:
- Our most experienced senior training consultants
- A small group, with a maximum of eight delegates
- Work with peers from across the globe
- Central London base with all that this city offers
- Welcoming environment and friendly support team
- Extra activities throughout the week
- Content fully tailored to each delegate
- Exceptional individual support
- An in-depth post-course resource page
On your first morning, you will be welcomed by one of Impact Factory’s founding Directors, and members of our ‘Home Team’, who will help you settle in before the course begins.
Presentation With Impact Programme
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.