Presenting Skills - Knowing Your Personal Style
When we use our own words to express ourselves, when we speak directly from the heart or the mind that is when we have the greatest impact on an audience.
Knowing your personal presenting style and having the confidence to go off script, allows you to respond directly to the needs of your audience; the stronger their engagement the greater your influence.
'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!'
Thursday August 28th marked the 40th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches ever uttered.
Forty years ago, in 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and issued a battle cry that stirred the American nation in the struggle for civil rights.
Interestingly from a presenting skills point of view the draft of this most famous public address, written the night before at Washington's Willard Hotel does not contain the key passage 'I Have a Dream'.
This was added extemporaneously as King spoke to the huge throng at the Lincoln Memorial.
What has since been heralded as a model piece of speech making or presenting was in fact well prepared improvisation.
We can't all be great speakers, but with a little work we can master presenting skills and the environment in which presenting is done.
When we feel more in charge of the presenting arena we begin to present with flair.
And, interestingly just developing a sense of our presenting skills and personal style helps us feel and therefore look better when presenting
Presentation Skills Training
Impact Factory runs
personalised One-to-One Presentation Coaching
for anyone who is interested in Presentation Issues
"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
"I really liked the way the course was delivered. Good trainers, friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. Fantastic exercises that helped me."
Saleh Al-Hamyid - PR specailist - Human Resource Development Fund
"There were lots of interesting tips on our presentation skills day. It was an active day. I left exhausted and more confident to be myself".
Stephanie Level - Donor Compliance Advisor - Marie Stopes Internationa
Freephone: 0808 1234 909
Training Course Accreditation
To ensure that the courses you attend are of the highest quality, offering the best professional tuition possible,
all our Open Courses are evaluated and accredited.
This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.