Advanced Presentation Skills

Course Duration is 1 Day

£425.00 Plus VAT (per person)

Have more than 2 delegates? Talk to us about our closed group courses.

Delivery Method

Open Public Courses РVirtual Delivery Only  Closed Group Courses РFace To Face and Virtual Delivery

Business Benefit

Advanced presentation skills will often add a credible dimension to the customerclient relationship. Talented presenters not only carry a group or audience but positively influence them.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at individuals who already present but who would like to increase their skills further.

Learning Outcomes

Maximizing Your Delivery Style for Maximum Impact:

  1. Confidence and Poise: Confidence is key to a powerful delivery style. Maintain good posture, make eye contact, and speak with conviction.
  2. Voice Modulation: Vary your tone, pitch, and volume to keep your audience engaged. A dynamic voice can make your message more impactful.
  3. Gestures and Body Language: Use purposeful gestures and body language to emphasize key points. Movements should complement your message, not distract from it.
  4. Visual Aids: Utilize visual aids like slides or props when appropriate to enhance your message and reinforce key ideas.

Developing a More Persuasive and Impressive Speaking Style:

  1. Clarity of Message: Ensure your message is clear and well-structured. Start with a strong opening, provide evidence, and conclude with a compelling call to action.
  2. Storytelling: Weave stories into your speech to make it relatable and memorable. Stories create an emotional connection with the audience.
  3. Rhetorical Techniques: Employ rhetorical devices like analogies, metaphors, and alliteration to make your speech more persuasive and impressive.
  4. Audience-Centric Approach: Understand your audience’s needs and tailor your message to address their concerns and interests.

Increasing Your Presence to Gain Rapport and Influence:

  1. Authenticity: Be genuine and authentic in your delivery. Audiences respond positively to speakers who are sincere and relatable.
  2. Engagement: Interact with your audience by asking questions, encouraging participation, and actively listening to their responses.
  3. Confidence: A confident speaker exudes presence. Confidence instills trust and makes your message more persuasive.
  4. Empathy: Show empathy towards your audience’s perspectives and concerns. This builds rapport and fosters a sense of connection.

Applying Pace and Structure for Added Power:

  1. Pacing: Control the pace of your speech. Use pauses strategically to emphasize important points and give your audience time to digest information.
  2. Structure: Organize your speech logically with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Signpost transitions between sections to guide your audience.
  3. Repetition: Repeat key ideas and phrases to reinforce your message and make it more memorable.

Using Creative Language to Present a More Powerful Message:

  1. Vivid Imagery: Paint a vivid picture with your words. Use descriptive language to make your message more engaging and memorable.
  2. Emotive Language: Use words that evoke emotions. Tap into the power of emotional appeal to connect with your audience on a deeper level.
  3. Analogies and Metaphors: Analogies and metaphors can simplify complex concepts and make your message more relatable.
  4. Wordplay: Employ wordplay and clever language to add a touch of creativity and playfulness to your speech.
Course Content

Creating Greater Impact Through Voice Control:

  1. Voice Modulation: Practice varying your tone, pitch, and volume to convey different emotions and emphasize key points. A well-modulated voice can captivate your audience.
  2. Pace and Pause: Control the speed of your speech. Use pauses strategically to allow your audience to absorb important information and build anticipation.
  3. Articulation: Enunciate your words clearly. Good articulation enhances understanding and makes your speech more impactful.

Engaging with the Audience Visually:

  1. Eye Contact: Maintain eye contact with your audience to establish a connection. It conveys confidence and engagement.
  2. Visual Aids: Use visual aids like slides or props to complement your message. Ensure they are clear, uncluttered, and relevant to your topic.
  3. Body Language: Use expressive body language to convey enthusiasm and engagement. Your gestures should align with your message.

Establishing the Key Message:

  1. Clarity: Define your core message concisely. It should be easy for your audience to grasp and remember.
  2. Repetition: Reiterate your key message throughout your presentation to reinforce its importance.

Applying Structure and Style Effectively:

  1. Outline: Structure your presentation logically with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Use signposts to guide your audience through the flow of your speech.
  2. Style: Develop a style that matches your personality and the context of your presentation. Adapt your style to resonate with your audience.

Using Language to Clarify and Influence:

  1. Simple Language: Use clear and simple language to enhance understanding. Avoid jargon or overly complex terms unless your audience is well-versed in the subject.
  2. Rhetorical Techniques: Employ rhetorical devices like persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, logos), metaphors, and anecdotes to influence your audience effectively.

Thinking on Your Feet:

  1. Preparation: Anticipate potential questions or challenges, and prepare responses in advance. This will boost your confidence in handling unexpected situations.
  2. Active Listening: Pay close attention to your audience’s reactions and questions. Adjust your approach as needed to address their concerns.

Developing Greater Command of Your Audience:

  1. Confidence: Confidence is a powerful tool. Project confidence in your knowledge and delivery to command your audience’s attention.
  2. Engagement: Encourage audience participation through questions, polls, or interactive activities to keep them engaged.

Gaining Your Audience’s Attention and Interest:

  1. Hook: Begin with a compelling opening that grabs your audience’s attention. This could be a surprising fact, a relevant story, or a thought-provoking question.
  2. Relevance: Ensure your content is directly relevant to your audience’s interests and needs. Address their “What’s in it for me?” question early in your presentation.

How to Book

Dates below represent open public courses only. To book this course, please select an available date and click the book now button below to complete the booking. Have two or more people to train – you may consider a closed group course. Contact us on [email protected] to discuss specific date and delivery requirements.

 

Measuring The Success

 

The purpose of your training is learning new skills and/or changing behaviour. We can help you measure this!

To evaluate how successfully the attendees are doing this, delegates can attend a Workplace Implementation session during the skills transfer period. The cost of the session is £595+VAT delivered virtually and lasts for 2.5 hours.

During the Workplace Implementation session the individuals will either on a 1-2-1 basis or as a group discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced during their skills transfer period.
This will include what they are doing differently as a direct result of the training and how this has positively impacted the organisation.
This is an excellent way to encourage the learning, support the skills transfer into the workplace and act as a measure to evaluate the training.

We compile this information into a report so that you have evidence of your return on investment.