In addition to holding a degree in Training and Development I have over 15 years experience of delivering courses for personal development.
Experience: 15 years
Who is the course intended for?: Anyone that currently presents or is due to present to small or large groups.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
* Describe the qualities of an effective presenter
* Plan a presentation keeping the audience in mind
* Structure a presentation to the audience needs
* Develop clear objectives for your presentation
* Use 'attention grabbers' to enhance your opening
* Develop effective visual aids
* Use several different methods and tools for presenting
* Use positive presentation style behaviours
This session will provide you with the ideas and techniques to help you feel more confident about presenting, and will help you to become an effective presenter.
Problems and fears with Presentations - Looking at the past problems you have felt and seen with presentations. What your fears are and their likes and dislikes of presenting.
Qualities of an Effective Presenter - Identifying what makes a presenter good and analysing the skills required.
Planning a Presentation - Key considerations when planning a presentation and planning around the audience.
Structuring Your Presentation - Considering the attention span of an audience and structuring the session around this. Using the 'Communicating to Convince' model to structure the presentation.
Opening Attention Grabbers - How to start a session with a bang.
Using Visual Aids - The do's and don'ts regarding visual aids and making them effective.
Presentation Models and Tools - Identifying alternatives to PowerPoint.
Presentation style - Considering your style, including; mannerisms, gestures, eye contact, voice and nerves.
Presentation Practice - A chance to test your presenting skills and provide feedback in a safe environment.
This course will be delivered in 10 one hour lessons.