Methodology: This program is a combination of lecture, workshop, interactive exercises and videotaping on iPads for immediate self-observation and critiques plus one on one coaching.
General Content Sessions: The nuts and bolts of becoming an effective presenter is covered first prior to the customized “practice” sessions. The General Content sessions range from 4-8 hours based upon selected content.
Customized Content Sessions: The participants will be given customized assignments to “practice.” This could be either a full or half-day program based upon the number of people attending per department – ideally session size is 5-10 participants. The Customized Content sessions will focus on the participants’ presentation needs for their specific type of client and team interaction.
Workbooks: A customized workbook for use during and post-session(s) is provided to each participant.
Coaching Reinforcement: Coaching will be provided for each participant during the session. Additionally, post-workshop coaching can be provided one on one for each participant of the presentations skills session.
A Sampling of Workshop Topics Includes:
Presentation preparation checklist 101 – a basic must for all presenters
What you say and how you say it – showcasing your expertise
Seated presentation effectiveness – managing the flow, territorial issues, handling up close and personal presenting
Notes – when and how to use them
The art of storytelling – a vital tool that hits the mark for audience engagement
Comfortable equals effective – techniques that make this happen
Learning to project the voice and the message
Breathing patterns, maximizing the power of the diaphragm
Knowing how and when to pause for effect allowing the listener to catch-up
Verbal presence – speaking with fluidity, language that resonates, tone of confidence
Planned vs. impromptu speaking – harnessing the power of both
The importance of a “through-line” for congruence and message clarity
Body language dos and taboos
Rapport building – reading and engaging the audience
Presentation outline and design – from beginning to end a GPS that won’t fail
Development of speaking your “brand” with congruence
Presentation skill etiquette – your turf, their turf, your brand
Team presentations – a needed skill set when not flying solo
Gesturing and mannerism do’s and don’ts
How to use humor – when, how, if
Moving beyond stage fright and into the limelight with ease – pre-presentation exercises to relax the most nervous of presenters
How to handle the question and answer segment – without becoming defensive and while remaining focused
When things go wrong – remaining composed, owning the moment, moving forward
Audience diversity – speaking to different generations, both sexes, multi-cultural
Self-presentation with charisma, influence and persuasion
Cost: A project volume-discounted rate based upon number of sessions will be quoted upon request.