This one-day workshop helps you improve your presentation skills and public speaking ability, and covers planning and delivering a talk or presentation, with or without a computer. Coping with nerves, techniques of speaking to keep people interested, handling difficulties, tips for success and use of visual aids. No computers are used but delegates are expected to deliver a 5 to 10 minute presentation on a subject of their choice. They will start from an idea and develop the presentation during the day and deliver it receiving feedback. Change a run-of-the-mill presentation into a dynamic and attention grabbing one.
You will learn about:
- The benefits of presentations for speakers – change your mindset to make a presentation enjoyable for you
- The aims and objectives of a presentation
- Voice exercises to improve your vocal fitness and control
- Planning a presentation
- Considering the audience – making your presentation fit with their thoughts
- The structure – methods to impart the message
- Delivering a presentation
- Learn about projecting your voice and controlling the room
- How improvisation can make your presentation flow and be flexible
- How to use body language to manage the audience
- Coping with stage fright – methods for controlling the nerves
- Beginning and ending a presentation – tips for success
- Use of visual aids
- The techniques of speaking
- Question techniques – how using your questions and audience questions can improve communication
Who would benefit from this Public Speaking and Presentation Skills workshop?
Anyone who needs to speak in public and wishes to deliver an effective talk or presentation.
There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. Delegates will be asked to deliver a 5 to 10 minute talk on a subject of their choice, and will receive comprehensive and helpful feedback. The delegates will have a number of exercises to develop their presentation during the day based on input from the course. The presentation will then be delivered near the end of the workshop, when delegates are feeling more confident, as it also gives them the opportunity to put in to practice what they have learned during the day.