Delivering Successful Presentations II - Coach The Mind
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Delivering Successful Presentations II

A three-day course for making effective, stress free presentations to groups in typical business situations.

Aims of the Course

The course is designed for people who have never made a presentation before or for those who would like to improve their skills and confidence.  Whether it is a sales presentation, presenting a report to the board, communicating with a group or talking to a team, presentations need to be prepared systematically and delivered with confidence.

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Plan and structure a presentation
  • Manage themselves, their material and their audience
  • Use visual aids effectively
  • Dealing with nerves and confidence building
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Meeting the needs of the audience

Course Content

The course will be structured as follows:

The fundamental elements of presentation

  • Popular misconceptions about presentations and presenting
  • The qualities of a good presenter
  • What makes an excellent presentation
  • Overcoming presentation stress

Planning and preparing for the presentation

  • Knowing the audience
  • Identifying objectives
  • Structuring the presentation for different situations
  • Organising material
  • Preparing high impact presentation material for the beginning, middle and end
  • Maintaining interest and building the message
  • Slide and material design/preparation
  • Preparing relevant visual effects
  • Preparing different types of notes and support elements
  • Choosing the type of equipment to use
  • Using rehearsal and visualisation to achieve confidence

Pre-presentation planning

  • Evaluating and preparing for different environments
  • Checking selected equipment, the environment and other resources
  • Preparing to the body and the mind to present

Presentation delivery

  • Handling a powerful opening
  • Gaining attention and keeping it
  • Controlling the voice and body
  • Listening and reflecting the needs of the audience
  • Developing visual aids for different types of equipment
  • Remaining calm under pressure and achieving focus
  • Overcoming barriers to communication and building a rapport
  • Using notes inconspicuously and memory systems
  • Time management
  • Handling difficult questions positively and concisely
  • Organising and managing the environment
  • Closing the presentation for the result that is required

Practical presentation development exercise

The course will be designed to give delegates a range of presentation experiences culminating in:

  • Preparing and structuring a business presentation
  • Delivering the presentation to a work related case study
  • Having the presentation reviewed by the group or video