Delegates learn how to:
· Command attention from audiences, including senior executives
· Control and channel their pre-speech nerves
· Plan and structure presentations that achieve their purpose
· Design and deploy visual aids that add to the communication process
· Consciously develop their presentation style
Speaking to an Audience
Controlling your nerves and turning them to your advantage. The role of
gestures and mannerisms. Creating rapport with your audience. When to
use notes. When to use a script. When to ad-lib.
Planning your Presentation
How to think like a listener. Signposting your presentation. Planning
for audience reaction. Understanding the critical differences between a
text and a speech. Distinguishing the point and purpose of your
Structuring the Presentation The role and
characteristics of the beginning, middle and end of your presentation.
Planning your use of images and imagery. Consciously determining your
Visual Aids Making your aids your aides. You and
your visual aids as a double act. The four tasks of the visual aid.
Visual aid design. Using them to stay in charge.
Delegates work, both individually and in small groups, to prepare and
deliver presentations on camera. They see and hear themselves and
analyse how to improve their style. VHS copies of their presentations
are available to take away