Presentation Skills

By: Henshall Centre  08/10/2009
Keywords: presentation skills

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 presentation.

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 style.

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.

Practical Sessions 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

Keywords: presentation skills