Advanced Presentation & Public Speaking
A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this four-day workshop, participants will master the skills that will make them a better speaker and presenter.
To begin, participants will explore key communication skills, including how to start and end a conversation; learn about characteristics that can make or break the audience’s impression of a speaker, including volume, clichés, slang, diction, jargon, and tact (or lack thereof).
Next, participants will explore their personality type and what it means for them as a speaker; learn how to build their self-confidence – a key skill for any public speaker, explore the idea of rapport and how it can help build relationships.
Meetings are a central part of communication and cooperation within any organization. There will be a session which will give participants some ways to successfully prepare for and present at any meeting; participants will learn some ways to make sure their body language is sending the right message; learn some tools to deal with uncomfortable situations; explore the value of oral presentations and some suggestions for handling nervousness.
Again, participants will learn about the five S’s of a good presentation: significance, scenario, solutions, sequelae, and suggestions. You will explore the nuts and bolts of creating your presentation. Learn the value of audience profiles, the eight key parts of a presenter’s message, tips for the most common visuals
To wrap things up, participants will prepare and present a short presentation, evaluate each other and provide constructive feedback. At the end of the training, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Establish rapport with your audience
- Learn techniques to reduce nervousness and fear
- Understand your strengths as a presenter and how to appeal to different types of people
- Recognize how visual aids can create impact and attention
- Develop techniques to create a professional presence
- Learn some different ways to prepare and organize information
- Prepare, practice, and deliver a short presentation
Who Should Attend
This course would be beneficial to anyone involved in delivering value, and has essential information for:
- Business and Systems Analysts
- Project Leaders and Managers
- Product Owners
- Product and Program Managers
- Requirements Engineers
There are no specific prerequisites for this course.
- Stop! Check Your Mouth!
- What’s Your Type? How About Mine?
- Positive Self-Talk
- Maximizing the Most of Meetings
- Body Language
- Sticky Situations
- I Can Just Send an E-mail, Right?
- Overcoming Nervousness
- The Five S’s
- Start Writing!
- Audience Profile
- Your Speaking Voice
- Add Punch to Your Presentation
- Your Presentation
- Workshop Wrap-Up