Presentation Skills- One Day WorkShop

Course Overview

No matter how good or important a message is, if it's not delivered in an interesting and effective way, chances are it won't be heard at all. Strong presentation skills can advance a career. Poor speaking skills can ground a rising star. In this program, participants will learn how to conquer the podium and deliver presentations that get results. From dynamic introductions to powerful closings, participants will have an opportunity during this training to practice and refine their platform skills.

This presentation skills course will:

  1. Prepare participants to speak with greater control and charisma in front of others.
  2. Provide your group with several techniques to engage their audiences immediately.
  3. Help your group choose the right amount of information to share with different listeners.
  4. Identify solutions to common speaking problems including filler words, poor eye contact, and monotonous tone.
  5. Provide solutions for dealing with hecklers, people who over participate, and audience members who are distracted, rude or otherwise not engaged.

Program Objectives:

  1. Identify the four essential components of a presentation.
  2. Describe an audience analysis and why it is a needed step in a presentation.
  3. Organize information in a clear and concise manner.
  4. Create an attention-grabbing introduction.
  5. Implement techniques for varying vocal tones and body language.
  6. Develop strategies for handling hecklers, bullies, and other disruptive participants.
  7. Point out the benefits and pitfalls of various visual-aid options and audience seating arrangements.
  8. Begin implementing goals created during the session.

Workshop Outline

  1. Workshop Outline What It Looks Like- The Anatomy of a Successful Presentation:

    This presentation skills training program begins with an examination of the parts of successful presentations: powerful introductions, effective transitions, and captivating conclusions. Participants will dive in "head first" with a short practice presentation illustrating principles discussed.

  2. Let Me Tell You- Understanding Audience Differences:

    Using Business Training Works' signature diagnostic tool, The Communication Jungle, participants will identify their own presentation styles and those of different types of audience members in order to adjust for better communication.

  3. Highs and Lows- Adding Vocal Variety:

    In this unit of presentation skills training, participants will explore several techniques for adding vocal and visual variety to their presentations. Goodbye, monotone. Hello, dynamic speaker.

  4. Stop Shaking in Your Shoes- How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking:

    Fear is why many people do not enjoy public speaking. This component looks at the reasons for fear and techniques to overcome it. Participants will receive a checklist for projecting the best possible image, and they will learn how to eliminate such distracting speech habits as "um," "ah," and "you know".

  5. Tickling Their Funny Bone- How and When to Use Humor:

    Humor used well can make a presentation come alive. Humor that isn't funny, on the other hand, can destroy a message. This portion of the program explains when and how to inject humor into presentations.

  6. Know-It-Alls, Talkers, and Bullies- Managing Hecklers:

    It is sometimes said that "there is one in every group." A difficult person makes the presenter's job a challenge at best. Learning how to manage those audience members who don't want to be there is an essential skill of top speakers. This segment explores handling difficult people and challenging situations.

  7. Flipcharts, PowerPoint, and Slides- Effective Visual Aids:

    Choosing and using visual aids is an integral part of many presentations. This lesson reviews available options and covers the benefits and drawbacks of each.

  8. People Who Can, Do- Preparation and Practice:

    The program culminates with participants making various kinds of presentations: explanatory, informative, persuasive. Each participant will be videotaped for review and critique.

Other Information

Cost: $1199 + HST
Duration: 1 Day (10 am to 5 pm with one hour lunch break)
Class Size: 1-3 participants
Registration Deadline: 4 weeks from first day of workshop We offer a 10% discount for each additional participant.

Payment Options:

  1. Individuals wishing to pay through Visa/Mastercard/Amex can call us at 647-748-7770
  2. For organizations wishing to pay through a company cheque, please request an Invoice and mail a cheque pay able to " 1437467 Ontario Inc" and mail to: 4789 Yonge Street, Suite 1014, North York, ON M2N 0G3

For More information please call us at 1-647-748-7770 or Email us at: support@train4career.net