This is an interactive workshop that allows each participant to develop their own presentation skills through learning not just presentation ‘techniques’ but also how people are interested and engaged, how they learn and how they can be ‘led’ so that they think and do – and remember – what you want them to.
The key focus is on each participant being measurably better at ensuring their audience ‘get it’ through understanding fully what the PURPOSE of the presentation is and then planning the ‘ABC’.
A is for the Action you want people to take, B is the Benefit to them in taking that action and C is the Consequence of taking the action. Each participant makes two presentations to last 90 seconds.
Through understanding the results of comprehensive research on how memory works, how learning works and why PowerPoint doesn’t work, we look at how to avoid ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and that LESS IS MORE. We look at techniques such as how to engage an audience who don’t necessarily feel comfortable at participating, body language, the importance of the eyes, the hands, of ‘leading’ the audience, how to control nervous tension, what to do when you miss out part of your planned speech, how to handle questions and so on.
We also talk about the role of the subconscious brain and that even talking 1-to-1; the other person is not listening all the time so you need to repeat your main points.
The workshop is run by a full time professional speaker who not only makes his living from making presentations – and running courses on how to be more persuasive and influential – but whose background is in successfully making presentations in his former career in advertising.