Phase 01: The Material
- Establishing a clear purpose
- Using successful information gathering techniques
- Choosing the best route through your material
- Identifying the key points
- Creating strong openings and closings
- Knowing the pros and cons of different visual aids
- Making it big, bold and brilliant
Phase 02: The Presenter
- Carrying out the ‘essential checks’
- Presenting the ‘right’ image
- Using your words, tone and body language
- Working with the qualities of your voice
- Acknowledging and overcoming nerves
- Using relaxation techniques
- Using mannerisms and gestures to enhance impact
Phase 03: The Audience
- Knowing your audience to develop presentations that appeal
- Building rapport
- Getting and keeping them on your side
- Working with questions
- Handling difficult people
- Understanding group dynamics
- Example presentation by participant on a real work presentation topic, to include visual aids, typically 15-20 minutes.
- Feedback and assessment of strong points and areas for development.
- Agreement of areas to work on.
- Preparation for a second delivery.
- Second delivery of presentation with feedback as to progress.
- Agreement of areas still requiring development.
- Input on the presentation / delivery, to include: voice work, body language, audience targeting/ tailoring, message packaging and delivery, visual aids; during this session the participant is encouraged to practice and apply these to their presentation.
- Question technique, planning and structure, introduction and closing techniques, notes and visual aid layout can all be covered as part of the overall feedback and coaching process.