Presentation Skills

soft skill development

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 presentation skill that appeal
  •  Building rapport 
  •  Getting and keeping them on your side
  •  Working with questions
  •  Handling difficult people
  •  Understanding group dynamics

Phase 04:

  •  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 skill.
  •  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.