Workshop

The Art of Impact Presentations

February 2020

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                            • The Art of Impact Presentations

                              05:00 PM-08:00 PM

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                            • The Art of Impact Presentations

                              05:00 PM-08:00 PM

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                                                        Brief

                                                        A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and self-confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this two-day workshop, participants will master the skills to make them better speakers and presenters.


                                                        Objectives and Expected Outcomes:

                                                        Develop a unique individual style in presenting
                                                        Understand the importance of analyzing the audience and its need in a presentation
                                                        Practice an entire range of techniques and delivery methods in presenting
                                                        Overcome fear through relaxation techniques and transform anxiety into enthusiasm
                                                        Improve verbal and non-verbal communication skills (body language)
                                                        Learn how to project voice and use pauses to dramatize the point
                                                        Present with style, flair, and presence
                                                        Actively engage and involve the audience by encouraging discussions and dealing with questions
                                                        Effectively use powerful visual aids such as PowerPoint


                                                        Outline:

                                                        Day 1 Topics

                                                        Introduction to Presentation Skills

                                                        Preparing and planning for a successful presentation
                                                        • Creating a basic outline and notes
                                                        • Research
                                                        • Writing and editing
                                                        Good and bad habits
                                                        The key elements
                                                        Defining the purpose

                                                        Begins with an examination of a successful presentation: powerful introductions, effective transitions, and captivating conclusions. Participants will dive in with a short practice presentation that illustrates the principles discussed.

                                                        Developing and Organizing Presentation Content

                                                        Creating an audience profile
                                                        Setting presentation parameters

                                                        Know your audience and the different types

                                                        Speech outline and notes

                                                        This segment will rely on facilitation and group discussions.

                                                        Verbal Communication Skills

                                                        Active listening vs. hearing
                                                        Opening and reinforcements
                                                        Questioning
                                                        Reflecting and clarifying
                                                        Summarizing
                                                        Closing communication

                                                        This segment will require a combination of theoretical and practical training techniques. Participants will engage heavily through individual and group exercises and discussions.

                                                        Non-Verbal Communication

                                                        Body Language (gestures, stance and facial expressions)
                                                        Importance of non-verbal cues in presentation
                                                        Using confident body language
                                                        Balancing verbal and non-verbal messages

                                                        This segment will be delivered through group discussions, individual exercises, and practical activities.

                                                        Preparing to Speak

                                                        How to overcome the fear of public speaking
                                                        Reducing stress and anxiety
                                                        Creating a confident impression
                                                        Mental preparation
                                                        Physical relaxation techniques

                                                        This segment analyzes fears and techniques to overcome it. Participants will learn how to eliminate distracting speech habits such as "um", "ah", "you know."


                                                        Day 2 Topics

                                                        Presentation Delivery

                                                        Adding vocal variety
                                                        Speaking with confidence
                                                        Using confident body language
                                                        Balancing verbal and non-verbal messages

                                                        Participants will explore several techniques for adding vocal and visual variety to their presentations. This segment will be delivered through group discussions, individual exercises, and practical activities.

                                                        Handling Questions from the Audience

                                                        The importance of the question-and-answer session
                                                        Respond cordially and positively to questions from the audience

                                                        This segment will be delivered through group discussions, individual exercises, and practical activities.

                                                        Using Visual Aids and Support Materials

                                                        The purpose of visual aids
                                                        Tips for effective composition of visual content and speaker aids
                                                        Which to choose: Flipcharts, slides and PowerPoint
                                                        Images, audio, and video

                                                        This lesson reviews available options and covers the benefits and drawbacks of each. This segment will be delivered through group discussions, individual exercises, and practical activities.

                                                        Presentation Practice

                                                        Delivering a short presentation

                                                        Evaluating presentations

                                                        This segment will require practical application through individual exercises and evaluations.

                                                        General Feedback Session

                                                        Individual evaluations
                                                        Personal action plans
                                                        End of course evaluations