We’ve all heard the saying, “Pretend the audience is naked.” Strong presenters do the opposite, they see themselves as the ones without clothes. They are willing and comfortable baring all. They are confident enough to stand on their own without any supporting tools or resources, knowing they can still connect with the audience.
It is their belief in their message dovetailed with their confidence in their skills that lets them be passionate and fearless when presenting. It allows them to show true vulnerability and authenticity in order to relate with others and gain their trust. They never overshadow the audience; they understand that the audience is their primary concern.
By understanding the basics of human psychology and its role in decision-making, you can learn how to tap into emotions to connect with people, give them a reason to listen, and provide them with what they need to put their faith in the message and, ultimately, make a decision in your favour. In Taking it All Off, learn how to present in a way that opens doors, creates visibility and gives you power.
Participants will develop refined presentation skills. The course includes a lecture component with individual and group assignments, group discussions, demonstrations, and individual presentations with coaching.
Key topics include:
- Foundations of client-focused presentations
- First impressions & non-verbal delivery
- The use of storytelling
- Taking care of details & staying focused
- Understanding audience wants & needs
- Reading audience involvement
- Anticipating questions & inviting feedback
- Remaining flexible & agile
Successful presenters are passionate, brave, and attentive. They get naked and look damn good doing it.
This training is designed to be motivational, thought-provoking, challenging and highly interactive. Training will be interspersed with lecture, individual and group work, and activities to immerse participants in key learning opportunities. Participants will have many opportunities to practice these new skills and role play scenarios they face in their work.
Before the course, we will have a kick start meeting to discuss the areas that need specific attention and understand the unique conditions of your company and teams.