- Improve your public speaking skills
- Adapt to your audience and involve them
- Gain confidence and manage stage fright
Anyone required to speak in public in a professional context.
- Different types of presentations and public speeches
- Qualities of a good presentation; most frequent errors
Prepare your presentation
- Key points to consider before you start
- Know your audience. Take notes.
- Clearly define your goal!
Build and structure your presentation
- Prepare the structure of your intervention
- Find a catchy title
- Sequencing and animating its content
- Prepare concise and effective notes
- Exercise effectively
Captivate and keep the audience's attention
- The secrets of great speakers
- Get your intervention off to a good start
- Use storytelling, analogies, mental images
- Argue to convince your audience
- Listening, watching the audience, using feedback
- Involve your audience
- Optimise non-verbal communication. Manage space, move.
- Avoid common communication pitfalls
- Encourage questions; make them interactive and dynamic
- Create a warm and friendly atmosphere
Managing difficult participants
- Use assertiveness to reframe
- Solicit troublemakers
- Managing “chatty”, “aggressive”, “apathetic” and “disruptive” elements in general
Visual aids and PowerPoint presentations
- Types of visual aids; advantages and disadvantages
- PowerPoint or no PowerPoint?
- The golden rules for an effective PowerPoint presentation