People often feel that presenting to an audience is one of the most stressful jobs they are asked to do.
This applies whether it's part of a sales role, where performance can easily be measured, or a requirement to explain the progress of (say) a project, where audience response may be harder to gauge.
Well, rest assured: the lessons of developing successful presentation skills are easy to learn - and the resultant boost in confidence is a natural follow-through.
We have a range of courses that deal with all aspects of presentation, so take your pick from the areas you'd like to cover most. We're sure you'll want more!
The first step is to define the objective of the presentation, so you can plan outcomes from the start.
We also show you how to build a checklist to analyse the needs, attitudes and expectations of your audience.
Don't forget where you are! We show you how to modify your delivery according to the location and maybe even the medium used.
By the end of this course, you'll be able to define what you want to achieve, what your audience needs, and how best to help everyone to get what they want!
It's important to make your message crystal clear so your audience stays engaged.
This course shows you how the "rule of three" can be used to make key points come alive during the presentation.
We also teach you how to stay focused on your presentation objectives: what you want the audience to think and do afterwards.
The first thing to remember is that visuals can have a significant effect on your audience -- good or bad!
So we show you how to design your visuals with the audience in mind, as well as the message you are giving.
We also show you good, and bad, habits in design so you can develop an effective style based on best practice.
You'll learn when handouts are a good way of enhancing the effect of your presentation (because it's not always the case).
You'll end up by knowing when support materials are beneficial -- and how to create them for maximum impact.
We show you how to rehearse before presentations, testing and improving your visual aids and handouts; how to deliver flently; and manage timings.
You'll also learn how to explore your use of words and phrases for best impact; how to experiment with voice "color": speed, volume, tone -- not forgetting the power of the pause!
And we show you the importance of rehearsing in the same posture and style you plan to deliver, and how to build from rehearsing alone before seeking supportive feedback when you are ready.
It's amazing how much better people feel when their rehearsal is logical and structured - and in this course we show you exactly how to achieve just that!
We show you how to present yourself to create an effective bridge between your message and your audience.
You'll find out how to use movement, gestures, body language -- and even visual aids -- to get your point across in the most effective way.
You'll see how to gain control of your nerves, and stay calm and confident during presentations.
And, of course, we'll show you how to rehearse and prepare fully beforehand.
At the end of this course, you'll know how to create a more engaging and effective persona that will supercharge your presentations!
Great presentations don't just happen! They need to be set up carefully and delivered with professionalism.
We teach you how to build a clear and effective structure, to present your message in a way that connects with your audience.
We also demonstrate the importance of relevance with your words and your visuals so you stay "on message" and your audience remains fully engaged.
This is an interactive and engaging online course that teaches you how to bring your presentations alive!
With this course, you'll be able to inspire your audience and make your key messages count!
We give you a kitbag of techniques and tips, so you can add power and impact to your presentations and learn how to open and close with style and panache.
We demonstrate the importance of pitch, pace and voice variation in keeping the attention of your audience. And the need for emotion - and maybe tension - in what you say so you boost involvement.
We also show you how to use stories, examples and anecdotes to create impact.
But of course you need to stay "on message", so we also stress the importance of relevance to your key messages.
And we cover how to practice your delivery to ensure it is both polished and personalized.
Questions are to be encouraged, not avoided! That's because they are a great opportunity to connect with your audience in a way that no script can do.
We show you how to encourage your audience to ask questions by creating an open and relaxed environment.
We also show you how to prepare for questions, and how to answer them effectively.
By using the lessons you learn here, you will make your presentations more engaging, uplifting and effective!
FOUR courses showing you how to create powerful, professional presentations
There are no pre-course requirements: whether you're new to it all, or you're a seasoned veteran looking for a refresher on best practice, this course pack will take you through how to get your preparation absolutely right.
FIVE courses showing you how to deliver effective, engaging presentations
There are no pre-course requirements: whether you're a newcomer or have years of experience, this course pack will take you through how to deliver effective presentations with professionalism and credibility.