Effective Presentation Skills

Synopsis
Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. According to a survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person’s career.

While public speaking can be a nerve-wracking experience, it can be extremely beneficial to boost our confidence and in turn succeed in our career, social engagements, and businesses. Public speaking is a life skill, which we all need to develop. Whether speaking in front of groups, conducting meetings, speaking at a conference, lecturing for the first time, or addressing the media, improving our presentation skill empowers us to deliver our message with confidence, capture the attention of our audience, increase our credibility, influence our audience and win them over our side, and create impact.

Effective Presentation Skills workshop will give participants effective presentation tips and approaches that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. Your participants will be provided a strong set of skills that will complement their current presentation skill set. This workshop includes topics that participants can look forward to including but not limited to creating a compelling speech, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience. Therefore, this one-day workshop will help your people organize their speeches well, deliver impactful presentation from the stage, listen actively, eliminate credibility robbers, and communicate their message effectively.

Tentative Workshop Objectives
The main goal of this workshop is to empower participants with great communication strategies, processes, and tools so that they may communicate effectively and concisely. Below are the specific objectives of the workshop (While the objectives can be modified to meet the particular needs of your team, below is a common starting point). The workshop is designed to:

  1. Identify and profile the audience.
  2. Create a basic outline of your presentation using a brainstorming tool.
  3. Organize your ideas.
  4. Establish credibility and eliminate credibility robbers.
  5. Put it all together.
  6. Overcome nervousness.
  7. Active Listening.
  8. Deliver a polished, professional speech.
  9. Handle questions and comments effectively.

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