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  • Objectives
    At this program's conclusion, participants should be able to:
    * Identify the four essential components of a presentation.
    * Describe an audience analysis and why it is a needed step in a presentation.
    * Organize information in a clear and concise manner.
    * Create an attention-grabbing introduction.
    * Implement techniques for varying vocal tones and body language.
    * Develop strategies for handling hecklers, bullies, and other disruptive participants.
    * Point out the benefits and pitfalls of various visual-aid options and audience seating arrangements.
    * Begin implementing goals created during the session.
  • Course description
    Available Formats
        * One Day
        * Two Days

    Program Overview

    No matter how good or important a message is, if it's not delivered in an interesting and effective way, chances are it won't be heard at all.  Strong presentation skills can advance a career.  Poor speaking skills can ground a rising star.  In this program, participants will learn how to conquer the podium and deliver presentations that get results.  From dynamic introductions to powerful closings, participants will have an opportunity during this training to practice and refine their platform skills.

    The following outline highlights some of the course's key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).

    Course Outline
    What It Looks Like: The Anatomy of a Successful Presentation
    This program begins with an examination of the parts of successful presentations: powerful introductions, effective transitions, and captivating conclusions.  Participants will dive in "head first" with a short practice presentation illustrating principles discussed.
    Let Me Tell You: Understanding Audience Differences
    Using Business Training Works' signature diagnostic tool, The Communication Jungle , participants will identify their own presentation styles and those of different types of audience members in order to adjust for better communication.
    Highs and Lows: Adding Vocal Variety
    In this unit, participants will explore several techniques for adding vocal and visual variety to their presentations.  Goodbye, monotone.  Hello, dynamic speaker.
    Stop Shaking in Your Shoes: How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
    Fear is why many people do not enjoy public speaking.  This component looks at the reasons for fear and techniques to overcome it. Participants will receive a checklist for projecting the best possible image, and they will learn how to eliminate such distracting speech habits as "um," "ah," and "you know."
    Tickling Their Funny Bone: How and When to Use Humor
    Humor used well can make a presentation come alive.  Humor that isn't funny, on the other hand, can destroy a message.  This portion of the program explains when and how to inject humor into presentations.
    Know-It-Alls, Talkers, and Bullies: Managing Hecklers
    It is sometimes said that "there is one in every group."  A difficult person makes the presenter's job a challenge at best.  Learning how to manage those audience members who don't want to be there is an essential skill of top speakers.  This segment explores handling difficult people and challenging situations.
    Flipcharts, PowerPoint, and Slides: Effective Visual Aids
    Choosing and using visual aids is an integral part of many presentations.  This lesson reviews available options and covers the benefits and drawbacks of each.
    People Who Can, Do: Preparation and Practice
    The program culminates with participants making various kinds of presentations: explanatory, informative, persuasive.  Each participant will be videotaped for review and critique.

    At the program's conclusion, participants will understand what makes a high-impact presentation and will have practiced and been critiqued on their newly acquired skills.

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