Presentation skills excellence
Power Presentation for Engineers, IT & Technical Experts
In this workshop you will learn how to:
Be understood by non-technical audiences
Overcome the dry mouth, nerves and adrenaline rush
Establish rapport and capture & hold their attention
Deliver your information so it is clear and believed
Incorporate props, visuals and multimedia to aid - not detract.
Open strong and close with authority
Handle questions with confidence
Make your key points remembered
Deliver presentations that inform and persuade
Start and end on time
Speak the language of the audience. Find that common ground to be listened to, understood and believed. As an expert your message is important enough for you to ensure it is delivered in the most effective way possible. If they don’t understand you, you must change your delivery.
Give them the answers they need without boring them and killing them with techno- babble. Find helpful analogies and illustrations that clarify your message and remain memorable.
All seminar participants will have the chance to speak & receive constructive feedback.
Here are some of the main points to be covered.
Fundamentals of effective Speaking
Building your confidence
Presenting with power versus speech making
Using the five quintessential elements for success
The Speech is the thing
Choosing the right language
Tuning in your audience by selecting WIIFM -“What’s in it for me?”
Engaging your audience with anecdotes, questions and quotations
Using notes and cues effectively
Pitfalls and clichés to avoid
Closing with passion and lasting impact
Equipment that supports your message
Integrating overheads, slides and multimedia
Working with lecterns, podiums and stages
Microphones and sound equipment
Getting the most out of flip charts
What to do when equipment fails
Your Body Language speak volumes
Making eye contact to converse with your audience
Build trust and rapport by the way you look and move
Proper breathing, modulation and voice projection
Choosing the appropriate attire
Your hands, arms and legs working for you
Taking charge of your Environment
Choosing and laying out the room and furniture
Achieving the best lighting, sound and background
Proper Preparation prevents poor performance.
Questions to ask yourself before and after
Setting and following a timetable for success
Analyzing your audience and adapting to their needs
Preparing to communicate rather than lecture
Practice, practice, practice