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George Torok, specialist in thinking and communication skills.   Presentation skills excellence


Power Presentation for Novice Speakers

Program Highlights
In this workshop you will learn how to:
Overcome the dry mouth, nerves and adrenaline rush
What to do in the first few minutes of your presentation
Establish rapport and capture & hold their attention
Recover from mistakes, interruptions and memory lapses
Incorporate props, visuals and multimedia to aid - not detract.
Look and sound both confident and believable – even when you don’t feel that way
Handle questions with confidence
Use your obstacles to your benefit
How to deliver presentations that inform and persuade
How to stay on time

You may avoid presenting because you believe that you are not a talented public speaker. Public speaking is a skill that can be learned. In this program you will learn the fundamentals, principles and techniques to become an effective public speaker. If you are ready to build on your personal strengths and address the areas of improvement you can magnify the impact of your speaking.
All seminar participants will have the chance to speak & receive constructive feedback.

Outline
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
Using pacing
Closing with passion and lasting impact

Equipment that supports your message:
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

An associate of George Torok may deliver this program.