Presentation Skills

Do you recognize the following statements?

  • It is a challenge for me to present a technical topic (which is completely clear to me) to an audience which is not so deeply involved.
  • I feel nervous before a presentation and I would like to feel more in control, also with respect to interaction with my audience.
  • I feel like losing grip during my presentation, e.g. when I feel interrupted by the audience.
  • I would like to feel more comfortable while standing in front of a group for a presentation or speech.

 

And? Did you recognize yourself in (some of) the statements? Then this training addresses just what you need to become a more convincing presenter/speecher!

Goal of training

The goal is to develop understanding and to practice your skills in presenting a difficult technical subject in a clear way, in order to reach the goal of your presentation.

After the training you will:

  • understand how you can present a technical message in an understandable way.
  • know which techniques there are to support the technical content.
  • have a better insight in how to benefit from your personal strengths –and being able to use that- when presenting for a group.
  • know how to use non-verbal and body language to support your presentation.
  • have practiced in presenting prepared (and last minute unprepared) technical topics.
  • understand why practice and preparation makes or breaks the result of your presentation.
  • feel much more comfortable when giving a presentation or speech for a group.

The trainers will make sure that the evenings have sufficient room for theory, practice and questions, in a pleasant and safe atmosphere.

First evening:

  • Explanation of the theory of the different aspects which play a role in presentations.
  • Exploration of the 12 steps which will lead to the end result; an understandable technical presentation, fit to the purpose and fit to the audience.
  • Various techniques will be discussed and analyzed in a current topic, such as a speech of D.Trump (depending what at that time is in the news).
  • Your personal experience and improvement points including non-verbal and body language.
  • Homework is to prepare a 5-10 min presentation, based on the 12 steps, for evening two.

 

Second evening:

You will present the prepared presentation which you did for homework, as a 5-10 min presentation (this may well be a presentation from your work). Together as group, we will give you feedback on what went well and what can be improved. You will notice that you not only learn from your own presentation, but also from your observations of the other presentations!

 

Third evening:
Similar to the second evening, you will do a short presentation. However, now we will practice the situation that you have not been able to prepare. Imagine that you are sitting at your desk and your team leader walks up to you. He tells you the following:

An important  manager in your project has just arrived at the reception and he wants to know something about your project. Unfortunately the person who was going to present something, just called in sick. Please help me out and prepare a short presentation which you can give in 25 minutes from now”.

We as trainers will provide you the topics on the evening itself. You as participants will practice in improvising and how to deal with that.

Duration: 3 evening sessions, including dinner
Costs: 500 Bright Coins per member