Presenting with Impact Online



The aims of this course are as follows:

  • To provide attendees with the skills to create effective presentations
  • To provide attendees with the confidence to deliver presentations effectively
  • To recognise elements in a presentation that help get your message across
  • To recognise pitfalls that can hinder the effectiveness of your presentation
  • To introduce the T.R.U.E. Presentation Template

The course content will cover the following areas:

  • The 4 essential criteria of great presentations
    • What great presentations must be able to do
  • Pre-Presentation
    • The 2 questions you must answer before you start creating your presentation
    • The importance of brainstorming
    • Deciding on your message
    • Bringing clarity to your message
  • Presentation Openings
    • Presentation opening objectives
    • 7 attention grabbing openings
    • 3 common openings to avoid.
  • The body of your presentation
    • How to choose the key points to support your message
    • How to connect with your audience
    • 10 ways to keep your audience engaged during your presentation
  • Presentation Structure
    • The importance of effective presentation Structure
    • 7 effective presentation Structures
    • Choosing the right presentation structure
  • Presentation Closings
    • 3 ways to close a presentation effectively
    • The importance of closing well
    • How not to close a presentation?
  • Presentation Delivery
    • The importance of good eye contact
    • Getting comfortable making eye contact
    • Getting comfortable with Gestures
    • Body language confidence
    • Identifying your speaking pace
    • Creating the right speaking tone
    • Inflection and vocal variety
    • The importance of pausing
    • Identifying your speaking style
  • Using Visual Aids
    • The do’s and don’ts of using power point slides
    • How to use flip charts effectively
    • When and why to use handouts
    • Using props effectively
  • Handling nerves
    • Understanding nerves
    • Recognising it’s ok to be nervous
    • Techniques for controlling nerves
    • Creating the right speaking tone
    • Projecting confidence as a presenter

This course is highly interactive, engaging and challenging and is delivered with an emphasis on learning in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. The intervention includes a variety of learning methods including role plays, discussion, group exercises, etc. The training is both facilitative, drawing on the experience of the attendees and instructional, providing knowledge as required.

Delivered by Eric Fitzpatrick, ARK Speaking & Training