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Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

5 Day Training

Dates: 15 – 19 July | 16 – 20 September 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Course Introduction

This immersive 5-day course on “Public Speaking and Presentation Skills” equips you with the ability to engage and inspire your audience. With a comprehensive curriculum, this program not only addresses the foundational fears of public speaking but also hones your skills to deliver presentations similar to seasoned TED speakers. Through a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises, including role-play, you will learn how to structure your communication effectively and leave a lasting impact on your audience.

Course Objectives

Participants will gain a robust set of skills that will transform them into adept public speakers. Expect to:

  • Navigate through the nuances of public speaking anxiety with proven strategies.

  • Craft and tailor presentations that resonate with diverse audiences.

  • Utilize innovative techniques to understand and captivate your audience.

  • Enhance your physical communication through dynamic body language and vocal exercises.

  • Construct and deliver a presentation with a compelling narrative that engages listeners.

  • Implement powerful closing techniques that drive your message home and prompt action.

Who should attend?

This Public Speaking and Presentation Skills course is designed for a broad range of professionals, including:

  • Executives across the spectrum of management.

  • Business and corporate professionals.

  • Sales and business development experts.

  • Roles that involve large audience engagement.

  • Individuals seeking to elevate their formal presentation skills.

  • Anyone aiming to make a powerful impact with their public speaking.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

  • Identifying and Understanding Common Fears of Public Speaking

  • Strategies to Overcome Fear: Humour, Vulnerability, and Preparation

  • Techniques for Impromptu Speaking

  • Leveraging Professional Speaking Skills to Build Confidence

Preparation for Impactful Presentations

  • In-depth Research Techniques: Topic, Audience, and Venue Analysis

  • Tailoring Presentations: Audience Size, Expertise, Duration, and Format Variations

  • Mastery of Visual and Audio Presentation Tools

  • Appropriate Dressing Tips for Various Occasions

  • Comprehensive Presentation Practice Methods

  • Techniques for Managing Pre-Presentation Nerves

  • Crafting Effective Presentation Slides and Materials

Excellence in Presentation Delivery

  • Core Principles of Effective Presentation

  • Engaging Start Strategies: The Art of Opening Hooks

  • Audience-Centric Approach: What Benefits Them?

  • Development of Compelling and Relevant Content

  • Seamless Transition Techniques

  • Skilful Use of Rhetorical Devices

  • Audience Engagement Tactics:

  • Commanding Audience Attention

  • Utilizing Psychological Influences in Presentations

  • Cultivating a Unique Presenting Style

Body Language and Its Impact in Public Speaking

  • Advanced Vocal Techniques for Public Speaking

  • Effective Utilization of Hand Gestures

  • Expressive Facial Communication Strategies

  • Purposeful Movement and Stage Presence

  • Leveraging Proximity for Enhanced Audience Connection

Voice and Intonation Dynamics

  • Understanding Personality through Voice Analysis

  • Voice Characteristics: Strength, Timbre, Pitch, Tempo, and Diction

  • Optimizing Voice Setting: Enhancing Strength and Timbre

  • Practical Exercises for Voice Modulation and Diction Improvement

Structuring a Presentation for Maximum Effect

  • Ensuring Logical Flow and Progression

  • Techniques for Memorable Presentation Content

  • Simplifying Complex Topics for General Audiences

  • Integrating Various Adult Learning Styles for Enhanced Comprehension

  • Creating a Unified and Holistic Presentation Experience

Powerful Conclusions in Presentations

  • Strategies for High-Impact Closings

  • Effective Summarization Techniques in Conclusions

  • Connecting the Conclusion Back to the Opening Hook

  • Specific Tips for Concluding Sales Presentations

  • Handling Audience Queries Post-Presentation

Navigating Challenges in Public Speaking

  • Strategies for Handling Diverse and Difficult Audiences

  • Managing Last-Minute Technological Issues

  • Recovery Techniques When Losing Track or Content

  • Strategies for Extending Content When Necessary

  • Coping with Tight Deadlines and Limited Preparation Time

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