pdc mastering the art of presenting

This workshop can be delivered face-to-face or online. 

 

Are you an experienced presenter? Would you like to take your skills to the next level and learn how to deliver engaging presentations even in challenging situations?  

In this action-packed workshop, you will develop skills in analysing audience types, selecting and storyboarding key messages and using storytelling techniques to engage your audience. You will learn how to build real connection with your audience and use impactful vocabulary to make your presentation more memorable. You will also practise techniques for handling a range of challenging situations and adapting your presentations on-the-go. 

During the programme, you will work on your own case study presentation and receive feedback on how to improve your skills. This will be recorded so you are able to continue reflecting on and developing your skills when you get back to work.

This workshop is for you if...

You have taken our Success with Presentations workshop or you’re an experienced presenter.

Outcomes

After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • recognise the differences between aggressive, passive and assertive behaviour and know when to choose an assertive response  
  • communicate using assertive language, body language and tone to influence others  
  • say ‘no’ assertively and deal with criticism more effectively.  

Workshop outline

Advanced Presentation Skills essentials 

  • Review of presentation fundamentals  
  • Micro-presentations: your case study  
  • Goal setting  

Planning powerful presentations 

  • The POW approach to audience analysis 
  • Different audience types and their needs 
  • Developing your key messages 

Using storytelling techniques to present 

  • Start with a story 
  • Organising ideas persuasively 
  • End where you started 

Engaging your presentation audience from the start 

  • Building connection with your audience 
  • Making your presentation interactive 
  • Using humour with different audiences 

Presenting using powerful language 

  • Using contrast for impact 
  • Using metaphors to enliven your stories 
  • Using rhetorical questions to engage 

Adapting your presentation on the go 

  • Navigating last-minute changes 
  • Reading your audience's body language 
  • Deviating from your plan mid-presentation 

Responding to challenging audiences during presentations 

  • Presenting to hostile audiences 
  • Handling challenging question & answer sessions 
  • Engaging disengaged audiences 

Presentation skills mini-clinic 

  • Individual presentations (filmed) 
  • Evaluating your performance 
  • Setting presentation goals

Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Face-to-face workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public Training Dates 2020/2021
8-9 October 17-18 December
22-23 March