Mastering the art of powerful presentations

Presentations, or the idea of standing up in public and presenting, appear to be more terrifying than death or divorce to many people.

Yet, despite the advances in technology, we are still expected to face the fear and do it anyway.

Presentations don’t have to be terrifying

Case Study: Presenting Innovation

We work with clients who need to influence their chief executive at brief monthly meetings, give project updates to senior managers or present to teams, large and small. Whether the audience is one or one hundred, the key skills remain the same.

Presenters are practiced, not born

If you want to make sure that you are heard, that your message really does get through to others, you will need to work on – and work at – the quality of your communication. Effective communicators condense their messages, focus on what the other side wants to hear and are aware of when the message is and isn’t getting through.

We coach clients one to one and in small groups to:

  • Prepare effectively for what the audience really wants
  • Establish credibility and maintain attention
  • Control the flow of information to maximise impact
  • Develop rich, pictorial language to make your audience care
  • Manage nerves and “own your space”
  • Handle difficult questions with confidence and credibility
  • Turn your presentation into a real dialogue

The fear of speaking in public is supposed to rank ahead of death, divorce and bankruptcy, yet in this virtual media age we still demand real people to stand up in front of us and command our attention.  Being able to present effectively is a skill that you can use at every meeting and in all phone and conference calls. You may wish to combine this program offering with Taming PowerPoint: Developing High Impact Visual Aids

Contact us now so we can help you make a greater impact with all your communication.

Read these two blog posts for more straightforward hint and tips on mastering the art of powerful presentations.

Presenting: How not to die while speaking in public

Ten tips for hands free presentations