This workshop has been designed for those in positions where they must speak in front of audiences that are hostile or demanding. This material is also suitable for those who are relatively new speakers who want some encouragement to speak up in meetings or who want some training before they begin making presentations on behalf of the organisation.
Speaking under pressure, or thinking on your feet, means being able to quickly organise your thoughts and ideas, and then being able to convey them meaningfully to your audience to modify their attitudes or behaviour. It applies to formal speeches as well as everyday business situations.
It requires presence of mind, goal orientation, adaptation, and judgement. It also requires differentiating between oral and written communications.
This course is aimed at improving your skills and learning some new techniques which will give you the persuasive edge when you are making a presentation, fielding difficult questions, or presenting complex information.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To begin, we will explore what Speaking Under Pressure is. Participants will also learn an easy way to structure any presentation.
This session will offer participants seven easy ways to better prepare for a presentation – even if you don’t know the time, date, or topic.
Force Field Analysis
Next, participants will learn about a structured method of looking at two opposing forces acting on a situation.
Understanding Your Audience
During this session, we will explore a three-phase needs approach and the idea of common ground. Participants will also practice creating an audience profile.
Controlling Your Jitters
This session will focus on how to make the most of stage fright.
Making Your Listener Hear You
During this session, participants will explore what turns listeners on and off in a large group discussion.
To wrap up the first day, participants will learn what a key theme is, how to create one, and how to distil it into a key sentence. Participants will also be given a small homework assignment.
To begin the second day, we’ll wrap up our discussion on key themes. Participants will share their homework assignment.
This session will explore the idea of using three key points for a presentation. We will also share some tips for sending a memorable message.
Next, participants will learn some different ways to organise the information in the body of their message.
Our Body Language
During this session, participants will take a close look at positive and negative body messages.
If You Could Be…
To prepare for the major presentation later on in the workshop, participants will be asked to give a short presentation on this question: “If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?”
Beginnings and Endings
This session will give participants some ways to create strong beginnings and endings.
Expanding a Basic Plan
So far, this workshop has focused on small presentations. This session will give participants some tips on fleshing out those small presentations should they be required to present something longer than just a few minutes.
To conclude the workshop, participants will prepare and present a short five minute speech. Participants will also evaluate each other.
At the end of the day, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
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