A study conducted in the 1980’s by Psychology Today showed that people throughout North America fear public speaking more than death! This four day, live in course, is designed to provide participants with the fundamental skills necessary for them to deliver highly effective presentations to groups of various sizes. Group management skills are a key focus within this workshop as well as giving participants the confidence that they can handle even the toughest audience.
This course is primarily targeted at anyone who is in the position of needing to deliver presentations. Others who may consider attending include anyone in a leadership position, who wishes to significantly improve communications skills.
This workshop is extremely intensive, difficult and highly experiential. Participants learn by doing.
- Theory is immediately applied during the workshop as students are given an example to role play, deliver individual presentations and work on individual and team assignments to practice what they are taught.
- Participants are provided feedback an skills development through on-going critiques, and will be able to follow their own progress throughout the course by being videotaped.
- Participants will encounter many of the real-life obstacles and pitfalls encountered by public speakers, and learn how to handle them
- Participants will learn about themselves, their own learning, facilitation and leadership styles and how to recognize and work with the styles of team members
What You Will Learn
- Up-Front Skills
- How to prepare for presentations
- Organizing thoughts
- Technical presentations
- Teaching vs. Entertaining
- Audio-visual aids
- Tools & Presentation Aids
- Room Layout
- Having fun
- Communicating with adults
- Teaching Adults vs. Children
- Learning Engineering Process
- How to handle obstacles
- Group Dynamics
- Group Control
- Group Process
- Group Roles
- Monitoring and Intervention
- High-risk, low-trust communications
The Credibility model
- The Trust model
- Handling Q & A sessions
Graduates will have the theoretical and practical experience needed to prepare, organize and present a competent presentation and have strategies to handle the many obstacles and pitfalls encountered by public speakers. Through critiquing their own performance on videotape, participants will have an awareness of their own presentation style and will have increased confidence when called upon to speak in front of groups.
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