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Introduction Effective Public Speaking requires powerful influencing and communication skills. Whether you are trying to influence a customer on a one-to-one basis, addressing a conference, managing press and publicity or presenting to a meeting, this practical development programme will be of value to you. Speaking in public or in front of a group is a widely acknowledged fear and many people successfully overcome it with ease. This training programme will equip you with the skills and techniques to significantly improve your impact, image, and control those wobbles to successfully influence your audience. Course Aim Whether you are preparing speeches and presentations for others or for yourself, this development programme is an essential exercise to enable you to develop dynamic public speaking and presentation skills. Learning Objectives By the end of this course, we guarantee that you will demonstrate greater confidence and influence during your public speaking engagements. You'll also be able to... Fine tune your delivery style to create maximum impact Develop a persuasive and impressive speaking style Control your space and presence to engage & develop rapport to influence your audience Create states of curiosity, anticipation and surprise Use pace and structure more effectively for maximum results Use simple language techniques to present powerful messages Select & deliver different styles of presentations for different audiences Manage question and answer sessions with ease Method & Approach The programme is highly participative and benefits from tutor input, group discussion, self-analysis questionnaire, and practical experience of delivering presentations. Participants will receive constructive feedback to enable improvements in confidence and ability to project a powerful message with impact. The programme will provide an opportunity for learners to prepare their own personal action plans to transfer the learning back to the workplace Pre Workshop Participants should bring a presentation topic to the workshop that they wish to enhance. The topic should be work related and intended for delivery to an audience with the intention of informing the audience, influencing the audience or persuading the audience to change their perception of a situation. Course Content Day One The purpose of business presentations ? what and why? Preparing & delivering effective presentations identify your objective? Why should your audience care? Organising your presentation Building the body of your presentation Working with cue cards Pre presentation hooks Powerful openings ? openings that ignite a room Captivating Closes Creating the action and reaction you intended Day Two Connecting content and Audience Involving & engaging your audience How listeners listen and how to encourage listening Advanced communication skills Memorable messages and the rule of three Use of empowering and influential words to sensationalize your message Day Three Physical Arrangements ? Know Your Environment Using your voice - Pace, pitch and tone Using Pauses Speaking without words, leading and pacing Positive body language Reducing anxiety ? Fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) Inviting questions Recognising different question types, and how to answer them

Introduction Effective Public Speaking requires powerful influencing and communication skills. Whether you are trying to influence a customer on a one-to-one basis, addressing a conference, managing press and publicity or presenting to a meeting, this practical development programme will be of value to you. Speaking in public or in front of a group is a widely acknowledged fear and many people...

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