PRE016: Presentations: How to Speak with Confidence

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
October 12, 2017 09:00 (EST) 2 $1,390.00 Register

A great speaker has personal confidence, knows what they want to say and is comfortable communicating. But first, the speaker needs to create a presentation with the right messages and content for their target audience. Participants will learn how to understand their audience and create messaging that is relevant to their talk. Learn how to establish rapport and techniques to combat nervousness and why positive self-talk is so important to be a confident speaker.

Survival skills for the new presenter

Quote: “There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” — Dale Carnegie

Speaking in public is the number one fear in the world, even greater than the fear of heights or death. Perfectly intelligent people freeze the moment they have to stand up and present. They fear going blank, they fear losing their voice. Most of all, they fear appearing foolish.

As well, participants will learn how to add punch to their presentations using graphics and other aids.

Through ctc TrainCanada’s applied learning approach participants in this workshop will be given ample opportunities to practice, practice and practice.

In this two-day workshop participants will learn how to:

  • The 5 STARR approach to creating powerful presentations-Situation, Task, Action, Results and Recommendations.
  • Establish rapport with your audience
  • Learn techniques to reduce nervousness and fear
  • Understand your strengths as a presenter and how to appeal to different types of people
  • Recognize how visual aids can create impact and attention
  • Develop techniques to create a professional presence
  • Learn some different ways to prepare and organize information
  • Prepare, practice, and deliver a short presentation

Who will benefit?

  • Individuals who are new to presentations or looking to improve
  • New Canadians wanting a safe environment to learn and practice
  • Anyone who is new to the workforce

Course Content

  • Introduction and Course Overview
    Get to know other participants and discuss what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
  • Why Talk?
    Next, participants will explore the value of oral presentations.
  • Brainstorm Topics with Mind Mapping
    Learn a new technique to quickly brainstorm and organize your ideas for presentations.
  • Audience Profile
    Next, participants will look the value of audience profiles and how to create them.
  • Planning Your Presentation
    During this session, participants will learn how to use PAFEO (Purpose, Audience, Format, Evidence, Organization) to plan their presentation.
  • Making it Relevant
    Next, participants will learn about characteristics that can make or break the audience’s impression of a speaker, including volume, cliches, slang, diction, jargon, and tact (or lack thereof).
  • Positive Self-Talk
    During this session, participants will learn how to build their self-confidence – a key skill for any public speaker.
  • Body Language
    During this session, participants will learn some ways to make sure their body language is sending the right message.
  • Sticky Situations
    This session will give participants some tools to deal with difficult questions.
  • The STARR Pattern
    To begin the second day, participants will learn a second way of organizing their presentation: the STARR pattern.
  • Add Content!
    This session will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating your presentation.
  • Limit Your Information
    During this session, participants will receive tips on how to reduce the volume of information in their presentation without watering it down.
  • Your Speaking Voice
    This session will look at the key parts of a presenter’s voice.
  • Overcoming Nervousness
    To help with confidence when presenting, we will look at some suggestions about delivery.
  • Add Punch to Your Presentation
    There are many types of visual aids. We will provide an overview of, and tips for, the most common visuals during this session.
  • Your Presentation
    To give practice in front of an audience, participants will prepare and present a short presentation. Participants will evaluate each other and provide constructive feedback.
  • Making the Most of Meetings
    Meetings are a central part of communication and cooperation within any organization. This session will give participants some ways to successfully prepare for and present at any meeting.
  • The Johari Window and Building Trust
    During this session, participants will discuss self disclosure using the Johari window.  This session will explore the idea of trust and how self disclosure can help build relationships.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up
    At the end of the day, participants will have an opportunity to ask final questions and create an action plan.