Presentations: love them or hate them, they are an important part of professional life – whether to inspire, motivate, change minds or simply report back to your peers.
And presentations are a crucial part of the day-to-day jobs of many teams. So their success or failure can determine anything from your team’s reputation within your organisation to the outcome of a project worth millions.
That’s why it’s vital to understand that an effective presentation is as much about what you say as how you say it.
Yes, your team’s delivery and appearance are important. And yes, having a confident speaker helps. But your team still need to captivate their audience with their content. In short, they need a combination of writing and presentation skills. (Most presentation-writing courses focus on the style of your delivery. But it’s the substance of your ideas that will remain in your audience’s mind when your presentation is finished.)
In this presentation- and speech- writing course, we’ll show your team how to capture and keep their audience’s attention – without relying on PowerPoint.
On our presentation and speech-writing course, your team will learn how to:
- use the techniques of the best speech writers
- avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’
- create an introduction that grabs attention
- condense technical information into simple messages
- write a strong, memorable ending
- use rhythm and ‘colour’, and avoid weak words
- punctuate for speech
- design slides that work
- influence and inspire their audience
- write attention-grabbing ‘two-liners’ to promote their talk.
To inspire people, you need to appeal to their values. To carry them, you need pace and rhythm. To change minds, shape visions or even tell everyone what you do all day, you must choose and order your words carefully. We’ll show your team how to do this – and much more.