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2019-06-07 9:30:00 2019-06-07 9:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Powerful Presentations The program was highly interactive, with participants sharing their techniques and being engaged in-group discussions, simulations, analysis of You tube... Australia Michael Green mgreen@mav.asn.au

Powerful Presentations

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The program was highly interactive, with participants sharing their techniques and being engaged in-group discussions, simulations, analysis of You tube clips of great presenters, group exercises and competitions. At the completion of this program, participants were able to deliver a powerful presentation, which was engaging and memorable.

Workshop Information

Pre-workshop preparation

Prior to the program, participants are encouraged to complete a pre course questionnaire asking them to rate themselves on the various aspects of good presentations. This helps the facilitator tailor the program to their needs and create the appropriate emphasis.

Participants should also bring with them:

  • material to deliver a five minute council related presentation. This could be a presentation they have previously delivered, or one to be delivered in the future.
  • their mobile phone fully charged in preparation for recording their deliveries.

Workshop Outline

The program is highly interactive, with participants sharing their techniques and being engaged in-group discussions, simulations, analysis of You tube clips of great presenters, group exercises and competitions. At the completion of this program, participants will be able to deliver a powerful presentation, which is engaging and memorable.

In the morning, the workshop explores the principles to create an engaging presentation and participants will present two very short talks looking at:

  • creating powerful openings
  • body language and movement.

In the afternoon, participants will present their five minute talks in small groups of six people recording it on their phones for personal reflection later. The facilitator and other participants will provide stretching, yet confidence building feedback.

Participants will also present another short session in the afternoon totally through interaction with the audience. This highlights the engagement factor associated with that form of presentation.

Target Audience

  • Councillors
  • Executive/Senior Management.

Learning Outcome

Specifically, participants should be able to:

  • analyse audience needs
  • prepare content to meet the needs
  • describe retention and concentration rates of adults and describe how these influence the delivery method of a presentation
  • incorporate at least four visual aids and audience activity into the presentation
  • demonstrate at least four personal presentation techniques to enhance audience concentration
  • use words to connect with the audience
  • deal with nerves
  • identify contemporary PowerPoint techniques
  • handle difficult audience members
  • generate interaction with the audience.

About Lynne Hayward

Lynne has been training for 32 years. She specialises in Presentations Skills, Writing Skills, Customer Service, and Leadership.

She has a wealth of information in her specialty areas and can tailor that information relative to the level of the group to which she is training. She believes that training should be fun and interactive as well as full of practical content and strategies to implement back at work.

Lynne’s Presentation Skills program focuses on confidence and skill development. She passionately and enthusiastically presents a strong framework for presentations along with a myriad of practical techniques and tips, which can be implemented immediately. She gently pushes for skills improvement throughout the program and has been known for saying “Let’s do that again and this time try...”.