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Presentation Survival School
A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this two-day workshop, participants will master the skills that will make them a better speaker and presenter.
Personal Development Unit
What Will Students Learn?
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
We will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To begin, participants will explore key communication skills, including how to start and end a conversation.
Stop! Check Your Mouth!
Next, participants will learn about characteristics that can make or break the audience’s impression of a speaker, including volume, clichés, slang, diction, jargon, and tact (or lack thereof).
What’s Your Type? How About Mine?
During this session, participants will explore their personality type and what it means for them as a speaker.
In this session, participants will learn how to build their self-confidence – a key skill for any public speaker.
This session will explore the idea of rapport and how it can help build relationships.
Maximizing 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.
During this session, participants will learn some ways to make sure their body language is sending the right message.
This session will give participants some tools to deal with uncomfortable situations.
I Can Just Send an E-mail, Right?
Next, participants will explore the value of oral presentations.
To conclude the first day, we will look at some suggestions for handling nervousness.
The Five S’s
To begin the second day, participants will learn about the five S’s of a good presentation: significance, scenario, solutions, sequelae, and suggestions.
This session will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating your presentation.
Next, participants will look the value of audience profiles.
Your Speaking Voice
This session will look at the eight key parts of a presenter’s message.
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.
To wrap things up, participants will prepare and present a short presentation. Participants will evaluate each other and provide constructive feedback.
At the end of the workshop, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.