Speaking in public always ranks highly in any list of things that people are frightened to do. Whether it is a business presentation or a social event, the very thought of having to stand up and speak is enough to set the heart racing and the nerves jangling.
However, in numerous walks of life this is a skill that is highly necessary for success. The ability to get the message across is as important to health professionals as it is to business people, fund-raisers and educators. In fact you would be hard-pressed to think of a profession that did not need these skills.
We have run numerous courses in the art of communication and especially speaking skills.
Coaching of Conference Speakers
Perhaps you have an important conference coming up and would like your speakers to be professionally prepared. Especially in the case of large conferences, the value of professional coaching is immense. It helps to build the confidence and competence of speakers and makes a positive difference to the reaction of the audience.
Each year since 2008 Graham has worked with Chiesi pharmaceuticals in Parma, Italy. He helps their conference speakers to prepare and rehearse their sessions.
He can do the same for you – contact us now to find out more.
We have trained thousands of people in these skills in order to help them gain confidence in front of groups. Whether wanting to learn conference speaking, or perhaps to smaller groups, we are able to help people master the skills they need.
Graham and the team have worked with numerous organisations on these skills including the US company Air Products who have been clients since 1998. Here is what they say;
Hazel Turner – HRD –
Global People College Europe
Air Products plc
Two Day Workshop
Success in business today depends not only on what you have to say but also on how you put your ideas across. Even the strongest business case will fail to impress if it is not presented in a clear and professional manner. You may have been in situations where you did not feel confident in speaking to groups. You may have wondered where to stand or what to do with your hands. Perhaps you have occasionally been thrown off track by an awkward question. This workshop will enable you quickly learn the secrets of professional presenters and help you to do justice to your ideas by presenting them with impact.
What Will You Learn?
Objectives: By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- Effectively plan and structure a presentation
- Deliver your presentations with confidence and impact
- Confidently handle visual media to enhance your presentations
- Interact effectively with an audience and handle questions
Specifically you will learn how to
- Clarify and write the objectives of a presentation
- Plan and structure a presentation to meet the required objectives
- Balance desired objectives with time available and nature of the audience
- Quickly gain rapport with an audience
- Boost the motivation level of the audience to listen to your presentation
- Use your voice qualities and body language to connect with a group
- Utilise stance and movement to best effect
- Use a range of methods for responding to audience questions
- Get an audience involved through posing questions
- Overcome nerves and boost up your confidence
- Apply simple principles to use any visual medium effectively
How Will You Learn?
The workshop is highly practical and will enable to apply the principles easily to your own situations. You will have plenty of opportunity to make presentations and receive professional coaching and feedback.
Pre–Course Preparation: In advance of the training you are asked to identify the typical situations in which you will be applying your learning and also make a note of your learning objectives. It is recommended that this is done through discussion with your manager.
What are the Benefits?
What will I be able to do once I have learned these skills? On completion of the programme you will be able to structure presentations in ways that are appealing and easy to understand. You will be able to immediately increase your confidence and effectiveness in speaking any kind of group. Whether you are speaking at a small in-house meeting, presenting to a client or addressing a large audience, you will be able to improve your performance straight away.