This product can be bought together with Delivering Powerful presentations at a discount (See pull down list for price).
The workshop pack comes with a preparation guide, full script, a CD containing slides and video content to use during the course and printable student notes.
If desired the Balance Learning interactive course or workbook of the same title can be used as pre-work for this practical course.
The course design is modular and can be given as a full classroom day or you can pick and mix the modules you feel appropriate to create a shorter course.
The simple to use guide can be used by trainers or managers wishing to develop their team.
The purpose of this workshop is to help participants feel confident to write a powerful presentation in which the content meets the needs of its audience.
Before You Write
This introduction session helps participants get to know each other and share information about the indicators of powerful presentations that they would like to focus on improving in the workshop. This helps their peers to target feedback in the right areas and ensures their priorities are linked to factors that directly impact the success of their presentations.
Writing the Presentation
This session continues with the case study started in the previous session. Participants build on the broad approach developed there and practice a particular method of developing key messages which reinforces the importance of understanding the audience’s needs and expectations.
Developing Key Messages for your Presentation
This session gives participants the opportunity to work through key message development with their colleagues and exchange ideas and feedback.
Structuring the Presentation
This session continues with the case study developed in previous sessions and provides additional practice. Participants experiment with different ways of structuring the same key messages to assess the impact and clarity of the presentation.
Structuring Your Own Presentation
In this session participants discuss with their colleagues the structure they’ve chosen for their presentation and get constructive criticism and feedback.
Bringing the Message Alive
If all of the above sessions have been included in the workshop, participants will have a draft presentation with their key messages solidified and a structure finalised. The purpose of this session is to encourage people to personalise their message and use expressive language to create interest.
Creating Compelling Openers and Closes
This session help people refine their first use of the mnemonic INTRO techniques and clarify their plans for their opening and closing statements.
Creating Support Materials
This session focuses on the most common kind of visual aid - the slide presentation. Participants are given practice in the positive use of slides - matching audience and slide and creating appropriate and useful text/graphic aids.
This session closes the workshop and provides the launch pad for the transfer of learning back into the workplace.