This fun, interactive one-day course is taught by the well-known public speaker and author Ken Zeigler. He has over 30 years’ experience. It is designed to give participants tips, tools, ideas, and strategies to make their presentations more effective. His “hands-on” approach shows participants how to plan their presentation, what information to include, and how to organize it, so it creates their desired outcome or result. Even the most panic stricken participant will feel more confident and comfortable after taking this class. This class is taught from the participant’s perspective so the class can identify more quickly with the material.
Participants start out with a presentation using their current skills. This is videotaped. As the course progresses they are given different skills and tools in each module. After each module they will give another presentation and receive feedback from the class, instructor, and videotape. Each participant gives three presentations per class. They can see the gradual transformation as they progress through the class. At the end of the class each person gives a final presentation using all the skills, tips, and tools they received during the session. Each participant then shares what the biggest difference(s) is before and after taking the class.
- Knowing your audience and identifying your objective(s) and main points.
- Developing thorough preparation skills that save time.
- Developing material that’s concise, to the point, and interesting.
- Learning a successful presentation format that works.
- How to get the audience involved.
- Easy tips for making a dynamic PowerPoint presentation.
- How to control the tempo of your presentation (not too slow, not too fast)
- How to create powerful eye contact so you’re speaking to each person.
- How to look and act professional creating the right image.
- How to use voice, body language, and eye contact to your advantage.
- Handling the toughest question and answer session.
Planning and Execution
This program is very strong on learning how to “craft” your message in a concise manner that grabs the audience’s attention and makes their message memorable.