Purposeful presenting, with Louise Hedges

Purposeful presenting, with Louise Hedges

“Ideas are not really alive if they are confined to only one person’s mind." — Nancy Duarte, Resonate
Personal Effectiveness
Tuesday 16 March
3:30pm5:30pmUK time

This two-hour session is for those seeking to continually improve their presentational skills, with lots of new tools and techniques to take away, try and apply — virtually and in-person.

Many of us don't look forward to speaking publicly. But we're often called on to do so — formally, informally, to big groups or small ones, on screens and in rooms — often aiming to get people on board to our point of view. And we all instinctively know a good public speaker when we see one; they make it look easy, and seem so natural doing it. But if we want to get better, where do we begin?

Ultimately it's all about 'being ourselves with skill', and consciously approaching any kind of presentation with a practical framework in mind, smart tools to hand and a willingness to adapt to what comes from our audience. This session — led by seasoned trainer, and communications maestro Louise Hedges, is about achieving just that, trying out lots of proven approaches to making a difference to the impression we make.

Expect an immersive and interactive experience, among a supportive group of peers.

What we'll cover:

• Story structures, and the power of tension
• Tools for impact, virtually and in-person
• Signposting and expectation setting
• Beginning and ending well
• Enticing and managing questions
• Knowing your audience (because they're the hero)

PP Slide
You'll receive the session slides, to revisit and replay among your team.

How the session will be structured:

Expect an energising and practical session in which lots of tools and techniques are shared and tried out together.

Who the session is for:

Anyone who wants to refine or build on their existing presentation skills, among a supportive group of peers.

Tuesday 16 March
3:30pm5:30pmUK time

A really nice group, which made sharing simple. I loved the snappy tasks during the session, and took away very actionable tips. Love the breakouts and meeting new people too.

Ross, The Met Office

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Helpful resources

To support the session you'll also get access to a digital workbook and other smart resources to help you revisit and deepen your learning.

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A great book for the pile

Penned by friend of YCN Mark Shayler, Do Present provides an enlightening and actionable take on what it takes to shine when in front of others.

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Just for you

We can deliver this session directly into teams, wherever they're working from. Find out more about our tailored partnerships here.