Most of us don't look forward to speaking publicly. But we're often called on to do so — formally and 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 well prepared, with practical frameworks in mind, smart tools to hand and a willingness to adapt to what comes from our audience. Because as the old saying goes ‘no plan survives contact with the enemy’. Through live workshops and self-directed resources, we’ll try out lots of proven approaches to making a difference to the impression we make, and how successfully our ideas live on in the minds of others.
Building Presenting skills among your team
Ways we can immediately help
Core content covered
• 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)
• Knowledge of two key presentation frameworks (Root > Stem > Branch + FISH) and confidence to apply them in relation to a real scenario.
• Awareness of current strengths, and how to authentically lean into them when presenting.
• Body language awareness.
• How to ask specific ‘calibrated’ questions to stimulate engagement.
• A different perspective on audience centricity.
Louise created a brilliant energy, made everyone feel comfortable and then gently pushed us out of our comfort zones!