Organisations that have an engaged and strategically aligned workforce are better poised to succeed in times of complexity and uncertainty. To achieve this alignment, great leaders articulate their vision for success simply, persuasively and with impact. However, whilst many leaders feel they have a clear vision for their teams, when the opportunity comes to communicate this vision publicly, the message can become diluted or confused – at worst uninspiring. The question for leaders is, ’how can I transmit to others the clear and compelling vision that I have in my head?
A well crafted presentation gets people to focus their efforts and attention. It increases the likelihood of key messages being remembered, and creates momentum towards the achievement of corporate goals.
Prezi, a cloud-based presentation platform company, found that…“seventy percent of employed Americans who give presentations agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work, yet 20% of respondents said they would do almost anything to get out of giving a presentation.”
During this session, you’ll experience valuable opportunities to prepare for and practise real-life presentations. We’ll offer advice on how to create compelling content, plus tips on how to communicate your ideas persuasively – all with the intent that both you, and your perspective, are more likely to be remembered.
Organisational success relies on leaders communicating clear and compelling messages. In increasingly complex and uncertain times, important messages can sometimes get lost. So, how can your organisation:
- Create a tranche of managers who are able to deliver clear and confident messages?
- Improve the ability of your leaders to engage team members, peers and supervisors?
- Minimise the chances of immobility, disinterest or confusion when initiatives are launched?
- Present to external stakeholders as a confident, clear and compelling partner to do business with?
During this 1 day workshop, we’ll work with leaders to build both confidence and capability in the area of presentation skills. You will:
- Have three opportunities to present in front of your peers – this includes the opportunity to practise a
real presentation that you will need to deliver back at work.
- Reflect on the content of your presentation and consider whether it is clear, concise, compelling and
- Reflect on how you use your voice and your body to convey the right emotional impact – including
multiple opportunities to practise and get feedback from others.
Investing in presentation skills provides measureable outcomes for you and your organisation, including:
- More engaged, motivated and aligned employees.
- A more confident and articulate raft of leaders.
- Greater levels of clarity around organisational and team goals.
- High levels of confidence and trust from external stakeholders.
Making people listen – a good presentation is crucial to engaging with your audience
Studies in the US have shown that amongst adults fear of public speaking ranks higher than the fear of dying. Of course, for most people death is an abstract idea, whereas speaking in front of an audience is a harsh reality for many leaders – a dread necessity they would rather be without. But when it is done well, a presentation can be both fun and an informative learning experience for the speaker and the audience. It is just a matter of working on two things: your mental preparation and a few simple rules about content.
You are always welcome to contact us for advice on which course or programme will suit your needs the best.