What makes a presentation good?
The importance of a really good presentation is often underestimated. Whether you're giving a company presentation, a briefing, talking at a seminar of telling a personal story, you will always have to convince your audience.
It's not surprising that this raises questions beforehand. Is my story interesting enough? How is my posture? Am I intelligible enough? What does my powerpoint look like?
In my coaching sessions I address these and other questions. My starting point is always the real you. You shouldn't assume a role, but learn to emphasise your strong points.
By means of exercises, improvisation and examples I will show you how much FUN presenting can be.
What to expect
Ideally we start with an introductory meeting, during which you tell about your experience as a speaker and what aspects you would like to improve.
Depending on your background and wishes we determine a route. This can be a (part of a) day or a course of several days. Part of a day can be enough if you want feedback on an existing presentation or want a critical eye cast on your Powerpoint.
Below you'll find some practical information about the procedures.
An average training in which all aspects of presentation technique are covered usually consists of three mornings or afternoons.
The first day we look at the general presentation skills and the remaining days are spent on in-depth attention to the most necessary aspects.
Together we decide if a follow-up is necessary or not.
Of course feedback is given on the spot, complemented with evaluation reports and video recordings.
In all training sessions the following topics are dealt with, depending on the wishes of the trainee and the kind of presentation:
Use of voice / Articulation
Formulate key message
Body language and posture
Use and utilisation of visuals (Powerpoint, Prezi etc)
Timing and rhythm
Staying within the time limit
Eliminating superfluous information
Powerful opening and conclusion
Questions from the audience: how do I deal with that?
With company training it is possible to hold a workshop beforehand for a larger group.
In this interactive workshop I explain what presentation training entails and among others show examples of good and bad presentations.
In practice this works well, due to the personal acquaintance and the first impression of the different presentation techniques.
Subsequently individual sessions are planned with all participants.
In most cases trainings are held on site, at the company or organisation where the trainee works.
It is always important to have a room at our disposal where we can work undisturbed and that has the facility of a beamer and/or a projection screen.
If you are located in the Netherlands and don't have a company facility, I have a fully equipped training room in my home office.