Brilliant Presentations using PowerPoint
Why This Course?
Going well beyond the "do's and don'ts" of using electronic
multimedia, the focus is on building a strong connection with the
audience while persuading and influencing to gain acceptance of your
proposal or ideas. Carefully planned and executed, this approach
to presenting delivers an irresistible call to action.
Managers, executives, trainers, salespeople, team
others who want to have maximum impact with group presentations using MS
* The books "Lend Me Your Ears" and "Point, Click & Wow!"
provide pre-study guides; Courseware and PowerPoint extensions
(templates, 3D title and 3D transitions) are also available.
- Build on natural public speaking strengths, adding new awareness,
skills, and polish as a presenter
- Gain confidence and finesse as you pinpoint your
unique presentation style and discover how to make the most of it
- Master techniques for turning cloaked power plays
(challenging questions or comments intended to divert attention)
into increased audience rapport.
- Deal with the occasional and inevitable blunders
or technical difficulties gracefully,
without giving away power
- Learn how to analyze the composition of an audience to
reveal their intellectual and emotional hot-buttons.
Gain or improve these six essential speaking skills:
- Learn how to establish rapport, credibility, and
emotional connection to your audience
- Use this connection to inspire or persuade
- Discover innovative ways to involve the audience
in what is real and vital to them
- Use the bridge of rapport to not only hold
their attention, but to reach them intellectually and
emotionally with your message.
- Creating and using PowerPoint multimedia:
what works and what doesn't? How to make sure your
PowerPoint presentation adds, accents and highlights your key
points rather than detracting, frustrating or boring your
- Explore the use of appropriate humor ...
how humor can be your most powerful tool ... identify your
natural humor style
- Review the fundamental of effective speaking
-- what makes a great presenter and great presentation?
- Anatomy of an effective presentation -- how
does every effective speech begin and end? What happens in
- Audience analysis:
Step into the audiences
anticipated experience of your presentation. What will they
hear, see, and feel that will convince them to act, agree or
accept your message?
- Staying powerful and resourceful: how to manage ones mental and
emotional state when
- Handling confrontation
- Dealing with a disgruntled or bored
- Fielding hostile or challenging questions
- Rapport and "sensory acuity" to
be able to notice and use the audience’s signals ... how this
also helps relieve anxiety by shifting ones attention from self to audience
at the right times.
- Managing diverse audiences: How to accommodate
multiple learning/listening styles.
- Effective use of space, gestures, and visual
- What PowerPoint can and cannot do: how
to avoid common pitfalls and gain maximum impact using this
powerful tool. Common mistakes are:
flying text, too much information or too small text, reading from
slides (because there is too much or it is unreadable by others),
boring visuals that do not convey additional information, putting
too much emphasis on the slide images, paying attention to
yourself when your focus needs to be on the audience, and dozens
- Video feedback (recommended) and private coaching
(optional) for accelerated learning.
2 - 16 hours total classroom time
Delivery Options: 1-2 sessions of any length; ideal
length depends on participant experience and objectives.