Accomplished presenters make it look natural and easy, but that belies the preparation, practice and resilience needed to take centre stage and hold an audience’s attention.
Today, presenting at work is pretty much a given. And getting ahead in most organisations means mastering some presenting basics — especially when we step up as leaders. This means calming those nerves and projecting confidently. To do this we need to find ways to connect with our audience and learn how to structure a presentation logically and clearly.
All courses are 4 weeks in duration and begin on the first Monday of the month
• Develop control of your body, breath and voice.
• Tell an authentic and engaging story.
• Communicate more effectively in face-to-face conversations.
• Communicate effectively over Teams or Zoom.
• Win hearts and minds.
• Flex your narrative for different audiences.
Part 1: Physical Presence
Part 2: Narrative Structure and Storytelling
Part 3: Gravitas and Self-Control
If you’ve sat in front of an interview panel or stood in front of a whiteboard, then Shakespeare’s saying “All the world’s a stage” might ring true. But how can we shine in the spotlight — without feeling the need to exit stage left pursued by a bear? We’ll be taking inspiration from how actors prepare for life on stage. We’ll look at the way they focus on their body, breath and voice to understand how these factors can increase our influence, whatever stage of the leadership journey we’re on.
Drawing inspiration from some of the world’s greatest orators, we’ll explore how the use of personal stories paired with techniques from the world of drama can keep your audience interested and inspire deeper confidence in your message.
Learning outcomes — through this event you’ll:
A forum theatre performance kick-starts this session on influencing. Shining a light on the conscious and unconscious ways we seek to influence others, we invite you to get curious about how we can move others to action. Able to stop the scene at any moment, you’ll actively give feedback to the actors and change the scene’s course towards a more positive outcome. You’ll experiment with different choices to examine how you can connect and influence more effectively, in a playful, low-risk environment.
Find out more information about our courses, download our brochure or book a call with our team.
Craig Smith, Head of Learning and Employee Experience, Babcock International
Rebecca Keeble, Talent Manager,
Marks and Spencer
Roger Minton, Head of Leadership Development, Anglo American
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