Whether or not you are an experienced speaker, this workshop will make you radically reconsider why and how we make presentations. Welcome to our most popular and successful course, which we deliver to thousands of people every year at the worlds leading business schools and corporate universites.
Explain | Present | Persuade | Inspire
- Do you put a lot of effort into preparing your presentations but feel like your audience is not engaged?
- Do you find it difficult to explain what you do in a concise and compelling way?
- Do you want to communicate more confidently and speak more clearly using your body?
The impact on your organisation
Less time is wasted watching and delivering presentations that lack focus and have no actionable outcomes.
PowerPoint decks are no longer misused as a means of communication tool in your organisation.
Your work, values, and strategy are clearly explained and achieve the desired outcomes.
Leaders look and sound confident as they make presentations in a variety of contexts, both online and face-to-face.
How will participants learn?
Open for details of the course content
- The differences, and (dis)advantages of different forms of communication – writing, conversations and speeches.
- A template for structuring a speech that can be used in many different contexts – inspire, inform, commemorate.
- How to grab the attention of the audience in your opening.
- How to structure your content to maintain the audience’s attention.
- Interacting with your audience and answering questions.
- Rhetorical devices when preparing your speech - the rule of 3, rhetorical questions, metaphors, and storytelling.
- How to look confident in front of your audience and grab their attention -voice, body language & eye contact.
- Voice: Warm up your voice, increase the volume to the correct level, pronounce words clearly, how to use pauses and vary your tone.
- Body: how to stand still, how to occupy the space (stage, chair, room), how to move around as you speak to a group, when to move your hands and when to let them rest, the difference between gesturing when presenting and when in conversation.
- Eye contact: staring too long or too briefly, who to make eye contact with and whom to leave alone.
- How to manage nervousness.
- How to rehearse alone and with others.
Last week, I was giving a 10-minute version of the talk on the haptic car finder that I trained in your course. I had a lot of fun to apply all the lessons that I learned from you. My colleague Rodrigo said that he recognized “Brian all the way” and that the talk stood out of the rest of the talks by far.”
Last week, I was giving a 10-minute version of the talk on the haptic car finder that I trained in your course. I had a lot of fun to apply all the lessons that I learned from you. My colleague Rodrigo said that he recognized “Brian all the way” and that the talk stood out of the rest of the talks by far.
Tools and Methodologies
Audience Analysis Template
The CORE of all great Presentations
Interactive presentations template for structuring a speech
Personalised body-language analysis
Stress management techniques
A peek inside the course
- Delivered multiple times a year on the number-one MBA and Executive MBA in the world (according to The Economist and FT) at IESE Business School.
- This is a regular face-to-face and online course for high-level executives and directors at renowned corporate universities such as CapGemini and Telefonica, and for leadership teams at the headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières in Paris, Barcelona and Brussels.
- Delivered in more than nine countries across four continents in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
- More than 8000 participants since 2010.
- Bespoke editions available with an emphasis on scientific, sales or tech presentations