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Presentation Skills Workshop

An image of Patrick TanseyIt has been estimated that, worldwide, thirty million presentation will be given today. Millions of those will fail. Millions more will make no impact whatsoever. As in most cases, the difference between success and failure is small - but hugely significant.

Hello, I'm Patrick Tansey. I have been a professional public speaker and presenter for more years than I care to remember. Organisations engage me to speak at their conferences and business meetings. Perhaps you have heard of me or even seen me in action. I speak at an average of 100 events every year, and regularly get rave reviews. I am also founder member of the Professional Speakers Association.

Over the years, I have attended (as a participant) many training events, a lot of them totally non-productive. Either the course content was too weak, or the Trainer was on an ego trip and we were just an 'audience', or even worse, being intimidated by the Trainer. I kept those disappointments in mind when I designed my Presentation Skills Training Workshop.

Quote: "You were brilliant! The feedback results scored 95% ... you're in the top 4 out of 70 presenters that we have had over the past three years. " - Don Hales, Quest Media Limited. End quote.

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Learn in a Friendly Environment

Standing up and speaking to an audience can be very daunting. I have been doing this for over 30 years and I still get nervous. Why? Because I know that a lot depends on what I say in the next few minutes. However, my method of preparation ensures that the minute I start speaking, all my nerves disappear. There are psychological reasons why we all feel nervous doing this task. I will explain to you why this happens, and how you can reduce the impact of an 'attack of nerves'. This training course, held in a friendly and encouraging environment, aims to give you a consistent and repeatable system to create great presentations and to overcome the accompanying nerves.

This one-day course is restricted to a maximum of 6 participants. This is because we will be making a video recording of each participant. You will have a copy of your presentation, enabling you to study your good points and eliminate whatever is necessary.

Public Speaking

Public speaking training is one way of creating a better world for yourself. Any employee in either the public or private sector, who can demonstrate an ability to make a persuasive or informative presentation, is more highly valued than those who do not have this skill. Business communication skills is a rare quality, which can be learned, and quickly! Reason? You already have 90% of the skills required; all you need now is to learn the elusive 10% that transforms you up to the top level.

Effective communication skills is just one of the pillars of presentation/public speaking skills. What is meant by effective communication? We all communicate, but how well do we communicate? In my workshops I demonstrate, in a humorous fashion, what I call 'the art of miscommunication'. This demonstration uses words and directions that (at first glance) are clear and unequivocal. However, when examined a little closer, we find that the message intended was open to many interpretations. Effective communications skills training ensures that this never happens, and also ensures that there is no room for misunderstanding.

This PowerPoint Presentation Skills course will also, as a 'ripple out effect', enhance your inter-personal skills. I also understand the need for you to come away with improved PowerPoint skills, as this is an essential part of any Presenting toolkit.

Every PowerPoint Presentation Skills Training course should encompass the basic rules of a Public Speaking course.

The first rule of public speaking is Focus. Very often we are inclined to rely too heavily on our 'natural knowledge', by this I mean the accumulated experience we can draw on, instead of treating every presentation as a totally new adventure. That's a good word for it. Adventure. Forget 'challenge' - this should be looked on as an 'adventure'. Focus and prepare as if you have never attempted to make a powerful presentation before (even if you have made umpteen!), this brings a vitality and excitement to your preparation and research. By focusing on good preparation, you will reduce your level of anxiety, and adopt a more positive approach.

The second rule of public speaking is Edit. The best public speakers are the ones who learn to edit their material so that it becomes 'bite size'. How many times have you endured a presentation by someone who has droned on forever giving pointless detail, instead of short snappy, interesting sentences? I too have often lost the will to live listening to those people, and regardless of the message they were appointed to get across, they had the opposite effect. They didn't appeal to me, nor did their message. Communication skills training emphasises the need to get rid of the 'fat', and instead deliver a 'lean' interesting presentation. So please, edit, edit and edit again, find the words that are totally unnecessary, and delete. Good speeches are those full of good content, not meaningless words.

The third rule is Volume. Most presenters who have not been on a Public Speaking course will use their normal conversational tone of voice, or, even worse, their 'telephone voice'. Very often I have been to an event and heard a member of the audience shout "can't hear you". Imagine how soul-destroying that must be for the speaker. So let's talk about volume, or voice projection. Learn how to use your voice dynamic range, as you would if you were singing a song. All professional public speakers 'sing' their sentences, without anyone in the audience being aware that this is happening. Even if you are using a microphone, this will not compensate for a timid tone of voice. Note the word 'timid'. Don't confuse this with 'soft'. I have worked with speakers who have spoken in a 'soft' voice, and yet they came across as being very strong and assertive. However,A 'timid' tone of voice usually sounds non-assertive and even apologetic. Good public speaker make sure that they project their voice using a full and varied dynamic range. You don't have to shout, quite the opposite in fact, but you will have to project 'to the back wall'. The back of the room is where you should focus on making yourself heard, that way you will succeed and come across as a highly confident presenter. An unexpected bonus of public speaking is that your interpersonal skills will be enhanced.

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