Presenting with Impact

Get confident. Make an impact.

Even your best ideas go to waste unless you communicate them with impact. You must make sure that your messages are clear, concise and memorable. It also means you must get equipped with the presentation skills it takes to deliver a presentation that truly stands out. TMI’s Presentation Skills is a highly engaging and practice-oriented training that will prepare you to deliver confident, lively and convincing business presentations in front of any audience. The program will go far beyond the basics, including in-depth analysis of your style, strengths and impact, one-to-one coaching, and an optional  personal video record of the amazing progress you will be making throughout the intense days of training.

Target audience

Those who want to make sure their presentations are at least as impactful as their thoughts.
 

This training is for everybody who attends and delivers meetings and presentations – internally or externally.

 

Who will benefit from attending? The corporate executive who must make a presentation to shareholders. The finance manager, who must present and explain facts and figures about the financial results. The project manager, who must communicate, convince and back up his/her staff. The salesperson, who must introduce new products or services to potential customers. And the list could go on and on…

High spots

After this training you will deliver presentations professionally and convincingly.

Many valuable thoughts and ideas are never put across, simply because they remain in people's heads. They stay there, because we often find it difficult to present or "sell" our ideas to others. We identify with our thoughts and ideas. When our thoughts and ideas are rejected or misunderstood we feel rejected and misunderstood. And when this has happened to us once before, it will even have a self-increasing effect. Another important reason is the lack of techniques in presenting thoughts and ideas in a convincing and understandable form. Ideas are just the first part of a long process. Ideas are not worth much unless you know how to present and “sell“ them.
 
That’s why this training delivers such great benefits to both you, as an individual participant, and your organization, as a whole. Important hidden resources emerge to the surface that are immensely valuable to the organization.
 

Key benefits for your organization

  • Better communication
  • More active meeting participants
  • More new suggestions/ideas
  • Greater impact on external presentations
  • Time savings on internal exchange of information
  • Ideas are more likely to be “sold“ in the right way
  • Happier employees
  • More goal-directed energy

Key benefits for you personally

  • You will create greater personal impact through better presentation skills
  • You will make ample time for your preparation
  • You will learn how to adapt your presentation to your audience
  • You will be more aware of your strengths and weaknesses on stage and what to do about them
  • You will practice effective use of your body language
  • You will be better able to manage your stress
  • You will learn to handle questions and objections
  • You will learn to create a positive atmosphere
  • You will learn to use technical aids in a way that support your message
  • You will learn to emphasize your ideas by means of strong visual aids.

Key learning points & outcomes

You are not nervous of things you can do.

Often the greatest obstacle is being nervous about not being able to make a confident presentation.
 
Imagine a TV reporter turning his camera towards you, pointing a microphone at you and asking an impertinent question. Would that give you a sinking feeling? Would your mouth be dry and your voice hoarse? Or does it take even less than that?
 
Making a public presentation can give most people sleepless nights and butterflies in their stomach. Why is that? The answer is simple. Because most of us get nervous about doing things we think we cannot do well. And, presenting in front of an audience is something most of us do think we cannot do well. Some have a natural ability to stand up and make a clever and inspired presentation without effort. But that’s rare natural talent. A confident approach is something most of us are not born with. But, it is a skill you can learn – amazingly fast. And, once you know you can do it, there will be nothing left to be nervous about.
 

It only takes 3 days to vanquish most of the "butterflies"

Doubting your own abilities is one of the things that can most often block an otherwise strong presentation. This is unnecessary, because most of the barriers are easy to identify and eliminate. Confidence is not always an inborn trait we have, but it can be built up through training and experience.
 
TMI's presentation skills techniques and practices will give you the necessary confidence. The end result will not be an icy calm, but that’s probably not what you’re after anyway. A couple of butterflies in your stomach won't do you any harm. But they should not be fluttering about wildly, but rather in the same direction. Your energy should be used in a positive way. Your confidence must be built up, so that situations are under your control – keeping you free to focus on the message you want to get across.
 

Decide what you want to say and tie it together in neat and compelling way

You will learn how to goal-direct your preparation. Your communication should always take the audience into full consideration. You must get them to listen. You must get them to truly understand. You must get them to remember and take action. By means of a few simple but profound techniques you can bring your presentations to life full with logic, emotion, clarity and impact. And, you will be prepared to handle most ‘difficult’ or ‘unexpected’ questions, comments and situations.
 

What you say is important. How you say it is just as important.

Your goal is a confident, lively, convincing, personal presentation. In other words you need to control your body language and your movements. You should be aware of your gestures. You should have eye contact with the audience. You should control your facial expressions, your tone of voice, your choice of words, the techniques you use to involve your listeners, your humor, your approach. You should also be able to handle visual aids, such as slides, flipcharts and whiteboards. In short – you need to learn how to present what you wish to present. You will learn all this and get to control the two things that determine people's idea of a great presentation: 1. Do they understand and remember what you said? 2. Do they feel positively energized to take needed action?

Course form

  • 2 or 3-day open or in-company training workshop.
  • Group size up to 12.
  • Participants receive a complimentary copy of their personal video progress recording.