How to speak clearly and confidently in front of an audience
Whether it’s for a small circle of colleagues or several hundred complete strangers, public speaking is an unnerving challenge for many. But with practice, it is possible to become more confident and communicate more clearly so that you are at ease and your presentation stands out.
We offer tailored, hands-on help on how to achieve top form and elicit positive feedback from your presentation – whether using Powerpoint or speaking notes. Get high value insight on raising your messaging game in this most unforgiving but ultimately rewarding of public platforms. Whether it’s four people or 400, we’ll help you win the battle for hearts and minds— on your terms. Our approach is to keep the training very interactive, with a minimum of lecturing and a maximum of role-play in which we will film you making presentations and give feedback on how to improve.
• Keeping messages fresh, apt and in context
• Authority and gravitas: grabbing the audience’s attention and holding it
• Bonding with the audience: simple tricks to gain (and show) empathy
• Motivating the audience: inspirational examples, anecdotes
• Language and style do’s and don’ts – and when to break the rules
• Projecting yourself through confident voice and body language
• Dealing with nerves and/or a distracted audience
If you’re looking to improve your Presentation Skills sign up for our course on that topic as well.
John Holland is a communication consultant who advises and trains senior journalists and executives. He has lectured on media literacy in Germany and Belgium. A former correspondent for CBS News and bureau chief for CNBC Europe television, John has covered many of the leading news stories over the last 25 years and interviewed hundreds of senior executives and political leaders. See John’s full profile
Danny Scheinmann is an actor, film-director and best selling novelist. For many years he was a guest lecturer in storytelling techniques at London Metropolitan University. He is expert at making presentations more dynamic and entertaining. In business Danny has led storytelling workshops and conferences with corporate clients as well as NGOs to improve their storytelling skills. See Danny’s full profile
Kelly Agathos is the founder and artistic director of ImproBubble, whose mission is to bring the art of improvisation, in all is forms, to Brussels. Prior to becoming a full-time improviser, Kelly spent nine years working in EU affairs, most recently as a speechwriter in the European Commission.
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