This 3-day course on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and techniques to become confident and effective public speakers. The course covers key topics such as mastering nerves, designing a world-class presentation, commanding the room, delivering a convincing presentation, and persuading the audience of the value of your message. With a focus on hands-on learning and practical exercises, participants will leave the course with a deeper understanding of the key principles of public speaking and the ability to apply them in real-world scenarios.
Whether you’re looking to improve your public speaking skills for professional or personal reasons, this course is an excellent opportunity to develop your confidence, refine your technique, and become a more effective communicator. With expert instructors and a supportive learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on their presentations, as well as learn from the experiences and insights of their fellow participants. By the end of the course, participants will have the tools and skills necessary to deliver compelling and engaging presentations that connect with their audience and achieve their desired outcomes.
Introduction to Public Speaking:
• Understanding the importance of public speaking and presentation skills
• Setting personal goals and objectives for the course
• Overcoming the fear of public speaking and staying calm
Public Speaking Techniques:
• Building confidence and credibility as a speaker
• Improving body language and non-verbal communication
• Effective use of voice and tone to engage the audience
• Structuring and delivering a memorable introduction
Designing World-Class Presentations:
• Understanding the power of visual aids and graphics
• Utilizing storytelling techniques to engage the audience
• Building effective slides and using color, font, and images effectively
• Preparing and rehearsing the presentation
Captivating the Audience:
• Understanding the audience and their needs
• Building rapport and connecting with the audience
• Using humor and anecdotes to keep the audience engaged
• Responding to questions and objections
Delivering a Convincing Presentation:
• Mastering the delivery of the presentation
• Making a strong conclusion and leaving a lasting impression
• Using persuasive techniques to convince the audience
• Handling unexpected situations and adapting to change
Evaluation and Feedback:
• Evaluating personal performance and identifying areas for improvement
• Receiving constructive feedback from peers and instructors
• Reviewing the key takeaways from the course and setting goals for future presentations
This course is a busy workshop designed to help you develop and improve the style and content of your business presentations.
You will have the opportunity to present individually and as part of a team and will see your presentations improve with each performance.
You will look, speak and feel in control, which will enhance both your personal success and that of your organization.
Graham has been resident in the UAE since 2010. His post-military training career involved running a range of courses in leadership, effective communications, team building, planning and organizing skills, decision making, etc. He also delivered a number of technical training programmes. Graham brings real life experiences into the training room, some of which, due to his military career, are outside the normal experience and scope of many trainers. His military career included positions relating to intelligence, counter terrorism, homeland security, and international security. This work required a very focused and analytical approach, combined with excellent communication and leadership skills, and the ability to work in effective, manageable teams.
Graham joined HMS Ltd, a security training organization as an internal trainer. In this post, he delivered training to international teams, from the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2008, he was promoted to manage a team of five direct reports, with additional responsibility for the co-ordination of a 30+ member international team in multiple locations (including the USA, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East).In this role, Graham became something of an expert and was then requested to deliver training programmes to senior figures in the UK and US governments. He was also responsible for the project management of a number of government projects.
Graham gained PRINCE2 Practitioner (Project Management) qualification and utilised these skills in the new projects he worked on. He also delivered training courses in Six Sigma Facilitator Biography (a quality method for improving business efficiency and effectiveness), Change Management, Managing the Training Process, and Train the Trainer.
Graham has delivered training to over 1000 individuals in the MENA region across a diverse range of industries and sectors.Graham believes his experience and knowledge of the design, planning, and delivery of a wide range of programmes creates excellent outcomes in the training room, with positive feedback from delegates. Graham always strives to give people a positive and memorable training experience.
Graham’s key areas of expertise include: