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Delivering WOW Presentations Using Advanced Facilitation Skills

Location: Tours, France

Dates:  13 November  – 17 November, 2017

Course fee: 2600€ + VAT

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Programme Overview
Even skilled and experienced presenters can fail to motivate their audience. Confidence alone is not enough to deliver the right result. Presenters need skill and finesse. Either way, the results can be unhealthy for business leading to lost opportunities, resistance to change, credibility and reputation weakening.

Whatever your presentation or public speaking experience, it is always worth considering alternative approaches to engage and enrapture your audience. Developing your facilitation skills can really help. Handling and effectively facilitating diverse and sometimes difficult groups can be challenging and taxing. That’s why having a range of facilitation skills techniques and exercises will increase your confidence and the impact of the sessions you facilitate.

By the end of the this training programme you will feel energized, confident and will be equipped with advanced techniques and skills as a facilitator, to enable you to deliver effective and successful presentations in any field.  

Who should attend
Anyone who does presentations and produces presentations for any purpose, such as internal communication within an organisation, business presentations and training, etc.

Training Objectives
By the end of this training course, participants will have:
  • Use influencing techniques seamlessly within the context of the presentation
  • Manage challenges, objections and interruptions from a sceptical audience
  • Facilitate a fully interactive session to gain maximum buy in
  • Apply various presentation styles to suit the needs of the audience and subject matter
  • Facilitate different group situations
  • Prepare for any eventuality
  • Use effectively visual aids: flip charts, power point and slides
  • Prepare an efficient agenda to keep meeting discussions focused
  • Use facilitation techniques to encourage a wide range of views on discussion topics
  • Assign action items and make follow-up plans to conclude a meeting
  • Keep the discussion on track while managing an appropriate presentation pace
  • Recognise own strengths and ongoing development needs

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Course Outline
Creating the Context and Establishing Objectives of the Presentation
  • Developing content
  • Participant needs and course objectives
  • Prioritising Information
  • Presentation Benchmark

Content
  • Clarity of the Key Message
  • Organisation of the content
  • Incorporation of Features, Advantages and Benefits statements
  • Storytelling and metaphorical speaking for optimal engagement

Passionate Delivery
  • Visual components of body language, posture, gestures and facial expressions
  • Vocal components of voice that include tone, volume, pitch, speed, emphasis and enunciation
  • The dynamics of the audience

Understanding Audience Types and their Needs
  • Dominant
  • Intellectual
  • Friendly
  • Subordinate
  • Hostile
  • Bored, Restles

Role Play and Discussion
  • Delivery
  • Presenting Technical Information
  • Application Exercise
  • Videotaping and Discussions
  • Persuasive Structures
  • See-Saw Method
  • Problem Solution
  • Criteria Satisfaction
  • Motivated Sequence
  • Application Exercises, Games
  • Watching Videos of Famous Speakers
  • Discussion and Reflection

The Use of Presentation Aids
  • PowerPoint and other visualization tools
  • Presenting Ideas through Graphs
  • Getting the right Info Graphic
  • Application Exercise and Discussions
  • Watching and Critiquing a Visual Aid
  • Designing a Visually Arresting Visual Aid
  • Using Basic and Advanced Rules of Visual Aid Design
  • Developing your own successful presentation style

The Trusted Conductor
  • A framework for facilitating with complexity
  • Group Capacities
  • LDP Review
  • Assessing and Convening

Divergent Thinking
  • Listing Ideas - Brainstorming
  • Small Group Work
  • Individual Writing
  • Gap Analysis

Convergent Thinking
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Pre-Defined Criteria
  • Straw Votes
  • Gap Analysis
  • Paradigm Shifting
  • Paradigm Shifting Techniques
  • Critical Reasoning

Arriving at a Decision
  • Decision Rules
  • Decision Rules and High Stakes Decisions
  • Scales of Agreement

People Management Strategies
  • When and how to intervene
  • Groupthinking

Facilitating Specific Processes
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Force Field Analysis

Individual Presentations
  • Delivering individual presentations
  • Immediate feedback and review using the prepared checklist
  • Reflection and action plan to learning journal

Managing the Question and Answer Sessions
  • Questions & Answers sessions
  • How to Answer Difficult Questions Tactfully
  • How to Answer Questions When You Don’t Have the Answer
  • Dealing with Audience Members Dissatisfied with Your Answer
Methodology
To enhance learning effectiveness, hand on experience will be emphasised in this programme through role-plays in class presentation, group facilitation and class critique.
Case studies, group discussions and video support will also be used to enhance learning experience. Fun quizzes will be injected to provide formative assessment and a fun learning environment.
  
Classes, books and training materials.
Entry level test.
Free Internet access.
International certificate upon completion of the course.
Coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily.

*Fees do not include charges for travel and accommodation costs
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Features
  1. NEW SKILLS
    Learn, improve and share new skills with best instructors
  2. PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
    Make your professional network wider, meeting new people of your area
  3. VARIETY OF LOCATIONS
    Choose best venue with big variety of locations of courses
  4. SUPPORT
    Receive one year post-training support
  5. ENJOY YOUR TIME
    Enjoy your time with our cultural programs
  6. ONLINE COURSES
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Training Location
Tours, France
Delivering WOW Presentations Using Advanced Facilitation Skills

Dates
13 November  – 17 November, 2017

Course fee
2600€ + VAT
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