Everyone knows that you must know your content to make a good presentation. But knowing your content and communicating it effectively are two different things.
Managing group dynamics, holding the attention of a group and getting your message across clearly in a way that makes it memorable, are all specific skills that keep people engaged and make the difference in how they will view your pitch.
People have limited attention spans, so you must know how to cut to the chase without losing your impact. Your coach will work with you to guide you to play to your strengths and sort out those areas, be they physical, vocal, mental or emotional that might be holding you back from being your best.
- How to construct an impactful presentation.
- Building rapport.
- Creating instant engagement.
- Enrolling people with differing learning styles.
- Presenting with presence.
- Dealing with difficult questions.
- Framing, future pacing, using pauses.
- Presentation styles for different kinds of content.
- Body language, movement and gesture.
- Using your voice -pitch, tone, pace and volume.
- Controlling your breathing and your nerves.
Presentation skills coaching differs somewhat from other forms of coaching in that there is a greater degree of content to learn, the specific ‘how to’s’ of impactful presentations. The learning of these skills is best taken up and embodied by practicing them with your coach and getting feedback on what’s working and what to do differently. Building these skills develops through this combination of theory and practice.
Sessions of coaching are normally one to two hours in duration.
The initial session may be two hours to establish groundwork for the program.
Coaching programs can vary in length from 4, 6 or 12 sessions up to ongoing regular sessions.
Frequency can vary from weekly to fortnightly to monthly.