- Understand how to structure an effective presentation to meet both audience needs and your objectives
- Develop some skills and confidence in delivering effective presentations
- Apply principles of message-design to effective presentations
- Reaction-based: We give you a feedback sheet to fill out at the end of workshop. We collate the results (we don’t edit them) and return them to the commissioning organisation.
- Learning: We assess your learning on an individual basis throughout the workshop and give both oral and written feedback.
- Behavioural: We give you individual feedback as you practise the skills in the workshop. We also provide individual feedback forms.
We email each workshop participant asking them to prepare a short presentation (3 mins) about their work, and giving details of venue and any other related arrangements.
9 am start
Introduction, outline and purpose of workshop
- The three sides to effective presentations – content, style, visuals
- The characteristics of a good presentation
- Exercise 1: 3-minute presentation about your work, with feedback
Considering the audience
- Exercise 2: Audience checklist
How to structure a good talk
- The 5-box presentation
- Exercise 3: Give an introduction/conclusion for a talk… recorded on video and replayed for comment and feedback
Dealing with questions: the good, the bad and the uglyDoing it with style
- Overcoming nerves
- Checking out the venue
- Exercise 4: Something you feel passionate about… recorded on video and replayed for comment and feedback
Visual aids – the dos and don’ts
Chairing a talk – some tips
Delivering the goods
- Exercise 5: Short talks prepared in groups of 3-4 on selected topics according to the 5-box template; one person will chair and one person will then present the talk
Evaluation of workshop