Presentation Skills

The ability to present thoughts and ideas effectively and with the desired impact is now a key business skill. Even those who appear to be highly accomplished in this area experience nerves and a certain amount of fear in advance of a presentation, so what’s their secret? By following some simple steps, which are covered in this programme, participants will learn how to deliver presentations with clarity, confidence and credibility.

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What's covered?

  • The Critical Parts of and Reasons For Presentations
  • Skills and Competencies Involved with Making Effective Presentations (and related competencies)
  • Communicating Your Message and the Importance of Context
  • Interacting Effectively With Your Audience
  • Controlling Nerves
  • Effective Use of Visual Aids and Embracing multimedia effectively within your presentation
  • Influencing and Persuading the Audience
  • Preparing Your Own Presentations: What Works? What Would Help? What should I add or change? Getting my presentation ready to go, quickly!
  • Effectively Managing Questions
  • Understanding the Audience’s Body Language and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Useful Beginnings, Endings and Attention Getters
  • Some Useful Delivery Techniques
  • The 10 Deadly Sins of Presenting and Common Erroneous Beliefs
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback on your Presentation
  • Skill Practice Opportunities: Putting Your Presentation into Action

Using highly practical and interactive methods, this workshop will introduce participants to the core skills required to deliver their presentations. The workshop is designed to create a relaxed learning environment with an emphasis on developing individual awareness of strengths and areas for improvement. The workshop will include practice presentations which are videotaped, providing each participant with a unique insight into their own performance

Who should participate?

The programme is designed for both new and experienced presenters and will be tailored to address the needs of each participant. Interviewers - Meeting Organisers - Executives - Managers - Sales People - Trainers.

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the key skills and techniques required to deliver powerful, successful and persuasive presentations.

Who are the tutors?

Pádraic Ó Máille

Padraic is one of Ireland’s freshest and most uplifting speakers on business and personal development issues and a wonderful Storyteller. His mantra is that ‘motivation gets you moving and routines keep you rolling’. Since 1988 he has helped thousands of business people realise more of their potential. With a background as a salesperson, marketing manager and owner of his own successful business, he has an excellent understanding of the issues facing people in business today. He is the creator of ‘Smácht Bootcamp’ and author of ‘The Midas Power’ and  ‘Rocking Horse Sh*t.’  His blog ‘A Dose of Smácht’ www.smacht.com was recognised as being in the top 20 business blogs in 2015 for its power to convey business through stories.

Padraic delivers keynote speeches and workshops in a dynamic style that has lasting impact on his audiences. He has developed and led a series of Management Development programmes including Customer’s Come 3rd – A Process for Transforming your Business and your Life; How to Rethink the Way You Do Business; People are IT and his latest “Storytelling for Business”.  He discovered that it isn’t always the best person who gets the job, or the promotion, or the pitch. It’s almost always the person who tells the best story. And although we have been telling and listening to stories all our life we haven’t been formally mentored in how to craft and communicate stories that engage and enthuse and empower.

He trained as a coach and group facilitator in the US and UK. His ability to get people and groups clear on current reality, their desired futures and the actions they need to take has led him to work with some of Irelands most influential business leaders; government ministers; political parties; county sports teams; and charitable organisations.

He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Diploma in Marketing Practice. He continues to lecture to the Marketing Practice and MBA classes on aspects of management and marketing.


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