Professional Public Speaking Skills
Presentations are precarious propositions. They are a wonderful way to demonstrate your value and an ominous opportunity to embarrass yourself. Most speakers want to portray themselves as confident and knowledgeable while staying consistent with their personality and maintaining their values whether they are full time speakers, or occasionally present at meetings.
There are three simple rules for conducting great presentations: Know yourself. Know your audience. Know your topic. It is important that speakers stay within themselves, speak directly to their audiences and know their material well enough to help their audience successfully apply it in their worlds.
Great presenters don’t take the stage with the intent to inform their audience, they take the stage with the objective of educating their audience. It is important that speakers present themselves as humble, knowledgeable, prepared yet spontaneous, confident and approachable. No matter the topic, the goals of any presentation are for the audience to leave with new perspectives they didn't have when they arrived and an appreciation for the speaker who educated them.
The Disciplined Listening Method | Public Speaking Training
The executive education team at WZ has conducted tens of thousands of presentations around the globe. They understand that facilitators have varying personalities, experience levels and goals. They draw on their collective experiences and accepted best practices to connect with each participant and provide tools, strategies and insights on how to be confident and successful in front of any room.
The Disciplined Listening Public Speaking Courses go well beyond the typical protocol of preparing, practicing and executing by integrating lessons from The Disciplined Listening Method for business communication. In addition to facilitator led components, support materials and video evaluations each program includes pre-work, homework, group exercises, practice presentations and feedback sessions. After competing this program attendees will walk away with the skills to:
- Reduce resistance and enhance learning before the presentation even starts with strategic preparation strategies
- Evaluate and leverage both speaker and audience behaviors to develop connections
- Teach their material, not just tell it to the audience
- Maximize audience engagement with pre-planned and spontaneous interaction techniques
- Enhance their presentations with captivating support materials
- Diffuse difficult questions and interruptions while creating learning opportunities for the entire audience
- Solidify and develop education after the presentation
Our public speaking training courses are specifically developed and facilitated for each client to assist with program implementation and increased take-away value. Our commitment begins with our training programs and continues through supporting each attendee’s skills and confidence development.
Learn more about the philosophies and lessons behind Disciplined Listening on our blog.
To schedule a training event for your team or to discuss the details of the Disciplined Listening public speaking training course contact Michael Reddington, CFI at 800-222-7789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.