Clear and dynamic presentations engage audiences and provide memorable material. They impart new and compelling information. They drive people to action and encourage people to change.
Unfortunately, countless presentations fall short of these results.
Too often, many of us have been lulled to sleep by a presenter reading PowerPoint bullets that we’ll never remember. During these presentations we pay more attention to the clock than the presenter.
So how do we learn to deliver informative, engaging presentations?
In our workshop designed for auditors, participants overcome their personal presentation challenges and build on their current strengths. Practicing key techniques for effective presentations equips the participants with the skills and confidence to impress audiences and create concrete outcomes.
Note: Participants are recorded and receive feedback after planning and delivering two presentations. They also receive a copy of the video file for future review.
Workshop length: One or Two Days
- Gain self-confidence by zeroing in on your unique presenting style
- Convey content in a clear, assertive, and persuasive manner
- Gain listeners’ involvement in a presentation
- Present a status update on an audit project directly and clearly
- Negotiate settlement of a problem situation with a client
- Avoid miscommunication leading to hostility, frustration, and rigidity
- Learn techniques for dealing with difficult personalities
1. Analyzing Your Fears and Knowing Your Audience
2. Structuring Your Presentation: Content
- Knowing types of presentations and their common element: persuasion
- Establishing an agenda
- Framing key points to make them memorable—no more than three per module
3. Getting Your Listeners Involved
4. Rehearsing in a Way That Works
5. Using and Not Using Visual Aids
6. Delivering a Stand-up Presentation
- Connecting with audience
- Taking the platform and being present
- Getting listeners’ attention and establishing agenda
- Using Q&A as a way to amplify your presentation
- Handling the attention hog or the hostile questioner
- Taking charge of your body language
7. Delivering audit findings to clients and linking them to business results
- Realizing importance of communication, relationships, and thorough knowledge of people involved
- Convincing internal or external customer of need for action
8. Preparing for the meeting:
- Assessing the situation and the client
- Preparing a meeting agenda, including presenting comments in order of priority or by classification of issues
- Scheduling the meeting
9. Performing in the meeting:
- Making introductions and achieving a positive start
- Giving overview of what you plan to cover
- Using language that conveys an attitude of wanting to help and really hear the client; being open and frank and genuine
- Tuning in to tone and body language
- Tying your solutions to the business objectives
- Summarizing at end of presentation and closing positively
“I believe that what I learned can help me in interacting with our clients.” Rick Baldini, Director, Cal Fed Audit