Practice Your Presentation Skills I - Kingston (June 14, 2013)

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Practice Your Presentation Skills I – Kingston, ON

When: Friday, June 14, 2013

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration begins at 8:00am)

Where: Queen's University, John Deutsch Univeristy Centre (JDUC)

Room: Sutherland Room 240


The simple truth is that people who present well in front of groups are far more likely to succeed at captivating, persuading and inspiring others, and are generally perceived as better leaders. In summary, one’s ability to present will help determine their success in business.

In this one-day workshop, theory is introduced in short bursts, and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills and receiving onsite feedback.

The focus on extensive practice and feedback is what makes the program meaningful, and is what makes the learning stick.


Learning Outcomes


Impromptus with Impact

Create a memorable introduction
Self-Introduction. Each person introduces himself or herself
State name, job, and reason for taking course. The first sentence cannot contain the words “I, me, my,” or the person’s name

Building a Presentation That Works

Understand the main elements of a short speech
Understanding your audience
The Introduction
Main body, including 3 or 4 key points
Elements to include (story, examples, statistics, analogies, etc.)

Practice Session: Compose a speech based on notes prepared beforehand. Deliver it and obtain feedback.

Gestures and Body Talk

Learn how gestures can amplify delivery
Amplifying your speech through body talk and gestures

Practice session: Communicating gestures from phrases written on cards

Answering Questions

Understand and practice a number of techniques for handling tough questions.
What the audience expects, plus techniques for gaining time, clarifying, deflecting, etc.
Fielding questions from the audience


Class Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 7:00am
Queen's University, John Deutsch University Centre
87 Union Street
Kingston, ON