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Presentations are critical opportunities to inform, influence and inspire. There’s a lot at stake. Yet, many presenters can be wracked with nerves about their content, technology and speaking skills.
So how can you deliver presentations that get the best out of your tech and the best out of you? Ginger’s presentation skills training courses teach you how to design and deliver high impact presentations that get your message across, boost your own reputation and engage your audience. And better still, we’ll show you how much fun it can be.
Whilst we’re (hopefully!) great at the day job, most of us have never received detailed training and support on how to do a great presentation. Perhaps we’ve received basic pointers on body language, but how should a presentation be structured? What is the right amount of content to include? And how much personality is it ok to show?
The fact is, most of us don’t know. So, we guess. Powerpoint ‘happens’. Bullet points get created (usually far too many). Nerves rise. The meeting starts. And then, we turn to the screen… and read.
By now, we’re bright red in the face, talking faster than we should. We’ve forgotten the main point we were trying to make, we’re flustered, embarrassed and we want to get it over.
When we get through it we’re thrilled – we did it! But we daren’t even think about whether the presentation was successful.
Ginger’s presentation skills courses teach you everything you need to know about delivering top-notch presentations.
We offer one-day courses, 1-2-1 presentation skills coaching, and transformational programmes that delve deeper into your leadership communications' capabilities.
Public Speaking Fundamentals is our much-loved presentation skills short course, where we help you get to grips with your body language and vocal delivery. A highly practical and supportive day, it tackles nerves and gives plenty of practice and feedback.
The Art of Presenting is a more detailed look at a specific presentation, talk or pitch that you want to deliver. We focus on both the content and the delivery to make your message stand out and help you build a connection with the audience so you are the one they remember - in a good way!
If you need to inject some personality and energy into your delivery, have a look at our Authentic Charisma course. You'll get expert help on stretching your range and making your communication more compelling.
And our Influencing Upwards and Courageous Influencing courses are ideal for making an impact with key decision makers when you need to grab their attention and change hearts and minds, often under pressure.
For 1-2-1 suport with your presentations, we offer focused sessions with our award-winning team of brilliant coaches.
Henry is Managing Director at a Healthcare company. When Henry met Ginger, he described himself as a nervous speaker who had spent most of his career avoiding speaking. Although he described himself as typically extraverted, giving prepared presentations was particularly nerve-wracking.
Something about the act of standing up terrified him, he admitted. He’d much rather sit and have a conversation.
The problem came to a head for Henry when he froze during an important pitch. Blank. Panic. Whilst a colleague was able to cover for him, he knew it was time to do something about his fear.
Henry participated in our public Foundations of Excellent Public Speaking course, then brought Ginger in to work more with his team’s presentation skills. Over the course of four months, both Henry and his team saw dramatic changes in their confidence levels.
Our first priority was to help Henry to thrive. We focused on pointing out his strengths and showing him how to use his natural charisma to connect with the audience. We talked the group through the science behind nerves and how to see presenting as a ‘normal’ activity that he has mastery over.
And critically for Henry, we offered simple tools that he could apply instantly. ‘It was a major revelation for me to see a presentation as a story. Suddenly, I could see what information should be in and what to leave out. And that helped me to speak with more confidence about what we do.’
The group dynamic was also powerful for Henry, ‘I was amazed at how each of us thought we were terrible speakers, but how you could see everyone else doing really well. It gave me confidence that I’m also pretty good at this, even if I feel nervous.'
The impact on business has been clear. ‘We’re winning more pitches and I’m being offered industry speaking opportunities, all because of this course,’ says Henry, ‘and best of all, I’m really rather enjoying it.’
A nervous speaker, Anthony had avoided public speaking for most of his professional life, preferring the company of a good book. During our time together he developed his gravitas and command of an audience and his capacity to engage with charisma and humour. He described the journey as ʻlife changingʼ and feels now that this new confidence has helped him vastly in business – winning him clients that ʻby rights we shouldnʼt yet be able to attract.ʼ
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