Presentation skills, TED-style

The virtual delivery option

A programme structured around the iconic TEDx Talks, the gold standard for public speaking.

Unlock the secrets behind making complex and detailed material impactful and memorable. Learn a step by step method to excite and motivate your audience in a short and engaging session.

A fun and challenging programme for those who need to persuade, inspire and captivate!

Learning objectives

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand what an audience needs from you
  • Develop your personal style and learn how to use it
  • Restructure dry text into memorable content
  • Examine techniques and methods used by the professionals
  • Equip yourself with a practical toolbox for delivery
  • Use storytelling to make a powerful statement

In a nutshell – this programme will help you deliver compelling and influential messages to the people you need to motivate.

Audience

Anyone – up to and including chief exec level – who needs to deliver memorable presentations, whether you are presenting to a large group, a team meeting, face-to-face or virtually.

Format

A little bit of ‘pre-work’ – we’ll send you links to three particular TEDx talks to view and consider in advance.

Then an initial two-hour session (for a group of up to 12 people) sets the scene, covers the theory and analyses some examples of great presentations. Delivered via Zoom (for preference).

A week or so later, a follow-up two-hour workshop (for a group of up to 6 people, so two sessions if more than 6 people) is the practical session, again on Zoom – which you will enjoy!

Expert trainer

This programme was designed, and is delivered, by one of our most popular trainers, Susie Ashfield.

We get great feedback from Susie’s delivery of this programme, as you can see from the following comments from participants:

‘Trainer was fantastic!’

‘Great experience! I really liked the speaker. The course was supported by brilliant examples, and the subject was given in an interesting way.’

‘Susie was a great facilitator and delivered a very engaging and insightful session.’

‘Do it!  Presenting is not as scary as you think. This course is phenomenal.’

‘Different, fresh, uplifting.’

Breath of fresh air.’

‘It’s more than just presentation skills, it’s a new way of thinking about work and life!’

‘Great tools for improving presentations and public speaking.’

Excellent – knowledgeable, engaging, memorable…’

Fabulous!

Fantastic, really engaging.  Everything she mentioned she was doing and it was really interesting to see.  Used her voice amazingly and very engagingly.’

Superb, compelling, authentic.  Great knowledge, confidence, style and patience.’

‘Engaging, insightful, excellent at what she does.’

Pitched perfectly to the attendees.’

Brilliant!  Really engaging.  Clear and informative, a subject expert, conveys confidence.’

‘Trainer of the year.’

‘Someone I would love to listen to again.’

‘She is just amazing – one of the best I have seen.’

Programme outline

SESSION 1: 2 hours (for a group of up to 12)

1 Finding the story in complex content

  • Analysing memorable messages
  • Evaluating body language and verbal impact

2 Develop your own delivery style

  • Refreshing old ideas, making content ‘sexy’
  • Using humour, energy and timing

3 Making an impact

  • Demonstrating awareness and ability
  • The best of TEDx: How to get it right
  • Present an emotionally charged experience

4 Action planning

  • Identify specific actions to enhance your presentation style
  • Understand how to prepare to perform
  • Overcoming nerves

SESSION 2: 2 hours (for a group of up to 6)

Each participant delivers a ten-minute Zoom presentation and receives feedback from the facilitator and from the rest of the group.

This is a two-hour session for up to six people. The smaller the group, the more time to practice and the more feedback.

If you have more than 6 people in the first session, then we’d schedule a second practice session.

If you’ve got any requirements at all around presentation skills – whether that’s for an in-house training programme for a group of people, a bite-sized session, one-to-one coaching or a keynote conference presentation – then please just give us a call on 01582 463460 to talk it through.