Advanced Presentation Masterclass


Course introduction

This training builds upon the first presentation skills module. It will advance participants’ basic knowledge and skills of presentation skills. This programme is for experienced presenters who want to hone and perfect their presentation skills and to further their skills in the related areas of designing captivating visuals, managing a Q&A session and managing difficult audiences.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Build on Basic Presentation Skills
  • Master the finer points of presentations including
  • Getting to the point, speaking concisely
  • Persuasive speaking
  • Managing hostile audiences
  • Dealing with difficult questions
  • Presenting technical information well
  • Designing captivating visuals

Target Audience

Senior Executives and Managers who present to Boards of Directors and Key Decision Makers.

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting to the Point

  • Using The ‘So What’ Approach to Concise Presenting
  • Prioritising Information
  • Application Exercise
  • Videotaping and Discussions
Module 2: Persuasive Structures
  • See-Saw Method
  • Problem Solution
  • Criteria Satisfaction
  • Motivated Sequence
  • Application Exercises, Games
  • Watching Videos of Famous Speakers
  • Discussion and Reflection
Module 3: Understanding Audience Types and their Needs
  • Dominant
  • Intellectual
  • Friendly
  • Subordinate
  • Hostile
  • Bored, Restless
  • Role Play and Discussion
Module 4: Presenting Technical Information
  • Presenting Ideas through Graphs
  • Getting the right InfoGraphic
  • Application Exercise and Discussions
  • Watching and Critiquing a Visual Aid
Module 5: Designing a Visually Arresting Visual Aid
  • Using Basic and Advanced Rules of Visual Aid Design
  • Application Exercise and Discussions
Module 6: Managing the Question and Answer Session
  • How to Answer Difficult Questions Tactfully
  • How to Answer Questions When You Don’t Have the Answer
  • Dealing with Audience Members Dissatisfied with Your Answer
  • Final Presentations and Reviews
  • Review, Reflection and Discussion

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Lorraine Kwek

Ms Lorraine Kwek has extensive experience in various capacities in the fields of marketing communications, including advertising, public relations, conference management as well as training. Her training in Communication Studies at the University and her teaching diplomas in Speech and Drama as well as Public Speaking have given her a unique perspective on the importance of communication skills in any field of work.

She has been conducting training in the areas of negotiation skills, time management, communication and facilitation skills, selling skills and customer service, including effective speaking skills and dealing with conflicts. Lorraine is also a certified Zenger-Miller trainer through the international training organisation, Achieve Global.