Present Like a Boss with Design Thinking


Course introduction

The ability to confidently make a presentation to an audience can prove to be extremely valuable on many occasions. Yet, public speaking is one of the top fears of human beings, alongside with fear of heights and fear of death. Present Like a Boss With Design Thinking is a comprehensive course that builds the foundations, imparts this fundamental skill, from preparation, technical know-how, practical tips to advanced techniques to help participants overcome the fear of public speaking and transform them into effective presenters.

Course Benefits

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

  • Apply Design Thinking methodology to craft highly relevant content
  • Learn how to use empathy to reach out to and get insights to their audience
  • Get to the root of an issue from 3 different angles
  • Apply different techniques to present an idea
  • Test and evaluate ideas of a presentation
  • Managing emotions for public speaking
  • Presenting with a purpose
  • Effective use of communication techniques
  • Body Language that builds trust
  • Use practical tips to engage an audience
  • Learn advanced techniques in story telling to captivate the audience

Target Audience

Leaders, managers, supervisors, business owners and professionals who wish to level up their public speaking skills to be more engaging and influential in their presentations.

Course Outline

Module 1: Design Thinking Methodology for Public Speaking

  • Emphasise
  1. Getting insights through empathy
  • Define
  1. Three considerations of a problem
  2. Getting to the root
  • Ideate
  1. Guidelines for Problem Solving
  2. 4 Approaches
  3. GROUP concept
  4. Organisation
  • Prototype
  1. Types of Prototype
  2. Steps to Prototype
Module 2: Managing Emotions for Public Speaking
  • Managing anxiety
  • Handling emotions
  • Ways to move an Audience
Module 3: Presenting with a Purpose
  • Informative
  • Instructional
  • Persuasive
  • Provoking
  • Decision making
Module 4: Effective Use of Communication Techniques
  • Choice of words
  • Tonality, tempo & speed
  • Eye Contact
  • Packaging
Module 5: Body Language that Builds Trust
  • Introduction
  • Stage presence
  • Opening pose
  • Authoritative gestures
  • General gestures
Module 6: Presentation Aids
  • Appealing to the senses
  • Free tools
  • Templates for presentations

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Alvin Quah

Alvin Quah graduated with a Bachelor Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University. He first taste of training was with an IT company in 2000 when he was a software consultant. Since then, he has been passionate about training.

He has also conducted seminars on change management for fast-moving consumer goods, banks and large telecom companies in Singapore. He also offers certification courses to certify NLP practitioners, NLP coaches, TimeLineTherapy® practitioners and team building mentoring courses.

Alvin is a registered member of ABNLP (American Neurolinguistic Programming Council), TLT (TimeLine Therapy® Association) and Master Team Trainer registered with the International Team Building Association (ITBAS).