- 26 Nov 2019 Dubai
Business presentations can serve a multitude of purposes, such as driving the audience to: buy your product/service; support your new business idea; invest in a new venture; join your team; etc. And in today’s competitive business world, the ability to make powerful presentations that are engaging and achieve the intended outcome has never been more important.
In this course, you will learn and practise all aspects of business presentation skills to launch you on your path to presentation excellence!
On Day One, after fully understanding the powerful potential for presentations, we focus on the techniques needed to fully inhabit the space in front of an audience in a powerful way to hold the room – exploring the use of voice, body language, movements, etc.
On Day Two, after discovering how to create content with a clear structure, a narrative thread, and proper transitions between the stages, you will learn how to supplement your stage presence and content with excellent visual aids, and how to avoid the pitfalls of using PowerPoint.
On Day Three, we add the final element: the four steps in the technique of persuasion in a presentation, to get the audience to do what you need them to do. We round the course off by exploring a number of essential practice areas, including dealing with curveballs and handling your interaction with the audience. Finally, you will present your final presentation and receive your roadmap for your future presentation skills career.
Who Should Attend
This course is perfectly calibrated to professionals at all levels in a business environment, who wish to make an impact in presentations – whether presenting internally, to customers, to funders and investors, to the media, or other stakeholders. Managers and senior managers, function leaders, sales and marketing professionals, and those with media duties, will greatly benefit from attending this course.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand what world-class presenting consists of
- Understand the unique characteristics and opportunities of a presentation
- Practise and develop their physical presentation techniques
- Learn and practise how to use PowerPoint to maximum effect
- Learn and practise the key techniques of persuasion in presentations
Gary has had more than 12 years of corporate training experience with a wide field of training expertise, based on a diverse professional career experience.
Gary has project-managed a multi-million-dollar suite of R&D projects in a multi-disciplinary approach, getting an M.Sc. along the way. His presentations career began with a presentation to several hundred people at a major international conference held only once every four years. From there, he continued to present at other international conferences, to clients in a parallel consulting practice, to business partners and potential customers in India, and to funders and R&D clients locally in South Africa. Gary made presentations to groups of all sizes, both technical and business orientated, to internal and external parties, and at all seniority levels.
As a GM of Sales and Distribution for Coca-Cola, Gary was regularly called upon to make presentations to clients, to multiple groups of internal staff including executive management, and at public events to audiences of up to 400 people.
Before coming to Dubai, Gary had owned his own corporate training business in Munich since 2007, where he acquired clients using presentations, among other tools. He started his own career as a trainer with numerous courses in a wide range of soft and communications skills, including presentation skills.
Gary has been based in Dubai since 2015, and derives enormous satisfaction when his delegates can observe their own presentation skills improving dramatically in real time in the training, and when they feel empowered and confident to continue developing and make outstanding presentations in their professional careers once they leave the course.
The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
The Address Dubai Marina
Al Marsa Street
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 436 7777
Fax: +971 4 436 7788
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the assessment, will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable