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sample agenda

Before your presentation training workshop, we will work with you to create a customized format for your training. This sample agenda is for two trainees in a half-day workshop.

INTRODUCTION
9:00 – 9:15 Introductions, Welcome to Presentation Training
   
ROUND ONE – BASELINE SPEECH
9:15 – 9:25  Baseline Speech, Trainee One (Speech Open Only)
9:25 – 9:35 Baseline Speech, Trainee Two (Speech Open Only)
9:35 – 10:00 Videotape Review, Feedback
   
ROUND TWO – THE WORDS
10:00 – 10:30 The Words
• Sharpening the Story You Want to Tell
• Aligning Your Talk to the Audience’s Needs
• Grabbing the Audience with a Powerful Opening
• Organizing Your Speech for Memorability
• Inserting Stories and Statistics to Reinforce Your Messages
• The Closing Call-to-Action
10:30 – 10:40 Practice Speech, Trainee One (The Words)
10:40 – 10:50 Practice Speech, Trainee Two (The Words)
10:50 – 11:10 Videotape Review, Feedback
11:10 – 11:20 Break
   
ROUND THREE: PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
11:20 – 11:40 Performance Techniques
•    Maximizing Your Vocal Range – and Silences
•    Making the Connection with Eye Contact
•    Move with a Purpose, Where to Stand
•    Confident Posture, Open Gestures
•    Using (Not Abusing) PowerPoint
11:40 – 11:50 Practice Speech, Trainee One (Performance)
11:50 – 12:00 Speech, Trainee Two (Performance)
12:00 – 12:20 Videotape Review, Feedback
   
ROUND FOUR: HANDLING CHALLENGING AUDIENCE QUESTIONS 
12:20 – 12:30 Handling Challenging Questions
12:30 – 12:40 Practice Q&A, Trainee One
12:40 – 12:50 Practice Q&A, Trainee Two
   
CONCLUSION
12:50 – 1:00 Top Three Takeaways for Each Trainee
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