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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 assumes up to five trainees in a full-day workshop.

INTRODUCTION
   
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome, Introductions, Agenda, Goals
   
SEGMENT ONE: DEVELOPING A MEMORABLE PRESENTATION
   
9:15 – 10:00
Interactive Set-Up Lecture, Video Examples
  • Sharpen the story you want to tell
  • Align your talk to the audience's needs
  • Speak the universal language of general audiences
  • Grab the audience with a powerful opening
  • "Break the pattern" to keep audiences engaged from start to finish
  • Select a close that audiences remember
  • Share a sticky story that drives action
10:00 – 12:00 Trainees Deliver On-Camera Practice Talks
Video Review and Feedback

12:00 – 12:30 Working Lunch
   
SEGMENT TWO: EXHIBITING THE RIGHT BODY LANGUAGE
   
12:30 – 1:00 Interactive Set-Up Lecture
  • Create the right "feedback loops" through proper body language
  • Model best practices for gesture, posture, voice, and movement
  • Interact with your PowerPoint slides and notes
1:00 – 2:45 Trainees Deliver On-Camera Practice Talks
Video Review and Feedback

2:45 – 3:00 Break


SEGMENT THREE: MANAGING AUDIENCE Q&A
   
3:00 – 4:00 Interactive Lecture, Off-Camera Practice
  • Understand the rules of engagement
  • Listen for the real question
  • Answer off-topic or challenging questions
  • Use "The ATMs" to get back on track
  • Transition to a key takeaway point
  • Handle difficult interactions with poise
   
SEGMENT FOUR: DESIGNING EFFECTIVE VISUALS
   
4:00 – 4:25 Interactive Lecture, Dozens of Examples
  • Design and display effective visuals
  • Use (not abuse) PowerPoint
  • Understand when to deploy visuals
  • Avoid the "eye-ear conflict"
4:25 – 4:45 Trainees Redesign Their Slides (As a Group)
   
CONCLUSION
   
4:45 – 5:00 Concluding Remarks, Session Close
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