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How to Speak Like Ted

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- How to Speak Like Ted -

Course Overview

It’s hard to believe, but a majority of employees say that standing up in the front of a room and giving a talk or presentation is one of their greatest challenges and fears. And yet the ability to talk to a group of customers or colleagues, give a presentation at a conference, or just know how to tell a story is one of the most valued business skills today.

And, as all skilled presenters know, at the heart of a compelling talk or presentation is the ability to connect and persuasively communicate. So, does your organisation have managers or key employees who need to be fully ready to know how to stand up and speak confidently or talk in front of a group? Would they benefit from learning the same techniques used to deliver Ted-style talks?

How to Speak Like Ted participants will all learn how to give their current presentation a Ted-style structure to capture any audience’s attention and interest. If you love Ted-style talks and want your people’s presentations to go from boring to soaring, this hands-on, powerful one-day training will deliver that… and more!

Key Learning Outcomes

  • What’s wrong with most presentations, and why it’s time to take a different approach
  • What most audiences hate about listening to other people’s presentations and how you can change your presentation style (even if you hate speaking) with a Ted-style approach
  • What makes Ted-style talks so engaging?
  • How to quickly turn any content (even if it’s boring) into a highly interesting, relevant and engaging talk using the 8-step presentation model (you’ll learn)
  • Deep-dive into your 8-Step Talk Structure for effectively planning and preparing your talk
  • Nervous? Don’t be. Learn how the pros deal with any nerves or stage fright
  • Learn how to engage and interact with your audience within seconds of talking and how to get them to focus fully on you and your message
  • Deal with awkward audiences and difficult situations
  • How to create a stunning PowerPoint to enhance and support your key message
  • Five techniques to captivate even sceptical audiences and leave them wanting more

Training Outline

Morning Session
  • What’s wrong with most presenters and presentations today (and why you need to be different)?
  • What makes a TED-style talk and similar presentations stand out from most presentations?
  • Examples of powerful talks.
  • Turning (so-called) ‘boring topics’ into a presentation that engages.
  • It’s ALL about your audience! Why analysing your audience is the first step for crafting any presentation or talk. * Templates included.
  • How to gain your audience’s attention with a ‘compelling opening’. Why the first 90 seconds is critical for gaining the audience’s attention.
  • Personalising your opening message with a relevant story, anecdote, statistic or question.
  • Using body language and eye contact. Simple ways to focus the audience’s attention on you.
Afternoon Session
  • Using the 7-step presentation process.
  • Using a 7-step presentation skills process. Whether your presentation is just five minutes long, or a more substantial 60-minute presentation, the 7-step presentation process remains the same.
  • How to handle tough topics, deal with difficult people, or ‘nightmare’ scenarios.
  • ‘Death by PowerPoint!’ Why most PowerPoint presentations are terrible and don’t cut it anymore.
  • Examples of awful and awesome PowerPoint decks. How do your slide decks compare?
  • The Five Deadly PowerPoint Sins
  • Creating compelling slide deck using MS PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.

Training Options

We realise every client is different. You may have only half a dozen people to train, or perhaps you’re running a conference and want a guest speaker or a trainer to undertake a high impact, short breakout session.

Whatever you have in mind, we want to help you achieve your training goals. Let’s start a conversation and find out what’s happening at your place and what you want your people to be able to do differently as a result of training. If you’re on a tight budget, we get that as well. Rest assured, we are good listeners, and we are here to help you achieve your outcomes.

  • 1-day Training (7 hours)
  • Half-Day Express (3 hours)
  • Lunch & Learn (60 minutes)
  • Online Training (Self-paced)
  • One-on-One (Zoom) Coaching