Speaking with Impact

PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Whether you need to explain, coach and train colleagues, engage in discussions and presentation with senior management, pitch projects and opportunities to customers and other stakeholders, or speak at technical events, presentation skills should be the tools of your trade.

"Speaking with impact" is workshop meant to take the attendees through each of the three main pillars of creating an effective presentation – preparation, design and delivery. Each pillar will be practiced in detail, with the members of the audience receiving extensive feedback on their performance.

The attendees will gain the confidence and tools needed to engage with their audience, sell their ideas, and inspire people to act. They will get better at:

  1. Structuring ideas for maximum impact over the audience
  2. Crafting memorable messages and powerful visuals
  3. Holding the audience’s attention

When audiences can see that you’ve prepared—that you care about their needs and value their time— they’ll want to connect with you and support you. You’ll get people to adopt your ideas, and you’ll win the resources to carry them out. You’ll close more deals. You’ll earn the backing of decision makers. You’ll gain influence. In short, you’ll go farther in your organisation—and your career.

We created the "Speaking with impact" training and coaching program to help professionals with a technical background, like ourselves, to succeed in their communication and presentations.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

The intended audience for this training consists is any professional who wants to deliver impactful presentations for small – large – very large audiences.

OUTLINE

The workshop is highly interactive, the participants will spend more than 50% of the time with practical exercises, preparing and delivering presentations in front of the group, getting personalized feedback and advice.

  1. Know yourself: why, strengths, improvements, objectives
  2. The magic: prepare, design, deliver
  3. Prepare
    The Audience: its power, your power, segmentation, common ground, change, KFD
    The Message: the Big Idea, and (only!) what’s supporting it, call to action for doers, suppliers, influencers, innovators
    The Story: solid structure, the bright beginning, the meaty middle and the powerful ending; story telling techniques
  4. Design
    The support is not the presentation
    Communication: logic & emotion
    Storyboarding
    The support: short, simple, legible, engaging; media types (slides, sound, video, live coding etc)
  5. Delivery
    Personal style, passion, start strong, respect timeboxing, engage with the audience, be polite, call to action
    … get ready for a lot of practice and feedback

About the trainers

Florin Cardasim is a software architect and Agile coach. Beyond his technical skills, he gained a broad experience as a trainer for companies and speaker in conferences. Florin is passionate by technology and by working with people to construct amazing things; focused on client and team, quality and on-time delivery while carefully looking to keep inside the fun of the software development. He is fortunate to be part of the Microsoft Regional Director program, a group of technology experts recognized by Microsoft for their passion about sharing their knowledge with the community. Worldwide, there are less than 150 RDs.