These days many Jakarta based companies require presentation skills training in English and as a result English Today have been busy developing our English for Presentations program in combination with our new Presentation Skills and Techniques program. I hope to give you a slight overview of what our program will cover.
To begin, the ability to give a good presentation is becoming a must-have skill in today’s world and many Indonesians are finding that they need to formulate their ideas for public consumption, know how to present so that the audience remembers what they have said and can relay their message to others. The purpose of our programs is to show you what makes a great presentation and prepare you and your staff for the task.
Our presentation program will take you and your staff through a number of techniques in how to deliver a good presentation in English. It is better to learn a set of techniques well than to know a lot of techniques that you are not confident to use. The techniques you will learn are well known in being very effective”
First Questions for Planning a Presentation
How to Give a Presentation
How are you planning to use your presentation skills?
Where do you want to present?
To how many people?
To what kind of people?
What is a presentation?
It’s effectively a pitch. It comes down to two critical needs:
•What you want
•What the audience wants
There are 4 Critical Parameters that any presenter must be aware of before presenting
Presentation KnowledgeThis is the knowledge you have or the audience has about the subject of your presentation.
How important is this and how does it affect your presentation?
You should not be too simplistic because the audience will get bored. You should not overestimate their knowledge or you may end up including lots of jargon people don’t understand. You need to know what your audience knows and what they expect to receive when they come to your presentation.
Number of people in the audience
Presentation number in audienceWhat are the implications of having different number of people as your audience?
You can be more interactive with small crowds. With larger crowds, you need to be more concise and quick to the point. You can respond quickly to the needs of a small audience and explore a narrow topic comfortably. You will not be able to do that with a large audience as it is easy to go off topic for most of the people and they can easily get bored.
Presentation stakeWhat happens when it is absolutely critical for you to win the argument? Suppose you want to deliver a business proposition to a CEO of another company? There is a lot at stake. How does this affect your presentation style?
You need to know your message and your audience thoroughly inside out. This doesn’t have to create stress for you. It just means you need to do more preparation, understand your message, understand the need of the other party, rehearse a lot and get feedback from your colleagues.
Types of Presentations JakartaThere are different kinds of presentations. As an example, a training session may involve presentations but it’s quite different from a normal business presentation. Give examples of different types of presentations?