“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” – Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945
From time to time, we may need to make different kinds of presentations or speeches, such as presenting a business proposal to our client, conducting a speech in a conference, or making an opening speech in a ceremony. It is easy to give an ordinary presentation, but it is not easy to make it extraordinary.
An impactful presentation starts with meticulous preparation work. First, we need to identify the topic to cover and conduct an audience and situational analysis. Second, it requires careful yet creative design, especially how to make effective use of facilitation tools like PowerPoint. Then, it comes to the final step – delivery, which concerns lots of skills including but not limited to body languages, tones and energy level.
In a recent program, we designed and facilitated a presentation skills training program for the graduate trainees of an electric company. During the program, the participants learnt how to give impactful presentations, such as making an outstanding opening by using acronyms, ways to engage audience effectively. They also had plenty of opportunities to practice what they learnt. They enjoyed this highly interactive one-day program very much and the learning session was filled with laugher and energy. A follow-up session will be held in June and we look forward to hearing their successful stories about giving presentations. Keep working hard!
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