Presentation Problems

Typical presentations are underwhelming. They are riddled with bullet-points, crammed full of pointless clip-art, displaying a range of fonts, and using every possible slide transition and animation.

Audiences are bored, presenters are dull and the message is lost, as is audience attention.

 

How can we solve these problems?

While it may seem obvious, only two things really matter:  what you say and how you say it.

The what, or the content, must be impactful. The how, or the delivery, must be compelling and engaging.

Used correctly, the effect on audiences is dramatic. Understanding increases, their belief in the presenter strengthens, and the message is received and understood.

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Solutions

In Extreme Presentation Skills training we show you how to craft the what to be impactful. We have devised a presentation structure, and show how to combine rhetoric with compelling visual aids. This will capture, engage, and enhance audience attention.

The how, is about delivery, and we coach you in professional acting techniques in order to enhance the tone of the voice, and to help you project appropriate body language.

We have developed the Extreme Presentation Skills model below. We refer to the how as Acting Techniques and the what as Content Techniques.

When you watch clips of Obama, Martin Luther King or Kennedy, it's easy to believe that they were somehow born with a natural ability. In truth, we are watching polished performances. These are the result of a combination of the hard work of the speaker, and the efforts of a supporting cast of actors, speech-writers and voice coaches.

In fact, when you understand our methods, you can see that these same acting and content techniques are being used.


Emulating Great Speakers

Great speakers use powerful rhetoric, and their voices are rich and vibrant. They project power, poise and gravitas through their posture and gestures. Moreover, they use well proven formulas for motivational and inspirational speaking.

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

  

Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last!

  

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.

However, our experience is that almost anyone can be taught the same powerful techniques to lift their performance.

Recognising that the success of great speakers depends upon their acting and content techniques, we employ actors, experts on rhetoric, and speech-writers. During Extreme Presentation Skills training, our coaches will unlock, reveal, and demystify, the secrets of the great speakers.

Together with your efforts we can guide you on the path to becoming a great speaker. Very quickly you will acquire skills that greatly exceed those of 99% of business presenters, and you make a real impact.

But the really good news is that these skills are completely transferable to all areas of communications, and not just presenting. Click to learn about how they apply to tough question handling motivational speaking, and developing charisma.

With Extreme Presentation Skills we have achieved great success with over 200 candidates, and we can provide many references in support of our claims.