Presenting in Meetings

Deliver persuasive presentations in your client meetings

 

1 day

Many professionals give most of their presentations around meeting tables or on video and telephone conferences – not from a stage.

 

They still have to inform, persuade and sell. But they don’t have the inherent advantages of a speaker on a stage. Instead, they have to establish their authority while participating in the meeting. And they often face questions or pushback during their presentation.

 

This course focuses purely on the challenges of presenting during meetings. It draws upon traditional presentation skills but applies them to this important setting.

Participants will be able to:

 

  • prepare their presentations efficiently – in advance or on the fly
  • structure their content so it’s easy for their audience to understand and remember
  • deliver their presentation so that their audience wants to listen – by managing their eye contact, voice, gestures and posture

Working out what to say

  • Defining their purpose
  • Considering their audience’s needs and interests
  • Developing their core message
  • Structuring their content efficiently using templates
  • Winning and keeping their audience’s attention with strong openings and closes
  • Allowing for the impact of different contexts on their presentations, especially telephone or video conferences

Developing the skills needed to present during meetings

  • Presenting effectively in pairs, trios and groups
  • Using active listening so clients feel heard
  • Summarising and moving on
  • Handling pushback gracefully

Delivering their presentation with impact

  • Managing their face – expressiveness and eye contact
  • Managing their voice – vocal variety, pace and pauses
  • Managing their body – posture and gestures

Participants will have the opportunity to give mini-presentations and receive feedback during the course.

Tailored version

This course can be adapted to the specific needs of your team so they can focus on their real projects and challenges. A reasonable design fee will be added to the cost of the course if you choose this option.

Find out more

If you’d like to have a chat about Presenting in Meetings for your team, please send me a message.