Practicing Presentation Skills is One Key for Success
Standing in the front of a room and addressing a group of peers is an easy, familiar task for natural-born leaders and public speaking veterans. Those with little experience will likely approach the assignment with nervousness or hesitation. Practicing presentation skills can help calm the fears of the most nervous and produce confidence in those who might be a little unsure of themselves.
Engage the expertise of an experienced group of trainers to help equip your leaders with the tools necessary to improve their presentation skills.
During a workshop, many of our clients can tell us about their first public speaking experience. For some, it was delightful and they knew they had found their calling and specific niche in life. Others didn’t mind having to do it, but understood that practicing presentation skills was a way to learn their areas of strengths and weakness. Those who approached the task with knots in their stomach and feelings of queasiness years ago, still struggle with finding their comfort zone when addressing large audiences. In fact, they would rather delegate that responsibility to others.
The benefits of practicing presentation skills are numerous and allow an organization to encourage their leaders to elevate their sense of value. These are some of the other benefits of practicing presentation skills before the moment of delivery:
1. Others can help you see yourself – if moist palms and drops of sweat distract you from delivering the message at the appropriate moment, you would benefit from practicing presentation skills. Hearing what others see will draw your mind’s attention to other more important areas that could hinder the impact of your presentation.
2. Learning how your voice impacts others – the volume of one’s voice, its inflection and tone definitely says a lot about the speaker. By practicing presentation skills, a presenter can allow others to provide feedback on not just what is being said, but how it is being said. There is an important distinction.
3. Become familiar with the content on your feet – public speaking has its challenges. For the timid, actually practicing presentation skills while standing is a good way to assess the value of what is being said. Does it sound clear? Is it concise? How much time is required to deliver this information? Some of these questions can only be answered after a practice session.
Hopefully, any leader practicing presentation skills among their peers is open to feedback and a little fun at the same time. Laughing at ourselves is a good way to get to know ourselves and others while hearing the constructive criticism that grooms leaders for success. Equip your leaders for success today by enrolling them in a presentation skills workshop. Contact us today and let us show you how we can help!