Andrew is passionate about communications and making connections. As an actor, playwright, singer, song writer and over all performance enthusiast, Andrew has learned the importance of effective communication in the social environment. A graduate of UCT, he has a Bachelor of Arts double major in Drama and Media&Writing. He has always found himself at home on the stage, be it theatre or music. He has also had a keen interest in the behind the scenes occupations of writing and directing. At school level he was awarded Best Script two years running as well as Most Versatile Actor and overall Drama Honours. The psychology behind performance and how that applies both to stage and interpersonal interaction is focal point for Andrew and formed key aspects of his studies.
Lawrence is a Sales Manager and Training instructor at Leading Edge Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd since April 2008 and has been a technical instructor since 2004. Lawrence combines technical knowledge with good communications skills and consistently receives enthusiastic reviews from his students. Lawrence has trained in all 9 provinces of South Africa as well as in the DRC, Botswana, and Swaziland.
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Without a dynamic and coherent presentation, even stellar ideas can fail to convince your audience.
Methods for planning and preparing presentations are introduced. The different parts of a presentation are identified. Tools for enhancing presentations are identified. Participants prepare and deliver a presentation using the techniques and tools introduced.
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This course is designed for individuals who need to present information effectively in a professional environment.
Course Outline / Curriculum
This section will look at key stressors that affect social engagements and how to manage our responses to them. We will use the BICEP model to understand our fears in a presentation.
In this section, students will learn how to anticipate their presentation scenarios in order to prepare accordingly and manage their nerves. More importantly, they will learn to prepare themselves for the unexpected.
Nervousness is a chief complaint for many presenters. We will look at how to use nerves to our advantage and overcome stage fright.
Our inner monologue is a powerful ally or a dangerous enemy. We will look at how we can keep our thoughts on our side, keep them useful and keep them positive.
We will examine how to interpret and communicate body language by understanding the relationship between the emotional and the physical. We will also learn how to boost confidence through power poses.
Your Speaking Voice
The ability to project, enunciate and create pleasant vocals is a trainable skill. We will look at techniques to practice towards a professional standard.
Everyone has had to endure a monotonous speaker at some point. We will look at how to use the five forms of emphases to avoid becoming one.
We will look at some ways in which we can organise our content so that it is engaging and memorable.
Add Punch to Your Presentation
Effective slides are a key tool for any presenter. We will look at some key rules for making sure we avoid “death by powerpoint” and create exciting visuals.
As well as smaller presentations during the course of the workshop, the participants will have a chance to employ their new skills in a final presentation.
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