Presentation training - how to speak confidently in front of groups

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Presentation training - how to speak confidently in front of groups

Giving presentations in front of a group? For most people, the very idea triggers anxiety and sweating. Insecurity plays a major role. After all, the image of the speaker stuttering his way through the presentation while nervously fiddling with his index cards quickly emerges. No one really listens anymore, the focus is on the bad way of his presentation and not on the content. Does this sound familiar? But there is another way. That's what you learn in presentation training.

What is presentation training?

In a presentation training you strengthen your rhetoric, check your body language and train presentation techniques. Presentation training also includes courses and techniques in which you learn how to entertain and convince your audience as lively as possible during a presentation. You also focus on how you and your presentation can attract more attention - and inspire your audience. Because: With a successful structure, the use of appropriate media and good rhetoric, you will learn the basics of an effective presentation.

Why is presentation training so important?

Confidence and free speech can be learned. These soft skills are particularly important for managers. Because good presentations can do so much more than just convey content. They help, Motivation and enthusiasm as well as to provide insights and overviews. Unfortunately, this doesn't work so well if the presenter loses the thread three times due to excitement. Especially as a manager, presentations are your daily bread. What is your situation like? Can your rhetoric be improved? Would you like to know how to give impromptu speeches?

Then we have something that should cheer you up: The fact that Rhetoric and presentation learnable are. You can do it too, presentation training will help you. Continuing education entrepreneur Dr. Stefan Frädrich is often on stage, is booked as a presenter and knows how to captivate thousands of people. In his seminars and online courses, he gives tips, tricks and answers on how you too can captivate your audience. 

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5 tips and exercises for presentation training

1. do not read

The slide is full, the font size is 10, everything is on your PowerPoint presentation, nothing can really go wrong. Wrong. Your audience doesn't get an overview and first has to read through your jumble. In these moments, their attention is certainly not on you and what you are saying, but on the slide. If you then also read off point by point in monotone and stand with your back to your audience, your sovereignty is over. This is mainly the result of speaking and presenting freely.

As soon as you give yourself the opportunity to read off, you will automatically stop speaking freely. When you speak freely, you add power and energy to your presentation. You bring color into your presentation! Safety and freedom are elementary for your knowledge and your performance. So build your Fear off! That is your subject. You are well informed and yet you know everything that is important. You are the Expert. What could go wrong? Which brings us to the next point: your preparation.

2. preparation is the key

Even if you are a rhetorical ace: The best presentation is of little use if the content is not given. This means for you: Do your research! Inform yourself! If you don't have a clue, you can't express yourself. Inform yourself about your topic and collect everything that is relevant. When you have found good content, structure it. Structure your presentation and create a common thread. Unfortunately, even the best content is not worth much if it is presented in an unstructured way.

3. talk to the audience at eye level

Long, complicated box sentences and technical terms that only experts understand? Please don't. Even if it sometimes seems tempting, avoid using complicated language. The quality of your presentation does not depend on the number of technical words. On the contrary: The art of a good presentation lies in presenting complex issues in a simple and understandable way. Your audience should get the feeling that you are addressing them directly. Understanding is immensely important! What use are technical terms if your audience has long since switched off?

4. let your energy run free

Perhaps you also know the situation: Someone is standing in front and lecturing. Their shoulders are slumped, and you can tell by every movement how uncomfortable this person feels. This automatically spreads to everyone else in the room. Do it differently: You stand in front of your audience. All eyes are on you. Be powerful. It's showtime! Let your energy run free. Get yourself into a positive Mood. Put away your shyness, enjoy the moment and the attention!

Your audience feels your energy, you can be sure of that. And energy is important. It captivates, it creates attention. If you radiate enthusiasm, your audience will also be enthusiastic. They will listen to you. So try to be as natural as possible. Put yourself in a good mood! You will also learn this in presentation training.

5. practice makes perfect

And last but not least: presentation skills can be learned. And for you to learn, you should practice, practice, practice. Grab your friends or colleagues and practice presentations. Or better yet, attend a presentation training and become a pro!

How to bring your keynote presentation to life

Rhetoric is the skill with which masses can be moved. Unfortunately, many people do not train this skill. They believe that rhetoric is a talent that cannot be learned.

That is wrong! Rhetoric can be learned. It is only important to know what is important. The rest is training. Every well-known speaker will confirm this statement. Even Steve Jobs practiced his perfect keynote presentation over several months until it was spot on.

Do you also want to be on stage? But how do you succeed in captivating the audience? How do you create an expectant silence in which you would even hear a pin drop? Take the first step now and download our workbook on keynote speaking. There you'll learn what to consider when designing your first keynote presentation. It gives you ten ultimate pro tricks to wow any audience.



Learn with professional speaker Frank Asmus captivate your audience from the very first second, cause goose bumps and earn thunderous applause!
Reviewed by Dr. med. Stefan Frädrich

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