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Briefing Skills and Techniques Training: Effective briefings and presentations can be very powerful.

An oral presentation can influence, persuade and inspire. Experts in this field believe one very important key is connecting with your audience. Great presenters say the best way to do that is to let your passion for the subject shine through. That and be honest with the audience about what is important to you and why it matters.

Also, focus on your audience’s needs. Your presentation should be built around what your audience is going to get out of the presentation. As you prepare the presentation, you always need to bear in mind what the audience needs and wants to know, not what you can tell them.

Smiling and making eye contact helps engage your audience as well as building rapport. This helps the audience connect with you and your subject. It also goes a long way in making you less nervous because you are talking to individuals rather than great masses of unknown people.

A big mistake presenters make is turning down all the lights so that only the slide screen is visible. Don’t. Your audience needs to see you as well as your slides.

It’s also important to remember to start strongly. The beginning of a presentation is crucial in grabbing an audience’s attention and holding it. Many presenters recommend starting by entertaining your audience rather than wasting time explaining who you are. Just don’t let the entertainment part got too long. You only have a few minutes to be endearing before you get switched off for being dull.

A successful briefing also focuses on the audience.

While the information supplied during a briefing is important, what’s more important is that the information evokes the desired response.

For briefings, a commanding presence is important. Avoid looking over the heads of the audience or between audience members. It’s more effective to maintain direct eye contact, especially to senior-ranking members of an audience.

Beside eye contact, body movements and voice are also important aspects of a successful briefing. Try for a steady stance and natural hand gestures. Remember, most briefings are conducted behind a podium. Speak clearly while varying the volume, force and pitch of your delivery and voice.

In delivering a briefing, you are the authoritative figure. It’s crucial to be fully familiar with your topic and understand the objectives of the briefing. A successful briefing very often needs to be delivered somewhat extemporaneously unlike a speech, which is scripted word for word.

Briefing Skills and Techniques Training

Tonex offers Briefing Skills and Techniques, a 3-day class where participants practice creating their goals, overcoming nervousness and anxiety, learn skills to be a great presenter, learn to project their desired image, analyze and focus on their audience, plan strategy, build their message, and improve skills during the workshop to deliver a briefing.

Who Should Attend

Executives, management, team leaders, public relations professionals, owners and anyone who needs to speak well in order to lead and influence others.

Why Choose Tonex?

  • Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops.
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  • Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
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