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Briefing Skills and Techniques

Briefing skills are important because briefings are designed to provide information quickly and effectively about an issue. Briefing skills also stand out when organizations need to influence decisions or offer solutions.

While a briefing might seem simple enough, there’s actually a lot of thinking that goes into one. There are certain points, for example, that must be covered. You need to clarify the constituent parts of the issue and may also be required to make recommendations on how to proceed.

You should also provide some insight into the key points and considerations so that the decision-makers are best placed to come to a conclusion.

Effective briefing skills require the ability to handle face to face meetings and briefings with confidence even when working in an increasingly online world.

Learning superior briefing skills not only benefits organizations but also helps personal development and career enhancement.

Unlike a speech, which is most often planned down to the final word, a successful briefing is most often delivered extemporaneously.

Extemporaneously is different from impromptu, which means the briefing is done without prior preparation or notes. Unless you’re really skillful at speaking off the cuff, impromptu probably is not a good approach to presenting a briefing, which needs to be accurate, concise and clear.

While you don’t want to memorize a briefing, you do want to thoroughly prepare. You should not only prepare the content, but also practice body language and the oral pacing of the briefing. Normally it’s best to start by presenting an overall big-picture statement of the information about to be presented.

Then reference the key points from a briefing outline organized chronologically using topical organization or cause-and-effect format.

Briefing Skills and Techniques Course By Tonex

While you may not want to make public speaking a career, your career will benefit from strong presentation skills. One of the best ways to hone briefing abilities is through training like the courses offered by Tonex. Training benefits include:

  • Overcoming nervousness
  • Analyzing the audience
  • Using the appropriate approach for the topic and the situation
  • Using a template to quickly construct an effective presentation in any situation
  • Organizing persuasive and informational presentations
  • Using voice and body language more effectively
  • Using visuals better

Training also helps focus on the needs of your audience. 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.

Briefing Skills and Techniques Course Enables participants to conduct effective briefings and presentations. Participants learn how to plan, prepare, organize and deliver an effective briefing successfully. Participants also learn how to construct and present briefings and how to handle questions from the audience.

Participants practice on creating their goals, overcoming nervousness and anxiety, skills to be a great presenter, to project their desired image, analyze and focus on their audience, plan strategy, build their message, and improve your skills during the workshop to deliver a briefing.

The power of persuasion, captivating audience, managing the audience, how to manage a meeting successfully, presenting as a team, and using multimedia visuals successfully are the key elements of this course.

Why Tonex?

Tonex instructors are experts in their fields with specialized knowledge as well as real world experience.

We also work with organizations that would like a course tailored to their needs. Just let us know how we can help you. Tonex has been a leader in advanced business and cutting edge technology courses for three decades.

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.


Briefing Skills and Techniques


Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Analyze the key elements of effective briefings
  • Compare and contrast different types of briefings and presentations
  • Develop skills for delivering presentations
  • Use techniques to reduce nervousness and fear
  • Manage an effective briefing efficiently
  • Use visuals, stories and other key tools to engage your audience
  • Prepare and deliver an effective presentation
  • Deliver a formal briefing or presentation with a cohesive team successfully


Introduction to Briefings

  • Key Elements to Effective Presentations
  • Analysis of Audience
  • Purpose and Briefing Type
  • Subject
  • Arrangements
  • Complete Analysis
  • Tools to Prepare Outline
  • Determine Requirements
  • Schedule Rehearsals
  • Arrange for Final Review

Construct the Briefing

  • Collect Material
  • Prepare First Draft
  • Revise and Edit
  • Plan the Visual Aids
  • Using PowerPoints
  • Good Presenters Engage their Audiences
  • Effective Strategy
  • Interesting, Well-organized Content

Practice the Briefing

  • Rehearse
  • Presenting to Your Peers
  • Isolate Key Points and Messages
  • Memorize Outline
  • Develop Transitions
  • Use of Definitive Words

Delivery of the Briefing

  • To Hold Interest
  • To Focus Attention
  • To Guide Discussions/Overviews
  • To Tell a Story
  • To Support the Message Being Delivered
  • To Create a Poster for a Conference
  • Posture
  • Eye Contact
  • Gestures and Mannerisms
  • Voice
  • Pitch and Volume
  • Rate and Variety
  • Enunciation
  • Attitude
  • Businesslike
  • Norms for Behavior
  • Confident

Planning for Presentations

  • Evaluating Briefings and Presentations
  • Preparing for Briefings
  • Enhancing Presentations Skills
  • Preparing for Different Presentation Types
  • Delivery Skills and Challenges
  • Addressing Fears and Managing Expectations
  • Establishing a Speaking Presence
  • Making Presentations Memorable
  • Incorporating Visual and Audio Aids
  • Involving the Audience
  • Presenting Stories
  • Ensure Understanding
  • Record Decision

Workshop: Delivering Effective Presentations

  • Prepare and Deliver the Briefing in the Class/Groups
  • Using Scope Management Framework
  • Creating a Case
  • Creating Needs, Goals and Objectives


Briefing Skills and Techniques

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