Length: 3 Days
Briefing Skills and Techniques
Giving an effective and efficient briefing has become a core skill for those in leadership positions.
One key to delivering an effective briefing is to know your topic and fully understand the objectives for conducting the briefing.
Unlike a speech, which is most often planned down to the final word, a successful briefing is most often delivered extemporaneously. A well-organized outline or a few strategic notes and supporting information, such as a few simple but highly relevant slides or audience handouts, are often the only tools you need at the podium.
A great way of engaging your audience as well as building rapport is through smiling and making eye contact. 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.
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 go too long.
You only have a few minutes to be endearing before you get switched off for being dull.
It’s important for organizations to understand the impact and capabilities of a briefing. An oral presentation can influence, persuade and inspire. 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.
Briefings in the Digital Era
The digital era even impacts briefings in today’s business world.
The internet and visual aids are commonly tapped into by leaders today to bring briefings to often younger employees who are more visually oriented than their older peers.
Visual aids can dramatize, amplify or clarify the points leaders attempt to express verbally and can attract the panel members’ interests. They can also make a briefing more memorable.
Presenters should also try to bring a fresh perspective to the subject of a briefing. This is where the internet can help. The internet is loaded with facts that can be obtained through a simple Google Search. This goes a long way in helping a briefing look beyond normal facts and focus on insights a presenter can bring to an audience.
Those in leadership positions should also be prepared for a short question and answer session following the briefing. It’s important to ask feedback and be prepared to answer a variety of questions. While you’ll most likely be able to anticipate some of the more common questions, others may seem to come out of nowhere.
Honesty is extremely important in what usually amounts to impromptu questions and answers. If you don’t know the answer to a question, say so and give a time frame for providing the answer to the question.
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.
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.
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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
- 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
- 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
- Eye Contact
- Gestures and Mannerisms
- Pitch and Volume
- Rate and Variety
- Norms for Behavior
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
- Needs, Goals and Objectives
Briefing Skills and Techniques