Length: 3 Days
Briefing Skills and Techniques
Effective presentation skills are pretty much a must for today’s leaders. Organizations need leaders who can make their point with clarity and brevity.
The employee who can deliver a convincing, well thought-out, cogent presentation is one who will earn the respect of his or her colleagues, superiors and customers. This skill is key for those seeking to bring their careers to the next level. Those who speak well influence others, and that is the essence of leadership.
Delivering a brief is a common use of public speaking in a business environment. Training in this area can help you meet the following goals:
- Overcoming nervousness and anxiety
- Projecting a desired image
- Building your message
- Captivating your audience
- Managing the audience
- Using multimedia visuals correctly
Preparation is key to delivering a poignant and effective brief. 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 delivering 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.
Some presenters like to write out an outline of what needs to be covered. This technique goes a long way in forcing a presenter to process internally and to make important clarifications. In this way, drafting key points and thoughts allow the “briefing” to focus on important elements.
Visual aids can also dramatize, amplify or clarify the points you are trying to express verbally and can attract the panel members’ interests. However, there are things to keep in mind when using visuals, such as:
- Data tables are not recommended since audience members can get confused or distracted by too much data in front of them. Figures and charts are more straightforward.
- Your visuals should be simple, relevant and large enough to be seen by your audience.
- Don’t let your visuals draw your attention away from your spoken message.
Additionally, always remember that briefs aren’t speeches. A briefing is not intended to give and cover all the information. Highlighting the key points and leaving out less important information allows you to focus on the key facts that you want the audience to walk away with.
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.
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