Presenting With Charisma

Two days

A fresh approach to creating memorable presentations that get results

This training is different and effective because it combines techniques that professional actors use to keep their audiences enthralled, the secrets of effective storytelling and powerful tools that make you stand out in the business world.

With our experience of working with global companies throughout Europe and our background in theatre, we not only understand charisma – we can help you acquire it to make your speeches and presentations much more persuasive and inspiring. Through video recordings, exercises and detailed individual feedback, you’ll have enough practice to be able to apply your new skills in the workplace immediately. You’ll also learn how to craft the stories that will make your message vivid and memorable. Delivered by two trainers (including Ken), the training is individually designed to suit the specific needs of your organisation. Whatever stage you’re at, this course will help you step up to a higher level. You and your team can look forward to delivering dynamic presentations, projecting your authentic style with confidence, authority and charisma.

Key focus

  • Learn how to structure your information quickly and efficiently
  • Learn how to deliver a message with confidence, clarity and authority
  • Improve your use of language, voice and body
  • Use PowerPoint effectively to support your presentation rather than drown it
  • Look your audience in the eye (whether five or 500 people) with confidence
  • Learn how to deal with nerves
  • Heighten your personal presence
  • Create a strong rapport with your audience
  • Give a personal, individual style to your presentations
  • Bring impact to your language
  • Project a more animated, charismatic personality


Part One: Where you are


    Setting objectives, meeting challenges 

    Finding your authentic style, enhancing your presence, projecting charisma

      Individually give a short presentation

      Video record and play back with feedback


        What is it? When is it useful? Can everyone acquire it?

          Playback and brief feedback

          What to watch for


            What would you like to change? What quality would you like to have more of?

              Part Two: Content and structure

              Effective content

              What makes it easier for the audience to assimilate your message?

              What to include. What to leave out

              Involving your audience and making it memorable


                Defining your purpose and connecting with the audience’s needs 

                Planning your presentation

                  Message and structure

                  Overall story structure of the presentation

                  Different structures for different purposes: four models

                  Sustaining interest. Dramatic tension 

                  Establishing rapport


                    Stories as proof of values 

                    Formulating organisational values

                      The science behind stories

                      Why they are memorable

                      Types of story

                      When to use them, when not to use them

                      Story structure

                      Bringing your story to life

                      How to source and create storiess

                        Part Three: Delivering to connect

                        Body and voice

                        Achieving relaxation and positive body language

                        Building vocal strength and clarity

                        Making the thoughts clear. Connecting them with the audience

                          Focusing your energy

                          Finding ownership of your message

                          Strengthening eye contact with audiences of all sizes

                            Matching your audience's style

                            Calibrating the audience

                            Matching audience learning preferences

                              DAY TWO

                              Part Four: Influencing your audience


                              Dealing with jargon and technical language

                              Making your message memorable

                                Effective openings

                                Establishing the hook


                                  Being clear about what you want to leave them with

                                    Dealing with questions

                                    Tips on listening and dealing with questions

                                      Using visuals effectively

                                      Four levels of visual presentation

                                      Using props

                                      Using PowerPoint effectively


                                        Dealing with jargon and technical language

                                        Making your message memorable

                                          Part Five: Charisma

                                          Nurturing the right mindset

                                          Understanding the effect of your mindset on performance


                                            The qualities of charisma

                                            Inspiring audiences and projecting passion


                                              Using the space effectively

                                              Where to be in relation to the screen

                                              Three spheres of concentration

                                              Being centred and grounded to enhance stage presence

                                                Natural authority

                                                Projecting effortless authority and confidence

                                                  Connection and objectives

                                                  Focusing the message

                                                    Finding your own authentic style

                                                    Identifying your personal style

                                                    Adapting to different audiences

                                                    Widening your range and creating rapport

                                                      Thinking on your feet

                                                      Maintaining the clear line through your presentation

                                                        Spontaneity and creativity

                                                        Finding an original way of framing your presentation

                                                        Part Six: Putting it all together

                                                        Summary of principles

                                                        Structuring and practicing your presentation

                                                          Present to the whole group

                                                          Video recording with coaching, playback and feedback

                                                            Next steps

                                                            Creating an action plan


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