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Presentation Skills


Hi Im running a workshop on Presentation Skills, and although I have all my material with me, I'm on the lookout for an idea/exercise/role play/activity/fact as a good kickstart. I want this session to be on the lines of Discovery Learning, where I build up the concept of Presentation Skills through any idea/activity and then introduce it to the group. Any ideas? Thanks,KS.

4 Responses

  1. Group exercises for Presentation Skills

    Hi KS

    I’ve used a couple of different ways of kickstarting a Presentation Skills courses, particularly when time is short.

    Divide them into three groups and ask each one to discuss and flipchart responses to one of the following questions:

    *What do I (as the presenter) need?

    *What does my presentation need?

    *What does my audience need?

    Give them up to 30 mins and then feedback in plenary.

    Alternatively, split into two groups and ask them to discuss and flipchart responses to one of the following:

    *What makes a good presenter?

    *What makes a good presentation?
    (tell them there is bound to be some overlap between their responses). Again, up to 30 mins is about right.

    Happy to discuss further – my contact details are on my profile.

    All the best





  2. Presentation Skills: Introduction Activity

    Hi, there is a good opening activity for presentation skills here:

    (you will need to register – free – to be able to download it – also free)

    From the description: This activity provides an opportunity to set the tone for the workshop, by demonstrating that it will be run in an atmosphere of positive feedback and with a focus on building upon strength. It also acts as an initial assessment of the delegates’ presentation skills, helping to focus the rest of the programme on the areas of strength that can be built upon and individual objectives for the course.

    It’s also good for workshops on giving/receiving feedback.

    I hope it’s useful – drop me an email if you have trouble accessing it, [email protected].


  3. Presentation Skills Starter
    Hello KS, I use a set of random images and ask delegates to use the image for their first presentation of about 2 minutes. It gets them thinking on their feet but also gives them something to start with and gives me an idea of where they are starting from. It’s amusing non threatening and is also the start of feedback to each other.
    I hope this helps and good luck

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