July 25, 2011

Did your last presentation run as planned?

Presentation Skills Training. One of my colleagues from the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA), Paul du Toit will demystify the art and science of presenting in August and September in Johannesburg.

Check out the details below.

*** Public Presentation Skills 2-day Programmes Sandton ***

Did Your Last Presentation Run As Planned?

From the Author of “YOU Can Present with Confidence” a two-day
presentation skills programme that will equip you with all the information you
need to plan, structure and deliver outstanding presentations that achieve your

Dear Presenter,

It’s all very well to deliver a “good” presentation, but the objective of a presentation is to get the business. There’s a subtle difference. Is it the praise you seek or the business? I know which I’m after (and don’t chirp “the praise” now!).

Great, business winning presentations don’t just happen, they are planned.
But you shouldn’t only plan to get it right, you should also plan for what to do if
things go wrong. That’s why good presenters have usually been properly trained
to present. And so should you be.

In order for a presentation to go as planned, three key things need to happen.
The presenter needs to prepare him or herself to be an effective presenter. He
(or she) needs to put together an impressive presentation. Then – and this is
the third component – he/she needs to deliver it with enthusiasm. All this takes
learning, planning and implementation.

But mostly this doesn’t happen. The valuable time needed to prepare
adequately for a presentation is usually spent in near paralysis looking for
excuses not to do what you should be doing….PREPARING! As the fateful day
draws nearer, panic starts setting in. People only put off doing what they should do for one of 2 reasons. Either it’s not important or they don’t know what to do or how to do it.

But fear not. I will show you how to raise your presentations to a truly
professional level, so that you never need quake in raw fear again.

Delegates attending this programme will each receive their own copy of my
book “You Can Present with Confidence” to take home with them. Incidently, this book will be published in the USA/Canad on 1 August 2011!

Comments about the book:

“…a great read
filled with many useful tips and guidelines which I devoured twice in double
quick time”
. – Mark Davies, Managing Director, Groeneveld SA

“I read your book on
the long flight back to Seattle from New York. OUTSTANDING job! It was thorough,
complete, highly informative—and fun to read as well!”
– Bill Stainton,
Professional Speaker, Seattle WA, USA.

So, how will I help YOU help yourself to be a better, more effective

I will demystify all those presentation “grey areas” for you. I will show you
how YOU can present persuasively and with confidence. And I will show you how
simple it is to create, structure and deliver sizzling presentations that achieve your
objective. And I’ll take you on a few practice runs too!

On course you will deliver 3 presentations that will be videoed and played
back to you. We will also make a professional looking AV CD of your
presentations for you.

The programme addresses the following key areas:

  • Believing you can
  • Overcoming the 5 great fears
  • Having a clear objective
  • Time management and planning
  • Presentation Structure
  • Practice methodology
  • Your visual impact
  • Data projection tips (Powerpoint and Keynote)
  • Voice power
  • Audience rapport
  • Handling questions
  • Dealing with logistics
  • Getting the result you want

Who should attend?

Anyone who does internal or external presentations, with our without
technology and feels that they would like to do it better. When you depart from
the seminar you will have all the you need in order to deliver persuasive,
professional presentations.

Public Schedule 2011 – Present with Confidence (also available in-house)

Date Day Venue Place
17-18 August 2011 Wednesday/Thursday The Conference Park, 43 Homesteead Road Rivonia (Sandton)
26-27 September 2011 Monday/Tuesday Silverwood Manor, 113 Mount Road Bryanston (Sandton)

Past delegate acclaim for this programme

“I really needed this course, I enjoyed it and am so happy that I can follow up with the two of you – it makes a world of difference. Too often the trainer feels that when he/ she completes a course, there is no need to touch base with the delegates, your business is truly going to soar if you continue in this fashion. Thanks for all the positive re-enforcement.” – Kathy Sheosanker, Sappi Management Services


R4,400 per person (excludes VAT). Lovely venue, delicious tea/coffee/lunches, manuals, book, AV CD, and expert facilitation included.

Book Now

With Simone Scholtz (have your VAT number handy please!)
… or phone her on 071 670 2168. We have secure online facilities for VISA and MasterCard.

The booking deadline is one week before each event or when we sell out. We
take a maximum of 12 delegates per programme so there is genuinely limited space
at all venues!

So, take the plunge. I look forward to welcoming you there!

Paul du Toit, MD Congruence Training (Pty) Ltd

About Paul du Toit: Paul was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional
designation by the Global Speakers Federation in New York on August 2008, the
highest award of speaking excellence in the international speaking community.
Paul is a founder member and past president of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, and was awarded the
coveted Founders Award at the Global Speakers Summit in Cape Town in 2009. He is the MD of soft skills training consultancy Congruence Training which he founded in April 1995.

What other international professional presenters are saying about Paul du Toit, CSP

“Paul du Toit
impressed me as an exceptionally sincere, competent and clever speaker who
shared highly valuable lessons learned from years of professional speaking
experience with international audiences. Paul is a quintessential role model,
masterfully demonstrating step by step, with his own voice variation, body
gestures, eye contact, props and organization of ideas, each of his gems of
wisdom about how to become a Five Star Speaker.”

– Lothar J. Seiwert, PhD, CSP, HoF (Hall of Fame), Author of “Slow Down to Speed
Up” (Germany)

Presenter, book now for this outstanding life changing programme.

With Simone Scholtz (have your VAT number handy please!)
… or phone her on 071 670 2168. We have secure online facilities for VISA and MasterCard.

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