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Advanced Platform Skills: Master-level Presentation Tips

This is the second of two videos on the platform skills that will make your presentation come across great. In the last one, we looked at the basics that will make you a great presenter. But, in this one, letโ€™s focus on some of the advanced skills that professionals use.

Get our Presentation Skills Toolkit, which accompanies this course

Watching this video is worth 3 Management Courses CPD Points*.
๐Ÿ”Ž See below for details

This video is part of course module 2.2.2
Program 2: Manager as Communicator
Course 2: Presentation Skills
Section 2: Delivery

Other videos in this section include:
๐ŸŽฌ How to Control Your Nerves Before and During Your Presentation https://youtu.be/ztB6Qj4NnD4
๐ŸŽฌ Travelling to Your Presentation: Speakers Checklists for Rad Warrior Presenters https://youtu.be/n9LNTAhtWs8
๐ŸŽฌ Basic Platform Skills: Giving a Great Presentation https://youtu.be/ReEK7ZTK7nM
๐ŸŽฌ Advanced Platform Skills: Master-level Presentation Tips https://youtu.be/mOEhksbVcHs
๐ŸŽฌ Managing Audience Questions in Your Presentation [inc the Tough Ones!] https://youtu.be/Qygaao2pB5U

Power Presence
Start with Power Pause
o Own the room
o Breath
o Positive relaxation
Be present constantly looking at and aware of your audience. Notice mood and respond to it.

Bring yourself to your Presentation
o Passion
o Personality
o Sense of Humor
o Energy

Visual Aids are an aid – You are the main attraction

Fight the Fidget
1. Movements
Make them big and purposeful, from a solid, rooted base
2. Vocal fidget: fillers
Practice replacing them with pauses

Once you have got good at the advice in our video on basic platform skills (https://youtu.be/ReEK7ZTK7nM), work on these pointers. Bring one idea into each new presentation
1. Power presence (2 MC CPD Points)
2. Bring yourself into your presentation (2 MC CPD Points)
3. Work well with your visual aids (slides) (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Fight the physical fidget (2 MC CPD Points)
5. Fight the vocal fidget (2 MC CPD Points)

Free Resources
๐Ÿงฐ CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
๐Ÿงณ Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

My top recommendation is my own book:
๐Ÿ“– How to Speak so people Listen – https://geni.us/HSPL
Other Recommendations:
๐Ÿ“– The Presentation Book – https://geni.us/6sqr
๐Ÿ“– Presentation Zen – https://geni.us/mrvmeh
๐Ÿ“– The Pyramid Principle – https://geni.us/9cbjvBs
๐Ÿ“– The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs – https://geni.us/KJpG

โญ•๏ธ Links to our book recommendations are affiliated through Amazon and help support our free videos

Managers Need a Basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

I have also created a Presenterโ€™s Kit to accompany this course:
https://kit.co/MikeClayton/presenter-s-kit (the links are affiliated)

You can record your Management Courses CPD points on our free, downloadable CPD record log.
๐Ÿ““ Download it at: https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 3 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 13 MC CPD points

00:00 – Some advanced platform skills for presenters
00:27 – The Power Pause
01:59 – Bring yourself to your presentation
02:20 – Visual aids
03:19 – Working with Primary Slides
04:52 – Working with Secondary Slides
05:43 – Fight the Fidget
06:52 – The fidgets to avoid
08:49 – The movements to make
09:10 – Verbal Fidgets

#ManagementCourses #PresentationSkills #PlatformSkills


Managing Audience Questions in Your Presentation [inc the Tough Ones!]
Basic Platform Skills: Giving a Great Presentation
Travelling to Your Presentation: Speaker’s Checklists for Road Warrior Presenters
How to Control Your Nerves Before and During Your Presentation
Preparation is Key: How to Review and Rehearse Your Presentation
How to Create Excellent Visual Aids for Your Presentation
How to Make the Key Points of Your Presentation Memorable
Closing: How to Finish Your Presentation and Close with Real Impact
Open Your Presentation: How to Hook your Audience with a Great Start
Five Simple Presentation Structures for a Compelling Presentation
How to Craft a Compelling Presentation Structure
How to Craft a Compelling, Persuasive, and Powerful Presentation
How to Define Your Presentation: Defusing the B.O.M.B.
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Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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