Pitching & Presenting: your project

Pitching & Presenting: your project

the secrets of storytelling to keep audiences listening

WHAT’S THE INTENTION?

To be heard.  To actively engage your audience so that they want to listen to you, and hear about your project.

WHY ARE WE DOING THAT?

Because giving your elevator pitch is hard:

  • You’re asking people to assess your story
  • There’s the potential for rejection
  • We often have a fear of public speaking
  • When the stress builds, the thinking mind can go blank

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Clarity || delivering the message you want to deliver: what to say, what not to say
  • Confidence || a boost for when you’re in the spotlight
  • Courage || helping you to go out and find new audiences
  • Connection || receiving a real response from people who can relate to your message

WHO’S IT FOR?

Leaders, sellers, fundraisers, entrepreneurs, communicators

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This workshop uses guided discussions and carefully crafted group exercises to:

  • Identify common risks and pitfalls when pitching an idea or concept
  • Give you workarounds and recovery strategies for common mistakes
  • Explore the Dos and Don’ts of public speaking (presenter performance)
  • Teach you the storyteller’s craft in order to deliver your message in an engaging manner
  • Learn the language to use and the labels to avoid
  • Help you to discover the power of listening in real-time
  • Introduce some effective presentation structures and formats
  • Make sure you get the ‘call to action’ right (anatomy of the ask)
  • Help you get ready for the QnA that will follow your presentation

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The Clinic

The session concludes with a presentation clinic in which participants practice and role play a presentation and get feedback and guidance on areas for growth and improvement.

For the clinic, participants should have prepared for the session a presentation that they will be able to perform. This presentation should last no more than 2 mins, and not use any accompanying slides.

Handbook

The following handouts capture the core concepts covered in the workshop, and signpost to further research and learning:

  1. Giving a Talk or Speech
  2. Talking Pointers
  3. Presentation Structures
  4. Making the Ask
  5. Power, Charisma and Presence

Workshop Format

Dave leads with a gentle and warm, yet strong style in order to facilitate shared discussion, performance practice and new learning.

SESSION DETAILS

A five-hour, or day-long, workshop, with up to 12 people, in an open room.

Handouts with reference information provided.

FACILITATION TRAINING

Facilitating a group is part science, part craft.

These courses have a dual focus of getting the thinking right and getting the tools to do it well.

THE CORE OF FACILITATION
Level 1: one-day introductory workshop

THE CRAFT OF FACILITATION
Level 2: Eight-week evening intermediate course The Craft of Facilitation, level 2 group faciliation skills course by Dave Dunn

GROUP FACILITATOR

For meaningful meetings, difficult discussions
and wicked workshops.

Also experienced at strategic visioning & planning; hosting conferences; chairing AGMs; MC-ing open mic nights and cheer leading laughter workshops.

Take a look at his previous clients list.

Dave Dunn is organised, curious and playful. dave.dunn.ie Group Facilitator

VARIOUS WORKSHOPS

Pitching & Presenting, Resilience, Time & Task Management, Laughter, Listening, Creativity

These are interactive, engaging and empowering learning workshops.

Short, half-day or full-day.
They're also good craic.

Here's a list of upcoming open workshops. dave.dunn.ie workshops