Presentation Skills, Ted-Style

Maximum Performance
Course summary
Professional Training
1 day
495 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Course Dates
495 GBP

495 GBP
Maximum Performance

Course description

Presentation Skills, TED-Style

Master the art of storytelling, learn to paint strong visual imagery and understand how to get your audience behind your ideas, no matter how audacious or complex they seem.

A fun and challenging masterclass for those who need to shock, wow and captivate!

Training Course Content

What’s it all about?

  • Exercise: Audience reaction in three words…
  • Introduction to the spoken word
  • Understanding the needs of the listener
  • The currency of ideas
  • Outlining your intention

Finding the story in complex content

  • Motivating activity
  • Analysing memorable messages
  • How do you add value to your content?
  • Exercise: The Six Principles of Sticky Ideas (Dan and Chip Heath)
  • How do you teach something new?

Delivering jaw-dropping moments

  • Systematic creativity
  • How to effectively use statistics and data
  • Deliver an emotionally charged experience
  • Tactics that get results
  • The ‘urban legends’ concept – what makes stories unforgettable? How elements of the unexpected take content from ordinary to extraordinary.
  • Exercises:
  • The Toolbox: Hands, Volume, Pausing, Eye Contact, Expression
  • Energy levels. What percentage are you at?
  • What type of communicator are you?
  • Which TED speakers are the most inspirational?

Combatting anxiety

  • How to answer difficult questions
  • Identifying challenging situations
  • Controlling nervous energy

Making it personal

  • Creating impact
  • Analogies and metaphors
  • Lighten up!!
  • Keeping it simple
  • Pictures and props
  • Make an emotional investment
  • Exercise: Personal anecdotes and memories
  • The 9 steps to a TED Talk, including:
  • Find the emotion
  • Is it novel?
  • Make it memorable

Action planning

  • Exercise: Identify specific actions to enhance your presentation style
  • Exercise: Personal action planning

Course delivery details


This one-day workshop focuses on analysing performance techniques and developing presenting skills, for any face-to-face communication, whether you are presenting to a large group, a team meeting or just a one-on-one conversation.

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Maximum Performance

At Maximum Performance, we are passionate about improving the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. Our extensive portfolio of courses are offered via a range of flexible delivery options - including public courses, in-house training, webinars and virtual classrooms. We...

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23 The Foresters Burgundy House
AL5 2FB Harpenden Hertfordshire

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