PLAY-Sentations

 
 

Studies have shown that audiences in general only pay about 10% of their attention to the words a presenter is using. They give 20% to visual stimuli such as PowerPoint or a musical instrument. Shockingly, 70% of a given audience is “listening“ to the presenter’s body language or HOW a presenter is coming across. Unfortunately, most presenters believe that reading the bullets off a PPT slide constitutes a good presentation. With just a scant amount of pre-event coaching, presenters will be empowered to use their best attributes and the knowledge they already own to deliver an engaging and thought provoking PLAY-sentation.

Our approach does not presume that there is one "proper" way to present, nor does it focus merely on presentation mechanics. Instead, we help people gain confidence in their own voice and become strong, authentic communicators.

Our approach does not presume that there is one "proper" way to present, nor does it focus merely on presentation mechanics. Instead, we help people gain confidence in their own voice and become strong, authentic communicators.

 
 

We ask clients these simple yet rarely asked and critically important questions:

 

  • What story are you trying to tell?

  • What is the goal?

  • What do you expect your audience to do differently after the presentation?

  • What does the audience think and feel about this message?

These questions become the basis for an assessment of the audience’s needs and desires. A strategy for the communication is derived from our evaluation and insightful analysis of those responses in order to:

 

  • Identify and gain confidence in your personal communications style

  • Manage the fear and nervousness that often challenges presenters

  • Become more adept at listening, reading a room, and building trust

  • Think on your feet and become more comfortable dealing with unexpected situations

  • Understand the importance of non-verbal communication

 

We help people gain confidence in their own voice. Workshops will consist of improvisational and performance exercises that strengthen an individual abilities  and define their speaking style. These exercises also include some standardized processes that support overall speaking proficiency.