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Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Training: Platform Power! Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Training
By Mr Danniel Lim
PSMB HRDF Claimable
Course Title:
Platform Power!
Training Category:
Soft Skills
Target Audience:
For all managers and executives who need to present ideas, proposals and products to groups of people.
5 days
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Delivery Methods
  • Language: English
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Group Discussion
  • Presentation Handouts
  • Reading Materials
  • Indoor Activities
  • Simulation
  • Participant Presentation
  • Video Presentation
  • Role Play
  • Lecture
  • Case Studies
  • Certificate of Participation

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills:
Platform Power!

“Getting the audience to say ‘YES’ to your ideas — public speaking and presentation skills.”

By Mr Danniel Lim

VP of HRD Gateway • HRDC Certified Training Consultant • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader • HRDF Claimable
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Success in a BIG way in any career requires us to effectively sell our ideas, ideas, products, services or proposals to a group or groups of people. You cannot run away from the fact - the higher you go in your career, the more you have to speak and persuade higher or lower level people - as a leader, you HAVE to speak to the people you lead.

Course Objective

In this 5-day public speaking and presentation skills training, participants will learn how to deliver well-planned powerful presentations to the public, groups of people or prospects, conquer stage fright, use humor and imagery for better impact, sell their ideas through the spoken word, and effectively get people to buy their ideas, products, or proposals.

Course Outline

D A Y  1

My biggest challenge in speaking to the public

  • Group discussion
  • How to make butterflies dance
  • Dealing with anxiety

Controlling nervousness

  • Ten steps you can take to reduce your anxiety and control nervousness
  • Developing an action plan to eliminate the fear

Anatomy of a good speech

  • Definition of a good speech
  • How should a good speech be constructed?
  • The all-important title of the speech
  • The three parts of a speech: Beginning, Middle, and End

D A Y  2

The purpose and substance of your presentation

  • An all-purpose presentation outline
  • Five reasons to give presentation: to teach, inform, inspire, persuade, entertain
  • Special treatment on the approach, the presentation of ideas, and the substance
  • The beginning, the body and the ending of a presentation

Writing and preparing the speech

  • Guidelines for preparing and using notes
  • Discussing support devices and material
  • Putting your thoughts together
  • What to do when writing the speech
  • Thinking of the listener as you write
  • Rehearsing Your speech

Opening with a bang!

  • Opening with an attention-grabbing bang!
  • Why should people want to hear what you have to say?
  • The vital first ten seconds
  • How to earn the right to stand up and speak in front of groups
  • The four criteria for a successful opening
  • Openings to avoid
  • Individual exercise: plan the opening of your speech.

D A Y  3

During the speech: The Content

  • Presenting the body of the speech?
  • Use more "benefit" language rather than "feature" language?
  • Using humor
  • Moving the listeners to action?
  • Q&A

During the speech proper:

  • Some ways to involve the audience
  • Some myths and truths about audience
  • Tips on active listening while speaking
  • How to identify irritating mannerisms that you may have
  • How to get rid of the irritating mannerisms
  • How to get rid of annoying ah's, er's, mhm's and you-know's
  • Eye contact
  • Your appearance
  • Developing vocal power and variety
  • If speech needs to be read out …..
  • Audience feedback

D A Y  4

Some thoughts about visual aids

  • Why we need visual aids
  • Types of visual aids: PowerPoint, flipchart, whiteboard, video, film, music
  • How to prepare visuals.

What's in it for me? -- making people buy your ideas

  • People don't want to listen to you talk about your products, ideas, services
  • They want to know what the products, idea, services can do for them
  • How to turn dry features into delicious benefits
  • Appealing to the heart, not to the logic
  • Business results VS personal wins

Closing with a bang

  • How to close a presentation so that people take action
  • How to have a sense of closure and make an impact
  • Six criteria for successful conclusions
  • Techniques for closing a presentation
  • Motivating listeners say, "Yes, I'll do what you say!"

D A Y  5


During these sessions, each participant will present at least one impromptu two-minute speeches or one prepared five minute presentation. These will be evaluated by the course leader, following internationally accepted speech & presentation evaluation guidelines used by many organizations, such as Toastmasters International, American Management Association, National Speakers Association, etc.

Participants present their 5-to-10-minute speech

Workshop Leader to evaluate each presentation; Specific areas the Workshop Leader will concentrate, evaluate and comment on are:


  • Was the title catchy enough?
  • Is there a distinct Beginning, Middle, and End?
  • Was the beginning of the presentation powerful enough to grab audience's attention?
  • Was the body well constructed?
  • How did the speaker present the body of the presentation?
  • Did the speaker use "benefit" language rather than "feature" language?
  • Was the ending powerful enough to move listeners to action?
  • How was humor used, if any?
  • How was Q&A handled, if any?


  • Non-verbal gesture
  • Eye contact
  • Voice intonation
  • Speech fillers -- er, um, "okay," "you know," etc.
  • Pace of presentation -- fast, slow
  • If the presentation was read out, how was the reading presentation?
  • Visual aids used
  • Audience feedback


A highly interactive program. The trainer uses the 35%-expert-input-/-65%-audience-participation formula in his training sessions. For maximum learning impact and retention, he uses audience participation techniques such as individual exercises, group exercises / discussions, peer-teaching activities, case studies, role plays, humor, kinesthetic exercises, superlearning inducement / stress release exercises, subconscious-mind conditioning activities, music, and watching and discussing video clips.

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