On Thursday 21st April we had the pleasure to hold another session of the workshop “High Impact Presentations”, organised in collaboration with Dale Carnegie, Benefactor member of the Spanish Chamber.
Due to the positive response we had from the November session of this activity, this new workshop allowed a new set of attendees to improve their public speaking skills in order to communicate ideas in an effective way and get their message across any audience.
The workshop took place one again at our premises, where Ms. Alina Maraghelis was responsible for delivering this highly interactive and practical session. To begin with, Alina made a brief introduction to the issue of the fear that some people experience while they are centre stage and asked the attendees why is so difficult for us to present in front of an audience. Afterwards, the event focused on how to cover those weaknesses, for which Alina provided some practical tips attendees then went on to practice.
She highlighted the importance of making the presentations stimulating, so both set out some practical exercises in order to synchronise the visual, verbal and vocal aspects to make the message across and cause a good impression from the very first moment.
Each participant had the chance to make their own presentations which were then evaluated not only by the trainer, but also by the rest of the audience. Finally, they had the opportunity to get a feedback thanks to one-to-one coaching with personalised tips related to the gestures, tonality or posture. Alina emphasised the fact that even that the structure and content are important, the delivery is vital to make an impact because we, the ones who are giving a presentation, are the message.
At the end of the workshop and after the Q&A, the participants had some time to mingle while enjoying a nice breakfast. We would like to thank all attendees for their active participation as well as Alina Maraghelis and our Benefactor member Dale Carnegie for this productive workshop.
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