Learn to communicate complex technical information effectively to any audience, in both the written form and by formal and informal presentations.
Do you have to communicate the results of your work to others? Have you ever been ‘put on the spot’ in a meeting, when you wished you could structure your thoughts to give a clear and comprehensive answer? If so, this course is for you.
During this practical course we will focus on how you can communicate your findings clearly and concisely, and show you rapid preparation tips and mental models that allow you to produce effective presentations in minimal time. We will work with you to increase your confidence through looking at the hierarchy of information, which can make you more influential and get you more support for your conclusions.
Using a real-world example, which we will ask you to bring, you will apply this new knowledge to a written report; then learn how to communicate your findings both formally, through a presentation, and informally, through discussion and answering questions effectively, so that an audience who may not be specialists in your technical area understand and get your message.
Who should attend?
Technical and managerial staff who:
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
- Get the message across to the audience effectively
- Increase your influence with management
- Ensure both the document and the presentation have the same message
- Prepare both the document and the presentation efficiently to not waste your time or that of the audience/reader
- Understand the triggers that lead to waffling and rambling in order to stay on track
- Appreciate the nuances of your own style and the areas you need to personally work on
- Confidently lead question and answer sessions
- Grow your confidence that the audience are getting what they need.