First Impressions Power Every Point Strong Close
Establish your credibility right up front, make each point stand out and stand alone, finish on a high to make a persuasive presentation.

What you will learn

How to establish your credibility right up front before you give your message
Ways to separate your ideas so each one has impact
To re-enforce your message for a strong close

First Impressions Power Every Point Strong Close Modules

Establishing your Credibility Up Front

Learn how to use a short story about your background related to the topic
Share an experience that shaped the presentation or conclusion
Include a goal early in the presentation to help your audience relate easily to what you have to say, and help shape your presentation

Make each Point Powerful

Begin separate ideas with powerful introductions - these will stick in people’s minds and break up the presentation
Ask thought provoking or rhetorical questions to get people thinking about the material in the context you want
Make startling statements to get their attention, then back it up with information to drive your point home

Strong Finish

Prepare for difficult questions, particularly the ones that may derail your presentation or subvert your goal
Have your own questions ready in case nobody asks the ‘difficult’ ones - ease them into it by saying “Im usually asked … or one thing you might still be wondering about is”
Have a second short closing after the Q&A - Just like an encore or curtain call, include a short closing to summarise your points (again) to drive home your key messages including your call to action.

Who this is for
People who need to make a presentation which is persuasive, whether it’s for funding or approval to proceed with an initiative, they need to get agreement and understanding.

Benefits to your organisation
This masterclass will help your organisation to:

Help leaders establish credibility from the outset to develop respect and trust
Build communicators who are skilled in the art of persuasive messages
Develop strong team and client relationships


To help you get the most from the Masterclass you will receive an exercise to help you prepare and to get into the best mindset.

Your Post Programme Commitment
You bring back tools, techniques and confidence that comes from practical experience, and the knowledge you’ve already applied your new skill in actual presentation together with a personalised action plan of how you will apply this in your next presentation.

Optional Extra
‏Reinforce your learning with follow-up post programme coaching based on a video recording focused on key aspects of the programme and your performance.

To find out more about our Masterclasses get in touch with Carmel on 07948 525183 or

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