COACHING & TRAINING
The best professional communicators are consistently engaging and authentic.
Audiences respond positively when they perceive expertise and authority. Beyond this, the real measure of success is their ability to drive relevant and actionable messages, and ultimately to influence the people they’re talking to… wherever they are and whatever the format.
Demonstrating strong presentation and communication skills in the most challenging environments enhances professional reputation. This is true across a spectrum of critical environments – whether in meetings and briefings, presentations, informal calls or highly scrutinised ‘Town Halls’.
Weak, disorganized planning leads to ineffective, unfocused presentation. Developing an effective and replicable preparation process saves time and money. It’s also the basis for outcomes-led, objectives-driven meetings and presentations that engage listeners and deliver results. We help speakers distil their content into a limited number of key messages, supported by necessary graphics and evidence.
Personal impact and boardroom presence
Research has long shown that audiences split their attention between the tangible – the content – and the intangible – the speaker’s perceived competence and credibility. Dropping into ‘presentation mode’ undermines both. And, the more senior the audience, the more critical the stakes; the ability to ‘command the boardroom’ makes the difference between lead-left, and also-ran status. We show how a speaker’s natural, conversational style, underpinned by thoughtful structure, is the route to impact and authority in the most daunting settings.
Chairing and leading meetings
Templar helps people hold better meetings. From briefing, to agenda setting, to seating, introductions and Q&A, we bring proven techniques that deliver effective, streamlined meetings with clear outcomes in less time.
Structuring compelling messages
Understanding the audience is key when making decisions about how to structure a presentation. Analytical and thoughtful, or time-starved and deeply skeptical? Are you ‘telling’, ‘selling’ or ‘consulting’? Using simple frameworks, and showing the educational and cultural norms which shape our preferences, Templar demonstrates how to flex message structures for a range of audience types and for both face-to-face and remote environments.
Deploying graphics effectively
Whilst good graphics should enhance a presentation, flipping through slides on screen or on paper is rarely effective. Too often, slides are treated as the centerpiece of a presentation, when in reality, they should be in a supporting role. Templar shows straightforward techniques that ensure slides complement and enhance the story.
Handling challenging Q&A
Managing tough Q&A is a core skill at all levels. Confident delivery is key , but the awareness of the range of techniques that can disarm and deflect the toughest questions, and the skills to put them into practice is highly respected.
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