Presenting in the media age

Facts

Length of seminar: 2 – 3 days
Number of participants: 8 – 12
Language: English / German
Accompanying material: Handbook (optional)
Requirement: Knowledge of PowerPoint

Content

Participants learn how to build and maintain a strong connection to their audience, and discover why this must be their main focus during a presentation. Content includes preparation methods, the creation of visual / multimedia tools and successful “stage presence”.

One of the most important topics of the seminar: how to strengthen credibility through conviction, enthusiasm and logical structure. Effective methods for structuring and preparing media content for specific audiences will be shown. The creation of interesting visual aids as well as the visualization of complex information in simple, logical steps based on the SPRITE method (sequential presenting of illustrations and text elements) will be covered.
Using real-life examples, a variety of visual aids and presentation techniques will be presented and discussed, so that participants gain insights and can apply these ideas to their own presentations. Each will create and hold a presentation, which will be filmed and then examined. After evaluation, the presentations will be re-worked, held once again at the end of the seminar, and then re-evaluated. This makes progress directly tangible and paves the way for participants to work further on their own unique presentation style.

Topics

The Gondola Principle — boarding, navigating, landing

Establish and maintain a connection to the audience

Logical structure — inductive and deductive argumentation

Psychological basics — multimedia learning

Basics of visual communication

Design — visualization of complex content
Dealing with “borrowed” material

Reading and understanding body language

The right amount of information for the right moment

Presentation targeted to the listener

Various presentation styles
Intercultural communication

Facts

Length of seminar: 2 – 3 days
Number of participants: 8 – 12
Language: English / German
Accompanying material: Handbook (optional)
Equipment: Flip charts, pin walls

Content

The Intercultural Communication seminar is aimed at participants who work with foreign colleagues and business partners. A study on the failure of international joint ventures concluded that only 30% of failed projects were due to problems involving planning, technology, finance or the like. Around 70% of the problems were due to the behavior of managers, who had difficulties coping with new cultures.

This seminar therefore aims to identify cultural differences and provide guidance to mediate concrete situations. Content includes learning how to recognize different types of cultures and their specific characteristics.
The workshop prepares participants for encounters with people from other cultures and so that they can appropriately orient themselves in concrete situations.

Participants are taught how culture directly influences business life and management. On the way to intercultural competence, they learn to better understand their own culture and recognize the cultural differences of their business and negotiating partners.

Topics

Why intercultural training?

What is the true meaning of culture?

What distinguishes intercultural communication from “normal” workplace communication?

Individual and group cultures

Need for security and the willingness to take risks

Time-factor — short and long-term planning
Perception — fundamentals of communication

Why cultures have difficulties with others

Emotional and neutral societies

“Culture shock” and adaptation cycle

Is there a “best way”?

The cross-culturally competent personality
Holding successful workshops

Facts

Length of seminar: 2 – 3 days
Number of participants: 8 – 12
Language: English / German
Accompanying material: Handbook (optional)
Requirement: Presentation proficiency

Content

The goal of the seminar is to prepare participants to conduct their own workshops. It was developed as an answer to inquiries from corporate clients and is based on the experience collected through our own seminar activities. The presented methods have been successfully proven in practice. They can be easily learned and universally applied.

There are two types of workshops. The first is tailored toward information and concepts. The second focuses on solving problems and generating ideas using creativity techniques. Discussion involves the preparation and organization of a workshop, as well as how the needs of the participants can be addressed.
It also touches on topics such as how to use questions as a method of control and how to handle disruptive behavior. These are subjects that every workshop leader will encounter.

Through practical exercises a typical workshop situation will be simulated and the behavior of participants evaluated. In addition, various creativity techniques will be introduced and problem-solving exercises utilized.

Topics

Workshops — communicate information and generate ideas

How do adults learn?

The importance of visuals

Time management

Preparing a workshop

BONUS — the path to credibility

Interactivity
Questions — what types are there and how are they optimally used?

Group dynamics

The “usual suspects” — dealing with disruptive behavior

Controlling difficult situations

Problem-solving workshops

Effective creativity techniques
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