This tool reflects that, even where a presentation has been well designed and structured, its impact and influence needs to be reinforced through confident delivery. Learners will develop an understanding of how to minimise nerves before and during presentations.
Introduce the session by emphasising the importance of presenting confidently so that audiences are more likely to take note of the content.
Ask learners to rate themselves from 1 to 10, where 1 is complete lack of confidence and 10 is very confident. (If the learners are comfortable answering, it would be good to ask them why they have rated themselves the way they have.)
Show the Delivering confidently clip and ask the learners to note all of the characteristics they have observed. Tick them off the flipchart sheet. Add to the end of the flipchart sheet any additional issues identified.
They should then work in pairs to come up with potential solutions. If they are struggling for ideas, give them a copy of the Top 15 tips for controlling nerves handout to stimulate some discussion. Suggest the learners prioritise the tips by focusing on their own personal and professional development.