Training: Interactive Online Self-Presentation
Structure, visualise, focus, interact

Do you realise that online conferencing is here to stay?
It’s way more efficient than flying across the world to present something, or travel up and down to just sit in a meeting. So we need to skill ourselves in online conferencing.

Meeting or presenting online can be difficult
Real eye-contact is not possible, making it unnatural and harder to interact with your audience. When you are sharing your screen the focus even tends to shift completely to the slide, making it a slideSHOW instead of an interaction with your audience. And the bigger the group the more you’ll feel like you’re cut off from your audience, unable to interact. Without live interaction you’re not really meeting or presenting, you’re just sending information. And that is something which can be done more efficiently through email, article or video.

I can teach you how to get more interaction in an online conference.
As an actor I act on what is happening around me, on stage or in front of the camera. By focussing on this interaction my audience is not focussed on judging my acting skills and will be moved by the story. As a side effect my nerves disappear, and my speech and my behaviour becomes natural.
The 4Focus technique I developed throughout my career as a trainer, actor, director and writer, helps you to focus outside yourself and focus the attention of your audience on the information. With it you’ll find it easier to interact with your audience and activate them. With 4Focus you’ll bring out the best presenter in yourself and turn your presentation into a dynamic and visual interaction.

You will get lots of practise in order to develop a toolbox of techniques that will make online conferencing easier and a lot more fun.

In the 3 half-day group sessions you will learn how to:

  • Improve your focus and/or reduce your nerves
  • Interact effectively with your audience: how to use the chat, when to look into the camera, drop a silence or call out someones name
  • (Re)activate and controle your audience: Float, Land, Flick, Slash
  • Adjust your introduction to the expertise of your audience
  • Use ethos, pathos and logos to persuade your audience
  • Present with the help of slides, using them like a springboard for the information, a visualisation or an audience interaction

Through the 10 hours of homework you will learn how to:

  • Select what information could motivate your audience to listen
  • Use the Pyramid Principle to structure and prioritise the information, and eventually form a compelling story
  • Channel your story into 4 focus points: Audience, Slide, Hands, the Mind’s eye
  • Design your slides to make it possible to present with the 4 focus points
  • Design your slides with ethos, pathos and logos in mind

Teaching method
The theory provided is based on the 4Focus technique and the Active Speech framework (developed by the trainer, inspired on the Laban Movement Analysis), and Barbara Minto’s “The Pyramid Principal”. The trainer will present the theory through presentation slides and live examples. After every bit if theory, you will get the chance to put this into practice. Finally, you will gain more insight on the presenting techniques and the theory by watching others present, by giving feedback and by presenting yourself in front of the group during many exercises.
The training uses the following formats:

  • Group interactions, presentations and exercises
  • Trainer and peer feedback
  • A 20 minute individual session with the trainer
  • Take-home assignments, including informative and interactive video’s

Number of participants: 6-8
Duration: 3 Zoom sessions of 4 hours, an individual meeting of 20 minutes per participant and 10 hours of interactive videos and homework
Note: In the online version I refer to how certain techniques are applied in an offline presentation. Unfortunately we cannot practise body placement and eye-contact in the same way as we would in the offline version.

Training: Self-Presentation
Structure, visualise, focus, interact
During this three day course you will get lots of practise in order to develop a toolbox of techniques that will help you to present yourself, in front of whatever group, with a good feeling, with flair, persuasion and control.
You will learn how to:

  • Use different introduction styles
  • Prioritise your content and structure your information
  • Design your slides as springboards for your story
  • Improve your focus and reduce your nerves
  • Use different styles to activate your speech
  • Tell your story with the help of 4 focus points
  • Effectively transfer your information using:
    Silence, body placement and posture

Teaching method
The theory provided is based on the 4Focus technique and the Active Speech framework (developed by the trainer, inspired on the Laban Movement Analysis), and Barbara Minto’s “The Pyramid Principal”. The trainer will present the theory through presentation slides and live examples. After every bit if theory, you will get the chance to put this into practice. Finally, you will gain more insight on the presenting techniques and the theory by watching others present, by giving feedback and by presenting yourself in front of the group during many exercises.
The training uses the following formats:

  • Group interactions, presentations and exercises
  • Trainer and peer feedback
  • Take-home assignments, including informative and interactive video’s

Costs: €3840,- excl. BTW and room rental, incl. travel costs within the Netherlands.
Number of participants: 6-14
Duration: 6 sessions of 3 hours and homework

Voice training:
Volume, articulation, resonance and mood control
Sound has a big influence on our being; It can calm us down, make us stressed, happy or sad and even bring back memories. If this is true, then have you ever considered how much the sound of your voice influences your communication? You could use it for exactly the same purposes as listed above, use it to enthral the listening party and maybe even heighten the probability of them saying ‘yes’ to what you’re saying or what you’re asking of them. But how can you obtain this soothing sound, even in front of a large audience?
   This training will very specifically focus on training your voice. The aim is to learn to speak in a way which is not alike but very close to singing, making it possible to reach out to the furthest row, without becoming harsh. This factor, combined with a clear articulation and good intonation, will empower you to become a persuasive speaker.

Costs: €1495,- excl. BTW and room rental, incl. travel costs within the Netherlands.
Number of participants: 4-8
Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours

Pitch Workshop
In one hour you will learn how to write an effective and personal pitch which is adjustable to your audience. Through interactive exercises you will improve your delivery and audience interaction, after which you will eventually pitch your pitch to the group and receive feedback.
Costs: €250,- excl. BTW and room rental, incl. travel costs within the Netherlands
Number of participants: unlimited
Duration: 1 hour

Voice Workshop
A one hour workshop that let's you have fun with your voice. Explore and be surprised about what you can do with your voice when speaking.
Costs: €250,- excl. BTW and room rental, incl. travel costs within the Netherlands
Number of participants: unlimited
Duration: 1 hour

Customized Workshop or Training
A training or workshop in which you decide what will be worked on, with how many people and for how long.
Cost indication: €450,- per half day, excl. BTW and room rental, incl. travel costs within the Netherlands

Important presentation coming up? Available online
I can personally coach you. On an individual basis you will work on your specific problems. The exercises will be adjusted to your needs and your personal cognitions and motivation will be addressed.

Through coaching I can help you with:
  - Stress reduction and/or focus improvement
  - Voice and silence usage for structured delivery
  - Body and voice usage for mood creation
  - Hand usage
  - Pitch and/or storyline structure
   (Pyramid principle, Analogies, Opening with questions)
  - Slide design
I could even coach you before, during and after the presentation

Coaching is also very useful in preparation to a job interview, since it gives the possibility to train through role playing.
Costs: €120,- per hour, excl. BTW and room rental, incl. travel costs within the Netherlands

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Contact Gerben

Mail to info@GerbenTuin.nl
or send me a message on linkedin

Looking forward to hear from you,

Gerben Tuin
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