Inspiring Presentation & Public Speaking Skills

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No matter how good or important a message, if it fails to be delivered in an interesting & effective way, chances are it won’t be heard at all. Strong presentation skills beget buy-ins. They persuade, impress & convince. Poor speaking skills could just jeopardize them all.

In the two days high impact POWERFUL PRESENTATION SKILLS training course, participants will learn how to deliver presentations that get attention & results.

Participants enhance their professional image & influencing skills during presentations. The workshop focuses on participant’s presentation styles & reinforces effective body language as well as communication techniques to impact audiences. Projection of data using attention grabbing powerpoint, graphs, charts & building persuasive deliveries is the essence of this program. Video-recording is also used for self-evaluation.

Below are the learning outcomes for the training course:

  • Apply steps to help reduce fear of speaking
  • Identify essential components of a presentation
  • Understand the audience & why it is a needed step in a presentation
  • Organize information in a clear & concise manner
  • Create an attention grabbing introduction
  • Implement techniques for varying vocal tones & body language
  • Develop strategies for handling difficult audience & difficult questions
  • Point out benefits & pitfalls of various visual aid options & audience seating arrangements
  • Identifying & charting your true identity as a Super Hero at work!

AZMI SHAHRIN

Azmi Shahrin was born in Ipoh and received his early education at St. Michael’s Institution, Ipoh and Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He won a Shell Scholarship to further his studies at the University of Kent, United Kingdom where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics. He subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Malaya (2009) and he is currently a PhD candidate at the same university. He has been a member of MENSA since 1989. He has had more than a decade’s working experience in managing marketing communications, distribution channels and product branding with several companies including Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. and Maxis Communications Bhd. However, destiny was calling and in 2003, he quit his well paid job to become a trainer.

Azmi owes the turning point of his life to Toastmasters. In 1998, he joined Extol Toastmasters Club to sharpen his presentation and communication skills. He was President of the club in 2005-2006. He was also instrumental in the founding of Kelab Pidato Perdana (a Malay language Public Speaking club) where he served as President in 2004-2005 and is currently the Chief Trainer. In 2007-2008, He was Governor of Division W (of District 51 of Toastmasters International) and had the responsibility to oversee 32 clubs. He has also won many prizes in speech contests over the years and awards for excellent leadership and dedicated service, such as the Division C Toastmaster of the Year 2004-2005 award. He is also a trainer with the Toastmasters Leadership Institute. In 2006, he achieved Toastmasters’ highest award, which carries the title of “Distinguished Toastmaster” (DTM). All these enabled him to launch and excel at his new career as a public speaker and Presentation Skills trainer.

In 2015, Azmi has achieved the Gold Award Certificate for Test of English in Communication (TOEIC) scoring the maximum score of 495 for both the listening and reading components. This makes him a qualified trainer for TOEIC courses.

In the past 12 years as full-time trainer, Azmi has conducted training for the private/corporate sector, the government sector, educational establishments as well as members of the public. He has trained over 11,000 adults and students. While he specializes in public speaking and presentation skills, he is also competent in related areas such as communication skills, interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, English language skills and leadership skills. He regularly consults for Triple A Training, Proskills Trainers, Asia iKnowledge, Maslow Trainers and Consultants, Knowledge Paragon, Compass Mind

STEPHEN FERNANDO

Gives personal coaching to senior government officers & executives in the private sector. Stephen started his working career with the Government Post Office in 1966, to train & coach new staff. He resigned from his government position & started his training career with Leadership Management & Development where he was tasked with formulating programs based on “Needs Analysis”.

Stephen uses the “Laugh & Learn” approach in all his trainings. He was the training consultant for UMW, Southern Banking, UMBC, MISC, MAS, Pos Malaysia, AMWAY, Toyota Motor, FELDA & FELCRA.

He coached personnel of Panasonic in sales, management skills & conducted team building sessions. In 2006, Stephen was appointed by the Selangor State Government as an advisor for programs to enhance public relations skills including “Hospitality English.” He worked with PKNS, various City Councils & front office personnel, those in customer service plus liaison officers. He has also been working with personnel in The Dorsett Hotel & 3M Malaysia on communication & sales. In early 2013, Stephen was engaged with conducting programs on “In-House Team Building” & “Leadership” for PETRONAS/Technip (Indonesia). Amongst the regular sessions that he conducts are Communication, Using Humor in Presentations, Human Relations, Enhanced Speaking Skills, Team Building (In house), Sales, Counseling Basics, Train the Trainer & “Entertaining Emceeing”.

In 2004, representing 7 countries in this region he won 2nd place in a speech contest at Toastmasters International in Reno (USA). He was also at the World Speakers convention as a presenter held at Desert Springs (California). Stephen has over the last few years conducted various speaking & training sessions in Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, India, USA, China, Australia, India & Indonesia.

He has written a book entitled “From Conversationalist to Public Speaker”. He performs regularly as emcee & standup comedian. He also presents “motivational humor” at sales conventions. Many of his presentations have been posted on “Youtube” & he is also active on Facebook.

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