“This 3 day session covering content, design and presenting was utterly amazing. I was 100% engaged throughout the sessions and loved playing games along with the team. Everything was relatable and fun to do. Thank you so much for taking the time to train us.”
PRESENTATION IS THE SINGLE STRONGEST TOOL IN YOUR SALES TOOLBOX.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE, DESIGN AND DELIVER PRESENTATIONS LIKE A PROFESSIONAL.
THE ONLY PRESENTATION TRAINING YOU WILL EVER NEED.
Every great moment or movement in history – and in commerce – was preceded by an idea. Today, those ideas are transmuted and then transmitted via presentation.
It’s a skill, and a calling… One you can learn. We can teach you.
Our Boredom Slayer Presentation Skills course teaches the techniques we use for our clients every day. Learn how to create a business or sales presentation that makes an impact!
3 MODULES IN
3 OR 6 DAYS
10 PEOPLE PER SESSION
BOOKINGS FOR INDIVIDUALS OR TEAMS
The presentation training takes place online over 3 or 6 days depending on your and your teams’ availability. We run both open and closed groups for our Boredom Slayers training, meaning you can book as an individual or book for a team. Open Groups are scheduled by us and anyone can attend. Closed groups are pre-booked for your company for up to 10 people, this is a great option for your sales, marketing and product teams to fine-tune their presentation strategy, delivery and design skills. Sessions for both GMT -5 and GMT +2.
MODULE 1 : MASTER THE MESSAGE
Every presentation is written before it’s designed, before it’s delivered. Here you are shown how to write a great presentation. We teach you how to define your audience, how to reach them and what motivates their decision-making, all based on the Missing Link Action Framework.
- How humans receive, interpret and retain information
- The power of micro-scripting
- Bring in case studies and testimonials in ways that support your specific end goals
- How to make your audience the hero of your talk
- Find the true north of your presentation, your audience!
- You will have a process to apply to every presentation from this day on
MODULE 2 : PIMP YOUR PRESO
Good slides support the speaker. Great slides enhance the entire experience. We will teach you how think like a presentation designer so that you can easily build the kind of visual aids – in PowerPoint or Prezi – that clarify your content and add some personality to your presentation.
- How the mind’s channels process different information streams simultaneously
- What tools, applications and websites are available for presentation slide design – and how to get the best out of them
- The theory of presentation design and slide design
- How to approach fonts
- Pictures, the magic ingredient
- Videos, when and how to use them
- Best practice when using Animations & Transitions
- In PowerPoint tricks and tips, getting the most out of PowerPoint
- Out of PowerPoint tips and tricks how to use the web tools to enhance your presentation
MODULE 3 : STAND AND DELIVER
We teach you how to stand and deliver your presentation in front of an audience virtually or in-person. We work through your presentation you created in the days prior. our coaches will refine and hone your style and delivery, until your ‘best version of self’ emerges. This is the culmination of all your hard work – and where the rhetoric hits the road! Showtime!
- How to shake off behavioral expectations and use your unique personality to win over audiences – your ‘best version of self’
- How to apply pitch, pace, pose, pauses and peroration to create narrative dynamics
- Ways to engage with the audience, and activate their attention
- Make the most of online and in-person scenarios
- How to use (very natural) nerves to uplift your energy
READ THE BOOK THAT
STARTED IT ALL
Any fool can put together a presentation.
This book exists because so many do.
There’s something sucking the life out of audiences everywhere, transforming them from the
very people who can change your business into the disengaged masses.
It’s called The Boredom … and your job is to slay it!
WHAT OUR ALUMNI THINK
Strategist Team Lead: Music, PRIMEDIA Broadcasting
“The Missing Link training was everything I didn’t know I needed and more! It was fun, insightful, and I learned so much that I’m already applying. The trainers are never short of energy and the content is mind-blowing. HUGE thanks to the Missing Link team for a truly exceptional virtual experience!”
Senior Specialist Journey Architect, Multichoice
“Often you walk away from training and are wowed, only to forget the content 2 weeks later, NOT in this case! I am still applying it all the time! The course took the scare out of a presentation.”
Experiential Marketing Senior Manager, NNT Ltd
Thank you for this well structured course. I am so happy with the way it has been facilitated. Our facilitator kept our focus right through the three days. There is enough time to work on what has been learned. Helpful resources shared which will make everyone’s life so much easier all the free resources wow. Tips for presenting to your audience helped me focus on the way I speak and my body language. Cant wait to see my next audience reaction and get feedback.
Specialist Product Engineer, Absa
“Often you walk away from training and are wowed, only to forget the content 2 weeks later, NOT in this case! I am still applying it all the time! The course took the scare out of a presentation.
Business Manager, Cliffe Decker Hofmeyr Legal
“I NEVER knew how to use sticky notes properly, until this life-changing session steered me in the right direction. I will also be eternally grateful for the fact that I am now able to slay presentation boredom like a (semi-ish) pro. Thank you ML for changing my life.”
Marketing/Support, DNS Africa
“MSNGLNK is simply awesome at what they do. I would recommend them to any and all who ever needs to do presentations. The process they taught me is extremely practical and helpful. I will definitely do better talks/presentations in future. Thanks guys!”
Product Manager, BCX
MEET YOUR TRAINERS
Presentation Head Trainer
There is a good reason that our training interventions are so popular, so powerful and so ‘perorative’. That good reason’s name is Kevin and he is our Master Trainer, the head of the Missing Link Academy and the product champion for our flagship training series, Boredom Slayers.
Having cut his teeth (and his abs) as an award-winning, world-travelling live drummer, Kev knows all the stand-up-and-stand-out techniques to move an audience to its feet. Since switching the sticks for the mic, he has trained over 50 TEDx speakers, hundreds of CEOs, many, many teams and even a few talk-show hosts and public figures.
But is he any good? Well, one of SA’s largest listed financial institutions insists that Kevin’s bottomless energy and inspirational positivity are best experienced in person, and fly him to wherever they need him to be and, thus far, has traveled to 9 different countries, 108,000km and 163 hours of plane time to make people smarter across the planet.
Online and in-person, Kev is one of the gosh-darned nicest people you’ll ever be lucky enough to meet, and he will make laugh, and think, and turn you into a stronger, more dynamic presenter.
We are very lucky to have been able to include Josh on this page – for both his professionalism and his personality. With regards to the former, his work is as interesting as it is brilliant, which is why he is globally recognised as an authority on design thinking, and Africa’s very first expert to be Prezi accredited. Wiser than his limited years should allow for, he has (mad) skills in both narrative strategy and visual-aid design, and it’s this combination that has made many great brands’ content so powerful, and his TEDTalk speakers so memorable.
But it’s thanks to the latter aspects of our Josh that our clients really shine. Having learned to love the stage himself, he knows how to use each coaching session to bring out the very best in each individual. Be prepared for his jocularity, his terrible pranks and his 10-meter wide, 1000-watt, energy-efficient grin.
His decision to join our family all those years ago has made it stronger and smarter, and his hunger for information and trends continues to do so.
On his weekends off he is a rather quirky music producer for local artists, and you can (and should) find his music video on YouTube. He does a wicked version of ‘Careless Whisper’ – go on; make him do it.
PIERRE DU PLESSIS
Pierre is no stranger to the speaking stage. He has been featured regularly on TEDx stages, and his speaking clients have included BMW, KFC, Adcock Ingram, Alan Gray, LASIK. He leads a contemplative community with a strong focus on meditation, retreats, and inner work in Cape Town and was the co-founder of Palaestra. He is also an award-winning author, having received the Desmond Tutu, Gerrit Brand prize for literature for his book titled Train Naked. As someone who cares deeply about human development and people becoming better people, Pierre’s coaching style is based on leveraging ancient wisdom in order to solve modern business challenges. He believes he is the love child of Getrude Stein and Jason Bourne and lives in Cape Town, South Africa with his wife, two kids and his iPhone.
Alon boasts an impressive decade of training experience. Having been in sales and customer service for 18 years and an Apple-certified trainer for 8 years, Alon brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in training and facilitation best practices. Not only has Alon trained and coached hundreds of retail employees throughout Southern Africa, he has also presented at numerous businesses and media events. He is a UCT graduate in Training and Development Management, a certified Life Coach and was a primetime radio show host. Passion, infectious energy and a whole lot of learning are just some of the things you’ll get from a session with Alon.
These years spent behind the camera have given Ruan a rather particular view of the world. In his 2 decades of hands-on experience, he has done impressive things outside our walls – broadcast and mainstream TV shows, entertainment journalism, brand and marketing activation (phew) – as well as within them. He has coached CEOs, encouraged interviewees, conceptualized and captured large-scale productions, coordinated on-stage and online events – and the accretion of these varied experiences and points of view have informed his perspective.
As he has informed those he’s worked with. It’s fair to say that Ruan’s quirky brilliance makes his production work so good, while he makes the people he works with better, and he always gives more than he gets.
No matter the workload, no matter the complexity, Ruan’s positivity is harder to scratch than titanium, and this rings through in any project he’s involved in. They’re just… better. When COVID hit, his hands were integral in helping the team to rebuild our online CloudCrew offering, allowing the business to thrive.
The more you get to know him, the more he’ll impress you and challenge you, and the more you’ll love him. Professionally-styled 30cm mohawk and all.