“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 TRAINING SERIES
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The Boredom Slayers presentation series is the all-in-one presentation skills training you need to ensure your narrative makes an impact, your slides complement your message, you deliver your presentation with conviction and, most importantly, you take the bored out of the boardroom.
In this interactive 3 day virtual training program you’ll learn to:
- Create impactful, action-oriented presentation narratives
- Create eye-popping and impactful slides that support your narrative
- Present with confidence and develop your own style of presenting
- Structure a presentation so that you activate your audience
- Write presentations that keep your audience engaged
The presentation training takes place online over 3 days. 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 12 people, this is a great option for your sales, marketing and product teams to fine-tune their presentation strategy, delivery and design skills.
MODULE 1 : MASTER THE MESSAGE
Every presentation is written before it is designed and delivered. Start with a solid foundation.
Through Boredom Slayers, you will discover tools, techniques and presentation hacks to transform the way you create your narrative, so you never put an audience to sleep again. You’ll gain the practical experience and develop the skills you need to create impactful, action-oriented presentations and have a lot of fun doing it! You and your team’s approach to creating a structure for your presentations will be forever changed – for the better.
MODULE 2 : PIMP MY PRESO
For all the years you’ve been using PowerPoint, what you had in your mind’s eye when you started building your last presentation never really made it onto your slides, right? Not anymore.
After you’ve finished Pimp your Preso you will have the knowledge and tools (both online and offline) to help you create eye-popping and impactful slides that get your message across to audiences in the most informative way.
MODULE 3 : STAND AND DELIVER
Do you ever feel that your nerves get the better of you before you have to stand up and present? We know the feeling and we’re dedicated to helping you wrestle those stage demons into submission!
After a fun day with us, you’ll have access to the insider tricks that you can apply to continue to grow and develop your own style of presenting. You will leave with a backpack full of tools to slay all of your stage demons and activate your audience.
BOREDOM SLAYERS ORIGIN
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!
MODULE 1 :
MASTER THE MESSAGE
This session covers the basics of how an audience receives information and how to build a narrative that aligns with that. We will take you through our battle-hardened “Missing Link Action framework” to refine and build your narrative that will ultimately engage your audience.
- Define your audience
- Learn how audiences receive & interpret info
- Build & refine your narrative
MODULE 2 :
PIMP MY PRESO
Now that your narrative is rock-solid we build the slides that will enhance your message. We’ll cover the anatomy of what makes a good slide and how people visually receive information. We will also show you a plethora of free online tools that will make this process easier (even if you are not a graphic designer).
- Theory of how people perceive information
- Practically apply the theory to your slides
- Access to free online & offline tools (fonts, colours, images etc.)
- PowerPoint 101 (animation, transitions etc.)
MODULE 3 :
STAND AND DELIVER
You’ve mastered the message, your slides look slick perfected, now you have to not trip over your tongue and deliver it. In this session we’ll give you some amazing tools that you can apply to your public speaking style, making you the best version of yourself whenever you hit the stage (or zoom room).
- What is ‘Best version of self’ when presenting
- Theory of how to engage with an audience
- How to manage & overcome nerves and stage fright
- Practically delivering messages throughout the day
- Critique sessions for constructive feedback on your delivery
MEET YOUR TRAINERS
Kevin has been leading the Missing Link Academy since 2015. A former award-winning drummer, the stage (both online or in-person) is Kevin’s natural habitat and his energy is magnetic and inspiring. With thousands of training hours under his belt, Kevin has fostered relationships with TED globally and continues to train future TED speakers. Not only will you walk out of your training with Kevin fully activated, but you’ll learn to do the same for your own audiences.
Josh is a globally-recognised, disruptive authority on presentation design principles, with leading presentation brands such as Prezi frequently inviting him to share his knowledge with the world. He also happens to be Africa’s first presentation specialist to have an accreditation with the Presentation Guild. With his unparalleled creativity and a keen eye for the bigger message, Josh helps some of TedTalk’s most dynamic speakers as well as leading brands – such as Nandos, Samsung and Avon – with their presentations. If you’re looking to elevate your presentation design thinking, you couldn’t be in better coaching hands.
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.
WHAT OUR ALUMNI THINK
“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!”
“This training makes storytelling, speaking and design truly accessible for the first time. The combination of relevant course content, practical exercises, and super knowledgeable trainers is world class.”
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.
“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.
“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.”
“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!”