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Yes!! Our Neuropresenting Certification is now a National Diploma Qualification

What is Neuropresenting you ask?

It’s presenting with the brain in mind.

Neuropresenting®  is a world-first programme blending  Neuroscience principles, adult learninNeuropresenting March 2017 (2)g and professional presenting all in one innovative and highly interactive programme.

It is the first programme and qualification of its kind in the world and we are pretty excited about that.

Paula Smith (GITP Director) developed the first qualification in Presenting in Australia several years ago and although  a robust qualification in its own right was missing a magic ingredient ‘Neuroscience’. It just happened to be what Karen Livey’s  (A friend and colleague of Paula’s) expertise were in. So when Paula and Karen  put their heads and expertise together the Neuropresenting programme and qualification was developed with the input of an International advisory board.

After a hugely successful pilot programme overseas, Paula and Karen thought it would be a great idea to set some new standards for training and presenting here in Australia and had the programme written to align with our Australian competency based training system without losing the integrity of the powerful programme.

These gorgeous Ladies were the first Perth Neuropresenters ®.

The Neuropresenting ® programme includes a broad range of topics and units.

14 ‘Neuropresenting Principle’s for trainers and presenters
Explore the learning brain
Brain-friendly learning environments
Presentation design using ‘Neuropresenting Principles’
Advanced presentation delivery
Platform skills
Presenting art and science
Adult learning theories and practice
Story-based presentations
Innovative thinking practices and thought leadership
NLP and the world we live and learn in
Workshop and Keynote craft
Methodology magic
Presenting to media
Personal branding
The future of learning

 

We are looking forward to personally presenting the programme around Australia and overseas later this year. It is delivered in a 3 or 5  day face to face block (depending if it’s the certification or qualification) with a on-line learning block (lots of videos for you to enjoy) prior to the face to face block.

For enquires for our public programmes or to host a Neuropresenting programme anywhere across the globe  email paulasmith@gitp.com.au

NOW ENROLLING PERTH AUGUST 8TH – 12TH 

Together we can raise the standards for trainers, presenters and workshop leaders.

Register your interest now as a participant or a partner of the programme if you would like to help us get this innovative programme and qualification out to the wordl.

Email CEO paulasmith@gitp.com.au for more information, the full training plan and to register for August. 

Accredited programmes are in parternship with RTO provider 2431 Australian Training Management

Master Classes With a Difference

GITP’s master classes stand out in a crowded market place.

We are pretty excited to launch our comprehensive set of leading-edge master classes.

Being in the training industry for the past 30 years, I can’t remember how many times I have heard the ‘boring training’ complaints and debates.  There is an old saying in the industry that states that there are no boring training topics, only boring trainers.  If this is the case, whey are there still so many trainers out there delivering training that people want to escape from and never return?

Training, workshops or presentations that are engaging and dynamic are the ones that people want to attend and because they are actively engaged in the content, they learn and remember the information and training so much better.

Our master classes are designed to be highly interactive with relevant and up to date content, delivered by purpose-driven trainers and experts. The ones who invest their time learning how to be exceptional trainers and presenters.

No more boring workbooks; only brain-friendly, active discussions and methods that create real change for you and your organisation.

Although we have created 30 master classes, we also offer bespoke solutions if one of our master classes cannot be customised or contexualised to your organisational needs.

We hope you enjoy the GITP difference.

 

Paula Smith – CEOPaula Smith CSP

IMPACT Workforce Development Magazine launches

Welcome to IMPACT

Your Workforce Development Magazine

The future workplace is already here – Are you ready?

The Global Institute of Training and Presenting is proud to launch IMPACT, a quarterly workforce development magazine filled with articles, tips, stories, research and information about working in, or leading, tomorrow’s workforce today. We are really proud of our first ‘Bumper Issue’.  IMPACT has something for everyone.

Click in the middle for the full screen experience.

 

A message from GITP CEO and Editor of IMPACT

I’m a little bit obsessed with quality training and presenting. In fact, I’ve immersed myself in the training and speaking industry for the past 30 years. I have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing organisations over the years helping to develop their key people and even luckier to meet many amazing experts and specialists who are always keen to share their expertise.

Welcome to IMPACT. It is my pleasure to bring you a workforce development magazine that everyone in your organisation will enjoy. There is a lot of talk about planning for the future workplace, but if you haven’t noticed, the future workplace is already here. Are you ready to embrace it?
From leadership strategies to work-life balance tips, from workplace wellness stories to why play is critical in the workplace and everything in between, there is a lot to enjoy in IMPACT.

All business is about relationships, I am confident you will find an article in IMPACT that can help you to build better relationships and communicate more effectively. so you can get on with doing business.

We will endeavour to bring you relevant articles, global best practices, tips, stories and research on how we can all thrive at work and in life.

IMPACT is brought to you by the Global Institute of Training and Presenting. We thank you in advance for sharing our magazine with those you think will enjoy the read.
If you have something of value that can help others make an impact, get in touch. We are always looking for IMPACT contributors for future editions.

Welcome to the GITP and the IMPACT community.  Let’s make an impact together.

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PAULA SMITH 
CEO of the Global Institute of Training and Presenting
Professional Speaker CSP, Author and your expert in Presentation Intelligence
®

 

If you are not on our data base to receive IMPACT, you can get your complimentary subscription here

SUBSCRIBE TO IMPACT HERE SO YOU DON’T MISS FUTURE ISSUES

 

 

 

3 tips to help you gain control of those public speaking nerves forever

No need to avoid presenting any longer

Overcome Public Speaking Nerves with Paula Smith CSP
No need to avoid presenting any longer

You have been asked to present at your next industry conference. Woohoo!! Or maybe not. The thought of standing in front of 400 people is terrifying and the self-talk starts in your head.

  1. I have no idea how to put together a presentation, what was I thinking?
  2. No way am I going to put myself through all that stress
  3. What if I get up there and I forget everything and completely fall apart?
  4. What if they all hate my presentation?
  5. What if they all hate me?
  6. My reputation, credibility and career is ruined forever

Does any of this sound familiar?

Presenting is one of the MUST have skills in business, in fact in life. You will be constantly asked to share your view, your message, your products, your services or your story throughout your career. So, stop avoiding the inevitable and get on top of those presenting nerves and that self-sabotaging mind chatter.

Yes, you should at some stage learn how to structure and prepare a powerful presentation and yes, the more you present the easier it becomes but if you have that presentation next week and need some quick tips to keep those nerves at bay try the tips below.

Power pose – You may have heard this one before, but it works. Dr Amy Cuddy’s research on Presence discusses that our body can shape our mind and our mind can shape our behaviour. So, you can prepare to be confident with your body as well as your mind. When you are feeling anxious or challenged you react and end up in a fight, flight or even a freeze moment. By just slowing your breathing down for example can change what your nervous system is doing, and by standing tall with your head up and your hands on your hips can change the way your brain is reacting to the situation. Amy suggests you fake it until you become it instead of faking it until you make it. In other words trick your mind into thinking you are calm and confident. You will start to believe it. So, do that power pose in the bathroom mirror in the morning and before you walk on stage, then walk onto that stage with strong strides, head up and smiling at your audience. Just the way you hold your body can increase your confidence and the belief in yourself.

Prepare – The preparation is always evident. Never wing it. So many times, I have seen presenters crash because they don’t know their audience or even their own presentation well enough. Do your research about the audience, the outcomes and of course know your presentation inside out. This doesn’t mean rehearse word for word, far from it. Just know the content and your area of expertise well enough to be of service to your audience. If you think you are going to forget anything, have some strategies in place like notes, props, pre-prepared flip charts, key words on your slides. (no palm cards please) and be okay with not being perfect. Even seasoned presenters forget something they wanted to say from time to time.

Positive Mindset – If you have prepared your presentation and you know your stuff everything else going on is in your head. Think positively about your presentation. What gift will you be sharing with the audience? You’ve obviously been asked to present because somebody believes in you, you just need to believe in yourself. When you are comfortable and having fun you give permission for your audience to feel the same. Don’t confuse good nerves with destructive nerves either. I always get a few excited butterflies before any presentation. It just means I care. I then turn them into positive energy.

So, we are now ready to go. This is your new self-talk.

  1. The day has finally come, I am looking forward to it
  2. I am really excited to share this new research
  3. I am sure I will meet some interesting new people before and after the presentation
  4. This is great for my positioning in the industry and my organisation
  5. I can’t believe how many times I have said no to delivering a presentation
  6. I hope I get asked to present this again as I am so prepared

Now look into that mirror, hands on hips, head up and say out loud

“you’ve got this”

If you don’t need to present next week and have a little more time to prepare and want some help to become a speaking superstar register for my next Exceptional Presenter One Day Master Cass or talk to me about working in-house with the key people in your organisation. Thousands of attendees have attended Paula’s workshops over the past 30 years. I would love to help you to feel calm, confident and charismatic in any future presentation or training session.

Next Perth Master Class is on Friday February 9th – Register here

Next Auckland Master Class February 28th – Contact me for details psmith@paulasmith.com.au

Paula Smith CSP is your expert in Presentation Intelligence. Speaker, Author, Master Trainer and Coach in all things presenting. Paula has been helping experts, entrepreneurs and organisations harness the power of speaking for the past 30 years. She is also the developer of the first and only certification and Australian Diploma qualification in Neuropresenting.

More information on Paula’s programmes are at www.paulasmith.com.au

Does your audience remember your presentation? The primacy and recency effect

A quick and easy tip to help you plan your next presentation.

The most critical parts of your presentation are your opening and closing.

Apart from your presentation opening needing to grab the attention of the audience right from the start, you need to ensure your critical key messages are communicated at the beginning of your presentation or very close to and reinforced at the end of your presentation. Your audience will remember the first and last things you say to them so make sure your powerful key messages are communicated in the places where your audience is more likely to retain them.

The law of primacy and recency (also referred to as the primacy and recency effect suggests that we retain information first presented to us and information presented to us at the end of a presentation or conversation but we tend to forget much in the middle.

A 2013 study also found that the primacy effect is prominent in decision making. Great news for those board meetings and sales presentations. There is a large importance of the first reward on subsequent behaviour. The reward in a presentation may be a piece of exciting news or mind-blowing statistic or the unveiling of a new product in a sales presentation. This will prime the audience for more rewards as you continue.

Your audience should be able to recall the main point of your presentation with ease long after the presentation has finished so they can either share the information with others or take any action suggested from the presenter.

With this is mind, don’t wing your opening or closing. Craft a clever opening that gets attention and arouses curiosity that is aligned to the purpose and key message of your presentation.

When it’s time to close your presentation loop it back to your opening statements, phrases, actions or message and make sure the last words they hear you say are the ones you want them to remember and repeat.

How much work do you put into crafting your opening and closing?

Are your presentations memorable?

Paula Smith is the leading expert in Presentation Intelligence (TM) and the developer of the world-first National Diploma or Certification Paula Smith - Your expert in Presentation Intelligencein Neuropresenting (TM)

Professional Speaker CSP, Master Trainer, Author and Business Consultant helping experts and organisational leaders to grow their business and their brand by harnessing the power of speaking for the past 30 years.

Paula’s next Presentation Skills Master Class – The Exceptional Presenter is in Perth on November 9th and 10th – More information and registrations here

or contact Paula to arrange an in-house programme for your key people.

www.paulasmith.com.au

 

The results are in from the Great Training and Speaking Debate

Paula Smith - CEO of GITP hosts the Great Training and Speaking Debate I am a little bit obsessed with quality training and presenting. For the past 30 years I have been helping trainers and presenters to step up, step out and share their expertise through a variety of different modalities. It is my belief that you owe it to your participants, clients or attendees to develop your presenting and training craft not just your topic or skill area. Earn the right to take that platform, boardroom or training room. Only when you bring your whole self to your presentation by mastering the art, science and practice of quality training and presenting can you truly be a treasured gift for your audience.

As CEO of the Global Institute of Training and Presenting I had the great pleasure of hosting the Great Training and Speaking debate last night with our GITP community.

The key topics that were explored and debated over a lively discussion and 3 presentations were:

  1. Accredited training (Nationally Recognised) versus non-accredited training
  2. Keynote speaking versus training/workshops
  3. Your Intellectual Property (IP) or off the shelf materials and resources.

Our 3 speakers (RTO Owner and VET Expert Janet Curran, Keynote Speaker and Leadership Expert – Suzanne Waldren and Master Trainer and Team Development Expert – Louise Kelly) brought to the room some of the pros and cons to each of the debate topics and we were also moved and delighted with the personal journeys they shared with us from their experience in the industry.

After 3 thought provoking presentations and a lively audience debate and discussion, it was time to vote. The voting paddles started waving after every question was laid before them. There was much  laughter and some groans and grumbles when they realised that couldn’t sit on the fence, a vote must be cast.

This proved much harder for the group than they thought as there are so many variables to be considered in such a diverse industry and so many more modalities that professionals can use to make an impact and solve problems for their clients. However, the last paddle was waved and the results were in.

Before I reveal the results, below are the 3 top pros and cons from the room for each modality. There were many more presented to be discussed and debated but dessert and hot coffee was calling and it was evident from this passionate group that if we didn’t stop for a break the list would just keep growing.

Accredited Training

Pros:

  1. National Standards and Regulation
  2. Evidence of learning and skills acquisition
  3. Credibility in the market place

Cons:

  1. Heavy Compliance
  2. Not as flexible
  3. VET Industry isn’t perfect

Non-Accredited Training

Pros:

  1. Can make bespoke solutions for clients
  2. Only accountable to your client – not regulated
  3. Can get products and services quicker to market and charge accordingly

Cons:

  1. Lack of standards across the industry
  2. Less access to some government funding options
  3. Credibility in some sectors

Keynote Speaking

Pros:

  1. Large audience reach for a big impact for shorter amount of time.
  2. Higher fees for professional keynote speakers
  3. Travel to wonderful places for work

Cons:

  1. Harder to build relationships with attendees
  2. Bureaus may not want you at the start of your career
  3. Sometimes difficult communicating your value and the time/expertise it takes to plan and develop a keynote

Delivering training/workshops

Pros:

  1. Bespoke solutions for clients
  2. Great relationships with participants
  3. Deeper level of learning/skill acquisition for attendees

Cons:

  1. The time needed to plan, prepare and deliver the training
  2. Quality of some trainers/workshop leaders in the industry
  3. Accessing quality training materials

Develop you own IP

Pros:

  1. Complete control of your message and the quality
  2. Positioning yourself as a category of 1
  3. Can leverage, license and re-purpose own IP

Cons:

  1. Time to develop your IP
  2. Skills to develop materials, models, resources and systems
  3. Expert positioning needed to communicate value of new IP

Buying IP off the shelf

Pros:

  1. Save time
  2. Variety to choose from
  3. White labelling or co-branding options

Cons:

  1. Quality of materials
  2. Other trainers using same material
  3. On-going costs

 

The caffeine and sugar levels were now adjusted and the results were announced.

  • Non- accredited training won by a whisker over accredited training
  • Keynotes won by a thread over training
  • And develop your own IP was a clear front runner over buying off the shelf.

But after another healthy discussion it was unanimous that the key statement agreed by all was the real winner.

“It all depends”

It depends on the outcomes needed, the timeframe, the location, the experience of the presenter, the branding, the business, the budget and the list went on and although the debate was over we continued to chat over a glass of wine or whiskey and it was clear that this conversation or debate was never going to be over.

There are pros and cons for every delivery mode of sharing your expertise, whether it be training, speaking, coaching, consulting, publishing and even curating it’s all about the impact you make on an individual or organisation that counts not always about the modality you choose.

Just ensure your very best self turns up to share because your audience deserves it.

Paula Smith CSP, CEP is your expert in Presentation Intelligence ™ 
Speaker, Master Trainer, Author and Business Coach helping indiviudals and organisations to grow their business and brand by harnessing the power of speaking and powerful communication

Developer of the world-first programme in Neuropresenting which is now a National Diploma Qualification
Conatct Paula to organise an in-house programme for your key staff or enquire about our public programme calendar and other amazing courses, workshops or keynotes.

Join us at the Great Training and Speaking Debate – August 30th

We love our chapter events and the vibrant community at GITP.

The Great Training and Speaking Debate

You are invited to our next Perth Chapter of GITP (Global Institute of Training and Presenting) and our Great Debate Night.

All welcome! You do not have to be a member to enjoy our Professional Development events. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation and our expert speakers.

Join us for canapes at 6.30pm for a 7pm start on the Penthouse Floor at the Western Australian Club. Enjoy the stunning views across the river and Kings Park as you network and enjoy a drink at the bar before being seated for our presentations.

Which is best Training or Speaking? Accredited or non-accredited programmes? Your own IP or Off the Self? Do you want to start an RTO or a training practice?

What is the best way to get your message out there and share your expertise?

Our speakers will share their wisdom and their own speaking and training journeys so we can decide which is the best model for your business and career in training, speaking and sharing you expertise.

We look forward to seeing you on August 30th with our GITP community. Come and join the conversation.

IF YOU ARE A GITP MEMBER – Remember to join us at the Speaking Practice at 5.30pm prior to the event

GITP provides support, development and community for purpose-driven presenters.

Please invite guests and share the event with your networks. The more we share our expertise, the bigger impact we can make together.

REGISTER HERE

Executive Speaking – Yes, It’s Scientific

Executive Speaking – Yes, it’s scientific

Do you want to get the boardroom addicted to your story? How about your staff or your clients?

Thanks to the latest findings in Neuroscience we now know what brain chemicals make us stop and pay attention. So, can we use this information to engage our listeners and make them pay attention by sharing stories? The answer is yes.

A great story can trigger the same brain chemicals that cause us to pay attention, chemicals like cortisol (help the body respond to stress and danger), oxytocin (love and trust) and dopamine (the brain’s reward and pleasure centres).

Inspirational Leaders tell stories. They know that emotion trumps logic and a presenter needs to touch a person’s heart as well as their head.

By carefully crafting your business stories, you can connect at a much deeper level. You can get your clients and staff on board with your vision and that can be powerful.

Business is rapidly changing and to stay connected in a rapidly changing world we need to master the art and science of communication, influence, presenting and storytelling. Our clients and staff are more sophisticated than ever and see through the old ways of ‘selling and telling. We now know how and why people are inspired by our stories so we have no excuse to bore everyone with hundreds of power point slides filled with data and charts.

Educate, inspire, inform, motivate, influence and even train others by getting our audiences addicted to our cause, our why, our stories.

3 tips for a great story:

  1. Use the rule of 3 where possible
  2. Make people care about your facts and figures
  3. Never be the hero in your own story

Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx is the youngest self-made female millionaire in the world, sold 10 million products without spending a cent on advertising. She leveraged the power of her story and people found it irresistible. What’s your story?

Next time you are planning a boardroom pitch or perhaps a staff induction, choose the best stories that really demonstrate the point, then add a dose of data if you must.

 

Paula Smith is your expert in Presentation Intelligence (TM)

(Speaker CSP, CEP, Author, Master Trainer, Business Consultant and CEO of the Global Institute of Training and Presenting)

Helping experts and organisations to grow their business and their brand by harnessing the power of speaking for the past 30 years. Developer of the first Australian Qualifications in Presenting and now the world-first programme and qualification in Neuropresenting (TM)

Next 2-day Public programme (Paula’s signature programme) July 13th and 14th Perth $995.00 per person – Register for early bird rates

www.paulasmith.com.au

March Event – Another Full House

Our March professional development event was another wonderful evening filled with the energy of our vibrant community.March 2017 Speakers

We were treated with a presentation from our own CEP Tanya Finnie who surprised us with some cultural awareness activities and it was quite evident we were all not as culturally aware as we thought.

Nicole Ashby – Guest Speaker then shared her media journey with us and gave us some tips on how easy it is to get some media attention for our messages.

We then finished with a panel and open discussion about on-line learning platforms and how to take our learning programmes on-line to reach a global market.

The food, company, speakers and the GITP community was in full flight making the evening one to remember, not to mention the 15 stayers who stayed to network and get to know each other over a drink in the Crown Hotel Bar.

March 2017Our next  event is on Tuesday May 2nd at the Western Australia Club. It’s Neuro Night with a multi speaker event all about Neuroscience, Neurolearning, Neuropresenting and NLP

We have the whole penthouse floor and the best views of Perth.

Everyone welcome – Don’t forget to register

Are you ready to Speak Out and Play a Bigger Game in 2017?

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It’s time to throw your fear of public speaking to the wind and make 2017 your year to be seen and heard. It’s time for Presentation Intelligence

Presentation Intelligence is the blend of art, science and practice of commercial speaking. PQ is not about perfectly crafted speeches, far from it. PQ is about the design, development, delivery and ROI strategies of speaking in a commercial setting.

This could be a pitch to the boardroom, an inspirational talk to your staff, speaking up about your products and services to your target clients, presenting a training course, leading a workshop or let’s take it one step further ‘speaking to a room full of attendees at an industry conference’

Do you know how to:

  • Structure an influential presentation?
  • Craft and deliver powerful storytelling in business?
  • Choose the right methodology to engage your audience?
  • Use non-verbals to re-enforce your message?
  • Use brain-friendly strategies to ensure your messages stick?
  • Ensure your audience takes action after your presentation?
  • Measure the ROI to see if your presentation is having real impact?

Winging a presentation is a dangerous game when so much can be at stake. However, this doesn’t mean you need to be the most charismatic and ‘perfect’ presenter either. In fact, audiences sometimes cringe when the presenter is word-perfect and looks like they have choreographed their presentation within an inch of its life.

You just need to:

  • Be authentic in your approach
  • Know your stuff
  • Be passionate about your message
  • Have the best intention for your audience

And

have the skills and knowledge to structure your presentation in such a way you know your message is being heard.

Your presentation needs to have an impact on your audience every time.

Public Speaking and Presenting Skills are no longer luxury skills to have. Having the confidence and ability to speak out and have your message heard is a ‘must have skill in today’s competitive business arena. In fact, presenting is a vital key skill that most organisations insist their key staff possess or if you’re in business, Speaking Skills can grow your business and your brand exponentially.

I believe anyone can be a powerful presenter once they have the knowledge, skills, confidence and a strong desire to just share their message to the people they know need to hear it.

Are you ready to speak out in 2017? Are you ready to play a bigger game in your career or business? Are you ready for Presentation Intelligence ™?

 

Paula Smith is your expert in Presentation Intelligence paula-smith-x-3

Professional Speaker, Author of Speaking in the Shower, Powerful Presentation Principles and Sell Your Story, Master Trainer and Business Consultant.

Paula is the Director of the Global Institute of Training and Presenting and helps experts, entrepreneurs and organisations harness the power of Presentation Intelligence™ to grow their business and their brands.

In-house programmes can be booked at any time Australia wide or Internationally – Contact Paula to talk about your organisational goals

Next Public Programmes: Registrations now open

GITP Speaker Academy – March 2nd and 3rd Perth (The business of speaking for profit)

Exceptional Presenter – Paula’s signature presenting course March 16th and 17th Perth

Neuropresenting Certification – The first in the world (Certification and soon to be a National Diploma Qualification) 2 x 4 days – Block 1 March 9th-12th

Visit www.gitp.com.au for programme flyers, more information and contact details

Or pick up the phone and chat personally anytime