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Briefing Techniques

Brief Like "TED", 1 Day onsite workshop and Briefing Techniques, 2 Day onsite workshop are some of our most popular Briefing Skills programs.

These programs are a favorite of corporate and government clients because briefings often include in-depth Q&A sessions. Participants practice Q&A techniques that prepare them to defend their position and learn how to reinforce their views using audience participation. Instructor-led workshops and online programs are offered.


Quickly develop powerful briefings using KCI's proprietary processes. Plan your presentation. Organize your data, and deliver a clear concise message. Learn the properly use of visual aids. Differentiate between critical and non-critical points in your message. Captivate and motivate audiences using proven strategies. Manage stress and overcome stage fright - become a clear, confident speaker. Use Q&A sessions to your advantage.

Effective briefings require preparation and clear, critical objectives. KCI's proven techniques teach participants to produce quality briefings that captivate audiences and yield measurable, positive results.

Learn To Focus On Critical Communication Points

What do you want them to know?

What do you want them to do?

What is the action plan?

When audiences receive clear objectives they can make quick decisions regarding the value of the briefing, and the needs and opportunities that have been presented.

Workshops include an online prework session which allows participants to develop their first briefing prior to attending the workshop, and avoid wasting time.  They can arrive at the workshop with a finished briefing in-hand, ready to go. Participants spend more time learning valuable briefing techniques, critiquing methods, and Q&A strategies utilizing the KCI program facilitators' expert advice.

Brief Like "TED" 1 Day Workshop

KCI Training’s “Brief Like TED” 1 Day training program helps participants plan, organize, and categorize information, prepare for effective Q&A sessions, and engage and motivate audiences. Participants prepare and deliver 3 briefings to small groups. Their presentations are recorded, group and instructor feedback are provided.

The TED Commandments

1. Dream big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.

2. Show us the real you. Share your passions, your dreams...and also your fears. Be vulnerable. Speak of failure as well as success.

3. Make the complex plain. Don't try to dazzle intellectually. Don't speak in abstractions. Explain! Give examples. Tell stories. Be specific.

4. Connect with people's emotions. Make us laugh! Make us cry!

5. Don't flaunt your ego. Don't boast. It's the surest way to switch everyone off.

6. No selling from the stage! Unless we have specifically asked you to. Do not talk about your company or organization, your products or services, or ask for funding from the stage.

7. Fell free to comment on others speaker's talks, to praise or to criticize. Controversy energizes! Enthusiastic endorsement is powerful!

8. Don't read your talk. Notes are fine. But if the choice is between reading or rambling, then read!

9. End your talk on time. Doing otherwise is to steal time from the people that follow you. We won't allow it.

10 Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend...for timing, for clarity. for impact.

Briefing Techniques 2 Day Workshop

Quickly develop powerful briefings using KCI's proprietary processes. Plan your presentation. Organize your data, and deliver a clear concise message.

Briefing Techniques Online

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