Video duration: 4 hours 14 minutes
Manual size: 67 pages
It is rare that a hypnotist, hypnotherapist or even talking therapist will have been taught how to give great presentations and demonstrations during their initial training. Yet, hypnotists and therapists may wish to develop their business and get more clients by raising their profile. Giving superb presentations and demonstrations can help you become more visible, whether in your local community or more widely. Whether you have been giving presentations for years, or are new to giving talks, this HYPNODEMO® training course will help you to develop your presenter knowledge, skills and abilities. It helps you bring together your personal and professional qualities and your experience, both at the preparation and rehearsal stages and during your presentations using outstanding communication skills. In addition to delivering presentations that will engage and absorb your audience, you will learn how to provide your volunteers and audience with interesting and informative demonstrations that will have a lasting impact in any environment.
When you buy this HYPNODEMO® training course you’ll get the opportunity to learn how to give effective hypnosis presentations and demonstrations and increase your profile as an expert professional hypnotist/hypnotherapist. This comprehensive course will help you to enhance and add impact to your hypnosis presentations and demonstrations, develop competence as a presenter, whilst increasing your professional confidence and enjoying the entire presentation process (really, it is possible!).
If you are new to giving hypnosis demonstrations and presentations, you can use the information you’ll learn on this course to develop a solid foundation for your future. If you are already an experienced hypnotic presenter/demonstrator, then it can be used to help consolidate your skills and knowledge and enhance your abilities. As you explore this course, you will work through a range of information, techniques and approaches strategically designed to develop your presentation and demonstration knowledge, skills and confidence. As well as getting a lot of useful information, there are also plenty of opportunities for you to get engaged in both practical and reflective activities, which will help further enhance your practical presenter skills.
The course starts by considering what makes a good presentation and what opportunities you may have (or could create) in order to be able to start delivering your own hypnosis presentations and demonstrations, before then working through the full HYPNODEMO® system. For added value, a range of relevant supplements will further add to your presenter knowledge bank and tool kit. This course has been designed with hypnotists and hypnotherapists in mind. However, whether a novice presenter or already an experienced speaker and whatever your chosen topic or field, you can use this training course to discover how you can become an amazing, engaging hypnotic presenter!
To acquire great presentation skills and enhance your presenter habits and qualities, it is useful to know where you are starting from. It can be good to explore this from both professional and personal perspectives, as well as considering any specific perceptions you might have about performing, before developing your positive presenter mindset. In this section, topics covered include:
The professional and personality audit
Presenting with congruence
Addressing performance anxiety
Creating the ‘presenter state’
You, being the best you that you can be, will be what makes your presentation interesting and engaging. No-one else in the world can give exactly the same presentation as you will, because you will be using all of the personal, professional and topic-specific knowledge, skills, qualities, habits, beliefs and attitudes – as well as many other factors – that make up who you are. During this section of the HYPNODEMO® course, you will learn how to bring all of your experience into your hypnosis demonstrations and presentations. Key topics covered are:
How to use what makes you unique
Developing teaching tales
How to tell a good story
Making your metaphors memorable
There are a broad range of factors to consider when you’re preparing a great hypnosis presentation, including aspects relating to the audience that the presentation is aimed at, specifics relating to the circumstances of your presentation, the framework for your talk and the environment in which you will be presenting. There are many different approaches for planning to optimise the impact of your presentation and demonstration and these are discussed at length in this course, together with details on working with both static groups and in situations where there will be passers-by, such as healthcare events and local fairs. In this section, topics covered include:
Considering your audience
Audience participant types
Setting the context of your presentation
Defining the purpose of your presentation
Effectively using presentation media
Important factors about your chosen venue
Maximising the impact of your presentation
Planning your demonstration/presentation
Planning demonstrations for static groups
Managing group activities
Catching foot traffic at exhibitions and fairs
Demonstrating with a moving audience
Regardless of how well you think you know your presentation, you may be surprised at how much of it can change during a complete dress rehearsal. For any type of presentation or demonstration, its impact and effectiveness will be influenced by the quality and attention to detail given during a complete dress rehearsal. Beyond simply having a run through of your presentation in the clothes that you will be wearing, a great presenter’s dress rehearsal will also include:
Using props and equipment
How to create an audience
The use of recordings and video
Even if you have incredible natural presentation skills and a phenomenal memory, it is vital to thoroughly prepare your presentation and build in variation and interest. It is also important to be congruent to your own natural communication style, staying within your own personality range and avoid any attempts to be someone you are not. Some key elements of effective presenter communication that you’ll explore in this section of the HYPNODEMO® training course are:
How to persuade and influence your audience
Effectively providing information
Using emotion to improve engagement
Educating your audience
How to be genuinely entertaining
A good hypnosis demonstration is highly interesting for an audience to watch (as opposed to someone just standing there and talking about hypnosis). It is also better if you are to able to demonstrate key concepts and approaches, as it makes them much more memorable than if you were to just ‘lecture’ about them. In addition, a good hypnosis demonstration displays a competence and confidence in your abilities, which can help reassure your potential hypnotherapy clients, and shows that you have the skills and abilities to give a great demonstration, which is a useful way of getting more presenting opportunities! When planning your demonstrations, useful points to consider are:
Reasons to demonstrate hypnosis
Using your available space
Considering your volunteers
Social media influences
Types of hypnosis demonstration
Hypnotic induction demonstrations
Choosing the right deepeners
Trance compliance and depth testing
Demonstrating hypnotic phenomena
Demonstrations with foot traffic
An example format for foot traffic demonstrations
Demonstrations to static groups
An example format for static group demonstrations
Why you should avoid giving therapy demonstrations
Quite early in your presentation it is good to get the audience to do something active, even if just introducing themselves to the people each side of them. This warms up the audience for future activities and builds compliance. Further into your presentation you may give a hypnosis experience for the entire group and/or a demonstration with a single volunteer. Working with whole audiences, small groups and single volunteers takes a knowledge base and skill set that this section will help you to develop. You will learn about:
When to have a colleague present
Delivering pre-talks and warm-up activities
Contra-indications and who shouldn’t participate
An example format for a group hypnosis induction
Obviously, you will want to make a really good impression on your audience from the first moment of your presentation through to the very last. This section of the HYPNODEMO® training course explores a number of approaches and strategies that you can employ to help your audience remember you and your message – such as:
First impressions last!
Learning to portray confidence
Effective use of the stage
How to interact with the audience
How to effectively use your voice
Controlling your body language
Reading the audience’s body language
Using questions to engage with the audience
Responding to audience questions
You are likely to be putting in the work involved in giving a presentation and demonstration for a purpose, whether that is to increase your client base, raise your professional profile, or any number of other reasons. It makes good business sense to optimise the benefits from all of that work. You can remain in the audience’s thoughts for longer by giving the participants something to remember you by:
The use and strategic timing of handouts
How to add value to your presentation
Disseminating your contact details
The use of information packs
The use of press packs
The use of speaker packs
Optimising back of room sales
Giving time-limited offers
Using your appointment book
Getting feedback and evaluation
Reflecting on your performance
A group is a collection of people, who may be aware of each other, such as colleagues or friends, or those who have joined the group individually for a specific purpose, such as weight reduction. Your audience may know each other well, a little, or be complete strangers. For those who work or social together, certain roles, actions and functions may emerge, which is why you’ll also learn about:
Group size dynamics
If you are new to using hypnosis suggestibility tests, inductions, deepeners and technique in demonstrations, you may find the bonus material at the end of the training manual to be particularly helpful:
Suggestibility tests and warm-ups for entire audiences
Suggestibility tests and warm-ups groups and individuals
Direct and indirect induction approaches
Inductions: Rapid, shock, confusion, pattern-interrupt
Testing for hypnosis
Finally, it is a great asset for anyone engaged in public speaking to be able to stand up and speak, wherever they are and whatever the topic. One aspect of this is giving a brief welcoming speech and a summarising thank you speech:
Giving great welcome speeches
Giving great thank-you speeches
When you buy this HYPNODEMO® training course, you will receive a detailed training video (over 4 hours) together with a 67 page PDF course manual, offering comprehensive notes to complement, support and add to the material presented in the video. This means that you can watch each section of the video as often as you need, supported by the informative manual to grasp a full working appreciation of the broader and finer points of all aspects of the HYPNODEMO® training course. As with any other skill, the more you practice, the more adept you will become at using these approaches and techniques when preparing and delivering your own great hypnosis presentations and demonstrations. So, if you’re ready to become an excellent hypnotic presenter, to enhance your professional profile and to get more clients, then grab your copy of HYPNODEMO® now!
Upon purchase of this course you will be given the option to download a CPD certificate*. This certificate will reflect the number of hours of video training provided in this course. You will be able to download your CPD certificate from the course page via your member dashboard.
Though there is no mandatory requirement for you to evidence your understanding of the course material in order to receive your CPD certificate, we strongly encourage you to practice all of the techniques that you learn during this online training course, in order to get the full benefits from it.
*All short courses have CPD certificates. The Advanced Hypnotherapy course (coming soon) offers an Advanced Diploma which is available on successful completion of that course.
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