Training on the Interview Technique of Presenting

Training on the Interview Technique of Presenting

How does this training on the interview technique of presenting work?

In the realm of public speaking, creativity knows no bounds. Over the years, various presentation styles have emerged, each with its own unique charm and effectiveness. One such captivating approach is delivering a presentation in the style of an interview. This unconventional method brings a fresh twist to traditional presentations and can have a profound impact on both the speaker’s engagement with the audience and the overall effectiveness of the message being conveyed.


This training is probably most suitable for those people who have some confidence when presenting and who want to develop their confidence and take their abilities to the next level.


If the training is solely focussed on how to learn the interview technique of presenting then it can be achieved in a 90 minute session, either in-person or virtually. If you want to practise the skills of the interview technique then the session needs to be at least 3 hours long. For a complete training workshop the recommendation is to extend the training to a day, 10:00am to 4:00pm works well.

Training on the Interview Technique of Presenting - Agenda

As this is a workshop style session, the duration of each step and the depth we go into depends on the learning objectives.

How it works – the workshop starts with an explanation of how the interview technique works, what it means and why it can be a useful option for presenting.

The objective – the session reviews the presentation objectives participants would like to achieve in their use of the interview technique.

Roles – the interviewee and interviewer roles and optional characteristics are explored.

Scope – The subject areas and scope of the interview are reviewed. Will the discussion focus on one or more points? How will the objective be achieved and how much should be covered?

Structure – options for how the interview is structured are reviewed and applied to the participants’ situations.

Introduction – Setting the scene with your introduction is key to getting the presentation off to a good start. We review the options for how to achieve this.

Questions – We explore the style of questions, the balance of speaking between interviewee and interviewer and the mood you want to create.

Summarising & Commentary – The skill and use of summarising is reviewed as well as the use of commentary within the interview.

Using the Audience – Getting the audeince involved can be a way to get more engagement. Asking them to suggest questions can have huge impact.

The Set – The visual context for your interview can add impact. Your choice of backdrop, style of seating, lighting etc. can help to create the mood and context you want.

Practise – Participants practise sections of their interview in pairs.


Interview-style presentations are inherently interactive. The format encourages questions, responses, and discussions, transforming passive listeners into active participants. This heightened engagement fosters a sense of involvement and empowerment among the audience. Participants are more likely to retain information from the presentation because they are mentally involved in the exchange, asking their own questions mentally and contemplating responses.


Prior to the workshop participants have the opportunity to engage with the trainer and discuss the kind of audience and objective they would like to focus the interview technique on.

Post workshop

Participants have email access to the trainer for follow up and answering questions.

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In-person or virtual

This Training on the Interview Technique of Presenting works as both an in-person session and virtual workshop.

Number of Participants

You have a couple of options here. If there are around twelve people you would like to training then we recommend delivering the training in two parts. Part one covers the instruction and explains the ideas of the technique. Part two in 2 smaller groups involves each pair of participants delivering an interview style presentation.

Tailoring the training to your needs

We tailor this session to your specific needs. This means understanding your context, market roles etc. People remember experiences that stand out from the norm. An interview-style presentation is certainly one such experience. The interactive and engaging nature of this format sets it apart from traditional presentations. Attendees are more likely to recall the presentation because it felt like a genuine dialogue rather than a formal lecture.

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