Presentation Skills

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description Give confident, enthusiastic, and persuasive presentations. With an emphasis on the need for preparation and practice, this 1-day course provides guidance on how to organize, create, and deliver effective presentations. Conquer your fear of public speaking. Prepare and deliver well organized presentations and to capture and maintain the interest of your audience. Attendees may bring presentation projects to class to practice during class or to receive assistance from the instructor.

Audience
This course will benefit anyone who makes presentations for business and/or social occasions.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently deliver presentations in any environment
  • Understand the importance of preparation
  • Identify different audiences and tailor their presentations accordingly
  • Maximise the impact of visual aids
  • Understand the importance of body language, voice control and confidence

Course Content


PART 1: ASSESSING YOUR SKILLS

Evaluate Yourself
Dealing with Anxiety
Tips for Reducing Anxiety
Review Checklist

PART 2: PLANNING YOUR PRESENTATION

Personal Appearance
Eight Steps to Preparing Your Presentation
Review Checklist

PART 3: SLIDES AND OTHER VISUAL AIDS

Developing and Using Visual Aids
10 Tips for Planning Successful Slides and Visual Aids
Content Guidelines
Types of Charts and Graphs
Using Color
Developing Titles
Visualizing Ideas
Revelation and Build Slides
Directing Your Audience's Focus

PART 4: NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR PRESENTATIONS

Computer Technology
Using Presentation Software
15 Tips for Creating Better Slides with Presentation Software
Teleconferencing and Videoconferencing
Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

PART 5: PREPARING YOUR PRESENTATION

Controlling the Presentation Environment
When You Can't Practice--Successful Impromptu Speaking

PART 6: DELIVERING YOUR PRESENTATION WITH ENERGY AND COMPOSURE

Engaging Your Audience
Putting Energy to Work
Maintaining Composure
Question-and-Answer Techniques
Dealing with Hostile Questions
Final Review Checklist