How To Take This Class

Course Overview

The ability to deliver presentations is vital to achieving advancement for yourself and for your ideas. Few skills in life will contribute to your success as much as presentation skills. Without a dynamic and coherent presentation, even stellar ideas can fail to convince your audience. In this course, you will learn to organize your ideas to create coherent and convincing oral presentations, while also utilizing available visual aids and using public-speaking techniques to strengthen your delivery.

Course Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Course Audience

This course is designed for individuals who need to present information effectively in a professional environment.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what makes a presentation effective.
  • Plan presentations.
  • Design a presentation framework.
  • Develop the presentation body.
  • Create supporting materials.
  • Prepare for your presentation.
  • Deliver presentations.
  • Conduct a question-and-answer session.
  • Deliver group presentations and virtual presentations.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Outline

  1. Defining Presentation Effectiveness
    • Identify Qualities of Effective Presentations
    • Evaluate Yourself as a Presenter
  2. Planning Presentations
    • Analyze the Audience
    • Establish Your Presentation's Objectives
  3. Designing the Presentation
    • Create the Presentation Structure
    • Organize the Presentation Body
    • Write the Conclusion First
    • Write the Introduction
  4. Developing the Presentation Body
    • Select Evidence
    • Write the Presentation Body
    • Create Visuals
  5. Creating Supporting Materials
    • Create a Slide Deck
    • Create Speaker Aids
    • Create Audience Handouts
  6. Preparing for Your Presentation
    • Rehearse the Presentation
    • Plan Event Logistics
  7. Delivering Presentations
    • Connect with Your Audience
    • Present Powerfully
    • Utilize a Slide Deck Effectively
  8. Conducting a Question-and-Answer Session
    • Answer Questions
    • Handle Challenging Questions
  9. Presenting in Common Business Scenarios
    • Plan and Deliver a Virtual Presentation
    • Plan and Deliver Group Presentations

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with hands-on exercises and samples for use during and after class.
  • A PC headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your training course