Professional Presentation Skills

This course can benefit anyone who presents; a trainer, a meeting facilitator, speaker, or seminar discussion leader. No matter which role you are assuming, this course will help you become more efficient and proficient with the skills of providing information to others.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Perform a needs analysis and prepare an outline
  • Select presentation delivery methods
  • Practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Knock down nervousness
  • Develop and use flip charts with color
  • Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
  • Utilize white boarding for reinforcement
  • Describe how video and audio enhance a presentation and list criteria for determining what types to use
  • Enrich the learning experience with humor, questions, and discussion.

Creating the Program

  • Performing a Needs Analysis
  • Writing the Basic Outline
  • Researching, Writing, and Editing
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Choosing Your Delivery Methods

  • Basic Methods
  • Advanced Methods
  • Basic Criteria to Consider
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same Thing
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • Gestures
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Overcoming Nervousness

  • Preparing Mentally
  • Physical Relaxation Techniques
  • Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Creating Fantastic Flip Charts

  • Required Tools
  • The Advantages of Pre-Writing
  • Using Colors Appropriately
  • Creating a Plan B
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations

  • Required Tools
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Creating a Plan B
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Wow ‘Em with the Whiteboard

  • Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards
  • Using Colors Appropriately
  • Creating a Plan B
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio

  • Required Tools
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Creating a Plan B
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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