Presentation Skills

Course Description:

Everyone can learn how to give an effective, engaging presentation. Here's the secret; it doesn't come naturally to anyone. Overcoming anxiety, developing confidence, speaking clearly and creating excitement are skills that everyone needs to strengthen. The keys to success are adopting the proper technique and then practicing constantly to perfect what you've learned.

Course Content:

Part 1: Assessing Your Skills
  • Evaluating Yourself
  • Dealing with Anxiety
  • Tips for Reducing Anxiety
  • Turning Your Assessment into a Plan
Part 2: Planning Your Presentation
  • Clarifying Your Strategy
  • Six Steps to Planning Your Presentation
  • Some Thoughts on Using Handouts
  • Preparing For Your Next Presentation
Part 3: Using Slides and Other Visual Aids
  • Using Slides and Visual Aids Effectively
  • Designing Your Slides
  • Use Your Slides-Don't Let Them Use You
Part 4: Preparing for Your Presentation
  • Personal Appearance
  • Controlling the Presentation Environment
  • When You Can't Practice-Successful Impromptu Speaking
Part 5: Delivering Your Presentation with Energy and Composure
  • Engaging Your Audience
  • Putting Energy to Work
  • Maintaining Composure
  • Question-and-Answer Techniques
  • Dealing with Hostile Questions