Effective Presentations

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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.

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Who Should Attend

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

Course Objectives

    • 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 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

10. Key Course Information

  • This course focuses on the skills necessary to prepare and deliver an effective presentation; that being said, the learner will not be creating, delivering, or designing a specific presentation from start to finish in this course (this course only provides the foundational knowledge for doing this work back at the office). This course consists of instructor lecture along with course activities corresponding with the main course objectives. In terms of the course activities, 50% will be discussion based - 25% will be in a group-work format - and 25% will be hands-on/involve a digital tool, such as a PowerPoint or Word file. The intent is for students leaving this course to take the skills learned and apply them to their efforts of creating more effective presentations upon returning to the workplace.

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Class Dates & Times

Class times are listed Eastern time
‘GTR’ = Guaranteed to Run

This is a 1-day class

Price: $435.00

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