Professional Development

Presentation Skills (E1741C)

In this course participants will be provided with a strong set of skills to complement their current presentation skill-set. It will provide them with skills to make speaking in public less frightening and more enjoyable. The course includes topics that participants can look forward to achieving including completing a compelling program, 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,using visual aids and engaging the audience.

Learning Objectives:
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.

Course Modules:
Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Creating the Program
Performing a Needs Analysis
Writing the Basic Outline
Researching, Writing, and Editing
Module Two: Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Choosing Your Delivery Methods
Basic Methods
Advanced Methods
Basic Criteria to Consider
Module Three: Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Verbal Communication Skills
Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same Thing
Asking Questions
Communicating with Power
Module Four: Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Non-Verbal Communication Skills
Body Language
The Signals You Send to Others
It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
Module Five: Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Overcoming Nervousness
Preparing Mentally
Physical Relaxation Techniques
Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd
Module Six: Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Creating Fantastic Flip Charts
Required Tools
The Advantages of Pre-Writing
Using Colors Appropriately
Creating a Plan B
Module Seven: Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations
Required Tools
Tips and Tricks
Creating a Plan B
Module Eight: Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Wow ‘Em with the Whiteboard
Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards
Using Colors Appropriately
Creating a Plan B
Module Nine: Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio
Required Tools
Tips and Tricks
Creating a Plan B
Module Ten: Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Pumping it Up a Notch
Make Them Laugh a Little
Ask Them a Question
Encouraging Discussion
Dealing with Questions
Module Eleven: Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve:
Words from the Wise
  • Presentation Skills
  • Coursebook
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever