The Art of Effective Presentations

Course Overview

Whether speaking publicly or to a private group, the ability to deliver a great presentation means efficiently and effectively convey your message. In this course, you will learn strategies to master your speaking skills, confidently standing before a group and delivering your message. Expert instructors will provide constructive feedback, identifying the areas in which you are most polished, as well as offering tips to master the rest. Download the Course Outline and Information on Post-Class Content.

Who Should Attend

Anyone desiring to improve their ability to speak self-assuredly, in front of both internal and external groups.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: - Explore what makes a successful presentation - Recognize the factors that go into building and delivery of presentations - Outline, develop and build a high quality presentation - Successfully deliver and close an effective presentation

Course Outline

1 - What Is a Successful Presentation?

  • Defining the Effective Presentation
  • Generating Passion and Enthusiasm
  • Techniques for Delivering Value

2 - Creating the Basic Structure

  • Building the Outline and Backbone
  • Determining Presentation Type
  • Capturing Audience Attention
  • Tailoring the Presentation to Your Audience

3 - Organizing Your Program

  • Choosing the Presentation Length
  • Setting a Time Frame
  • Creating the Topic Outline
  • Making the Key Points
  • Categorizing and Breaking Down Information

4 - Fact-Finding

  • Identifying sources of Information
  • Gathering Facts and Data
  • Using the Internet as a Resource
  • Citing Key Points with Citations

5 - Building Your Presentation

  • Writing Your Presentation
  • Reviewing Editing and Rewriting Slides
  • Structuring to Keep Attention
  • Observing Visual Guidelines

6 - Delivering Your Presentation

  • Making the Audience Your Focus
  • Engaging the Audience
  • Building In Breaks
  • Winding Down the Presentation

7 - Interacting with Your Audience

  • Opening and Capturing Attention
  • Encouraging Questions and Discussion
  • Reading the Audience and Keeping Their Engagement High
  • Handling the Unexpected

8 - Improve Your Nonverbal Communication

  • Understanding Body Language
  • Creating Consistency – Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Building Trust with your Audience

9 - Matching Your Words to Your Movement

  • Reinforcing Your Words - Saying What You Mean
  • Controlling Involuntary Movements
  • Focusing on Your Posture

10 - Closing Your Presentation

  • Calling the Audience to Action
  • Conducting a Closing Q&A Session
  • Post-event Involvement: Sending Emails and Sharing Your Presentation

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This is a 3-day class

Price: $2,250.00
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