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Presentation Skills




This price of this class is for up to 15 participants.  The class to be taught at your location.  All classes purchased can be taken for up to one year after purchase.  Bulk discounts will apply.  Please call for details.

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

We will look at the beginning steps to follow when creating a plan to improve your Presentation Skills. The first thing to look at is to perform a Needs Analysis. This will help you to understand your audience and provide you with the answers to a few basic questions. A basic outline and some minor research would then be utilized to help create the basic program that will assist you in developing greater Presentation Skills.

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Workshop Objectives

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.

By the end of this workshop, 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.
  • Course Outline
Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  1. Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Creating the Program

  1. Performing a Needs Analysis
  2. Writing the Basic Outline
  3. Researching, Writing, and Editing
  4. Module Two: Case Study

Module Three: Choosing Your Delivery Methods 

  1. Basic Methods
  2. Advanced Methods
  3. Basic Criteria to Consider
  4. Module Three: Case Study

Module Four: Verbal Communication Skills

  1. Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same Thing
  2. Asking Questions
  3. Communicating with Power
  4. Module Four: Case Study

Module Five: Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  1. Body Language
  2. Gestures
  3. The Signals You Send to Others
  4. It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
  5. Module Five: Case Study

Module Six: Overcoming Nervousness

  1. Preparing Mentally
  2. Physical Relaxation Techniques
  3. Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd
  4. Module Six: Case Study

Module Seven: Creating Fantastic Flip Charts

  1. Required Tools
  2. The Advantages of Pre-Writing
  3. Using Colors Appropriately
  4. Creating a Plan B
  5. Module Seven: Case Study

Module Eight: Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations

  1. Required Tools
  2. Tips and Tricks
  3. Creating a Plan B
  4. Module Eight: Case Study

Module Nine: Wow ‘Em with the Whiteboard

  1. Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards
  2. Using Colors Appropriately
  3. Creating a Plan B
  4. Module Nine: Case Study
  5. Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio

  1. Required Tools
  2. Tips and Tricks
  3. Creating a Plan B
  4. Module Ten: Case Study
  5. Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Pumping it Up a Notch

  1. Make Them Laugh a Little
  2. Ask Them a Question
  3. Encouraging Discussion
  4. Dealing with Questions
  5. Module Eleven: Case Study
  6. Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  1. Words from the Wise


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