Presentation Skills

Platform Techniques for Informing and Persuading Groups

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

Today almost any employee may be called upon to speak before a group.  It can be at a team meeting, a budget review session, a board meeting, or a large public event.  Regardless of the circumstances, it is important to present using the best form possible.  In this one-day program you will learn the fundamental presentation techniques used by successful speakers everywhere.

COM72 0.60 Combinable 0.53
One 8-hour session

Any employee who makes or will make presentations as part of his/her responsibilities.

  • Project a polished, professional image “on stage.”
  • Feel confident and less stressed when speaking in public.
  • Develop a reputation for interesting, persuasive presentations.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Plan and organize information so it can be presented in the most effective manner.
  • Use techniques to open and close a presentation that engages the audience and creates interest about the topic.
  • Identify visual tools that maximize the message.
  • Develop strategies for a more effective speaking style.
  • Preparing a presentation
    • What is your message: Planning the topic
    • Organizing content to maximize message effectiveness
    • Considering audience’s needs
    • Dynamic introductions
    • effective transitions
    • Memorable conclusions
  • Presentation Logistics
    • Room set-ups that boost your effectiveness
    • Dealing with questions
    • Enhance retention with effective visual aids
  • Your presentation style
    • Posture and gestures
    • Voice quality and eye contact
    • Likeability
    • Managing the audience
    • Managing your anxiety
  • Practice (Participants will give a short presentation)