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Effective Presentations (2 Days)

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This 2-day course covers basic presentation skills. Students learn to plan presentations, analyze the audience, select supporting material, build presentations, use visual aids, deliver presentations, manage question and answer sessions, and use tools for effective persuasion.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • distinguish between different types of presentations and plan presentations.
  • analyze the audience and select appropriate supporting material.
  • create an introduction, body, and conclusion to presentations.
  • apply visual aids to presentations.
  • prepare to speak publicly, deliver presentations, and use nonverbal communication.
  • prepare and organize persuasive presentations

Course contents

Fundamentals of Presentation

  • Effective Presentations
  • Types of Presentations
  • Aspects of Planning a Presentation
  • Determining Realistic Objectives


Audience Analysis and Supporting Material

  • Audience Analysis
  • Supporting Materials
  • Retention and Visual Aids


Building Presentations

  • Building the Presentation
  • The Introduction
  • The Body
  • Effective Conclusions
  • Using Transitions
  • Closing the Presentation


Presentation Mechanics

  • Creating Visual Aids
  • Displaying Visual Aids

Presentation Process

  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Preparation for Speaking
  • Deliver a Presentation
  • Using Different Aspects of Voice
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Maintaining a Focus on the Audience


Question-and-Answer Session

  • Handling Questions
  • Handling a Challenging Audience


Fundamentals of Persuasion

  • Understanding Persuasion
  • Prepare to Persuade
  • Analyzing the Audience
  • Motivating the Audience
  • Making Claims
  • Organize a Persuasive Presentation
  • Introduction with the Audience
  • Understanding the Body of Persuasive
  • Presentation
  • Methods of Persuasion
  • Using Different Methods of Persuasion
1 day
17 March 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm