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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, and manage question and answer sessions, and use tools for effective persuasion.


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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
  • Understanding Effective Presentations
  • Types of Presentations
  • Understanding Different Types of Presentations
  • Aspects of Planning a Presentation
  • Establishing Objectives
  • Determining Objectives
  • Making Realistic Objectives

Audience Analysis and Supporting Material

  • Audience Analysis
  • Analyzing the Audience
  • Supporting Materials
  • Selecting Supporting Materials
  • Understanding the Types of Supporting Material
  • Retention and Visual Aids

Building Presentations

  • Build Presentations
  • Building the Presentation
  • Accomplish Introduction
  • Accomplishing the Introduction
  • Capturing the Attention of the Audience
  • Organization of the Body of the Presentation
  • Organizing The Body of the Presentation
  • Using Transitions
  • Effective Conclusion
  • Conclusion Accomplishment
  • Closing the Presentation

Presentation Mechanics

  • Visual Aids
  • Introducing Visual Aids
  • Using Different Types of Visual Aids
  • Understand Visual Aids
  • Displaying Visual Aids
  • Creating Visual Aids

Presentation Process

  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Understanding the Presentation Process
  • Preparation for Speaking
  • Reducing the Fear of Speaking
  • Using the Warm-Up Routines
  • Deliver a Presentation
  • Using Different Aspects of Voice
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Using Nonverbal Communication Aids
  • Maintaining a Focus on the Audience

Question-and-Answer Session

  • Handle Questions Effectively
  • Handling Questions
  • Understanding the Question-And-Answer
  • Session
  • Handle Challenging Questions
  • Handling Challenging Questions
  • Handling Challenging Audience

Fundamentals of Persuasion

  • Understand 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
2 days
26 July 2017 to 27 July 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm