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Effective Presentations

Who Should Attend?

Supervisors, managers, professionals, those who have a current or future need to make a presentation.

Program Goals

  • The essentials of an effective presentation
  • Methods to use in preparing for a presentation
  • The importance of making your speech brief
  • What you can do to become more organized in your approach to a presentation
  • When and how to use visual aids
  • How to become more comfortable in front of a group / audience

Course Description

The focus is on practicing the skills necessary to create and give presentations. Participants learn to convey enthusiasm and confidence while developing a personal style they are comfortable with. Feedback is given by peers in the class. A variety of visual media may be used including video, power point, flip charts, and props. Participants learn simple delivery techniques to control  nervousness and speak clearly.

Course Outline

  • Defining the objective
  • Knowing the audience
  • Selecting audio/visual support
  • Developing a speaking style
  • Organizing the presentation
  • Importance of practicing
  • Considering the room layout
  • Beginning/middle/end of the presentation
  • Making the presentation
  • Evaluating the performance

Course Length

From 4-hours to 16 hours depending on amount of in-class practice

Instrument

Due to the amount of in‑class practicing, and the need for audiovisual resources, a maximum of 15 participants is recommended.

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