Presentation Skills

This course offers a step-by-step approach to planning, preparing, and delivering presentations to both large and small groups. Practical tools include a planning worksheet where you'll evaluate your audience, define your objectives, choose the right format, select and organize information, and identify where and how to use presentation aids. A preparation worksheet will lead you through each step of your presentation, from preparing your opening and writing transitions to planning your questions and answers (Q&A) and troubleshooting possible problems. You'll learn strategies for effective delivery, including tips on using body language, communicating and listening successfully, and obtaining feedback. In-text exercises enable you to pull the pieces together and practice the skills you need.

Get Ready to Make Successful Presentations
Elements of A Successful Presentation
Benefits of Learning to Give Successful Presentations
Key Actions for Making Successful Presentations


Reducing Presentation Fear
Reasons for Presentation Fear
Reducing Fear


Planning a Presentation
Plan for Success
The Planning Steps


Preparing the Presentation
Script or Notes?
From Outline to Script or Notes
The Presentation Environment
Prepare for Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Anticipate Problems


Delivering the Presentation
Practice Makes Perfect
Delivering your Presentation