Effective Presentations

The ability to deliver presentations is vital to achieving advancement for yourself and for your ideas. Few skills in life will contribute to your success as much as presentation skills. Without a dynamic and coherent presentation, even stellar ideas can fail to convince your audience. In this course, you will learn to organize your ideas to create coherent and convincing oral presentations, while also utilizing available visual aids and using public-speaking techniques to strengthen your delivery.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Defining Presentation Effectiveness
• Identify Qualities of Effective Presentations
• Evaluate Yourself as a Presenter

Lesson 2: Planning Presentations
• Analyze the Audience
• Establish Your Presentation’s Objectives

Lesson 3: Designing the Presentation
• Create the Presentation Structure
• Organize the Presentation Body
• Write the Conclusion First
• Write the Introduction

Lesson 4: Developing the Presentation Body
• Select Evidence
Write the Presentation Body
• Create Visuals

Lesson 5: Creating Supporting Materials
• Create a Slide Deck
• Create Speaker Aids
• Create Audience Handouts

Lesson 6: Preparing for Your Presentation
• Rehearse the Presentation
• Plan Event Logistics

Lesson 7: Delivering Presentations
• Connect with Your Audience
• Present Powerfully
• Utilize a Slide Deck Effectively

Lesson 8: Conducting a Question-and-Answer Session
• Answer Questions
• Handle Challenging Questions

Lesson 9: Presenting in Common Business Scenarios
• Plan and Deliver a Virtual Presentation
• Plan and Deliver Group Presentations

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