Presentations: Preparing, Developing & Delivering

One Day • Instructor-led

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating a presentation. Students will discuss the components of a good speech or presentation, and then they will learn how to develop their own. As students work through the activities, they will write and deliver three short presentations in class. They will be introduced to a variety of delivery techniques that include building rapport with the audience, using body language and humor, and facilitating a question and answer session. Students do not need to have any prior experience. They only need a desire to improve their presentation skills.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to public speaking

  • Presentations
  • Public speaking
  • Communication

Lesson 2: Preparing your presentation

  • The presentation process
  • Presentation purpose
  • Audience analysis
  • Presentation structure

Lesson 3: Developing your presentation

  • The conclusion
  • The introduction
  • The body
  • Transitions
  • Rehearsal techniques

Lesson 4: Delivering your presentation

  • Gearing up
  • Personal motivation
  • Rapport and credibility
  • Voice and body techniques

Lesson 5: Using humor and visual aids

  • Humor
  • The question-and-answer session
  • Visual aids

Lesson 6: Using what you’ve learned

  • The implementation phase
  • Resources and tools

Appendix A: Colors and PowerPoint

  • Colors in presentations
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

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