Presentation Skills

Mr. Philip Thomas

Short Summary: 

Presenting is almost a necessity in many job roles today and the ability to present with an impact is critical. A presenter has a message to deliver and wants to get the maximum effect with minimum effort. In addition to highlighting the fundamental principles of successful presenting, this course enables you to use powerful IT tools effectively in designing high-impact presentation slides and teaches you how to deliver a good story that everyone will remember and talk about. 

Course Description: 

"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave."

- Dale Carnegie -

We all want to give interesting, effective and memorable presentations. Your main objective as a presenter is to deliver a message. Your presentation is your pitch. To deliver that pitch perfectly, you need to borrow from a variety of fields; psychology, art & design, IT, politics and of course your own domain which is the subject of the presentation. 

To deliver a great presentation you must use all of these domains, which means you must master the following: 

Prepare your message with an eye to psychology, appeal to emotions to get maximum results 
Put your ideas together and organise your content. Use latest IT tools and technology
Design your presentation and make it appear professional and artistic 
Deliver and try to match the greatest speeches ever given in history!
This course covers all of the above areas and by using a verity of interactive and practical exercises, prepares you for the ultimate presentation.

This course explores the latest methodologies used in delivering presentations. If you have never done a presentation before, this course will teach you the correct way to approach it. If you are already experienced in presenting, this course will help you to become aware of the best design practices and what to do to avoid many of the common mistakes carried out by presenters. 

You will learn how to use minimal slide design for maximum effect. A large number of visual examples of good and bad examples are provided which helps the delegates to quickly understand what works and what doesn’t. 

 

In this highly practical course you will learn:

  • How to approach the design of a presentation and learn which areas you need to focus on most 
  • What types of presentations exist and what are the differences between them 
  • What techniques you can use to engage the audience such as laughter, story-telling, etc. 
  • What to do to make your presentation viral so that your audience will spread your message through word of mouth
  • What steps to take starting from a blank sheet all the way to a detailed  and comprehensive presentation  
  • How to make an engaging story that your audience will remember 
  • How to have an impact 
  • How to use interactive content to engage the crowd 
  • What type of content you need to produce 
  • What questions you need to ask yourself 
  • How to do storyboarding 
  • How to structure the slides to get maximum effect 
  • What to avoid when designing slides 
  • Why certain popular features of common presentation software packages such as Power Point are not useful and what can you do about them
  • How to avoid “Death by Power Point”
  • How to deliver a presentation with reduced anxiety 
  • How to have the correct body language so you come across as a ‘great’ presenter 
  • How not to bore the crowd 
  • How to handle questions 
  • How to take advantage of the environment 
  • What not to do during presentations which may undermine you or your message 

 


Extra Info

Audience
Secondary Students, University Students and Working Adults
Prerequisites
Should Be Able To Read and Write Basic English
Course duration
2 Days or 12 Training Hours
Course Level
Beginners & Intermediates