Presentation Skills

The course your future audience will thank you for

People fear public speaking more than they fear death. What’s up with that?! After this course, you won’t live in fear of your next presentation – and neither will your audience. In this course, you will learn to tame the fear, strategies to create a presentation that will keep the audience engaged, and practice the tools for effective delivery.

What you’ll learn

In this course, you will learn and practice putting communication skills to work through presentations. At the end of this two-day workshop, you will feel more comfortable and confident in your public speaking skills. You will learn to use verbal and non-verbal communication to connect with your audience, read the audience’s reaction, and adjust your approach accordingly. You’ll learn to communicate in front of groups in a way that is interesting, memorable and effective.
By the end of this course, you will:

  • Feel more comfortable and confident speaking in front of a group of people
  • Identify those things that make a presentation good, ok, or poor
  • Use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to
    1. Connect with your audience
    2. Read the audience’s reaction and adjust your presentation
    3. Make presentations interesting and memorable

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for anyone who has to stand up and speak in front of a group of people. Whether it’s presenting the annual budget, proposing a new project, giving a progress report, or emceeing your cousin’s wedding, this course will give you the skills you need.
Do it for yourself: tame your fear of public speaking.
Do it for your audience: avoid common pitfalls that put a wedge between you and your audience.

Course outline

  • Introductions: Participants introduce or “present” each other
  • Fundamentals of effective presentations
  • Presentation case studies – the good, the bad, and the downright ugly
  • What makes the difference between a good presentation and a mediocre one?
  1. The presenter
  2. The audience
  3. The material
  • Hands-on practice
  1. Presentations by participants
  2. Coaching and feedback