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Presentation Skills – Creating Presentations that Work

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Abstract: 

Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person’s career. This workshop will give participants some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable.

This 1-day workshop includes presentations, group work, lecture, and practice sessions

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn how to create a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for all members of a team, including team leaders.

PREREQUISITE

This course has no prerequisite.

MATERIALS

You will receive a course binder containing a copy of the presentation slides.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Ground Rules
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Action Plans and Evaluation Forms

 

Creating the Program

  • Performing a Needs Analysis
  • Writing the Basic Outline
  • Researching, Writing, and Editing

 

Choosing Your Delivery Methods

  • Basic Methods
  • Advanced Methods
  • Basic Criteria to Consider

 

Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same Thing
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power

 

Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

 

Overcoming Nervousness

  • A Word From The Boss
  • Preparing Mentally
  • Physical Relaxation Techniques
  • Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd
    (Even If You Don’t Feel That Way)

Creating Fantastic Flip Charts

  • Required Tools
  • The Advantages of Pre-Writing
  • Using Colours Appropriately
  • Creating a Plan B

 

Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations

  • Required Tools
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Creating a Plan B

 

Wow ‘Em with the Whiteboard

  • Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards
  • Required Tools
  • Using Colours Appropriately
  • Creating a Plan B

 

Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio

  • Required Tools
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Creating a Plan B

 

Pumping It Up a Notch

  • Make Them Laugh a Little
  • Ask Them a Question
  • Encouraging Discussion
  • Dealing with Questions

 

Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

 

course info

Course ID: TS-8070
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 Day

upcoming sessions

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PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 0 7 0
PgMP 0 7 0
PfMP 0 7 0
PMI-ACP 0 7 0
PMI-SP 0 7 0
PMI-RMP 0 7 0
PMI-PBA 0 7 0

 
The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7 Learning Credits