Presentation Skills

In most companies today, despite all the advances in technology, the formal presentation is still a major channel for the communication of information.

The successful delivery of information in a presentation can be a powerful way of influencing others.

For the majority of people making a presentation is a daunting experience. The basic skills of presentation, when acquired can turn a once unpleasant task into an enjoyable experience.

This course is designed for anyone who is called upon to make an oral presentation to colleagues, clients, customers or other groups.

Each participant must prepare a 5-minute talk prior to the programme, which they will present on the day.

Training Methodology

Participants receive formal instruction on the main aspects of presentation skills.

Each participant makes a PRESENTATION to the other members of the group and the tutor. The presentation should be approximately 5 MINUTES' DURATION.

Participants receive constructive feedback and analysis from the tutor.

Particular care is taken to ensure that no participant is adversely affected by the experience.

Programme Objectives

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver presentations, which are clear, relevant and persuasive
  • Prepare presentations, which meet the needs of an audience
  • Overcome the nervousness and tension associated with presentations
  • Hold audience attention by the use of proven presentation techniques
  • Analyse, select and structure material for presentations
  • Handle post presentation questions clearly and completely
  • Select, prepare and use appropriate visual aids in the most effective way

Programme Content

  • Preparing the presentation
  • Stage fright
    • How to cope with it and use it to advantage
  • Typical flaws in presentations
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Audience analysis and how to hold attention
  • Visual aids
    • Their use and misuse