Presentation Skills

Course Objectives

This workshop will give participants some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. Topics that participants can look forward to include creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Duration

1 day

Course Content

  • Getting Started
    • Icebreaker
    • Ground rules
    • The parking lot
    • Workshop objectives
    • Action plans and evaluation forms
  • Creating the Programme
    • 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 Flipcharts
    • 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

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