Giving a successful presentation can be one of the hardest parts of many people’s jobs. In this presentation skills training will help with the preparation of making presentations. And, ultimately preparation will be the key to success when it comes to giving a presentation, but how do you make sure you are prepared enough? What about the structure? The content? How should you use visual aids? Being a successful presenter also involves understanding your audience, their expectations and needs.
Tips on Giving a Great Presentation
- Look at what great presenters do and identify and study what their presentation skills they demonstrate and how they execute it. Use video to model yourself on what you find out.
- Ask people you trust to watch your presentation and ask them to pick out weakness (repetition, body language, voice intonation). Work on each of these weaknesses starting with those more than one person picked out.
- Spend time putting your content together and make it the best your can. Use stories and humour to engage with and focus on your audience. By concentrating on what the audience want from the presentation, you will be less self conscious about how you look and be focused on the content you are delivering.
- Use visual aids, such as pictures and graphs to direct audience interest and help them understand and remember your content. For those unfamiliar with PowerPoint, access this Microsoft tutorial
- Practicing presentations will make you appear more informed and confident on your subject matter as you have learned how to use timing when delivering the content. Practice also reduces nervousness and defensive body language.
This course covers the common mistakes people make when preparing for and giving a presentation so you can avoid these, as well as going over good practice and providing some practical advice that you can put to good use the next time you have a big presentation to make.
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Online assessment in presentation skills training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 55 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.