Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

In the majority of professional and personal situations, being a good presenter gives you an instant advantage. Studies show that having good presentation skills plays a vital role in your success, as well as your potential for advancement. The environment today requires strong presentation skills to close business, expand relationships, defend pricing, etc. Internally, being a good negotiator helps you to deal with conflict, reach agreements, find solutions to tough problems, and achieve important goals for yourself, your department, and the organization. Securing agreements, be that between you and clients, suppliers, the management or other outside connections is an everyday part of modern business culture. If you have presented well, the extra benefits fall to you, if you have not presented well, the extra benefits simply fall to the other party. Modern management skills rate the value of good presentation skills as vital for managers to progress their careers as the skill will be called on frequently and its results are easily measured. Equally, if you are in sales or sales management, staff representative or managing a team, the skill of presentation cannot be underestimated.







Course Content

o   Introduction and Overview

o   The Message:

o   Establishing your message

o   Research

o   Structuring your message

o   Case studies I-II, Quiz

o   The man:

o   Dressing

o   Posture and positioning

o   Vocal power

o   Communication and culture

o   Situational awareness

o   Keeping it simple

o   Handling nervousness

o   Eliminating barriers to reaching your audience

o   Case studies III-IV, Quiz and Game

o   The Medium

o   How to deliver your message with maximum impact

o   Tools for delivery

o   Group work and Case study IV

o   Microsoft PowerPoint as a tool of presentation:

o   Introduction

o   Working with illustration and other media

o   Working with charts and tables

o   Working with SmartArt

o   Working with Animations


o   Team presentation