Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear for 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. You will be provided with a set of skills that will complement your current presentation skill set.
This program can benefit anyone who presents; a trainer, a meeting facilitator, speaker, or seminar discussion leader. No matter which role you are assuming, this course will help you become more efficient and proficient with the skills of providing information to others.
Creating the Program
We will look at the steps to follow when creating a plan to improve your Presentation Skills. The first thing to look at is how to perform a needs analysis. This will help you to understand your audience and provide you with the answers to a few basic questions. A basic outline and some minor research would then be utilized to help create the basic program that will assist you in developing greater Presentation Skills.
Performing a Needs Analysis
A needs analysis is performed when there is a lack of knowledge, skills or attitude that is negatively affecting a group of employees, customers, etc. The information gathered will become the basis of a well delivered presentation.
The Presentation Skills course will give you some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This course includes topics that you can look forward to including: creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.
- Perform a needs analysis and prepare an outline
- Select presentation delivery methods
- Practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Overcome nervousness
- Develop and use flip charts with color
- Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
- Utilize white boarding for reinforcement
- Describe how video and audio enhance a presentation and list criteria for determining what types to use
- Enrich the learning experience with humor, questions, and discussion.