Do you make presentations but know they could be better? Do you want to know how to grab and hold an audience's attention? Do you want to be able to make a point that sticks? This course is your conference room pocket pal. It starts with insights about audiences, deconstructs how to make a point, and then workshops you through a scenario so you actually build an effective presentation while you take the course. You will learn to organize your material in a way that is easy for you to remember and deliver and easy for your audience to follow and retain. Embedded in the course is our proprietary SpeechBuilder tool, which gives you the formula for success every time. On average, this comprehensive self-paced public speaking course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and is highly interactive. This course packs a day-long Presentation Skills Training into an hour for maximum learning and maximum convenience.
Communication is the Currency of Success
This module lays the groundwork for what you will be learning in this course by making the case for why your communication and presentation skills are so important.
It’s All about Them: Your Audience
To be effective and have influence, you first need to understand what audiences need and what their experience is when they listen to a speaker. It is no small coincidence that this is the longest video of the course – the ability to be empathetic and connect with your audience is critical!
Breaking It Down
Modularity helps you prepare and deliver a presentation. It begins with three key questions. From there, you can formulate your modular elements. In this module, we will begin to break it down so we can build it back up later.
Setting Context and Expectations with a Focal Point
Learning to formulate and use a focal point is a presentation game-changer. With it, you quickly grab your audience’s attention and focus. Without it, audiences are not sure where you are taking them and what might be expected of them. Use your win to win!
Big Fish and Little Fish
The hallmark of a great presenter is someone who can separate out messages from information. Messages are main points. Information supports those points. This concept is the secret sauce for building understanding and retention among audiences.
Putting It Back Together
So, how do all of these elements come together? We took apart the “parts of a speech” and we identified them. Now we need to put it all back together, modular piece by modular piece.
There are some finishing touches that will help make your presentation flow and shine with the polish you want to showcase as a professional.
In addition to your own aha! moments, there are some final thoughts and takeaways we want you to have.
Let’s Talk about Nerves
In just 5 minutes, and 3 short videos, let’s put nervousness into some healthy perspective!
Who this course is for
- Adult Learners
- Anyone who needs to work on communication skills
- Even someone going on an interview
What you'll learn
- Simple presentation preparation
- Engaging audiences
- Grabbing and holding attention
- Making a clear, concise point
- Framework for an effective presentation
- It helps if you have a speech or presentation you are already working on, so you can immediatly apply these techniques.
- If this is the first time you need to prepare a presentation, this will give you confidence and direction.