Presentation Skills


This class is designed to help acquaint you with the key skills any successful presenter needs to master. With this book, you will learn how to build credibility and confidence as a speaker, how to organize your thoughts and data, how to construct powerful visual aids, and how to develop a dynamic presentation style.


Part 1: Assessing Your Skills

  • Evaluating Yourself
  • Dealing with Anxiety
  • Tips for Reducing Anxiety
  • Turning Your Assessment into a Plan

Part 2: Planning Your Presentation

  • Clarifying Your Strategy
  • Six Steps to Planning Your Presentation
  • Some Thoughts on Using Handouts
  • Preparing For Your Next Presentation

Part 3: Using Slides and Other Visual Aids

  • Using Slides and Visual Aids Effectively
  • Designing Your Slides
  • Use Your Slides-Don't Let Them Use You

Part 4: Preparing for Your Presentation

  • Personal Appearance
  • Controlling the Presentation Environment
  • When You Can't Practice-Successful Impromptu Speaking

Part 5: Delivering Your Presentation with Energy and Composure

  • Engaging Your Audience
  • Putting Energy to Work
  • Maintaining Composure
  • Question-and-Answer Techniques
  • Dealing with Hostile Questions

Duration (in days)