This course offers a step-by-step approach to planning, preparing, and delivering presentations to both large and small groups. Practical tools include a planning worksheet where you'll evaluate your audience, define your objectives, choose the right format, select and organize information, and identify where and how to use presentation aids. A preparation worksheet will lead you through each step of your presentation, from preparing your opening and writing transitions to planning your questions and answers (Q&A) and troubleshooting possible problems. You'll learn strategies for effective delivery, including tips on using body language, communicating and listening successfully, and obtaining feedback. In-text exercises enable you to pull the pieces together and practice the skills you need.
Get Ready to Make Successful PresentationsElements of A Successful PresentationBenefits of Learning to Give Successful PresentationsKey Actions for Making Successful Presentations
Reducing Presentation FearReasons for Presentation FearReducing Fear
Planning a PresentationPlan for SuccessThe Planning Steps
Preparing the PresentationScript or Notes?From Outline to Script or NotesThe Presentation EnvironmentPrepare for Questions and Answers (Q&A)Anticipate Problems
Delivering the PresentationPractice Makes PerfectDelivering your Presentation