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Presentation Skills

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Overview

Giving presentations is a breeze when you have the right tools, including organisation, control, the correct technology, props and visual equipment, plus of course, the right attitude. Learn how to present professionally and engage your audience with Presentation Skills.

Topics include:
  • Organisation and preparation
  • Use of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Technology and prop usage
  • Information content and structure
20
Video Lessons
50 min
Approx. Training Time
Ebook

Skills covered in this module

  • Public speaking
  • Business presentation
  • Speaking skills
  • Oral communication
Video Lessons
  • Introduction

    Introduction

    Giving presentations is a breeze when you have the right tools, including organisation, control, the correct technology, props and visual equipment, plus of course, the right attitude. Learn how to present professionally and engage your audience with Presentation Skills.
  • Be Well Presented

    Be Well Presented

    If you're going to talk the part, you'd better dress the part! The manner in which you present yourself can seriously affect your presentation.
  • Body Language

    Body Language

    Your mouth might be the only part of your body literally talking, but it's not the only part that communicates! If you understand how best to use your body language, you'll soon be 'speaking' volumes.
  • Organisation

    Organisation

    Unless you're an improvisational comedian, don't risk being caught without an act up your sleeve! Always prepare thoroughly before your presentation.
  • Remember Who Your Audience Is

    Remember Who Your Audience Is

    Whether you're picturing your audience in their underwear to deal with nerves or not is up to you. But if you lose sight of who your audience is, you'll lose their concentration.
  • Laugh It Off

    Laugh It Off

    Everybody makes mistaekes… uh, mistakes. Learn how to laugh it off and keep your presentation moving. It'll help you and your audience breathe a deep sigh of relief.
  • Language Counts

    Language Counts

    What counts when it comes to language is quality not quantity. Choose the right words, lose the wrong ones, and use phrases your audience will understand.
  • Stay In Control

    Stay In Control

    You talkin' to me? Or am I talkin' to you? It's your presentation and, as the presenter, you need to stay in control. It might be easier said than done, but by knowing what to say, you'll never get knocked off the podium again.
  • Use Technology

    Use Technology

    Technology can make or break a presentation, depending on if you use it like a hoon or as a boon. Discover the best ways to use technology to enhance what you're talking about.
  • Use Visuals

    Use Visuals

    Adding a visual element to your oral presentation engages an additional sense of your audience's. Just make sure you use the right visual aid, at the right time, in the right manner!
  • Use Stories

    Use Stories

    Once upon a time a presenter didn't use a single story and ended up boring his audience. The End. Give your presentation a real fairy tale ending and spice it up with some simple stories.
  • Use Data

    Use Data

    97% of presenters who use data in 35% of their presentations enjoy 72% of their audience becoming 61% more engaged. Those statistics aren't true but the sentiment is spot on: use data wisely in your presentation!
  • Repeat Yourself

    Repeat Yourself

    To ensure your audience fully absorbs your message you need to repeat yourself. To ensure your audience fully absorbs your message you need to repeat yourself.
  • Use Humour

    Use Humour

    If you try a Knock-Knock joke, no one's going to come to the door, but well-placed, well-aimed humour can transform a presentation.
  • Dealing With Questions

    Dealing With Questions

    There's no need to fake it 'til you make it when you know the tricks to handling tricky questions. Questions are a fantastic way of engaging an audience so long as you know how to deal with them.
  • Keep It Timely

    Keep It Timely

    There may not be a siren - or a fat lady singing - but when you've lost your audience or run out of time, your presentation is over! Keep it timely and you'll keep your audience on board.
  • Don't Do Too Much

    Don't Do Too Much

    It's tempting to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks, but you'll just end up making a mess. Don't try to cram too much into your presentation; learn what types of fat are best to trim.
  • Be Remembered

    Be Remembered

    Whether your presentation is fantastic or forgettable is up to you. Unless you want your time in the spotlight to fade from memory, you need to blow your audience away!
  • Connect with Eye Contact

    Connect with Eye Contact

    The success of your presentation is in the eyes of the beholders! Making eye contact with your audience is the sure fire way of connecting with your audience.
  • Congratulations

    Congratulations

    Congratulations, you're a pro at presentation skills! Test your knowledge by taking the quiz below.

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