The Business Presentations course is designed to introduce students to tools and techniques used to create and deliver effective presentations to many types of audiences, including managers, colleagues and existing and prospective clients. Students are given the opportunity to explore and practice these techniques throughout the course. Students gain insight into producing effective presentations at each stage of the presentation development process, i.e., planning, creating, strengthening, and delivery. Students are given the opportunity to practice, apply, and develop presentation skills through the completion of hands-on tasks and exercises found throughout each lesson.
Course manual provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
Lesson 1: General Introduction to Business Presentations; Types of Business Presentations; Virtual Presentations
Lesson 2: Planning and Setting Objectives; Knowing Your Audience and Environment; Doing the Research; Time Management Tips; Presentation Preparation Checklist
Lesson 3: Envisioning and Creating Structure; Effective Openings, Closings, and Transitions; Advanced Presentation Formats; Creating Presentation Notes; Using Presentation Aids Effectively
Lesson 4: Using Language Effectively; Adding Dimension and Personality; Rehearsing for Success; Overcoming Fear and Nervousness
Lesson 5: Tips for Effective Delivery; Capturing and Maintaining Your Listeners’ Attention; Managing Questions and Objectives; Conclusion and Wrap-Up; Guidelines and Pitfalls