Effective Presentations with PowerPoint

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1/2 day


In this course, students will learn how to develop effective and persuasive presentations. Includes audience analysis, building presentations, the presentation process, handling Q&A sessions, and fundamentals of persuasion.

Course Covers:

know your Audience: Identify and use effective presentations, use different types of presentations, plan a presentation, and determine objectives. Determine the supporting material and learn about different types of supporting material. Build a presentation, develop an introduction, capture the audience attention, organize the body of the presentation, use transitions, and conclude the presentation.

Incorporate visual aids, understand the types of visual aids, display, and create visual aids. Use a presentation process, prepare before speaking in a presentation, deliver a presentation, and use nonverbal communication aids. Handle the questions effectively, approach the question and answer session, responsibilities during a session, and handle challenging questions. Persuade a presentation, understand the goals of persuasion, organize a persuasive presentation, and use the methods of persuasion.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Fundamentals of presentation

  • Effective presentations
  • Types of presentations
  • Aspects of planning a presentation

Lesson 2: Audience analysis and supporting material

  • Audience analysis
  • Supporting materials

Lesson 3: Building presentations

  • Build presentations
  • Accomplish introduction
  • Organization of the body of the presentation
  • Effective conclusion

Lesson 4: Presentation mechanics

  • Visual aids
  • Understand visual aids

Lesson 5: Presentation process

  • Extemporaneous speaking
  • Preparation for speaking
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Nonverbal communication

Lesson 6: Question-and-answer session

  • Warm up the audience to inspire questions and participation
  • Handle questions effectively
  • Handle challenging questions

Lesson 7: Fundamentals of persuasion

  • Understand persuasion
  • Prepare to persuade
  • Organize a persuasive presentation
  • Methods of persuasion
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