Business Presentations

Course Info:

Course Introduction

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 Prerequisites

Windows XP Level 1, Microsoft Word Level 1, Internet Fundamentals, Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1

Course Notes

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.

Course Breakdown

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

Lab Exercise

Course Aim:

To provide the skills and techniques necessary to prepare and deliver effective business presentations.

Of interest to:

Those who wish to gain insight into effective presentation development and delivery, and want to feel more comfortable with having to make a presentation to a group.

Method of Delivery:

Integrated Learning™ System (ILSPlus) training facilitated by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators.

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