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Speaking in front of a group of people is one of the most common fears people experience. In fact, it may be more feared than death...or even spiders. Yet being able to present ourselves, our companies, our ideas and products to others is one of the most essential skills to have in life. The ability to communicate our ideas effectively helps other people catch our enthusiasm--and without that enthusiasm and support of others, many great projects would never get off the ground.

During the course of this training, we will discuss exactly what a presentation is and how improving your public speaking skills can positively influence many different aspects of your life. We will talk about understanding the situation at hand, knowing your audience, and believing in your subject matter. Then, we will present strategies for researching, organizing, and developing your presentation. We'll also discuss some techniques to help you deliver a confident presentation and review what you can do in the future to improve your presentations skills for the long-term, making each future presentation you do, easier on you and more rewarding for those attending.
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1 : Introduction

Lesson 1 focuses on what a presentation is, the purpose of a presentation, and the various components of a presentation. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Presentation Skills
  • Take Poll: Course on Presentations
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 1 : Introduction

Lesson 2 : Understand The Situation

Lesson 2 discusses understanding the situation and why you are speaking. The lesson also discusses knowing your audience and what types of interaction you may have with your audience. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 2 : Understand the Situation :

Lesson 3 : Know Your Subject Matter and Know How To Sell It

Lesson 3 examines research, sources, and how much information you need for your presentation. The lesson also discusses thinking about your presentation as a sale. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Tips for Public Speaking; Oral Presentation Advice
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 3 : Know your subject matter and know how to sell it

Lesson 4 : Know Your Tools

Lesson 4 examines the importance of knowing your presentation tools and the location. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Tips and Traps of Electronic Tools
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 4 : Know your tools

Lesson 5 : Know Yourself

Lesson 5 discusses knowing your strengths, weaknesses, and your presentation style. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Improving Presentation Style; Presentation Style Guide
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 5 : Know yourself

Lesson 6 : Organize It, Then Write The Script

Lesson 6 discusses how to organize your presentation and prepare your script. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Organizing your Presentation
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 6 : Organize it, then write the script

Lesson 7 : Select Appropriate Visual Aids

Lesson 7 discusses selecting appropriate visual aids for your presentation and visual design. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Using Effective Visual Aids; Problems with Visual Aids
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 7 : Select Appropriate Visual Aids

Lesson 8 : Avoid Death by PowerPoint

Lesson 8 examines some of the problems that can happen with overusing PowerPoint in presentations. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: What's Effective with PowerPoint?; Really Bad PowerPoint
  • Take Poll: PowerPoint
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 8 : Avoid Death by PowerPoint

Lesson 9 : Practice

Lesson 9 discusses the importance of practicing your presentation before you give it, including how to receive feedback from others. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Practice; Practice Tips
  • Take Poll: Practice
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 9 : Practice

Lesson 10 : Present

Lesson 10 discusses tips for your presentation, including how to dress, make eye contact, and prepare on the day of the presentation. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Presentation Basics
  • Take Poll: Presentations
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 10 : Present

Lesson 11 : Follow up

Lesson 11 discusses the importance of getting feedback on your presentation and reflecting on it. 66 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Follow Up; Business Presentations
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 11 : Follow up
  • Complete: The Final Exam
170
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Effective Presentations
Course Number: 7550101
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a presentation is and its various components.
  • Identify the situation that you are presenting in.
  • Describe how much you need to know about the presentation subject matter before presenting.
  • Identify the location and setting of the presentation and planning a presentation appropriately.
  • Identify your presentation strengths and weaknesses.
  • Prepare and organize a presentation script.
  • Recognize the correct visual aids to utilize for the type of presentation you are giving.
  • Describe why practice is important before doing your presentation.
  • Know how to best present yourself when making any presentation.
  • Know the importance and methods for obtaining presentation feedback, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Student Testimonials

  • "This course is useful to most of us. Most of us might have been involved in some type of presentations. After going through the session, I felt that we can deliver presentations with more impact." -- Shriram C.

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