No one likes boring presentations. And a bad presentation can actually damage your career. But that’s the bad news. The good news is if you become a great presenter, doors will open for you. Good presentation skills help you better lead teams. They help you win sales pitches or get that big promotion. A good presentation can secure vital investment for your business.
If you want to be successful in business, it’s highly likely you’ll have to present to an audience. This course will make sure you approach this difficult task in a structured, logical and effective way.
Watch this video for a quick overview of our Presentation Skills course.
Who is it for?
Anyone that might need to present, including;
Why study this course?
Whether it’s presenting new information to your team, or conducting a more formal presentation to win business or get a job, being able to present well is a vital skill.
You’ll plan, create and deliver presentations in a more structured way
You’ll create presentations that have greater visual impact
You’ll be able to deliver presentations with greater confidence
You’ll become a more effective and persuasive communicator
You’ll be more able to influence your audience’s behaviour
You’ll deliver presentations that are more memorable and effective
You’ll be better able to impress your boss or win those big clients
Average course duration: 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Course content broken down as follows:
It’s an online e-learning course
Eight interactive modules
Blending text, graphics, images and videos
Get downloadable worksheets, video transcripts and factsheets
Regular on-going testing as your progress
Price: GBP 20.00
Why study with ICM?
Practical courses - This course is designed to help you in the real business world, giving you practical skills that you can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.
Interactive and engaging - Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep you engaged throughout.
Step-by-step learning - This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take you on an enjoyable learning journey.
Certificated courses - Employers recognise hard work and you will be awarded an official ICM certificate upon successful completion of your course.
1Introduction to presentation skills
What are presentation skills and why are they important?
Are you making these presentation mistakes?
What 4 key things should you consider when planning your presentation?
2Audience, message, objective
What’s the one thing you should consider before everything else?
Use the AUDIENCE mnemonic to remember key questions to be asked
Learn the 4 core types of business presentation
Understand the importance of objectives when planning a presentation
3Preparing the content
Why should you give your presentation a headline, not a title?
Use the ABC method to structure your presentation
Take these 3 steps to creating content
Why writing down rubbish ideas may help you discover good ones
Learn how to logically structure your ideas
Discover the importance of using signposts
4How will you present your content?
Describe three different presentation formats you can use
Understand why visual aids should not be the focus of the presentation
Discover tips for using presentation slides and flipcharts effectively
Learn ways to keep an audience engaged
5Delivering your presentation
Learn the 5 communication skills that make your presentation stand out
Discover tips for overcoming nerves
Learn how to use F.E.A.R. to overcome fear
What are the 4 key elements of a successful presentation?
How to use the ‘elevator pitch’ to spark interest
Understand the power of storytelling
Learn the persuasive powers of AIDA
Learn why building trust is essential if you want to be seen as credible
7Using presentation software
Get practical tips for using PowerPoint
How to use images in your presentation
Learn about the dangers of copyright infringement
Discover the benefits of using shapes, SmartArt and charts
Learn how to maintain a consistent design to improve your presentation
8Presentation from start to finish
This brings together all your course learning
Get a step-by-step walkthrough in the planning and delivery of a presentation