Being able to present is a core skill for any professional. Some just appear to be naturals. But many struggle.
The reality is that with the right help and support you can be creating and delivering great presentations every time, no matter how difficult or complex the information you have to deliver.
If you are a professional in a functional role in an organisation and have to present information to small or large groups and you want to get better at presenting this course is for you.
The course is for you if you want to:
The course is divided into 24 lectures. Most of these are short lectures of around 2 minutes duration. Supplementary materials such as checklists and text are included.
Completion of this course will take in the region of 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the amount of time you take to complete the activities associated with each lecture.
10 reasons why you would want to take this course:
Reason #1: You have to deliver presentations but have little or no past training on how to do it.
Reason #2: You know your subject content well but lack confidence in communicating it to others.
Reason #3: You have too much content and struggle to determine what to include and what to leave out of your presentation.
Reason #4: You think you are no good at presenting and so tend to avoid it if you can.
Reason #5: You want a structure for creating a presentation that you can use over and over again
Reason #6: You want to make an impact when presenting
Reason #7: You want to achieve your intended outcome when it comes to presenting
Reason #8: You want to positively influence when presenting
Reason #9: You want to get even better at presenting
Reason #10: You want to be successful in your career
In this lecture we look at what is going to be covered in this course and set the scene.
Many people struggle when it comes to presenting while a few just take presenting in their stride. In this section of the course we look at 3 of the biggest barriers to being an effective presenter.
You might have heard the phrase that your attitude determines your altitude.
When it comes to presenting many people's mindset about presenting and their ability to present can be a major barrier.
In this lecture you will learn what can you do about it?
PowerPoint and screen projectors have radically changed presentations.
In this lecture you will learn that while PowerPoint and other presentation software is a great aid when presenting it can also set you off on the wrong track.
Accountants and professional people often judge success in terms of what they get done.
Doing and delivering is clearly important.
In this lecture you will learn why planning and preparation is essential rather than an optional extra when it comes to being an effective presenter.
Just as a house needs to be built on strong foundations, you need to do the groundwork to be an effective presenter. In this section you will learn a proven success foundation process.
Everyone knows that having a clear goal or outcome for your presentation is vital- Right?
In this lecture you will learn why it is vital to have clarity about what you want to achieve and the 4 most common outcomes that people are trying to achieve.
Ultimately the most important people when it comes to presenting is your audience.
In this lecture you will learn how to effectively research your audience.
In this lecture you will learn a simple but highly effective technique for identifying content for your presentation.
In this lecture you will learn how to overcome the common issue of too much content and too little time to deliver it.
In this lecture you will learn how to test and get feedback on a first draft presentation.
In this lecture you will learn how to practice your presentation using audio and video that most people have easy access to.
In this lecture you will learn the importance of doing at least 2 practice runs in front of people.
The Importance For Getting Ready To Present
In this lecture you will learn how to manage nerves by doing some simple breathing exercises.
In this lecture you will learn how to reduce the possibility of getting tongue tied when it comes to presenting.
In this lecture we focus on getting your vocal chords ready for presenting.
You only get one chance to make a good first impression.
In this lecture we look at 4 essentials when it comes to the first minute or two of your presentation.
In this lecture we focus on 4 things to pay attention to during your presentation.
In this lecture we focus on the closing of your presentation.
Many do a great job at creating and delivering their presentation.
In this lecture we focus on the 3 golden rules for dealing with questions that arise from your presentation.
How well have you absorbed the material in this course
You will have picked up a lot of information. So what are you going to do with it?
Hopefully you have enjoyed the course and got some ideas to put into action.
Your feedback on the course would be gratefully appreciated.
Duncan is Managing Director of Goals and Achievements and helps professionals and organisations to achieve more success..
He is an accountant and consultant by profession. Prior to setting up the company spent 25 years working in major organisations including the NHS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young as well as a major UK high street retail bank. He is a former Finance Director
His primary focus is on helping professionals and organisations to develop their leadership, management and team working skills.
Duncan is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Certified Professional Coach and a Team Coach Facilitator.