Being An Effective Presenter
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Being An Effective Presenter

Learn a step by step approach to creating and delivering effective presentations every time
4.3 (122 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10,397 students enrolled
Created by Duncan Brodie
Last updated 6/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 3 mins on-demand audio
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will:
  • Have more confidence
  • Know how to create effective presentations quickly
  • You will know how to practice effectively
  • You will know how to have greater impact
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Requirements
  • Access to a computer or mobile device with a good internet connection
  • Self awareness of what you do well and where you struggle when it comes to ceating and delivering presentations
  • A willingness to take what you learn and put it into practice
  • A genuine desire to improve as a presenter
Description

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:

  • Overcome the common barriers or mindsets that get in the way of presenting
  • Know how to create great presentations quickly and easily
  • Know how to practice your presentation effectively
  • Learn techniques to help you manage nerves when presenting
  • Deliver an effective presentation every time
  • Be better at dealing with questions that are raised as a result of your presentation.

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

Who is the target audience?
  • Accountants
  • Other professionals
  • Individuals who have to present to small and larger groups
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Curriculum For This Course
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About This Course
1 Lecture 02:37

In this lecture we look at what is going to be covered in this course and set the scene.

Introduction and Course Overview
02:37
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What’s Stopping You?
4 Lectures 06:51

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.

Introduction
00:20

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?

Barrier 1: You
02:10

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.

Barrier 2: PowerPoint
01:45

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.

Barrier 3: Planning and Preparation
02:36
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Success Foundations
8 Lectures 21:27

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.

Introduction
00:06

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.

Success Foundation 1: Start With The End In Mind
02:21

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.

Success Foundation 2: Research Your Audience
02:09

In this lecture you will learn a simple but highly effective technique for identifying content for your presentation.

Success Foundation 3: Coming Up With A Long List of Content
05:59

In this lecture you will learn how to overcome the common issue of too much content and too little time to deliver it.

Success Foundation 4: Shortlist Content
02:31

In this lecture you will learn how to test and get feedback on a first draft presentation.

Success Foundation 5: Testing
01:58

In this lecture you will learn how to practice your presentation using audio and video that most people have easy access to.

Success Foundation 6: Audio and Video Practice
03:46

In this lecture you will learn the importance of doing at least 2 practice runs in front of people.

Success Foundation 7: Practice In Front Of Others
02:37
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Getting Ready For Delivery
4 Lectures 06:16

The Importance For Getting Ready To Present

Introduction
00:18

In this lecture you will learn how to manage nerves by doing some simple breathing exercises.

Dealing With Nerves
01:47

In this lecture you will learn how to reduce the possibility of getting tongue tied when it comes to presenting.

Avoid Getting Tongue Tied Exercise Your Voice Muscles
02:23

In this lecture we focus on getting your vocal chords ready for presenting.

Exercise Your Voice Muscles
01:48
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Presentation Delivery
4 Lectures 07:13
Introduction
00:20

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.

The Opening
02:18

In this lecture we focus on 4 things to pay attention to during your presentation.

During The Presentation
02:37

In this lecture we focus on the closing of your presentation.

Closing Your Presentation
01:58
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Question Handling
1 Lecture 02:36

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.

The 3 Golden Rules Of Question Handling
02:36
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Bringing It All Together
2 Lectures 01:04

How well have you absorbed the material in this course

Course Quiz
10 questions

You will have picked up a lot of information. So what are you going to do with it?

What's Next
00:42

Hopefully you have enjoyed the course and got some ideas to put into action.

Your feedback on the course would be gratefully appreciated.

Your Feedback
00:22
About the Instructor
Duncan Brodie
4.3 Average rating
121 Reviews
10,397 Students
1 Course
Managing Director at Goals and Achievements

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.