Business presentation skills for MBA students
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Business presentation skills for MBA students

Specially designed for MBA students giving presentations during their placements or internships.
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Created by Mark Laudi
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Structure their presentations, quickly and easily
  • Present confidently and convincingly
  • Leave an impact on their audience
  • Develop stage presence
  • Send your course materials or video of your presentation to Mark for individual feedback
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  • No prerequisites.

This course helps you speak and present effectively. Taught by award-winning trainer, Mark Laudi will prepare you to be effective on stage and in your communication with the audience. This course was initially prepared for post-MBA students but is relevant for the wider public. Parts of the course have also been used to train very senior business leaders and political leaders worldwide.

Who is the target audience?
  • MBA students
  • Anyone who wants to give snappy business presentations
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Curriculum For This Course
2 Lectures 09:45

Welcome to our presentation skills course, specially designed for MBA students who are going to give business presentations, such as at a company where you have been placed for an internship or summer co-op.

If you are in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, talk to us about taking part in a practical presentation with other Udemy students taking this course. This is run by Mark himself, and offers additional feedback and guidance.

As you are taking this course, you might like to launch PowerPoint or Keynote and create your business presentation as you go!

By the end of the course, not only will you know how to present confidently and impactfully, but you would have also substantially completed your presentation materials.

    Preview 03:53

    Everyone gets a little nervous shortly before their presentation.

    But don't sweat it! The butterflies in your stomach can be managed.

    In this episode you will learn easy-to-remember, easy-to-implement ways in which you can overcome your stage fright. I believe everyone can present with confidence.

    Expert extras:

    • Avoid big meals and fizzy drinks at least half an hour before your presentation.

    If you are speaking at a conference:

    • Be sure to send your presentation materials to the organiser at least two (2) days in advance.
    • Bring a thumb drive with the final version of your presentation materials to the conference
    • Talk to the people at the Audio Visual (AV) desk at least half an hour before your presentation, to ensure your presentation materials play back correctly, and to get mic-ed up
    Preview 05:52

    Let's see if you got the main concept this lecture aims to impart.

    Overcoming stage fright
    3 questions
    Structuring your presentation
    3 Lectures 13:32

    Letting your audience know what to expect is a good way to keep them attentive and tuned in. You can start by providing an overview.

    But there's more to it than that.

    In this episode we talk about the critical elements of your presentation and how to structure them in such a way to help you:

    1.           Create your presentation materials before your presentation

    2.           Retain audience attention during your presentation

    3.           Be congratulated for your cohesive presentation afterwards

    As you watch this episode, check the resources section below, start PowerPoint or Keynote and provide an overview on slide 1.

    Preview 05:30

    Quiz description

    Key points in presentation structure
    1 question

    Your key message is the most important part of your presentation.

    Your entire presentation revolves around it. All questions direct back to it. It is the one thing you want your audience to remember.

    Without a key message, your audience will wonder where you are going with your presentation.

    In this lecture we will discuss how to formulate a good, strong, punchy key message in fewer than ten (10) words.

    As you watch this lecture, get set to write the key message to your presentation on slide 2 of your PowerPoint or Keynote deck.

    Key messages

    Quiz description

    Formulating key messages
    2 questions

    Your key message needs support.

    It is your big, bold, aspirational, emotive statement that attracts the attention of your audience and makes them want to listen.

    But you need three (3) key points to substantiate them. Otherwise it will not become real for your audience.

    In this lecture you will learn how to develop these, and their place in your presentation.

    Towards the end of this lecture, get set to enter your three key points into slides 3, 4 and 5 of your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.

    All good things come in threes
    Adding that extra dimension
    3 Lectures 16:44

    Stories and narratives, along with numbers and statistics, are critically important elements to most business presentations.

    This episode teaches you how.

    Stories and anecdotes, statistics and numbers

    In the lecture you would have heard why you need to include these in your presentation. Are you ready to give the reasons?

    Stories and anecdotes, statistics and numbers
    2 questions

    Presentations are as much about how you present as what you present. But in order to be a polished presenter, you just need to remember these five (5) vocal skills.

    Expert bonus point:

    Achieving all these points requires confidence, and that confidence will come with practise.

    But it doesn't end there. Practise your presentation skills at every opportunity, including when you are speaking to your class, or speaking to classmates, friends and colleagues.

    The more you make these skills your own, the easier it will be for you to present well when the occasion arises.

    Vocal tools and body language

    In this quiz I am testing you for how you will present.

    Vocal tools and body language
    2 questions

    For many presenters, responding to audience questions seems to be the most difficult part of presenting. They dread the Q&A, because these could embarrass them if they don't know the answer.

    But questions are a hugely useful part of your presentation.

    Answering difficult questions

    In this lecture we talked about a simple, three (3) step process to answer even the most difficult question.

    Answering difficult questions
    1 question
    About the Instructor
    Mark Laudi
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    Integrated Communications Coach

    Mark Laudi is a mentor in media and presentation skills to senior business and political leaders, and a sought-after speaker, conference anchor and panel moderator at business conferences. His specialization is in "mission critical" B2B communications, including media and public speaking, and crisis communications. This follows a 14-year award-winning career in radio and television. At CNBC Asia Pacific, he held almost every position in the newsroom: behind the camera he was Producer and Australia Editor, and in front of the camera he was Stock Reporter, Anchor and Field Reporter. 

    At age 28, Mark launched CNBC Australia in Sydney as Bureau Chief. In Singapore, he was a member of the inaugural production and presentation team of English-language talk radio station 938LIVE. He started his media career at age 21, becoming Australia's youngest radio current affairs show host at ABC Radio. Having spent many years in South Africa, Germany and Australia, Mark has called Singapore home for almost 20 years. This means he competently straddles both Asian and Western societies and is able to put the cultural traits and customers of one, into the context of the other. 

    Mark conducts Media & Presentation Skills MasterClasses and crisis communications workshops for senior executives at a large number of multinationals in a wide range of industries, such as financial services, technology, logistics and pharmaceuticals. Also fluent in German, Mark has coached many senior executives in Asia and the Middle East, covering both media skills as well as public speaking engagements and conference presentations. Most of his clients are multinational companies, which engage Mark frequently to coach new senior executives because of his depth of research and ability to link presentation skills with their key business outcomes.