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Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills

Develop your presentation skills to transform yourself from inexperienced speaker to skilled presenter.

Today's quick-paced and fluid work environment can mean fast and frequently unexpected organizational changes, greater responsibilities, and new projects and initiatives. Being a confident, polished speaker is not only necessary, but well advised in order to communicate such matters effectively and persuasively. This 3-day seminar offers presentation tips and strategies to help you develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control and poise—and without fear. You’ll gain the specific presentation skills and direction you need to become comfortable with your own style. And you’ll receive expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations. Most important, you’ll gain effective presentation skills by making actual presentations.

Seminar Number: 02519

  • In a Classroom
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

Everyone who needs to develop their presentation skills, speak in front of groups or sell ideas to others and has little or no presentation experience.

  •   Classroom3 Day(s)
    1.8 CEU, 18 PDU
 
Today's quick-paced and fluid work environment can mean fast and frequently unexpected organizational changes, greater responsibilities, and new projects and initiatives. Being a confident, polished speaker is not only necessary, but well advised in order to communicate such matters effectively and persuasively. This 3-day seminar offers presentation tips and strategies to help you develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control and poise—and without fear. You’ll gain the specific presentation skills and direction you need to become comfortable with your own style. And you’ll receive expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations. Most important, you’ll gain effective presentation skills by making actual presentations.
  • Tailor your presentation to your audience
  • Use relaxation techniques to overcome nervousness
  • Learn how to project your voice and use pauses to dramatize your point
  • Expertly handle difficult questions and situations
  • Communicate with clarity and conviction
  • Gain confidence in your presentation skills

Balancing Verbal and Nonverbal Messages

  • Practice nonverbal impact skills to reduce nervousness and to engage the attention of your listeners
  • Make your content clearer and more memorable

Developing and Organizing Presentation Content

  • Create an audience profile and set presentation parameters
  • Condense a speech outline into notes you can speak from

Preparing to Give the Presentation

  • Get expert presentation tips on rehearsing, adhering to a time frame and speaking from notes
  • Reduce stress and speaker’s anxiety

Using Visual Aids and Support Materials

  • Describe the purpose of visual aids and support materials
  • Identify tips for effective composition of visual content and speaker aids

Handling Questions from the Audience

  • Explain the importance of the question-and-answer session
  • Respond professionally to questions from the audience

Managing the Presentation Environment

  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different room setups
  • Be able to anticipate, avoid and handle equipment problems

Special Feature

Video Recording. Please bring your preferred recording device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet) with available storage capacity to class. Your recording is a great way to get instant feedback. You will see yourself improve, relax and refine your techniques with each performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Confidently Deliver Your Presentations with Clarity and Conviction
  • Apply the Elements Essential to Develop, Organize, and Deliver Effective Presentations
  • Utilize Best Practices to Maximize Your Presentation Strengths and Minimize Your Weaknesses
  • Use Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Nervousness

Balancing Verbal and Nonverbal Messages

  • Explain the Need to Balance Style and Substance
  • Identify the Importance of Nonverbal (Visual and Vocal) Messages
  • Receive Feedback on the Nonverbal Messages You Send
  • Practice Nonverbal Impact Skills to Reduce Nervousness and Engage the Attention of Your Listeners

Developing and Organizing Presentation Content

  • Set Presentation Parameters
  • Create an Audience Profile
  • Tap into What You Already Know
  • Identify What You Need to Find Out
  • Structure Your Information
  • Demonstrate How to Condense the Speech Outline into Notes You Can Speak From
  • Explain the Benefits of Rehearsing, Adhering to a Time Frame, and Speaking from Notes
  • Demonstrate How to Reduce Stress and Speaker’s Anxiety

Using Visual Aids and Support Materials

  • Describe the Purpose of Visual Aids and Support Materials
  • Distinguish Among Visual Aids, Speaker’s Notes, and Audience Handouts
  • Identify Tips for Effective Composition of Visual Content
  • Describe the Criteria for Selection Among the Many Types of Visual Aid Media
  • Demonstrate Guidelines for Interacting with Visual Aids and Managing Handouts

Creating Engagement—Verbal Impact and Interactivity

  • Create Engagement with Audiences and Increase Their Participation
  • Use Sensory-Based Language, Stories, and Analogies to Enhance Your Verbal Impact
  • Interact with Your Audience Using Both Verbal and Nonverbal Techniques
  • Present with Others in an Organized and Supportive Manner

The Presentation Environment

 

  • Explain the Importance of the Question-and-Answer Session
  • Demonstrate How to Respond Professionally to Questions from the Audience
  • Anticipate, Avoid, and Handle Equipment Problems
  • Identify What Logistical Arrangements to Check
Download Extended Seminar Outline PDF

AMA has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Project Management Institute (PMI) Talent Triangle, 2015.
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American Management Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Classroom Schedule

21 Sessions Available

  • $2,445.00 Non Members
  • $2,195.00 AMA Members
  • $1,984.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-10-07 2019-10-09 Oct 7, 2019 - Oct 9, 2019 3 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-10-16 2019-10-18 Oct 16, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 3 Days TX Houston 77042-4559 Houston Register Now

  2019-10-23 2019-10-25 Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019 3 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-11-04 2019-11-06 Nov 4, 2019 - Nov 6, 2019 3 Days MA Boston 02110-1817 Boston Register Now

  2019-11-11 2019-11-13 Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019 3 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2019-11-20 2019-11-22 Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 3 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-12-02 2019-12-04 Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 4, 2019 3 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-12-04 2019-12-06 Dec 4, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019 3 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-12-09 2019-12-11 Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019 3 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-12-16 2019-12-18 Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 3 Days CA Los Angeles 90045 Los Angeles Register Now

  2020-01-22 2020-01-24 Jan 22, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020 3 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-02-10 2020-02-12 Feb 10, 2020 - Feb 12, 2020 3 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-02-24 2020-02-26 Feb 24, 2020 - Feb 26, 2020 3 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-03-04 2020-03-06 Mar 4, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020 3 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2020-03-18 2020-03-20 Mar 18, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020 3 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-04-01 2020-04-03 Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 3 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2020-04-13 2020-04-15 Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020 3 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-05-04 2020-05-06 May 4, 2020 - May 6, 2020 3 Days TX Dallas 75001 Dallas Register Now

  2020-05-06 2020-05-08 May 6, 2020 - May 8, 2020 3 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-05-18 2020-05-20 May 18, 2020 - May 20, 2020 3 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-06-10 2020-06-12 Jun 10, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020 3 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

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