Course details

individual, a small group, or your entire company-is inevitable. In this short course, you will learn the essential mechanics of presenting as well as the underlying aspects of nonverbal communication. This course will help you understand the concept of selling a presentation and the importance of creating a connection with the audience to make a lasting impact.

Target Audience

PMP-certified project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors, and project team members who want to continue to develop their skills and renew their PMP certificatione.


  • Manage stage fright through experience, optimism, and preparation
  • The quality standards for presentations
  • Best practices guidelines
  • Outline dynamic presentations
  • Prepare audio-visual aids that serve as speaker's notes
  • Deliver strong openings
  • Non-verbal cues and clues

Course Outline

Presentation Basics

  • Why a Presentation?
  • Presentations and Your Career
  • A Presentation Is:
  • Not necessarily a speech
  • Not necessarily a formally planned and rehearsed event
  • Sometimes a one-on-one encounter
  • What you make it
  • Stage Fright
  • Know the subject matter vs. know your material
  • Own it!
  • Preparation overkill
  • Necessary Skill Sets
  • Exceptions
  • Quality Standards for Presentations
  • Presentation Best Practices
  • Get to the Point
  • Say It Multiple Times In Multiple Ways
  • Vary the Tone, Vary the Rhythm
  • The Silent Treatment
  • It's All About "Three"
  • Shorter Is Usually Better (Attention Span, Concentration Level)
  • Visual Aids and Speaker's Notes

Nonverbal Communication in Presentations

  • From the Presenter
  • Subconscious level
  • Gestures
  • Make a face
  • Open the gait (walking gestures)
  • Don't "rock-out"
  • Gesture clusters
  • Sudden changes
  • Congruence
  • From the Audience
  • Constantly reading the audience
  • Changes can be very subtle
  • Cues that should be your CLUES
  • Nonverbal red flags (be careful!)


  • Know What You Want/Open Strong
  • Joke
  • Story
  • Silence
  • Have a Point of View
  • Start with the Big Stuff
  • Tell Them Your Way
  • Be a Storyteller
  • Make it personal
  • Make it engaging
  • Don't make it stiff
  • Presenting Data vs. Presenting an Experience
  • Establish Your Comfort Zone Early
  • Make it close if possible, even in a large group
  • Move to the audience
  • Eye contact/focus
  • Control Those Q & A Sessions
  • Anticipate
  • Lead
  • Direct
  • Have questions asked when you want them asked (and make the audience think it was their idea)
  • OWN it! (again)
  • Start Where the Audience Is
  • Always keep the audience in mind
  • Involve the audience if at all possible
  • Morrisey - retention curve principle
  • Edutainment
  • Passion
  • Ownership
  • Openness (verbal, nonverbal)
  • Attitude
  • Creativity
  • Style
  • The Build
  • It's All About "Three(again, yet different this time)
  • Wishy-Washy vs. Directness
  • Say It, Don't Spray It! (not a reference to diction
  • Make a Face
  • The Goldilocks Principle
  • Relax
  • Breathe
  • Smile
  • Have Fun!
  • Be Full of It: Information, Not Yourself

About Equitrain

EquiTrain –a pision of Equinox International- equips organizations with IT skills that are the lifeblood of modern corporate life, as Theyll as the professional expertise required for ensuring productivity and to remain competitive now and tomorrow.

At EquiTrain, They tailor end-to-end training solutions that incorporate both IT and business consultancy to the specific needs of each inpidual customer. They can equip yTheir IT professionals with all they need to quickly maximize yTheir new technology investments as Theyll as pushing forward absolute beginners on their road to IT proficiency.

They offer a broad range of IT and Management training cTheirses and certifications from top technology vendors with a choice of on-site or offsite, public or closed and local or abroad training. Their portfolio of cTheirses is supplemented by Their strategic training alliance with world's leading providers of learning solutions.

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