We all want to give interesting, effective and memorable presentations. Your main objective as a presenter is to deliver a message. Your presentation is your pitch. To deliver that pitch perfectly, you need to borrow from a variety of fields; psychology, art & design, IT, politics and of course your own domain which is the subject of the presentation.

To deliver a great presentation you must use all of these domains, which means you must master the following:

  • Understand the psychology of your audienceand prepare your message accordingly to appeal to their emotions and get maximum results.
  • Create a “wow” factorby using the latest IT tools and technology to put your ideas together and organise your content.
  • Appeal to the artistic side of your audienceand design your presentation to look professional.
  • Deliver with confidenceto show that you understand your own content and appear convincing.
  • Leave a long lasting positive effect on your audienceso that they would never forget your message.

This course covers all of the above areas by using a variety of interactive and practical exercises which prepare the delegates for their ultimate presentation.

This course explores the latest methodologies used in delivering presentations. In our experience, there are two types of delegates:

  • Inexperienced or new.This course teaches the delegates how to gather their content, how to make their slides (if any is needed), how to deliver and how to make their message stand out from others.
  • With experience.Experienced presenters suffer from bad habits accumulated over time and also lack of knowledge of new tools and techniques since they picked up the knowledge years ago. This course helps these delegates to master the skill through many hands on exercises so they can leverage their current experience to polish their presentations and deliver as good as they are capable of.

Course Objectives :

The course focuses on the latest practices in presentation skills especially in business and academic environments. Much has changed in recent years and the ever increasing range of presentation tools and their respective feature-set has allowed many presenters to fall to the trap of feature overuse. To address these issues, the course covers a set of best design practices so delegates know what to avoid during the preparation and delivery of their presentations.

It is established that the best way to learn is by example. Many visual examples of good and bad content are provided which help the delegates to quickly understand what works and what doesn’t.

Course Topics:

Schedule

The course contains a pre-course assignment where delegates need to prepare a presentation. During the course, they will learn how to improve their presentation and at the end, they will deliver this presentation once more to be evaluated based on a set of performance criteria. Instructions and forms are provided in the package. There is enough content in this course to run it over two days and you may need to do this if you have many delegates to teach. In this case, delegates can practice their presentation at home after learning a number of key topics during the first day and proceed to present their updated version during the second day for evaluation and feedback.

In this highly practical course delegates will learn:

Presentation Types

  • What are the implications of the size of the audience?
  • How to approach the design of a presentation and learn which areas you need to focus on most?
  • What types of presentations exist and what are the differences between them?
  • How different types of audiences dictate different kinds of presentations?

Approach

  • What techniques can you use to engage the audience such as laughter, story-telling, etc.?
  • What can you do to make your presentationviralso that your audience will spread your message through word of mouth?
  • How to make an engaging story that your audience will remember?
  • How to have an impact?
  • How to start your presentation to fully engage your audience?

Preparation

  • What steps do you need to take to prepare a presentation from a blank sheet all the way to a comprehensive presentation?
  • How to use interactive content to engage the crowd?
  • What types of content you need to produce?
  • What questions do you need to ask yourself?

Structure

  • How to use a minimal slide design to get maximum effect?
  • How to do storyboarding?
  • How to structure the slides to get maximum effect?
  • What to avoid when designing your slides?
  • Why certain popular features of common presentation software packages such as Power Point are not useful and what can you do about them?
  • How to avoid “Death by Power Point”?
  • How to place various components such as text, images and headings on your slides for maximum clarity and impact?

Delivery

  • How to deliver a presentation with reduced anxiety?
  • How to have the correct body language so you come across as a ‘great’ presenter?
  • How to become a communicator rather than act only as a presenter?
  • How not to bore the crowd?
  • How to handle questions?

Environment

  • How to take advantage of the environment?
  • What not to do during presentations which may undermine you or your message?

egabi Learn is a Professional Authorized Training Services and solutions provider covering a wide range of technical and management specializations. In addition, egabi Learn provides Rollout services covering end-to-end implementation to facilitate the entire rollout process as Theyll as outsTheircing services. egabi Learn offers various advanced learning solutions provided by experienced partners.

Since its establishment in 2007, egabi Learn has demonstrated remarkable growth, and is considered as one of the leading training services providers across MEA Region.

egabi Learn has acquired an impressive client base encompassing top multinational companies and key regional businesses from a wide range of business sectors covering government, telecommunication, banking and private sector companies.

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