Presentation Skills Manual
Making a Professional Impression
Excellent presentation skills give you a platform to demonstrate your sales skills, leadership qualities, communication skills, influencing abilities and promotion potential.
Our objective in this manual is to give you the knowledge to develop your skills and techniques thereby giving you both the confidence and competence to enjoy making presentations in all situations.
We will be giving action points to sharpen your image; reduce nerves; allow you to appear both confident and competent and increase your credibility in the eyes of colleagues and clients.
This manual can be read and used as a book, a self-learning tool, or a reference guide. It can be used by individuals to increase their skills and knowledge, trainers to help produce training sessions or by managers for meetings and staff training. It is a mixture of information, practical exercises, self analysis questionnaires and case studies.
Below is a summary of this 96 page training manual.
Three Weeks to Go - Plenty of Time, But Time to Make a Start
- What Message Do I Want to Deliver?
Brainstorming and Mind Mapping
- Who is My Audience?
Understanding Your Audience and Their Needs
- What Do They Already Know?
- How Large is the Audience?
- Where Will the Presentation Take Place?
- How Long Will It Last?
- How Do I Start?
- What Result Do I Want?
- Learning Styles
Gather Your Materials Together
- Research and Information
What Do You Want to Say?
- Structure and Content
A Framework for Writing an Effective Outline
Deciding What to Use
- Look For a Story
- The Elements of a Good Story
- More on Structure
-Should I Use a Script?
- Alternatives to Using Card Prompts
- Keep it Short and Simple
Look For Ways of Adding Variety
- How What You Say Interacts With Your Visual Aids
- How to Achieve a Seamless Presentation with Your Visual Aids
- Why Use Visual Aids?
One Week to Go - Time to Rehearse and Gain Feedback
- How Do I Rehearse?
- The Dress Rehearsal
On The Day - Making Sure it All Goes to Plan
- Avoid Last Minute Emergencies
- What Do I Do If a Visual Aid Goes Wrong?
Thirty Minutes Before
- Prepare Your Voice
Making the Presentation - Keeping on an Even Keel and Handling the Hiccups
- The First Few Minutes
- How Do I Keep The Presentation Smooth?
- How Do I Deal With Interruptions?
- Dynamic Delivery
- Watch Your Language!
- Avoid Abstract Nouns
- Treat the Audience as One Person
- How Do I Come to a Strong Finish?
Making a Presentation in a Hurry
13 Checklists for a Perfect Presentation
Rapid Reference Presentation Planner
Presentation Tips and Techniques
Presentation Problem Buster