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Powerful Presentations

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Effective presentation skills have become an essential professional competency for achieving key goals and influencing the decisions and actions of your audience. Yet many surveys place delivering presentations at or near the top of most feared activities. This course provides the skills and methods needed to comfortably plan, structure, and deliver business presentations for productive outcomes.

Consider how to change your presentation for culturally diverse audiences, important stakeholders, and different delivery formats. Learn how to overcome internal inhibitors, such as nervousness, and mitigate external inhibitors, such as room layout, equipment, temperature, so that you can present with focus and confidence .


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Identify the objective of your presentation
  • Plan your presentation type, theme, and contents by assessing audience needs and preferences
  • Develop and deliver informational and persuasive presentations with authority, poise, and relevance
  • Prepare to effectively handle the challenges associated with executive presentations
  • Structure and deliver decision-making presentations to executive audiences 

 

OUTLINE

  • Assess your presentation skills
  • Perform a basic audience and setting analysis for an informational presentation
  • Deliver an informational presentation
  • Perform a detailed audience and setting analysis for a persuasive presentation
  • Structure and prepare a persuasive presentation
  • Deliver a persuasive presentation
  • Handle challenges associated with virtual presentations
  • Structure an executive presentation
  • Deliver an executive presentation
  • Re-visit your presentation skills

 

PREREQUISITES

You are encouraged to bring your own topics to class, or you will be able to choose from several scenarios provided by the instructor. Though the focus of this class is not on developing presentations using software, we highly recommend that you bring a personal computer with presentation software such as Microsoft Powerpoint as some of your practical exercises will require the use of visuals.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • IT professionals who need to present to stakeholders
  • Business professionals who present to various decision makers: IT project managers, project managers, coordinators, business analysts, system analysts, IT project staff (developer and designer)

 

PDUs

This course qualifies you for the following PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

Classroom Live and Virtual Classroom Live

  • Leadership = 4
  • Strategic and Business Management = 10

Total = 14

 

Follow-On Courses