The Power to Wow! Techniques for Successful Presentations

  • 2 day(s)Duration
  • 1.4 CEU/14 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDP103bCourse Code
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  • This course is part of the Certificate in Leadership , a comprehensive program designed to develop practical leadership capabilities such as influencing, coaching, change management, negotiations, and more.

Course description

Regardless of your position, you will occasionally be required to present information to others. Whether the presentation is impromptu, casual or formal, you must be able to demonstrate confidence and clarity to effectively deliver your message. You will need to present information, your ideas, and projects professionally to engage audiences in meetings, conferences, keynote addresses, and client situations.

In addition to opportunities to practice your delivery, this intensive, participatory workshop will provide participants with thorough feedback. Structured video, peer, and instructor feedback analyzes and identifies the most successful strategies for each participant, ensuring the participant’s increased confidence and skill in delivering a successful presentation.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include: Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Team members and individuals whose success depend on delivering clear presentations.


A preparation packet is sent out to participants in advance. This guide will help you prepare for an upcoming presentation to practice at the workshop.

What you will achieve

  • The ability to structure and organize content
  • An opportunity to practice an upcoming presentation
  • Awareness of your strengths and maximizing them to develop your unique, successful style
  • The chance to receive and discuss video, peer, and instructor feedback
  • More enthusiasm in your delivery and more focus, logic, and organization in your content
  • Increased comfort in using eye contact, pausing, movement, and stronger voice
  • Increased confidence in your delivery skills
  • Techniques for easy presentation preparation

What you will learn

Course Outline:
Day One
  • Goals, roles and process
  • Keys to great presentations
  • The ten terrible turnoffs
  • Participant introductions — 2 minute presentations
  • Review pre-work
  • Preparation techniques
  • Methods for organizing content
  • Craft a compelling message
Dealing with Anxiety
  • Techniques for controlling anxiety and nervousness
Verbal and Non-verbal Delivery Skills for Face to Face and Remote Presentations
  • Engaging the audience
Videotape — 5 minute Presentation
  • Verbal and non-verbal delivery techniques
  • Feedback
  • Homework preparation for day two
  • Watch DVD 3 ways
  • Use Self Feedback and Peer feedback
Day Two
Report out on homework and learning’s
Videotape — Impromptu Presentations
  • Connecting with the audience
Handling Difficult Questions and Audience Members
  • Techniques and guidelines
Working with Visual Aids
  • Design and practice
Partner Coaching and practice
Videotape — 10 minute Presentation
  • Feed back
Continued Development Action Plan
Summary and Close