The Power to Wow! Techniques for Successful Presentations (virtual)

  • Four 3.5-Hour Sessions
  • 1.4 CEU/14 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDV103eCourse Code
  • MDI103eCourse Code
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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 depends on delivering clear presentations.

Course Objectives

  • Build confidence delivering presentations.
  • Develop and structure compelling, clear messages.
  • Practice verbal and nonverbal delivery.
  • Capture and keep the audience.
  • Enhance your message with visual aids.
  • Handle tough audiences with ease.
  • Maximize your strengths and develop your unique, successful style.
  • Receive and discuss video, peer, and instructor feedback.
  • Gain more enthusiasm in your delivery and more focus, logic, and organization in your content.

What you will achieve

  • The key steps in preparing and practicing for any effective presentation
  • How to stay in control, provide leadership, and overcome speaker fright to project professional credibility
  • Practical tips for beginning with an impact
  • Audience-centered messages: how to analyze your audience and frame your messages to meet their needs
  • Techniques for dealing with anxiety and nervousness
  • How to say what you have to say by clearly defining your purpose and focusing your message
  • Formats and techniques for effective content structure and organization
  • Techniques for delivery, including:
    • Pacing yourself through the presentation
    • Maintaining a strong physical presence
    • Maintaining eye contact
    • Utilizing gestures, movement, stance, position, and your voice to communicate a strong message
  • Effective use of visual aids to enhance your message
  • Strategies and skills to handle difficult questions and audience behaviors effectively

Pre-Course Work

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

What you will learn

Course Outline:
Day One (Sessions 1 & 2)
Module 1: Introduction
  • Goals and Ground Rules
  • What Makes You Go WOW!
  • Ten Terrible Turn-Offs
Recorded Two-Minute Introduction
Module 2: Preparation Keys
  • Determine Your Purpose
  • Analyze Your Audience
  • Structure Your Content
  • Prepare for Questions
Module 3: Conducting a Presentation
  • Engaging the Audience
  • Dealing with Anxiety
  • Delivery Skills
Day Two (Sessions 3 & 4)
Recorded Five-Minute Presentation
Homework: View and Critique Your Five-Minute Presentation
Module 4: Connecting with the Audience
  • Visual Aids
  • Handling Questions
  • Respecting the Audience
  • Guidelines for Dealing with Challenging Questions
  • Audience Control
Partner Coaching and Practice
Recorded 10-Minute Presentation