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  • how to make presentations more effective

    Performance: Presentations that Impress

how to make presentations more effective

In this module, you'll explore how to make presentations more effective and impressive. You will learn how to structure the presentations, improve your delivery and engage the audience to get the desired results.

Finally, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned to a specific scenario.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognise the value of presentations
  • Make adequate plans and arrangements to ensure the effectiveness of a presentation
  • Use appropriate skills and techniques during your presentation to ensure success
  • Take appropriate action once the presentation ends

Course Contents
  1. Scenario: Michael's Presentation
  2. Why Presentations?
  3. Presentations: Methods and Techniques
  4. Preparing to give a presentation
  5. Checklist: Preparing content
  6. Checklist: Producing the outline
  7. Exercise: Preparing to give a presentation
  8. Getting the basics right
  9. Checklist: Scripting the presentation
  10. Checklist: Structuring your content
  11. Exercise: Preparing for the presentation
  12. Checklist: Good content guide
  13. Exercise: Slide design
  14. Checklist: Slide design
  15. Format and layout
  16. Exercise: Choosing the right format and layout
  17. Engaging the audience
  18. Adding impact
  19. Checklist: Adding impact
  20. Creating the right impression
  21. Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  22. Exercise: Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  23. Handouts: For or against?
  24. Practice makes perfect
  25. Checklist: Practising your presentation
  26. Delivering your presentation
  27. Keeping the audience engaged
  28. Non-verbal communication
  29. Dealing with common problems
  30. Ending your presentation on a high
  31. Follow-up after your presentation
  32. Michael's Presentation: Revisited
  33. Question 1: Preparations for Michael's presentation
  34. Question 2: Adding impact with images
  35. Question 3: Michael's slide design
  36. Question 4: Michael's body language
  37. Question 5: Michael engages his audience
  38. Question 6: Dealing with problems
  39. Question 7: Michael ends triumphantly
  40. Summary
  41. Assessment
Feature Description
Duration Approximately 20 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary
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