Effective Presentation Skills


Course introduction

How can I present without feeling nervous? What should I do when my mind goes blank? What if my visual aids don't work? How can I improve my presentation skills? All these questions and more will be answered at this interesting, fun-filled and knowledge-rich workshop.
Be prepared to be videotaped as you learn tips and tricks to become a more dynamic and confident speaker and presenter!

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Highlight the important points of an effective presentation
  • Develop an effective presentation format for the individual
  • Highlight individual effective and non-effective presentation skills

Target Audience

Senior Executives and Managers who present to Boards of Directors and Key Decision Makers.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Public Speaking

  • Understanding What Makes a Good Speaker and a Good Speech
  • Understanding Needs of Participants
  • Managing Nervousness
Module 2: The Mechanics of Speech
  • Using Your Voice Effectively
  • Building Vocal Power
Module 3: Knowing Your Audience
  • Understanding Different Audience Types
  • Managing Difficult Presentation Situations
Module 4: Effective Use of Body Language
  • Eye Contact
  • Posture
  • Gesture
Module 5: Individual Presentation and Written Evaluations
Module 6: Projecting Credibility
  • Initial, Derived and Final Credibility
  • Projecting a Confident Outlook and its Implication
Module 7: How to Put Your Point Across Effectively
  • Using Words to Paint Pictures
  • Using Analogies and Stories to Convince
  • Audio-Visual Aids
  • The Ten Visual Design ‘Commandments’
  • Presenting Ideas Visually
Module 8: Speaking off the Cuff
  • Using Various Structures for Impromptu Speaking

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Lorraine Kwek

Ms Lorraine Kwek has extensive experience in various capacities in the fields of marketing communications, including advertising, public relations, conference management as well as training. Her training in Communication Studies at the University and her teaching diplomas in Speech and Drama as well as Public Speaking have given her a unique perspective on the importance of communication skills in any field of work.

She has been conducting training in the areas of negotiation skills, time management, communication and facilitation skills, selling skills and customer service, including effective speaking skills and dealing with conflicts. Lorraine is also a certified Zenger-Miller trainer through the international training organisation, Achieve Global.