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Private - Effective Presentation Techniques (1 Day)
About course

Preparing and delivering effective presentations are important in business, sales, teaching and training, and are important for conveying information to an audience. This course will help you develop the confidence and capability to prepare and give good presentations, to stand up in front of an audience and speak confidently, and to effectively handle audience questions. 

This course will explain how to create a presentation that really makes an impact with the audience. Best practices in using Microsoft PowerPoint will be covered so attendees can more efficiently prepare a presentation. Effective techniques for delivering your presentation and dealing with questions and answers will also be covered in this course. 

This course will also include practice presentations done by all attendees, with instructor feedback. Anybody can give a good presentation, provided they have the knowledge and skills in preparing and presenting a presentation. This course will help you become an effective presenter.

Who should attend

This course is intended for Program Managers, Project Managers, IT Managers, Business Analysts, and anyone else looking to improve their ability to prepare and make effective presentations.

Course features

his course will cover the critical skills that are needed to prepare and give good presentations, to stand up in front of an audience and speak confidently, and to effectively handle audience questions. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:  

  • Create a concise presentation 
  • Describe best practices for preparing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Explain how to deliver an effective presentation
  • Describe how to deal with audience questions and answers
  • Make an effective presentation
Course outline

Introductions and Agenda Review

Examples of Bad Presentations 


Creating Your Presentation

  • Establishing Presentation Purpose and Desired Outcome
  • Energizing Your Message
  • Organizing Your Talk 
  • Planning the Introduction and Closing 
  • Using Visual Aids and Hand-outs 


PowerPoint Best Practices

  • Formatting the Presentation 
  • Wording – Size and Amount
  • Using Graphics 
  • Using ‘Short-cuts’ in PowerPoint


Delivering Your Presentation

  • Checking Meeting Room Logistics
  • Opening Your Talk 
  • Handling Nerves and Displaying Confidence
  • Making a Connection with the Audience 
  • Pacing your talk 
  • Making Adjustments During the Presentation
  • Dealing with Problem Audience Members
  • Closing Your Talk


Dealing with Questions and Answers

  • Deciding on when to do Q&As
  • Fielding Questions while Maintaining Focus
  • Clarifying Questions to Discover the Real Issue


Practice Presentations by Attendees

Course information
Duration: 7 hours
Earn: 7 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses the following knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)--Fifth Edition:

  • Project Communications Management