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Effective Speaking and Presentation Skills

Regardless of one’s personal charisma or charm, presenting clearly and persuasively is a skill that everyone can learn, refine and master!  Good presentation skills are central to success in today’s organizations. Those who are successful or our best leaders are the people who can transmit their views, ideas, and enthusiasm to others through presentation with grace and ease.

In this course you will develop presentation techniques every effective speaker needs and discover the elements of great speeches, then practice them in a small group.  This course is for those new to delivering business presentations or those that need to refresh or “uplift” their current presentation skills.

This course can be applied to the Business Communication Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to prepare an effective presentation customized to the needs of your audience with a defined purpose.
  • Recognize the critical planning steps to creating an opening that captures the audience’s attention, a middle message that brings your idea to life, and a close that is a call to action.
  • Determine the best approach to take in the design of your presentation so that your ideas are received without confusion.
  • Learn to deliver your presentation with a positive image, confidence and credibility.
  • Address questions and keep participants engaged during a presentation.
  • Create a follow-up interaction your audience won’t forget.

Course Outline/Topics

Getting Started

  • Warm up / Introductions
  • Why presentation skills are important in the communication process

Developing the Content

  • Define the purpose of the presentation. What is the purpose to inform, persuade, demonstrate, or inspire?
  • Know your audience. Demographics, Psychological, What do they need?
  • Organize the information by creating the message with a clearly defined open, emphasis on main points and memorable close.

Design

  • Determine the best approach to delivering the message in other words, what is the best way to present the information?
  • Keep the message simple, clear, consistent, and concise.
  • Use of visual resources and technology (i.e. handouts, technology, videos, flip charts, white boards, notes, PowerPoint). 

Delivery

  • How to establish credibility with your audience through trust, expertise, influence, and most importantly with integrity.
  • Ensure interest by adding spice, your examples and stories and then choosing the right words.
  • Understand and conquer fear of speaking in front of others.
  • Tap into the power of your presence.

Practice

  • Prepare and deliver a 5-minute presentation with a partner.
  • Prepare and deliver a 5-minute presentation on your own.

Notes

Program fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments,  networking breaks, lunches, instructional material, and discounted parking.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Thu., Oct. 13

8:30am-4pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Rose Meagher

Fee:

$345 if you register by Thu., Sept. 29.
$395 if you register after Thu., Sept. 29.

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Thu., Sept. 29 and receive $50 off.
GRP

Register two or more people and receive $50 off of the current price per registration. Use discount code: GRP

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 5050-9440

Registration Deadline: Thu., Oct. 13

Register Now

Tue., Jan. 31, 2017

8:30am-4pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Rose Meagher

Fee:

$345 if you register by Tue., Jan. 17, 2017.
$395 if you register after Tue., Jan. 17, 2017.

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Tue., Jan. 17, 2017 and receive $50 off.
GRP

Register two or more people and receive $50 off of the current price per registration. Use discount code: GRP

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

Close

Discounts Available

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 5050-9670

Registration Deadline: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017

Register Now

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