Presentation skills

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Preparing for presentations
You can use this tool to understand the importance of preparing for presentations, achieve clarity on the different types of presentation and reflect upon best practice in effective presentation preparation
How to begin writing your presentation
You can use this tool to identify and understand different types of presentation audiences, explore how presentation strategies can be differentiated to meet the needs of different audiences and set appropriate aims and objectives for presentations.
Structuring presentations effectively
Use this tool to outline the different structures that can be used in effective presentations, understand the importance of a strong introduction and how to design one, identify core messages and how to position them within presentations and gain an appreciation of how to design presentations so that they end with powerful (and relevant) conclusions.
Effective verbal communication
This tool can be used to appreciate the impact of voice on presentations, understand how tone of voice can be used to improve communication, understand the importance of use of appropriate language in presentations and identify different strategies of highlighting core messages.
Engaging the audience
This tool can be used to identify different ways of engaging with the audience, practice strategies that can be used to align the content of the presentation with different contexts and consider approaches to dealing with questions from the audience.
Delivering confident presentations
Use this tool to reinforce the importance of delivering presentations confidently, provide advice on how to minimise presentation nerves, and provide learners with the opportunity to identify how they can present more confidently.
Delivering internal presentations
You can use this tool to identify the key issues for presenters when delivering internal presentations and outline strategies for delivering strong internal presentations.
Ending presentations on a high point
You can use this tool to reflect on the importance of a strong end to presentations, consider different approaches that can be used to conclude presentations and outline strategies for dealing with questions from the audience.
Writing and delivering team presentations
ou can use this tool to discuss the steps involved in writing effective team presentations, identify ground rules and expectations for team members, outline strategies for allocating the work in team presentations and highlight ways of providing feedback to team members.
Designing supporting materials to enhance presentations
You can use this tool to outline alternatives to providing audience with copies of presentation slides, develop value-added handouts and create a template for use with future presentations.
Using positive body language
Use this tool to understand the importance of presenters’ body language when delivering presentations, identify the characteristics of positive body language and practice exhibiting positive body language when presenting.
Delivering presentations - alternatives to PowerPoint
Use this tool to identify and appreciate the alternatives to PowerPoint and consider when it may be appropriate to use non PowerPoint-based presentations.
Ten ways to turn off the audience
You can use this tool to identify things that turn audiences off during the delivery of presentations and outline strategies for overcoming common problems.
Evaluating presentations
This tool can be used to consider the characteristics of effective presentations, to identify and explore different methods of evaluating presentations, and to compose appropriate evaluation criteria for presentations.