Our Public Speaking 2 class further develops presenation and audience management skills to increase retention. Learn to effectively use tools, such as PowerPoint, to compliment your presentation and engage your audience.
Public Speaking 2 Training Class Goals
Students exiting this class will have gained presentation skills to help make presentations more impactful and interesting. They will learn techniques they can add to any content to deliver memorable presentations.
Students should have basic PowerPoint skills and have experience speaking in front of a group.
Public Speaking 2 Training Topics Covered:
Developing a strong presentation style – Identifying and developing your persona – how you are perceived by our audience
Adding interest to your delivery – How to capture your audience’s attention with personal stories, examples and humor.
Learning to move – Learn how movement can enhance your presentation delivery.
Managing Your Audience – How to connect with your audience and adjust your presentation as needed. How to control questions and handle objections. Learn how to deal with hidden agendas and disruptions.
Using Tools – Understanding how adults learn and what tools can increase learning. Learn how to create an effective handout, PowerPoint slide and flipchart.
Additional tips for successful PowerPoint presentations – presentation keyboard shortcuts, how to keep the focus on you and not the slide, 5 tips for professional slides.
Increasing attention and participation – Learn how to increase attention and retention in trainings and ways to get audiences to participate.
Openers, Closers and Games – Create a toolbox of openers, closers and games that can be used in different presentations, or pulled out for use in and “emergency.” Understand what an effective opener/closer/game is and when and when not to use one, as well as what types work for different situations.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 are very similar. Students with either version should be comfortable in this combined class.
PowerPoint 2003 is very different from 2007 and 2010. Students with 2003 should take classes taught in that version.