Preparing Powerful Presentations – Self-Paced
Course Length: 180 minutes
This is a program for technical professionals – both individual contributors and managers – who want to improve their ability to get messages across to management in project review and project proposal presentations. By examining the differing perspectives of business-focused and technology-focused people, you’ll learn to focus your presentation on the results you want to achieve and condense it for effective communication to sponsors, executives, customers – people with the power to advance your project and your career.
Features and Benefits
- On-demand availability works at the convenience of the learner, reduces learning times and eliminates travel costs
- Self-paced format reduces learner stress and increases satisfaction
- Multimedia & interactivity includes video, audio narration, learning games, job aids and templates that engage the learner through the training
- Final Quiz gives the user the opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and ensures completion.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Follow a nine-step process to prepare concise and effective presentations.
- Explore the differing perspective of business managers and technology people
- Translate technical terminology into business benefits.
- Identify the desired outcome of the presentation in terms of audience response and develop an effective strategy for meeting audience needs while obtaining their goal.
- Condense their content into a memorable message, appropriate to the level and interests of the audience.
- Focus on high value information – recommendations, evaluations, breakthroughs, surprises – rather than simply doing a “data dump.”
- Develop an interest-building opening and decisive close.
- Organize and prepare presentation materials for lean and effective overhead slides and screen shows.
- Learn methods to introduce complex information in forms the audience can grasp.
- Increase theirPowerPoint productivity.
- Field questions confidently and learn techniques to deal with hostile questions and presentation “hijackings.”
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