Presentation Skills


Looking for a new focused presentation skills training course? Elevate your courses with Oak Innovation.

If so, bring the insights of years of development, and a strong mix of practical courseware, into your courses with this presentation skills training course.

Assured to generate a positive response from your course participants; this flexible training includes an instructor manual, a customizable PowerPoint slide deck, a practical participant manual, training guides, and so much more.

All you have to do is download all the training materials you’ll need (takes less than 30 seconds), add your logo, and start delivering the course as your own.

Your perfect solution to virtually any delivery opportunity: full-day corporate courses, one-to-one coaching sessions, team training workshops, ongoing professional development sessions, and so much more.

Why you will love this product:

  • Product: Instantly Available.
  • Customization: Fully Editable.
  • Branding: Rebrand As Your Own.
  • Audience: Suitable For All Employees.
  • Duration: Full Day.
  • Experience: No Experience Required.

The Importance Of Effective Presentation Skills

Today, presentation skills are required in every organization.

Most managers and line staff are aware that the purpose of a presentation is to communicate information and ideas from a presenter to an audience. Yet, what they might not know is that the most effective presenters will tell you that the skills of the presenter are just as important as the content being presented.

At Oak Innovation, we believe that effective presentation skills are about managing content and time. Specifically, they are about being prepared to succeed.

Equally, while prior experience is an important factor in determining the success of a presentation, establishing a firm foundation will also guarantee success.

Why is this important?

Well, by developing an understanding of the key aspects of presentations, and how they are combined to form an effective presentation, individuals will improve their presentation skills.

This instantly available training examines the role of great introductions, the role of the presenter, preparing with confidence, tools of the trade, and overcoming the barriers to effective presentations as part of the presentation process. The training also discusses key areas such as the key steps of how to prepare for presentations, how to create the perfect presentation environment, how to present with confidence and how to understand your audience.

This is Oak Innovation’s pre-written training on presentation skills that provides the training manuals, slide decks, and expert guides needed to present and brand training courses in this key business area.

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Course Description

The stakes are high when giving a presentation. As a result, the ability to navigate and manage the presentation is crucial for individuals.

Designed to be accessible for all categories of employees, learners will learn about the tools and skills needed to deliver excellent presentations. Through engaging training material, discussion, and exercises, they will also learn how to present with confidence.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver excellent presentations.
  • Present with confidence.
  • Create presentations that influence others.

Course Overview

There are 9 key sections in this training course.

1. A great introduction

This introductory part of this course will develop the presentation skills of learners – crucial to becoming a positive influence in an organization. The training will:

  • Outline presentation basics.
  • Share insights on what’s possible in terms of presentation performance.
  • Discuss two broad types of presentations that typically occur in companies. To illustrate, internal presentations form a valuable method for communication with staff. And, external presentations also provide a stable communication framework.

2. The role of the presenter

Effective presentation skills have always been considered important skills for managers. Now, as companies have become more diverse and flexible, a mastery of presentation skills is seen as being crucial for all categories of employees. In fact, being savvy about presentation skills and maximizing the talents and skills of staff at all levels is ever more critical.

We believe that the role of the presenter is the foundation of effective presentations. The presenter enables the presentation to go smoothly, ensures expectations and assumptions are met, and corrects any misunderstandings.

The training will:

  • Explore managing first impressions.
  • Discuss non-verbal communication.
  • Examine the critical aspects of non-verbal communication (e.g., illustrate, the use of voice, the face, visual feedback, and gestures within presentations.

3. Preparing with confidence

It’s a great time to be effective at delivering presentations. Whether learners are new to giving presentations or have been developing these skills for years, this course help transform the skills of course attendees.

This section is about preparation. When a presenter feels confident in their preparation, those attending the presentation get real results, and it creates an encouraging environment for learning. Excellent preparation is also key to dealing with nerves.

This training will:

  • Explore the role of faith in presentation environments.
  • Discuss the use of complementary communication channels to aid the delivery of the central message and reinforce critical points of the presentation.

4. The tools of the trade

Presentation skills are one of the skills we use every day when we engage and interact with other people in a business setting, both individually and in groups. In a practical sense, people with strong presentation skills are also often viewed as being more successful.

This important section will:

  • Discuss presenter notes and practical handouts.
  • Explore the key benefits of visual aids, flipcharts, and projectors.
  • Examine presentation software.

5. Overcoming the barriers to effective presentations

People with good presentation skills tend to be able to identify barriers more quickly in presentation settings than other people. They are able to anticipate these obstacles, prepare for them and counteract any challenges that may occur during a presentation.

The training in this section will:

  • Focus on eliminating the poor habits that can develop.
  • Share that not every presentation will go smoothly.
  • Discuss the barriers to effective presentations.
  • Prepare your audience for these challenges.

6. How to prepare for presentations

Ever wonder why people are just so much better at delivering a presentation? This part of the course touches on the need for proper preparation and explores how to identify the purpose of a presentation.

Next, the content explores presentation structure, the differences between information versus data, and how to ask the right questions.

It follows that learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to prepare for presentations. With a range of content and exercises that benefit presentation effectiveness, this training will serve as a valuable resource for learners who want practical knowledge and insights into the key elements of presentation skills.

7. How to create the perfect presentation environment

This section is all about creating the perfect environment for your audience.

Effective presentation skills often become so natural that they can be taken for granted. And, the experienced presenter can make it look so easy. However, it is essential to develop good habits of connecting with an audience and proper preparation from the start.

This part of the training course highlights:

  • The presentation audience.
  • Transitions.
  • Handling questions.
  • Guidelines for a Q and A session.
  • how to handle a heckler.

8. How to present with confidence

This section will help learners gain confidence in the delivery of presentations by learning how to start a presentation and how to deal with noise.

And, through awareness of how to present with confidence, and with practice, course participants will improve their presentation skills.

9. How to understand your audience

This training will help course participants become better presenters. In particular, the training introduces participants to Monroe’s Motivated Sequence (MMS).

This sequence will ensure that a presenter will:

  • Get the attention of their audience.
  • Create a moving need.
  • Define a solution.
  • Describe a detailed picture of success (or failure).
  • Provide a call for action that an audience will/can follow.

Bonus case scenarios

We also include four bonus case scenarios.

These downloadable case scenarios are a great way to help an audience to learn more about presentation skills.

The key skills generated from case scenarios include:

  • Group working.
  • Study skills.
  • Information gathering.
  • Presentation skills.

Who Needs Effective Presentation Skills?

  • Senior management that wants to strengthen their relationships with staff.
  • Managers, supervisors, and team leaders need presentation skills to lead, manage and motivate their teams.
  • Administrative, support staff, and line staff that needs presentation skills to maximize their engagement and participation within the organization.
  • HR professionals need presentation skills to meet the needs of the departments that they support.
  • Project managers need presentation skills to create more engagement and collaboration with their teams.
  • Organizational development professionals need presentation skills to secure relationships and participation from all functions within the organization.
  • Consultants and independent contractors who are being asked to play a role in organizational initiatives.

What You Get

  • A 29 Page Instructor Guide
  • A 98 Page Participant Manual
  • 37 Customizable PowerPoint Slides
  • Training Games And Training Icebreakers
  • A Course Advertorial
  • Eight Pre-written Expert Training Guides
  • Customizable Exercises And Tests
  • Further Reading Lists

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Presentation Skills