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Presentation Skills: One Hour Workshop

Book Description

Today's employees are often called upon to make presentations, whether to colleagues in the office or to customers and clients. The ability to speak confidently and persuasively is a valuable, career-enhancing skill for any employee and an asset to any employer. Difficulty with public speaking, whether from fear or insufficient training, can hinder career advancement. But with preparation and practice, you can master the art of making presentations and stand out among your colleagues. In PRESENTATION SKILLS: ONE HOUR WORKSHOPS, you will find tips and techniques for delivering effective, compelling presentations, including how-to guidance on planning and organization. Included exercises will help you practice and perfect your skills. Learn how to excel at public speaking and enhance your career with PRESENTATION SKILLS: ONE HOUR WORKSHOP.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I Effective Presentations
    1. Chapter 1 Planning and Organizing
      1. Accepting the Challenge
        1. Exercise: Assess Your Feelings
      2. Getting Prepared
      3. Planning Your Presentation
        1. Exercise: Plan a Presentation
        2. Brainstorm Ideas
        3. Choose the Best Ideas
        4. Exercise: Brainstorm Ideas for Your Presentation
        5. Exercise: Choose Ideas for Your Presentation
        6. Gather the Content
        7. Do Your Research
        8. Exercise: Research Sources
        9. Decide on Content
      4. Organizing Your Presentation
        1. Exercise: Organize Your Presentation
    2. Chapter 2 Writing the Text
      1. Define Your Topic
      2. Choose a Few Key Points
        1. Exercise: Choose Key Points for Your Presentation
      3. Structure Your Presentation
        1. Introduction
        2. Middle
        3. Conclusion
      4. Question-and-Answer Period
      5. Use Appropriate Words and Language
        1. Exercise: Structure Your Presentation
      6. Tailor Your Presentation
        1. Exercise: Tailor a Presentation
    3. Chapter 3 Developing Visual Aids
      1. Handouts/Worksheets
        1. Exercise: Assess Your Handouts
      2. Visuals: Slides
        1. Be Sensible with Fonts
        2. Use Color Effectively
        3. Include Images to Reinforce Your Point
        4. Refresh Tired Slides
        5. Practice with Your Visuals
        6. Proofread Your Slides
        7. Exercise: Research and Analyze Slides
        8. Exercise: Create and Analyze Slides
      3. Videos and Audiovisuals
      4. Miscellaneous Visual Aids
        1. Exercise: Practice Your Presentation with Your Visuals
  9. Part II Facilities
    1. Chapter 4 Learning About the Venue, Room Layout, and Amenities
      1. Individual and Small Group Meetings
      2. Formal Presentations
        1. Layout
        2. Microphones
        3. Miscellaneous Tools and Amenities
      3. Technical Problems
        1. Exercise: Critique the Venue
        2. Exercise: Be Prepared to Present
    2. Chapter 5 Dressing for the Part
      1. Overall Appearance
      2. Dressing the Part
        1. Fabrics
        2. Shoes and Belts
        3. Purses, Briefcases, and Computer Bags
        4. Jewelry
        5. Hair, Nails, Makeup, and Perfume
        6. Dressing Tips for Women
        7. Dressing Tips for Men
        8. Exercise: Check Your Appearance
        9. Exercise: Research Professional Attire
        10. Exercise: Assess Your Wardrobe
        11. Exercise: Analyze Professionals and Their Attire
  10. Part III Delivering the Content
    1. Chapter 6 Focusing on Your Audience
      1. Assessing Audience Wants and Needs
      2. Knowing Your Audience
      3. Meeting Your Audience’s Needs
      4. Engaging Your Audience
      5. Showing Interest in Your Audience
        1. Exercise: Relate to Your Audience
        2. Exercise: Survey Your Audience
        3. Exercise: Build Rapport with Your Audience
    2. Chapter 7 Perfecting Your Delivery Method and Pacing
      1. Credibility
      2. Facial Expressions
      3. Voice
      4. Eye Contact
        1. Exercise: Assess Your Eye Contact with Others
        2. Exercise: Assess a Speaker’s Eye Contact with You
      5. Posture
      6. Gestures
        1. Exercise: Analyze a Speaker
        2. Exercise: Analyze Your Presentation
      7. Personal Attributes
        1. Exercise: Assess Your Character Traits
      8. Questions
      9. Humor
      10. Games and Activities
        1. Exercise: Analyze a Presentation
    3. Chapter 8 Practicing Your Presentation
      1. Practice
      2. Volunteer
      3. Enlist Help
        1. Exercise: Practice Your Presentation
        2. Exercise: Videotape Your Presentation
      4. Know Your Material
      5. Diminish Anxiety and Stress
      6. Relieve Stress
        1. Exercise: Assess a Presentation You Attended
        2. Exercise: Describe Your Idea of an Ideal Presentation
    4. Chapter 9 Delivering the Speech and the Wrap-Up
      1. Use Your Knowledge
      2. Deliver a Winning Speech
        1. Exercise: Evaluate Your Presentation
      3. Wrap Up
        1. Exercise: Create a Takeaway for the Audience
        2. Exercise: Videotape Your Presentation
    5. Chapter 10 Improving Through Evaluations
      1. Audience Evaluations
        1. Exercise: Analyze an Evaluation Form
      2. Self-Evaluations
      3. Peer Evaluations
        1. Exercise: Have a Friend Evaluate Your Presentation
      4. Creation of Evaluation
        1. Exercise: Create an Evaluation
      5. Online Surveys
        1. Exercise: Research Online Surveys
        2. Exercise: Create an Online Survey
    6. Chapter 11 Building a Platform
      1. Use Platform Components
        1. Website
        2. Social Media Sites
        3. Exercise: Create a List of Social Media Sites
        4. Blog
        5. Exercise: Analyze Speaker Websites and Blogs
        6. Exercise: Create a Blog
        7. Radio and Television Interviews
        8. Articles, Newsletters, and Books
        9. Exercise: Create a List of Article Topics
        10. Exercise: Create a Media List
        11. Webinars
        12. Exercise: Create a Platform Building Plan
        13. Exercise: Design a Platform
        14. Speaking Engagements
        15. Exercise: Develop a Proposal
      2. Brand Yourself
        1. Exercise: Develop a Plan for Branding Yourself