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Presentation Skills Training

Book Description

The ability to present effectively is a basic business competency. Yet, many managers, team leaders, and other key organizational decision makers lack these skills. This book allows you to design presentation skills training for all levels and people in your organization. This title is a one-stop training resource that provides you with key concepts, tips on assessing organizational needs, and other tools to set your skills program to succeed. You will find programs designed for one-hour, a half day, one or two-day events, along with a step-by-step facilitator guide to ensure that your program stays on task. In this book you ll find: -Tools and strategies for assessing participants presentation skill levels and areas for improvement. -Complete guidelines to design your training program including materials and instructions for facilitating and evaluating program results -Customizable agendas that incorporate a range of training activities to be used as is or modified to suit your needs or -Dozens of learning activities, tools, and assessments that support the workshops. -Ready to use Microsoft PowerPointTM presentations to accompany each format of the workshop.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1 - Introduction: How to Use This Book Effectively
    1. How to Use This Workbook
    2. What's on the CD?
    3. Icons
    4. What to Do Next
  7. Chapter 2 - Key Concepts of Presentations
    1. Overview of Presentation Concepts
    2. What to Do Next
  8. Chapter 3 - Assessing Your Organization's Needs
    1. Challenges of Assessing Employee Needs
    2. Overview of Assessment Procedures
    3. Analyzing Your Assessment Results
    4. What to Do Next
  9. Chapter 4 - Designing the Workshop
    1. Workshop Goals
    2. Establishing a Learning Environment
    3. Communicating Your Workshop Goals
    4. What to Do Next
  10. Chapter 5 - Facilitating the Workshop
    1. Workshop Preparations
    2. Participant Materials
    3. Principles of Effective Facilitation
    4. What to Do Next
  11. Chapter 6 - Evaluating the Workshop
    1. Formal Evaluation Methods
    2. Criteria to be Evaluated
    3. What to Do Next
  12. Chapter 7 - One-Hour Program
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Materials
    3. Using the CD
    4. Workshop Preparation
    5. Sample Agenda
    6. What to Do Next
  13. Chapter 8 - Half-Day Program
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Materials
    3. Using the CD
    4. Workshop Preparation
    5. Sample Agenda
    6. What to Do Next
  14. Chapter 9 - One-Day Program
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Materials
    3. Using the CD
    4. Workshop Preparation
    5. Sample Agenda
    6. What to Do Next
  15. Chapter 10 - Two-Day Program
    1. Training Objectives
    2. Materials
    3. Using the CD
    4. Workshop Preparation
    5. Sample Agenda
    6. What to Do Next
  16. Chapter 11 - Learning Activities
    1. Learning Activity 11-1: Introductions
    2. Learning Activity 11-2: Red Flags
    3. Learning Activity 11-3: Tone Exercise
    4. Learning Activity 11-4: Body Language
    5. Learning Activity 11-5: Overcoming Nervousness
    6. Learning Activity 11-6: Review Game
    7. Learning Activity 11-7: Brainstorming
    8. Learning Activity 11-8: The S-E-T Formula
    9. Learning Activity 11-9: S-E-T Practice Session
    10. Learning Activity 11-10: Building Rapport
    11. Learning Activity 11-11: Writing Your Presentation
    12. Learning Activity 11-12: Delivering Your Presentation
    13. Learning Activity 11-13: Visual Aids
    14. Learning Activity 11-14: Using Microsoft PowerPoint Software
    15. Learning Activity 11-15: Challenging Situations
    16. Learning Activity 11-16: Presentation Practice Session
    17. Learning Activity 11-17: Speaking Opportunities
    18. Learning Activity 11-18: Action Plan
  17. Chapter 12 - Assessments, Tools, and Training Instruments
    1. Using the CD
    2. Assessment 12-1: Self-Assessment
    3. Assessment 12-2: Program Evaluation
    4. Assessment 12-3: Learning Styles
    5. Assessment 12-4: Presenter Evaluation
    6. Tool 12-1: Review Game
    7. Tool 12-2: Presentation Planning Form
    8. Tool 12-3: Pre-Presentation Questionnaire
    9. Tool 12-4: Presentation Checklist
    10. Tool 12-5: On-site Checklist
    11. Tool 12-6: Tips for Delivering Presentations
    12. Tool 12-7: Top Tips for Presentation Gestures and Body Language
    13. Tool 12-8: Guidelines for Visual Aids
    14. Tool 12-9: Flipchart Tips
    15. Tool 12-10: Developing Your Sense of Humor
    16. Tool 12-11: Icebreaker and Energizer Activities
    17. Training Instrument 12-1: Introductions
    18. Training Instrument 12-2: Red Flags
    19. Training Instrument 12-3: Tone
    20. Training Instrument 12-4: Body Language
    21. Training Instrument 12-5: Overcoming Nervousness
    22. Training Instrument 12-6: Guidelines for Preparing a Presentation Planning Form
    23. Training Instrument 12-7: Brainstorming
    24. Training Instrument 12-8: The S-E-T Formula
    25. Training Instrument 12-9: S-E-T Practice
    26. Training Instrument 12-10: Presentation Action Plan
    27. Training Instrument 12-11: Building Rapport
    28. Training Instrument 12-12: Microsoft PowerPoint Guidelines
    29. Training Instrument 12-13: Challenging Situations
    30. Training Instrument 12-14: Practice Session Planning Form
    31. Training Instrument 12-15: Continued Development Action Plan
    32. Training Instrument 12-16: Practice Session
  18. Appendix - Using the Compact Disc
    1. Contents of the CD
    2. Computer Requirements
    3. Printing from the CD
    4. Adapting the PowerPoint Slides
    5. Showing the PowerPoint Presentations
  19. For Further Reading
  20. About the Author
  21. Index