Spokesperson Training Part II: Presentation Skills

Presentations Skills, part two of this two-part spokesperson training series, provides approaches to organizing and delivering a successful speech or presentation to various audiences. You will learn:

  • Types of presentations such as persuasive, instructional, information and decision-making and how to determine the goal of your presentation.
  • Audience analysis in order to develop an appealing message that uses appropriate language and references.
  • How to use visual aids effectively to maintain the audience’s attention.
  • Body language, such as eye contact, gestures and postures, that is comfortable for the speaker and compelling for the audience.
  • Techniques for a panel presentation, answering audience questions and responding to multiple points of view.
  • Best practices for rehearsing and arranging for any requirements in advance.

At the end of this course, you will be able to prepare and deliver a speech or presentation successfully and comfortably while effectively delivering a specific message to a target audience.

Bring an outline or previous speech to present to the group for reactions and suggestions. Presentations will be recorded and reviewed by instructors who will provide individual coaching.

Class size is limited to 12.

Continuing Education Hours: 6.0

Continuing Education Credits: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

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