EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES
Oral communicatons or Presentations skills are all important in today's busness world. Meetings are taking up more and more of our executive and mid-level management work day. Yet the productivity generated by these intrusions upon our precious time has been declining steadily because we are not communicating effectively. In too many meetings we are burying ourselves in a flurry of paper rather than communicating verbally, thus decreasing our ability to communicate orally. We are also loosing the ability to listen effectively
Using the methods in this course, we attack these problems from two levels. First, we enhance the ability of the presenter to communicate ideas through the use of eye contact, proper preparation, and effective use of visuals, i.e., flip charts, chalkboards, viewgraphs, etc. Speakers will also be taught techniques for the control of stage fright and other types of platform fears. We also concentrate on increasing the listener's ability to absorb presented materials.
Many vital decisions in both government and industry are made on the strength of a presentation given by an employee who may or may not be able to communicate. At the least, this failure could cost money. At its worst, it could cost lives. This three, four, or five-day investment of time will pay dividends.
Topics will be presented by short lectures, group discussions, films, individual coaching, and evaluations through video recordings of student presentations.
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