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Presentation Skills Online Course

Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person’s career. You will be provided a strong set of skills that will complement your current presentation skill set.

The Presentation Skills online course will give participants some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This course includes topics that participants can look forward to including: creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.


Presentation Skills is a course in the Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ program >>



Video teaching note on Presentation Skills by Leaders Excellence:



What are the Course Objectives for Presentation Skills?

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for this course.

By the end of this online course, you will be able to:

  • Perform a needs analysis and prepare an outline
  • Select presentation delivery methods
  • Practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Knock down nervousness
  • Develop and use flip charts with color
  • Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
  • Utilize white boarding for reinforcement
  • Describe how video and audio enhance a presentation and list criteria for determining what types to use
  • Enrich the learning experience with humor, questions, and discussion


How Does the Presentation Skills Online Course Work?

This online course on Presentation Skills are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. It consist of an introductory video, 12 online modules, an eBook and quick reference sheet. You can complete the course successfully without using the eBooks or quick reference sheets. If you decide to read the eBook, you should expect to use more than the designated time for the course. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone. The Presentation Skills course is part of the Mini-MBA online from Harvard Square.


Do I Need to Speak English Fluently in Order to Complete the Presentation Skills Course?

English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to complete the course on Presentation Skills. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. If English is not your first language, you should expect to take more than the designated time to complete this course.


What Self-Reflective Question to Ask Yourself on Presentation Skills?

Think of five qualities that you feel are needed to give a good presentation.


What is the Key to Presentation Skills?

We will look at the beginning steps to follow when creating a plan to improve your Presentation Skills. The first thing to look at is to perform a Needs Analysis. This will help you to understand your audience and provide you with the answers to a few basic questions. A basic outline and some minor research would then be utilized to help create the basic program that will assist you in developing greater Presentation Skills.

Performing a Needs Analysis

A needs analysis measures what skills employees have — and what they need. It indicates how to deliver the right training at the right time. The results answer the following questions:

  • What is the audience with the problem or need for change?
  • What tasks and subtasks does an expert perform to complete a work process?
  • What gaps exist between experts, average, and poor performers of a work process?
  • How do we translate the needs into objectives to promote a strong learning outcome?

The method can be simple; observation, careful note taking, and asking questions work.

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