How to be a better speaker: Golden rules for presenting your work with style
A good set of slides won’t magically make your talk great. But a great talk is really hurt by terrible slides. [Zach Holman]
This course will provide participants with a structured framework and the right set of skills that will enable each to deliver successful presentations that meet the objectives and bring results.
Participants will be introduced to the principles of effective communication and communication barriers. They will learn to organize and craft content that is perfect for any audience, and to create simple, clear and aesthetic slides that seeks to educate, inform, persuade, or entertain specific target audiences.
The program will cover presentation design techniques and the reasoning behind them, the different presentation styles, and how to overcome the most common barriers in public speaking.
Course Content Summary
Presentations design for non-designers
- Structure, logic, and clearness key principles: How to incorporate the basics of visual design in everyday workplace presentations and structure your ideas, facts and data into an interesting story.
- Understanding visual hierarchy and other text- to-image relationships: How to turn ideas into visuals and illustrate information more clearly in slide presentations, and how to select impactful and appropriate images for various audiences to support your message.
- Making data meaningful and amplify key information: Best practices for presenting quantitative data and to distil and communicate complex ideas.
Common presentation structures and techniques
- Investor pitch deck for startups seeking financing
- Technical and scientific presentations for lay audiences.
- TedX Talk: How to turn your experiences into an engaging talk
- Preparing for a Virtual Presentation
Tips for improving your public speaking skills
- How to master key verbal and non-verbal skills
- How to overcome the language barriers when giving presentations
- Developing intercultural awareness to present to an international audience
- Strategies for handling questions without getting flustered
- Technical pitfalls and the Murphy’s Law
Learn by doing. Through simple exercises and coaching, participants will immediately apply the skills they have learned to real life presentations, and then receive constructive feedback.