Skills for Effective Presentations (P775)

Practical Skills to Build Your Effectiveness as a Public Speaker

This course will be delivered in person (in classroom) in Ottawa.

Does speaking in front of a room of people make your heart beat faster, your hands sweat and your knees go weak? Would you like to master the art of public speaking? Do you want to have a greater impact on your audience?

The impact we have is largely based on how well we communicate our ideas. Whether we are providing information to an internal audience or making an impassioned plea externally, we need to be confident in our ability to express ourselves.

This two-day workshop is specifically designed to reduce the anxiety of public speaking and instill a level of confidence you never thought possible. Gain practical tips that you can apply immediately. Participate in a number of different exercises and gain the confidence to become a confident and competent public speaker.

Designed for small groups, the workshop is led by an experienced public speaker who will entertain, inform and inspire you.

This is a two-day workshop in Ottawa.

Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: You may also be interested in the course Effective Virtual Presentation Skills, designed to address the changing workplace climate.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop a proven strategy to prepare your presentation
  • Communicate your ideas with confidence and authority
  • Use relaxation techniques that work
  • Earn respect in front of the room
  • Have fun the next time you need to present

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Workshop Topics

Overcoming the Anxiety of Presenting

  • Tools to remain calm before and during a presentation
  • Breathing, pacing, and relaxation techniques

Platform Skills

  • The artful use of body language
  • Maintaining eye contact
  • The power of voice projection, tone, intonation, and pacing
  • Appropriate use of humour
  • How to use “the stage”

Delivery Styles

  • Finding what’s natural for you
  • Introvert/Extrovert – what does it matter?
  • The balance between memorizing, impromptu speaking, and reading
  • Use of visual aids to support your presentation and captivate your audience

Tips and Tricks for Maximum Impact

  • Handling questions and answers
  • Rehearsal techniques
  • How to keep your audience’s attention
  • Presenting as a group

Value-Added Content

  • Defining your purpose
  • Analyzing your audience
  • Developing your presentation
  • The crucial first minute
  • Holding the audience’s attention
  • Classic closings

Register Online

Once you register the first attendee, you’ll have the ability to add additional attendees or purchase other workshops

Details Price Qty
In-Class Workshop - June 22-23, 2023show details +$1,186.50 (CAD)*  

* price includes taxes

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Who Should Attend This Course?

Anyone who is required to do occasional or frequent presentations to internal or external audiences.

Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?

This training workshop addresses:

• Achievement / Results Orientation
• Adaptability / Flexibility
• Analytical Thinking
• Client Service
• Communication
• Computer and Digital Technology
• Document Use
• Engagement and Motivation
• Impact and Influence
• Innovation and Initiative
• Interpersonal Relations
• Leadership
• Policy Development
• Promotion
• Public Speaking / Presenting
• Reading Skills
• Relationship / Network Building
• Self Confidence / Self Esteem
• Writing Skills