Presentation Skills

  • 7 Courses | 4h 11m 44s
  • 10 Books | 16h 52m
  • 11 Audiobooks | 34h 28m 42s
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Clear and effective presentations get results. Learn techniques for creating and delivering memorable presentations today.

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Telling a Business Story

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Telling a Business Story
As humans, we've been using narratives to share our knowledge and experiences with others since the beginning. But effective storytelling, specifically within a business context, requires thoughtful preparation and effective delivery. With practice, using storytelling can improve the way you communicate with key players inside – and outside – your organization. In this course, you'll learn how to plan and deliver effective stories that engage your target audience and help you accomplish your objectives.
8 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Planning an Effective Presentation
Concern about the impact of a presentation can inspire presenters to improve their verbal communication skills, enabling them to get the desired results. Public speaking and business presentations can be immeasurably improved if the presenter devotes sufficient time and attention to planning. In this course, you'll learn how to define and understand your audience's characteristics, knowledge, needs, and responses. You'll also learn how to organize your presentation's timing, purpose, key points, and approach so that it is engaging, focused, and relevant. Finally, you'll learn about different presentation methods, such as PowerPoint presentations, and when they're most effectively used.
8 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building Your Presentation
Effective business presentations need to have a sound structure. To ensure that your presentation has this structure, you need to consider its overall purpose, your audience, and the key points you'll be presenting, and then put them all together into a plan of action to guide you. In this course, you'll learn how to write the key parts of a presentation so they're memorable and effective. You'll also learn how to select and use eye-catching visual aids to bring your PowerPoint presentations to life. Finally, you'll learn how to rehearse your presentation – a key step for public speaking that will improve your verbal communication skills and build confidence for the real thing.
8 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Ensuring Successful Presentation Delivery
Whether your job includes delivering sales pitches, making PowerPoint presentations, or leading  team trainings, presentation excellence can only be achieved when the standard of your public speaking matches the quality of your content. Having diligently prepared your presentation, you need to make sure that your delivery is engaging, enthusiastic, composed, and confident. In this course, you'll learn how to set up the right environment for your business presentations. You'll also learn techniques for managing stage fright and using your verbal communication skills and body language to deliver your message clearly and effectively. Finally, you'll learn about how to deal with audience questions in a Q&A session and the impact this has on your credibility.
8 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Presentation Skills
How many boring presentations have you suffered through? Is yours one of them? Follow these simple, easy-to-implement ideas to make your presentations more enjoyable and make sure your audience walks away with a message they will remember.
24 videos | 1h 6m available Badge
Presentation Mastery Series
Imagine the audience in their underwear—worst advice ever for enhancing your presentation skills! Steve McDermott has the right advice, whether you want to become a professional speaker or take your skills up a notch or two (or more).
15 videos | 38m available Badge
Getting Your Pitch Heard
Innovation, disruption, and revolutionary ideas are the stuff of business success. But unless you can get those ideas across to the people in your organization how matter, they're destined to remain pipedreams. Bland business presentations aren't doing your ideas justice and boring PowerPoint presentations are blunting your message. But effective verbal communication, public speaking and presentation skills can be cultivated and improved. This course looks at methods for presenting your ideas in a convincing, succinct, and confident manner that will get them heard and given the attention they deserve. 
6 videos | 16m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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The Introverted Presenter: Ten Steps for Preparing and Delivering Successful Presentations
The Introverted Presenter explores a ten-step process aimed at helping you overcome the fear of public speaking and empowering you to deliver engaging presentations. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Richard Tierney

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Develop Your Presentation Skills, Third Edition
Develop Your Presentation Skills, Third Edition is a toolkit for delivering confident, engaging, and effective presentations. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Theo Theobald

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Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results
Well Said! provides a plethora of tips for crafting polished presentations on every level, from off-the-cuff conversations to major presentations. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Darlene Price

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Scared Speechless: 9 Ways to Overcome Your Fears and Captivate Your Audience
Using the psychology behind our public speaking fears to explain and tame our anxiety, this powerful and unique book offers real-world examples and humorous anecdotes you can apply to every kind of speech in every kind of setting to every kind of audience in order to deliver the freshest, most entertaining, and effective speech ever.
Book Duration 3h 9m Book Authors By Shirley Impellizzeri, Steve Rohr

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Develop and Deliver Effective Presentations: A 10-Step Process to Plan, Practice, and Rehearse a Presentation on Any Business Topic
From identifying your audience, your purpose, and your main message, to incorporating strategic charts and graphs, this confidence-building workbook offers ten tips to help you develop and deliver a winning business presentation.
Book Duration 37m Book Authors By Natasha Terk

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The Introverted Presenter: Ten Steps for Preparing and Delivering Successful Presentations
Laying out a complete process guaranteed to raise you from a debilitating state of terror and aversion to a comfortable place of clarity, calm, and competence—perhaps even brilliance, this concise guide will show you how to deliver competent presentations, no matter how unsuited by nature you might be to the performing arts.
Book Duration 1h 29m Book Authors By Richard Tierney

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Presentation Advantage: How to Inform and Persuade Any Audience
Whether to one person or one hundred, effective presenting is today’s top business skill. This expert guide will show you how to deliver dynamic, compelling, and truly effective presentations every time.
Book Duration 1h 59m Book Authors By Breck England, Julie Schmidt, Kory Kogon

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Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes, and Win Them Over
Passion and authenticity wins people over; not perfection. Packed with wise and witty advice, this book will help you avoid being one more robot behind a podium and will help free you to be a living, breathing, occasionally clumsy real person whose passion is powerful and infectious.
Book Duration 1h 56m Book Authors By Karen Hough

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What's Your Presentation Persona? Discover Your Unique Communication Style and Succeed in Any Arena
A practical guide based on a proprietary skill assessment tool―a Myers-Briggs for presenters, this revolutionary book provides tips and strategies that address the core element for becoming a successful presenter: YOU
Book Duration 3h 39m Book Authors By Scott Schwertly, Sunday Mancini

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Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, this unique and practical book will transform the way you position your ideas.
Book Duration 3h 36m Book Authors By Oren Klaff
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