Presentation Skills

The ability to share information with groups of people verbally, whether that be management, colleagues, classmates or other learners in a confident manner is a skill that will be immeasurably useful in your chosen career.

Many people shy away from taking part in public speaking activities and in some cases avoid them at all costs. It is known to be the number one fear of grown adults! In reality, it is simply another skill set that is worth mastering and will only get better with practice.

When we share information with an audience and do so with confidence, we gain the respect of peers and management alike. It is an effective way to get our message across to groups of people and once we have mastered the skill of public speaking, it can only be helpful for our career prospects.

There are many tools that can aid us when we are planning a presentation, and the most common one in business is Microsoft Powerpoint. When this software application is used effectively, it can indeed enhance our presentation and add value to the delivery of our message.

Examples of presentations may include:
·     Persuading people to come on board with a new idea you have
·     introducing a product to potential buyers
·     introducing a new idea such as a sales strategy or advertising campaign
·     informing others of an update to rules or policies
·     training / updating peoples knowledge in a specific area
·     introducing yourself and your company to prospective buyers.

Use this Presentation Check list to ensure you are ready and prepared to deliver your presentation. For most people the success of the presentation is all in the planning. When you plan effectively and ensure all boxes are ticked, this gives you confidence and you will be less nervous when presenting. 

For more in depth training resources on this topic click the link below:

Presentation Skills and Microsoft Powerpoint