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Present & Win™ Business Presentation Skills Programme

This is a 3-day intensive programme for working adults, including executives and managers who require improving their business presentation and communication skills.

Course Objective

This programme is built on the Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme. Participants will first of all acquire basic presentation skills required for making business presentations. After that, participants will learn to use PowerPoint effectively, which is an essential skill in today's corporate environment. Finally, participants will learn to deliver a sales presentation the principles of which can be applied to selling a product or promoting a business more generally. At the end of the programme, participants will be able to deliver professional and effective business presentations confidently and persuasively.

Course Methodology

This programme employs adult learning techniques which include active learning strategies to facilitate understanding and retention. Participants will spend 80% of the time in individual or group activities which allow them to learn, develop and practise presentation skills. A workbook is used to facilitate the programme and additional notes will be handed out where necessary. The number of participants is limited to 15 to ensure personal attention for each participant.

Course Syllabus

Module 1
Introduction to Business Presentations - the importance of effective presentation skills, a glimpse of great presentations
Module 2
Self-assessment - where am I now and where do I want to be?
Module 3
Overcoming Nervousness & Avoiding Speech Crutches - first presentation project
Module 4
Speech Organization - introduction, body & conclusion, logic & sequencing
Module 5
Body Language - hand gestures, stance, facial expression, eye contact
Module 6
Vocal Variety - speaking rate & volume, pauses
Module 7
Pronunciation Skills - commonly mispronounced words in English, short cuts to sounding better immediately
Module 8
The Sales Presentation - statement of problem, selling the solution, features vs benefits, closing the sale
Module 9
Using PowerPoint Effectively - crafting effective slides and delivering powerfully
Module 10
Further Steps - self-assessment again, comparison with earlier results, what to do next to become even better

Course Timetable

Masa 1st Day 2nd Day 3rd Day
9.00-10.45 a.m. Introduction to Business Presentations (M1)
Self-assessment (M2)
Vocal Variety (M6)
Individual Practice
Using PowerPoint Effectively (M9)
Individual Practice
10.45-11.00 a.m. Tea Break
11.00 a.m.-12.45 p.m. Overcoming Nervousness & Avoiding Speech Crutches (M3)
Individual Practice
Pronunciation Skills (M7)
Individual Practice
Using PowerPoint Effectively (M9)
Individual Practice
12.45-1.45 p.m. Lunch
1.45-3.15 p.m. Speech Organization (M4)
Individual Practice
Group Activity - apply all skills The High Impact
Presentation - final presentation, apply all skills
3.15-3.30 p.m. Tea Break
3.30-5.00 p.m. Body Language (M5)
Individual Practice
The Sales Presentation (M8)
Home Assignment for PowerPoint Presentation
Further Steps (M10)

Course Requisites

Participants need to bring their own notebook computer and thumbdrive on the final day.

Note: Participants are assumed to be familiar with the PowerPoint software. This course does not teach participants how to operate the software.

We are also able to tailor the Present & Win™ programme to the specific needs of your organization. Please contact our training consultant for an appointment.