Presentation Skills Program

Presentation Skills Program Overview

Making presentations or speaking in front of others can be overwhelming! This program is designed to give you the skills you need to make effective presentations on any topic, to any sized group. In this dynamic, highly interactive program you will discover how to deliver presentations for maximum effect and impact.

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“It was great. I learned a lot. Our FKA facilitator was approachable and listened to the group. Performed (modelled) what was being taught.”

Andrew Bantly
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San Jose, CA

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No Public programs scheduled at this time. Please contact FKA to have us deliver a customized or Off-the-shelf program at your location or online, or take advantage of our One-on-One Coached Learning Services. Coached Learning is available on any topic area covered in our programs. Call us at 1-800-FKA-5585.

We are moving our face-to-face programs to an online format due to physical distancing constraints. We will resume our classroom facilitation when it is possible to do so safely.

Who Should Attend the Presentation Skills Program?

  • Individuals who need to communicate with others and deliver high-impact presentations including: managers, executives, learning professionals, presenters, sales professionals, team facilitators, and leaders, business owners, business unit managers and supervisors, and board members and directors.
  1. Learn how to structure presentations for maximum impact and credibility.
  2. Find your voice and stage presence and to face your audience with confidence.
  3. Learn to listen and employ a 10-rule checklist for effective question and answer sessions.
  4. Recognize your strengths and overcome concerns through a constructive coaching and feedback process.
  5. Practice your new presentation skills and receive constructive oral and written feedback to support your continued development.
  6. Develop strategies for handling difficult situations that might arise during a presentation.
  7. Receive Complimentary Post-Learning Sustainment.
  • Identify the purpose of the presentation.
  • Set presentation objectives.
  • Analyze the audience.
  • Structure content according to audience needs.
  • Organize resource material.
  • Select and use visuals to support the presentation.
  • Describe and demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal behavior.
  • Question effectively.
  • Handle questions from the audience.
  • Develop and apply strategies to deal with difficult situations.
  • Examine pre-presentation activities.
  • Identify criteria by which to evaluate the success of the presentation.
  • Demonstrate the elements of an effective presentation.
  • Identify the purpose of the presentation: to inform, persuade or inspire.
  • Create audience analysis sheets to capture audience characteristics.
  • Develop detailed preparation notes that have compelling introductions, clear and concise body and supporting points, and conclusions to add impact and call the audience to action.
  • Structure presentation content according to audience needs.
  • Examine visual styles and characteristics and tips for good visual aids.
  • Determine audience-retention techniques.
  • Discover tips for making effective cue sheets.
  • Review rules for effective question and answer sessions.
  • Develop a pre-presentation activities checklist.
  • Capture key information concerning the presentation, equipment, materials, and room.
  • Describe and demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal behavior.
  • Make the most of effective eye contact.
  • Explore vocal inflections and use exercises for improving your voice.
  • Examine the key characteristics of using your voice.
  • Use active listening techniques to enhance your presentation.
  • Paraphrase, clarify and confirm for maximum impact.
  • Explore techniques to cope with nervousness and increase your confidence.
  • Identify presentation pointers.
  • Develop a plan for questionsand use them effectively.
  • Examine the rules for question and answer sessions.
  • Determine how to control the audience.
  • Develop and apply strategies to deal with unexpected situations.
  • Identify criteria to evaluate the successof the presentation.
  • Provide an opportunity for follow-up.
  • Determine the purpose of post-presentation activities, including a post-presentation debriefing and evaluation checklist.
  • Two days – $1,499 – plus applicable taxes