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“The thinking human being, not able to express himself,
Stands at the same level as those who cannot think.”
- Pericles


Employees with good presentation skills can improve the organizational effectiveness. Good presentation skills provide the employees with a platform to demonstrate their reporting skills, leadership qualities, communication skills, influencing abilities and promotion potentials. They help lubricates the organizational communication process, reduce misunderstandings, and improve productivity and human relations. Good presentation skills are even more critical for employees representing their organizations in sales, project or business meetings because this will directly impact their end-results.

A good presentation is well prepared, clearly delivered, accomplishes its objectives, audible, engaging, and accompanied, where appropriate, by useful and legible handouts and competent use of supporting materials/equipment (e.g., overheads etc.). This course trains the presenter to presents information and facts coherently in a way that the audience understands his message clearly. It is an interactive course that trains participants to systematically organize and deliver effective presentations. During the course, participants will take part in many exercises to improve the way in which they present. They will learn how to understand their listener(s), organize contents from the listener's point of view, eliminate "overkill", control nervousness, eliminate boredom, effectively use visual aids, control questions & answers, and obtain responses and actions. Videotape is used extensively, and each participant reviews his or her tapes and receives constructive feedbacks from their peers


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose, benefits and method of effective presentation
  • Deliver effective and interesting presentations by:
    - actively listen to understand their listener(s)
    - organize content from the listener's point of view
    - eliminate "overkill"
    - control nervousness
    - eliminate boredom
    - effectively use visual aids, body language
    - control questions & answers, and obtain responses and actions.
  • Structure their presentation to flow smoothly and deliver their key messages clearly
  • Recognize and maximize on their presentation strengths


To maximum learning impact and retention, this course uses the following methods:

  • Pre-course survey questionnaires, Small group discussions and Exercises
  • Video and Role-play
  • Mock presentation in from of an audience
  • Peer's evaluation of their presentation
course contents:


  • Presentation overview.
  • Why are presentation skills so important?
  • Exercise 1: Presenting your opinion
  • Good and bad presentations. Mistakes to avoid
  • What makes presentation impactful?

Establishing Your Goals

  • Begin with the close first
  • Examining various types of close
  • Focus on your key messages and build a structure to achieve them
  • Exercise 2: Presenting your 'take-home' message

Structuring Your Presentation

  • Outlining your story line and elements of presentation
  • Critical success factors, keywords, voice.
  • Gathering presentation materials/data
  • Exercise 3: Applying the 'PEEP' principles
  • Correct usage of audio-visual aids
  • Exercise 4: Visual aid makeover

Opening With Impact & Interests

  • The introduction: Self and Audience
  • Tailor the presentation to the audience.
  • Assessing the environment
  • Getting attention and keeping interest

Understanding Non-Verbal Communications

  • Importance of maintaining eye contacts
  • Exercise 5: Eye contact practices.
  • Use of gestures & body movements
  • Analyzing audience’s body language

Rehearsing your presentation

  • Exploring your comfort style. Maximizing non-verbal messages.
  • Maintaining self control and confidence
  • Getting feedback.
  • Listening skills.
  • Anticipation and how to overcome obstacles
  • Handling questions
  • Exercise 6: Handling questions correctly
  • Overcoming stage fright
  • Exercise 7: 'Taming the butterflies'
who should attend:
  • - All levels of employees - - especially those who need to make presentations in their job.
    - Managers, Executives, Project Team Leaders, Engineers and Supervisors
administrative details :
Duration : 2 days
Time : 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue : In-house or public program
Language medium : English
**Special note: Video-taping and feedback sessions are very time-consuming. Therefore, to be effective, the maximum class size for this course should be not more than 14 persons
Trainer :
Nelson Kok (please click here to see trainer's profile)
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