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

An effective 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 also trains the presenter to dynamically connects with their audience and anticipate questions so that the answers can be embedded into their presentations. This is an interactive course that trains participants to systematically organize and deliver effective and dynamic 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, anticipate and handle questions & answers, and obtain responses and actions.  Video-recording is used extensively in this training, and each participant reviews his or her video and receives constructive feedbacks from their peers.



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

  • List down the purpose, benefits and method of an effective presentation
  • Deliver effective and dynamic presentations by:
    actively listening to understand their audience
    – tailor your presentation’s contents to match the audience’s point of view,
    – convince and persuade audience using the ‘A.I.D.A’ (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) technique.
    – control nervousness, eliminate boredom,
    – effectively use visual aids, appropriate body language,
    – control questions & answers, and obtain responses and actions
  • Structure their presentations to flow smoothly and deliver their key messages clearly
  • Recognize own weaknesses and maximize on their presentation strengths



For maximum learning impact and retention, the method used in this course includes:

  • Mock presentation in front of an audience & pre-course survey questionnaires
  • Video-tape participant’s presentation and playback for feedback
  • Peer’s evaluation
  • Small group discussions, Exercises and Role-play



  • Introduction:
    • 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 ‘PEEP’ principles
    • Correct usage of audio-visual aids
    • Exercise 4: Visual aid makeover


  • Opening with impact and interest:
    • The introduction: Self and Audience
    • Tailor the presentation to the audience.
    • Assessing the environment
    • Getting attention and keeping interest
    • Convince and persuade audience using the A.I.D.A (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) technique


  • Understanding Non-Verbal Communications
    • Importance of maintaining eye contacts
    • Exercise 5: Eye contact practices
    • Use of gestures & body movements
    • Connecting with your audience
    • 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


  • Video-tape your presentation:
    • Exercise 8: Video-tape your presentation in front of an audience.
    • Exercise 9: Evaluate your partner’s presentation
    • Exercise 10: Receiving & giving feedback on own & other’s presentation