Strategic Presentation Skills
Description: Achieving career success requires the ability to successfully meet a wide range of communication challenges – convincing stakeholders to take action, working the room at networking events, motivating project teams, fielding tough questions from clients and/or the media, facilitating meetings in ways that foster open conversation and collaboration. In short, today’s leaders must convey their messages clearly, confidently, and persuasively. Whether you’re looking for a job, seeking a promotion, preparing to pitch a new technology, or simply looking to have your voice heard, Strategic Presentation Skills will give your ideas the force and credibility they need in today’s marketplace. Topics include: conducting stakeholder analysis, managing speaking anxiety, speaking confidently and concisely at job interviews, designing slides that maximize visual appeal and speed up information sharing, identifying and implementing effective persuasive strategies, using elements of voice and body to establish presence and credibility in front of a live audience, and using narrative to engage listeners. This course assumes basic proficiency in English and is aimed at both novice and more experienced speakers.