Presentation Preparation Training


Presentation Preparation Training is designed to educate employees on how to plan, develop, write, and deliver an effective presentation.

Presenting is often very nerve-racking and strenuous for many people. Properly preparing is a great way for employees and employers to feel ready and able to deliver outstanding presentations, as well as conquer any nerves they may have.

What You Will Learn

  • How to improve your oral presentation skills
  • How to conduct effective oral presentations
  • How to identify and reduce any anxieties surrounding public speaking and presenting
  • How to effectively deliver the presentation message
  • How to meet the needs of the target audience


Course length: 30 minutes; CEU: 0.5

Languages: American English

Key features: Audio narration, learning activity, and post-assessment

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Presentation Preparation Training

While many people are afraid of public speaking, it is a skill that can be developed. While speakers can learn to control symptoms of anxiety before a big speech, learning strategies to effectively prepare a presentation will help boost confidence and reduce nerves. Speakers will learn to analyze and consider the needs of their audience before starting a presentation. Speakers deliver more relevant and engaging presentations when understanding the frame of reference of the audience.

Presenters can create more digestible speeches by learning how to properly organize a speech. Having a solid introduction, body, and conclusion, and considering what organization will make your message most effective will make you feel more confident and benefit the audience. Additionally, learning to control the voice will help speakers create a more engaging speaking style.

Presentation Purpose

Considering the “why” behind a presentation will drive thinking about its message. Every element of content should support the purpose of a speech. There are many different types of presentations, and aims speakers can have, but it is important to focus on the ones that will be the most relevant to the audience. Do not try to meet too many purposes when giving a presentation. Your content will be muddled and your message will be unclear!

Planning, Developing, and Writing the Presentation

The more considerations you make before the presentation, the more successful it will be. Consider who will be listening to your presentation. What do they already know? What do they need to hear? This course will teach you how to understand your audience and tailor your presentation to their needs. Additionally, this course will illustrate other factors that should be considered when planning a presentation, such as the logistics surrounding it. 

Having a solid structure will ensure your presentation is easy to follow. While most understand that an introduction, body, and conclusion are necessary, it can be difficult to know what each of these sections should include. Understanding which types of arguments and appeals to make in different sections will make the audience open to your message.


Additionally, how the presentation will be delivered is almost as important as creating it. You can do all of the writing and preparation you want, but if it is not delivered smoothly, the audience will not fully appreciate the message. There are a wide variety of delivery techniques to employ, but a few things to consider include body language, movement, the size of the audience, and your tone. 

Using Media in your Presentation

An area that is commonly overlooked when delivering presentations is what media will be used in the speech. Or, should you even be using media at all? Learn about how different factors influence the usefulness of media in speeches in this course. This will help you make an informed decision on whether it is best to make those PowerPoint slides or have your words be the sole focus. While multiple forms of media can aid in the delivery of your message, too much information distracts the audience from what you are saying. Furthermore, different types of media are appropriate for different presentations. Some speakers may want to show a short video clip to reinforce the concepts they are explaining. Others may want to use a poster board. Others may find a slide deck useful. This course teaches you how to decide which form of media is most useful.

Controlling Nerves

Many speakers feel nervous before delivering a speech. This is totally natural. However, you can employ many techniques to feel calmer, collected, and confident before a presentation. This course reviews many techniques from public speaking experts to reduce your nerves. Ultimately, if the speaker seems calm and confident, the audience will be unable to tell if anything is wrong, even if the speaker has some anxiety. The audience wants you to succeed. They are on your side! By keeping it casual and relaxed and going with the flow of your words, your presentation will flow well and your audience will be receptive. Remember, no one besides you will know if you make a mistake, or deviate from your notes!

Online Presentation Preparation Training

This course can be taken fully online from any location. This allows learners to absorb the material at a pace that is appropriate for them, from anywhere they want. A remote, online course removes some of the stress and pressures traditionally associated with public speaking and public speaking classes. By learning in their own space at their own pace, this course allows learners to develop the confidence and skills they need to succeed at public speaking. 

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