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Mastering Presentation Skills for the Workplace


Public speaking is a frightening task to many people, but it's also a crucial tool in career success. This course explains how proper preparation can help you deliver a more effective presentation, how to best structure message content to accomplish a presentation goal,provides tips and tools for improving your delivery skills for presentations, and shows you how to design a dynamic PowerPoint presentation and use other visual tools to support message content.


  • Flash and audio provide animated, interactive Lesson Introductions, Activities, and Simulations.
  • Flash scenarios use real world situations to illustrate course concepts.
  • Streaming video scenarios illustrate real world issues and solutions discussed in the course.
  • Audio accompanies each lesson page throughout the course.
  • Decision Point activities allow learners to work toward an outcome in an interactive environment.
  • Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

Course Outline

The topics covered in this course include:

  • Presentation Stages
  • Presentation Purpose
  • Presentation Goals
  • Audience Analysis
  • Demographic Factors
  • Corporate Expectations
  • Corporate Hierarchy
  • General presentation pattern
  • Audience connection
  • Presentation agenda
  • Nonverbal First Impressions
  • Speaking Voice
  • Nonverbal Cues
  • Slide design
  • Information structure
  • Slide enhancements


By completing this course you will learn to:

  • List the stages for creating an effective presentation
  • Describe how to analyze an audience
  • Examine miscellaneous factors that can affect your presentation
  • Structure a presentation using the framework of audience connection, wrapping up, and transitions
  • Create presentations using both the general and problem-solving presentation patterns
  • Describe how an audience views nonverbal cues
  • Explain how presentation notes support your message
  • Identify habits you should avoid when giving a presentation
  • Design effective slides using text features, color, and white space
  • Organize information using an agenda, slide transitions, and planned slide builds


Students may master the course/s by achieving a percentage at or above 70% for each individual lesson, through their scoring results of the course questions, the skill assessment, or a combination of both.

course quick facts
course code DED2612
cost $99.00
estimated time to
complete course
10 Hours
course materials
365 Days