Presentation SkillsPresenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get your message or opinion across and, today, presentation skills are required in almost every field.
Whether you are a student, administrator or executive, if you wish to start up your own business, apply for a grant or stand for an elected position, you may very well be asked to make a presentation. This can be a very daunting prospect, our guide is designed to help.
If, in this position, the first thing you do is open up PowerPoint, then you should probably first spend some time developing your presentation skills. Delivering an inspirational or captivating presentation requires a lot of preparation and work, and you may not even need PowerPoint at all!
Many people feel terrified when asked to make their first public talk, but these initial fears can be reduced by good preparation which will also lay the groundwork for making an effective presentation.
Presentation skills include:
- Preparing presentation
- Organising the Presentation Material
- Writing Your Presentation
- Deciding the Presentation Method
- Working with Visual Aids
- Managing the Presentation Event
- Coping with Presentation Nerves
- Dealing with Questions