Technical Presentation Skills

This is a 2-3 day intensive course for supervisors, executives and managers who require improving their Technical Presentation skills. This course employs adult learning techniques with simple, effective and yet practical lessons. Participants will be encouraged to apply and practice the lessons through group activities and personal interaction. At the end of the course, participants will be able to deliver technical presentations confidently, persuasively and professionally.

Course Objective

The main objective of this course is to assist participants to improve their technical presentation skills. By learning this skill, participants will be able to deliver a technical presentation to explain

  • A process e.g. the distillation process in a petroleum refinery
  • A procedure e.g. the procedure to shut down a plant
  • An abstract concept e.g. the laws of thermodynamics
  • A legal point e.g. constrictive dismissal under the Industrial Relations Act

The challenge in delivering technical presentations is to make it relevant, exciting and useful to the audience. It involves preparation of seeking to deliver to the competency level of the audience and preparing appropriate support material in terms of handouts, diagrams, graphs, PowerPoint and other AV props. The key to successful technical presentation is effective speech organizing which uses logical sequencing.

Course Methodology

The course will apply adult learning principles to facilitate understanding, effectiveness and retention. 80% of the course will consist of group and personal activities, which allow the participant to learn, develop and practice vital technical presentation skills.

Course Outline

The course will cover the following main topics:

Basic Public Speaking Skills

  • Simple strategies for controlling nervousness
  • The 4 elements of body language hand gestures, stance, facial expression and eye contact
  • Voice control modulation and variation
  • Practice

Speech Organization

  • Introduction Building audience expectations
  • Content Statements, facts and examples
  • Conclusion The powerful summary and call to action
  • Practice

The Power of Sequencing

  • Understanding linear logic
  • The sequencing template
  • Practice

The PowerPoint

  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Common mistakes when using the PowerPoint
  • Tips for great PowerPoint presentations
  • Practice

Visual Presentation

  • Designing a feast for the eye
  • Gathering and summarizing facts using graphs
  • Exploring common graphs
  • Practice

Course Requisites

This course requires each participant to have a working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint software and equipped with PC / Notebook with PowerPoint and thumb drive on a 1 to 1 ratio. The classroom needs to be equipped with an LCD projection and sound system.

The nature of this course requires the organizer to limit participation to 12 persons maximum.

Course Timetable

Time

1st Day

2nd Day

9.00am - 10.30am

Basic Public Speaking Skills

The PowerPoint I

10.30am - 10.45am

Tea Break

10.45am - 12.30pm

Speech Organization I

The PowerPoint II

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Speech Organization II

Visual Presentation I

3.30pm - 3.45pm

Tea Break

3.45pm - 6.00pm

The Power of Sequencing

Visual Presentation II

 

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Dynamic Speakers Training Centre (001648118-W)
23-3 2nd Floor, Jln SS23/11, Taman SEA, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
This company is owned by Danny Lim danny@dstcentre.com +6016-6522629

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