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Effective Business Presentation Skills

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Few people feel completely comfortable when speaking in front of others, regardless of whether it is to present to a specific group of people, or to speak in public. Overcoming fear of public speaking is essential if you are to make your mark.

This course teaches participants key communication skills so that they will be able to present with confidence and become powerful public speakers. The focus is on using the correct register and an appropriate level of language to best communicate ideas to the listeners in both formal and informal settings.

In addition, this programme imparts effective listening strategies so that participants can identify and respond appropriately to different types of language in a variety of different settings.

Upon completing this module, participants should be able to:

  • Identify speaker characteristics that attract audience;
  • Analyse personal assumptions when speaking to an audience;
  • Practice personal tone and style during oral interaction;
  • Practice strategies to be an effective speaker;
  • Respond clearly and sensitively to an audience;
  • Clarify own understanding;
  • Plan a presentation;
  • Analyse the impact of nonverbal signals;
  • Understand how to use rhetorical devices (pauses, rhetorical questions, analogy, repetition, rhythm, annotation, and so on) effectively;
  • Identify the value, attitudes and assumptions of speakers;
  • Identify speakers’ techniques used;
  • Describe speakers’ impact;
  • Capture audience attention;
  • Retain audience attention; and
  • Use visual aids to enhance a message.

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Date: 14 - 15 November 2017
Time: 9:00 – 16:00
Venue: 8th Floor, Churchgate Towers 2, Plot PC 31, Churchgate Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

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