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Friday, March 27, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

The art of engaging an audience when communicating your point is key to workplace success. This workshop will help build your presentation skills and confidence in a supportive environment. There will be time to practice these skills and receive on-the-spot professional advice. 
Even if you are a seasoned presenter, this workshop offers a worthwhile opportunity to re-examine your methods. 

Key competencies covered: Leadership & Management, Communications & Relationship Building, Personal & Professional Management, and Entrepreneurialism

Format: One-day workshop 

Workshop Objectives

Gain an understanding of presentation best practices and rehearse these skills through a series of short presentations. Receive immediate peer and expert feedback. 

Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:
• Plan and structure effective presentations
• Persuade and motivate others
• Develop genuine and authentic presentation styles
• Use visual aids effectively 
• Overcome and manage the fear of public speaking 
• Present yourself as an expert in your topic area

Key Topics

Structure Effective Presentations
• Presentation types
• Mind maps for effective presentation design
• Arguments that make an impact
• Best practices in opening and closing 
• Tying the presentation together
• Appropriate presentation lengths and when to take breaks 
• Effective Q&A periods 

Fear Management
• Reasons for fear
• Tools and tricks to overcome fear

Audience Engagement 
• Authenticity and audience rapport
• Body language and tone of voice 
• Use of storytelling, metaphors and humour
• Questioning the audience successfully

Presentation Logistics
• Efficient room layout
• How and when to utilize whiteboards, flipcharts and other visual aids

Presentation Practice

Cost 
Free
Location 
TC - William M. Tatham Centre for Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA)
Room 2218
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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