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Course Title
Presentation Success


This course will help students improve the quality of their presentations through better us of voice, eyes, gesture, posture and movement. A framework will be introduced to help ensure the goals and objectives of the presentation are clear while allowing the presenter to use creativity to maintain the audience's interest.


By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Define key roles of effective presenters
  • Defining meaningful objectives and goals
  • Create opening statements that grab the audience
  • Effective us of tools such as flip charts, podium, overhead projectors
  • Design an effective closing of a presentation


I.   Introduction

  1. Administration tasks
  2. The effective presenter
  3. Developing your voice
  4. Skill practice

II.   Gestures and Movement

  1. Eye contact
  2. Gestures
  3. Posture and movement
  4. Skill practice

III.  Designing the Presentation

  1. Preparation
  2. Defining the objective
  3. Create the opening
  4. Design the presentation
  5. Design the close
  6. Handling questions
  7. Skill practice

IV.  Using Tools

  1. Flip chart
  2. Overhead projector
  3. Podium
  4. Presentation software

V.  Suggestions for Group Presentation



Method of Instruction

Lecture, demonstration, small group activities


  1. Exam:  No
  2. Demonstration of Skills: Through in-class exercises and practice
  3. Class Participation:  Regular attendance and participation is expected