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Course Description Public speaking is a frightening task to many people, but it's also a crucial tool in career success. This series offers tips to help you prepare and deliver more powerful presentations. Course Outline Preparing for a Presentation Time: 3.0 hour(s) Summary: This course explains how proper preparation can help you deliver a more effective presentation. Objectives: * List the stages for creating an effective presentation. * Describe how to analyze an audience. * Examine miscellaneous factors that can affect your presentation. Topics: * Presentation Stages * Presentation Purpose * Presentation Goals * Audience Analysis * Demographic Factors * Corporate Expectations * Corporate Hierarchy * Miscellaneous Factors Developing an Effective Message Time: 2.0 hour(s) Summary: This course shows you how to best structure message content to accomplish a presentation goal, as well as how to effectively use patterns in your presentations. Objectives: * Structure a presentation using the framework of audience connection, wrapping up, and transitions. * Create presentations using both the general and problem-solving presentation patterns. Topics: * General presentation pattern * Audience connection * Presentation agenda * Background * Key points and support * Wrapping up * Message transitions * Problem-solving presentation Improving Delivery Skills Time: 2.0 hour(s) Summary: This course provides tips and tools for improving your delivery skills for presentations. Objectives: * Describe how an audience views nonverbal cues. * Explain how presentation notes support your message. * Identify habits you should avoid when giving a presentation. Topics: * Nonverbal First Impressions * Speaking Voice * Nonverbal Cues * Using Presentation Notes * Habits to Avoid Using PowerPoint and Other Visuals Time: 3.0 hour(s) Summary: This course shows how to design a dynamic PowerPoint presentation and use other visual tools to support message content. Objectives: * Design effective slides using text features, color, and white space. * Organize information using an agenda, slide transitions, and planned slide builds. * Create visuals to illustrate message concepts. * Design overhead transparencies using text features, information placement, and visuals. * Use flip charts and white boards to organize topics and generate audience participation. * Create summary or supporting handouts. Topics: * Slide design * Information structure * Slide enhancements * Overhead transparencies * Flip charts and whiteboards * Handouts Course Certification Otterbein College awards 1 CEU for every 10 hours of successfully completed course work. For the average completion time of any course, see the course outline. Select the category of courses you are interested in and then select the specific course. Average course completion time is listed under Time on each course catalog page. Students pay Otterbein College a $15 (subject to change) CEU application fee for each course completed for CEU credit.

Course Description Public speaking is a frightening task to many people, but it's also a crucial tool in career success. This series offers tips to help you prepare and deliver more powerful presentations. Course Outline Preparing for a Presentation Time: 3.0 hour(s) Summary: This course explains how proper preparation can help you deliver a more effective presentation. Objectives: * List the...

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