In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about designing and delivering a great presentation. This course is the foundation of our Presentation Skills Learning System. The System approaches presentations from a strategic perspective based on the premise that people pay attention for very short periods of time. Throughout the course you will learn how to keep your listeners focused by delivering your presentation from the listener's point of view.
You will immediately learn how to capture and hold attention in large audiences, small groups, and even in one to one conversations. The System will next teach you how to develop a powerful and dynamic speaking voice. Gestures and eye contact are covered next followed by how to create stunningly beautiful slides replacing boring text with meaningful graphics. You will also learn how to tell compelling stories to drive your point home and how to manage the Q&A session that leads your listeners back to your main point.
This course has received rave reviews including "The GPS of Presentation Skills" and "It changed my life - I will never give a presentation without using what I learned."
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The course will be presented through a series of lessons, each followed by a quiz. In many of the lessons, you will be able to access video demonstrations to illustrate the methods and concepts you will be learning. Get ready to have fun and to learn how to master effective presentation skills.
Dr. Robert A. Portnoy is the founder and president of the Learn to Present Academy., a company dedicated to helping people learn to master effective and powerful communication skills.
As a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist, Dr. Portnoy has helped his many patients overcome communication disabilities and speak in ways that allow them to meaningfully communicate with colleagues, friends, and family.
Dr. Portnoy has distinguished himself as a business communication expert in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and as a professional educator in top-ranked universities.
Students in his courses and workshops regard Dr. Portnoy as a significant and memorable contributor to their professional development.
Dr. Portnoy engages students in a learning journey that they will long remember and cherish for a lifetime.