Technical Presentation Skills Lessons

Lesson One - Managing Presentation Nerves

This lesson includes five methods to get your nerves under control so that you can be at your best when presenting.

Lesson Two - Body Language

In this lesson we will begin our look at the very important "non-verbal" elements in your presentations. We will focus on body language, how to be perceived as credible and how to move effectively.

Lesson Three - Gestures

In this lesson we continue our exploration of our "non verbals" by covering gestures. We will also cover techniques such as anchoring and enumeration.

Lesson Four - Eye Contact

Eye contact is so very important. In this lesson there are three videos with eye contact tips and techniques, along with a great article by Sims Wyeth on 10 reasons eye contact if everything in public speaking.

Lesson Five - Voice

Half of your non-verbal communication comes from your voice (the other half is your body language.) These six videos will walk you through exercises to improve your voice quality.

Lesson Six - Know Your Audience

Presentations should never be "one-size-fits-all." Each audience you speak to deserves to be presented to differently.

Lesson Seven - Writing Your Presentation

Once you have analyzed your audience in lesson 6, you are ready to move on to creating your presentation. In this lesson we will look at methods to begin the process of formulating your presentation.

Lesson Eight - Powerpoint

There are so many ways that PowerPoint can go wrong. This lesson includes a video, transcript and a webinar on how to effectively use PowerPoint along with a download.

Lesson Nine - Opening Your Presentation

How you open your presentation has a huge impact on the audiences focus and attention. In this lesson we will look at ways to open your presentation with impact, helping the audience focus on your topic.

Lesson Ten - Closing Your Presentation

The last thing you say is powerful. Your words have the power to stay in your audiences mind and heart. This lesson will help you use that time wisely.

Lesson Eleven - Handling Questions

Do you get questions during your presentations? If you do, this lesson will provide you valuable tips and techniques to manage both yourself and your audience.

Lesson Twelve - Tech Talk Translation

You may be a subject matter expert in your field. However you will be judged on how understandable your message is. It is never okay to "dumb down" your presentation, rather you want to make your audience to feel smart.

Lesson Thirteen - Managing Difficult Audience Members

It seems that more and more people are having to deal with difficult audiences. In this lesson we have one video and a really great download on how to deal with difficult audiences.

Lesson Fourteen - Virtual Presentations

It can be expensive to communicate to a group of people. Perhaps your clients are overseas, or your employees work from home. Virtual communication has gotten more popular and easier to do.

Lesson Fifteen - Using the Teleprompter

There are a few things you should know if you have the opportunity to use a TelePrompter in your next speech.

Lesson Sixteen - Story Telling for Business

If you need to make your message "sticky," nothing works better than a well crafted story. In this lesson we will look at best practices to make your story memorable.