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Presentation Skills

Information

  • Accredited at the Services SETA
  • Unit Standard: “Make oral presentations
  • Unit Standard ID: 242840
  • NQF Level 4, Credits 2
  • Duration: two days

COURSE OVERVIEW

Does stage fright paralyse you? Or, do you want to touch-up on your public speaking and learn how to research, compile and design your own presentation? Either way, then this course is meant for you.

Today’s dynamic business world requires speakers who can present themselves with impact and display self-confidence. Everyone is exposed to a “moment of truth” throughout their career where they have to stand up and speak, whether in a formal setting delivering a presentation, providing inputs during meetings, or addressing delegates in small group context. The secret is that good speakers are not born, as it is not a talent, but a skill that has to be learnt and practised - a skill that can be used in all walks of life.

This is a practical training intervention where delegates are provided with the theoretical guidelines, and with the assistance of video recordings and evaluation, they practise the skills of public speaking, gaining confidence at the same time.

Course Contents:

An introduction to public speaking

  • Understanding the basic guidelines to follow for any presentation.
  • Mastering the basics: Your 30-seconds speech.

Planning and preparing the content

  • Exploring the elements of a good presentation: Expectations, audience and purpose.
  • Researching the topic.
  • Gathering information and material.

Compiling and preparing the content of the presentation

  • Applying the guidelines for the presentation preparation process.
  • Drawing up a framework.
  • Structuring the presentation content.
  • Organising the content into a logical sequence.
  • Using visual aids and notes.
  • Revising and polishing the final talk.

Delivering the presentation

  • Preparing yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • Using breathing and related techniques to overcome stage fright.
  • Understanding the importance of appearance and image, and how first impressions count.
  • Using the voice to enhance performance.
  • Exploring body language gestures and using nonverbal messages to make an impact.
  • Eliminating mannerisms, learning to change old habits.
  • Guidelines on how to use repetition and memorising – understanding the do’s and don’ts.
  • Building self-confidence (practical exercises (video recording, self and group evaluation & feedback).

ASSESSMENT OF LEARNERS

Learners who attend this training, will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” directly after the training. Additionally, learners can also be enrolled to participate in the assessment process at an additional fee. Assessment entails the completion of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and if being assessed as competent, the learner will be awarded 2 credits on NQF Level 4. In this case, a “Certificate of Competence” will be issued representing the credit values and NQF Level. Entry-level requirements for assessment according to the Unit Standard: It is assumed that persons accessing this Unit Standard are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3.

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