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Presentation Skills

  • Duration: 2 Days

Services SETA Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

This learning program is aligned to the following unit standard:

Make oral presentations

Unit Standard ID: 242840

NQF Level 4, Credits 2

Learning Program Overview

Does stage fright paralyse you?

Or, do you want to touch-up on your public speaking and learn how to research, compile and present a 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 our career where we 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.

Learning Outcomes

An introduction to public speaking

  • Understanding the basics of public speaking.
  • Mastering the basics: Your 30-second speech.

Planning and researching 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.
  • 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

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”, endorsed by Services SETA, will be issued representing the credit value 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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