Presentation Techniques for Business Professionals
Success in today's business environment frequently depends on your ability to effectively present yourself and your ideas. In meetings and formal presentations, professionals are required to speak persuasively and professionally. Public speaking skills are an essential competency in order to be successful and advance in your career. Learn how to speak, analyze, improve your delivery, and develop engaging and relevant visual aids for your audience. Explore delivery-related topics including posture, movement, gestures, expression, voice projection and variety. Practice developing compelling content and framing your presentation. Through practice, you will discover your strengths and get helpful feedback for making improvements, including tips for managing nervousness and distractions. After the completion of the course you will have the tools and confidence to develop and deliver outstanding presentations.
By the end of this course, the student will better understand how to:
- Initiate a “90 second” launch
- Build a presentation that flows from start to end and works for you and your audience
- Connect with your audience
- Discover your audience’s “What’s In It For You” (WIIFY) triggers
- Present technical information without committing a “data dump”
- Properly use of graphics and visual aids in your presentation
Other Credits: 27 hours
Note: This course is designed for those looking for professional and career development. If you are looking for an English as a Second Language (ESL) course, please look at Advanced Business Presentation Skills (COMM-40013), which is designed for English language learners.
For questions about this course, please contact BizManagement@ucsd.edu.
Course Number: BUSA-40923
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Business Management