Planning and Delivering Effective Presentations

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Course Focus

To be an effective leader, you must be able to articulate your thoughts and positions in a clear and concise manner. Professor Angela Noble-Grange of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management draws on her own extensive experience as a speaker and communicator to guide students through the preparation and delivery process. She discusses how to identify the communication purpose and analyze your expected audience. She then shares how to formulate and rehearse your message, including how to pay attention to nonverbal communication.

To fine-tune these skills, this course includes interacting with fellow students. Students will participate in discussion forums and will record and share a video of a short presentation that serves as the course project. This provides rich opportunities for students to hone their communication and presentation skills in a practical way, and to learn from the efforts of others.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for mid- to upper-level managers, high potentials, and senior leaders. Learners may come from every continent and from a diverse range of organizations, including for profits large and small, NGOs, and governmental agencies.

Additional audiences include any level of manager or individual contributor with over three years’ experience needing to pitch or present to others, formally and informally, in a professional setting.

Key Benefits

Participants who complete this course wil be able to...

  • Analyze and define the purpose of a message
  • Evaluate the intended audience and its needs
  • Formulate the content of the message
  • Embrace and rehearse the content
  • Deliver the message with maximum effectiveness

Topics Include

Module 1 - Defining the Purpose of Your Message

  1. Developing a Purpose Statement

Module 2 - Evaluating Your Audience and Its Needs

  1. What You Must Know About Your Audience
  2. How to Gain Knowledge of an Audience
  3. How to Apply Your Knowledge of an Audience

Module 3 - Formulating Your Message

  1. Brainstorming and Organizing the Content
  2. Creating the Opening and Closing

Module 4 - Taking Command of Your Content

  1. Creating a Complete Draft
  2. Creating Rehearsal Notes
  3. Rehearsing Your Content

Module 5 - Taking Command of Your Delivery

  1. The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
  2. Using Your Full Body to Communicate
  3. Examples of Good and Bad Nonverbals
  4. When and How to Use Visual Aids


Course Cost US$769
Hours to Complete Course: 6
CEUS earned 0.6
This course is part of one or more online certificates:

Please choose from the following course start dates:

26 December 2018
23 January 2019
20 February 2019
20 March 2019
17 April 2019
15 May 2019
12 June 2019
10 July 2019
07 August 2019
04 September 2019
02 October 2019
30 October 2019
27 November 2019
25 December 2019
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