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Business Communication - Developing Effective Business Presentation Skills

Learn how to give professional and confident business presentations and improve your business communication skills.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
Business presentations are one of the most important parts of a person’s professional life. Still, few people know all the useful tricks that make a business presentation really great, and many find business presentations quite scary. This can make professional life more stressful and less successful. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to make really professional presentations and present them with confidence.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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The course will first show you how to plan and develop an effective presentation. You will be given a clear run-through of the essential components of a presentation, and be shown the idea flow between these components. You will then be shown how to create appropriate text depending on what kind of presentation you are giving. You will also be introduced to some interesting graphics techniques to make your presentation really shine.

Next, you will learn how to assess the expectations of your audience and engage with them effectively by understanding their demographics, listening style, and presentation expectations. Finally, the course will give you some professional tips on how to overcome nervousness and become more confident when speaking in public. If you are a business professional who wants to prepare and deliver presentations with confidence, expertise and professionalism, this will be of great benefit to you.

Whether you are speaking at a small team meeting or presenting to an audience of hundreds, the skills you will learn in this course will make your presentations higher quality and much less stressful. That’s quite a reward for a course that only takes 3 hours. So get started today, and by the end of the week you’ll be ready to make your first fantastic presentation.


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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the steps in the process of planning a speech; - Identify the general purpose and specific purpose of a speech; - Understand the importance of research in developing your topic; - Use resources to gather information effectively; - Document your sources correctly and avoid plagiarism; - Describe common myths and realities of public speaking; - Overcome common obstacles in public speaking.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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