Free Online Business Presentation Skills Course | Alison

Business Communication - Developing Effective Business Presentation Skills - Revised

Develop effective business presentation and communication skills with this free online business presentation course.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
This free online business presentation skills course focuses on helping you develop effective business presentation skills. Although many business professionals lack self-confidence when it comes to making presentations, these skills can be learned over time. This course will teach you how to effectively prepare for a presentation, develop the skills needed to engage and persuade an audience, and gain the confidence to speak in front of people.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This course will first teach you the steps for planning a speech. Speech planning begins with knowing your general and specific purpose, your time allotment, your audience, and the amount of information available. The course will teach you what topics to consider as well as how to create your thesis statement with quality reasoning. You will also learn the obstacles you need to avoid in order to achieve a successful oral presentation.

You will then look into the myths and realities of public speaking. The course will discuss the common fears that speakers face and teach you how to overcome them. You will study the methods you need to keep these fears from breaking your self-confidence including the ways to reduce anxiety. You will also study correct body language, learn how to create visual aids, and look into why visuals are important in public speaking.

Whether you are speaking at a small team meeting or presenting to an audience of hundreds, good presentation skills are a must. This Business Communication - Developing Effective Business Presentation Skills online course will teach you the tips and techniques for delivering presentations naturally while capturing the attention and interest of your audience. So check out the course today, and start learning the best way to prepare and deliver presentations with confidence.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you 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.


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