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Section 1: Training

Delivering a presentation

Delivering a presentation

Every trainer needs the skills to be able to impart information clearly and accurately, so that the learners can follow what they're being told and shown. But that's only half the story, because you not only need to keep the learners' interest while you're delivering the presentation, you must also motivate them enough to want to apply the learning to their own circumstances when they go back to work.

Good trainers make the process of presenting new information and improving people's work performance look simple. But that doesn't mean it's easy, or that it doesn't require a lot of preparation, practice and skill.

Let's have a look at the main factors that make a presentation successful, entertaining and informative for the audience. On the next three pages we'll cover the following aspects of preparing and delivering a presentation:

  • Establishing goals

  • Developing the structure

  • Writing the script

  • Using visual aids

  • Dealing with nerves

  • Managing body language

  • Presentation techniques.