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Presentation Skills Training

Book Description

Don't Let Brilliant Ideas Get Lost in Bad Presentations. Inspiring and influencing others starts with the effective delivery of ideas. Speaker and trainer Christee Gabour Atwood designed the interactive two-day, one-day, and half-day workshops in this book with exactly that in mind. Help your training participants become confident speakers who engage and invigorate others with effective presentations and address challenges with tact and professionalism. Complete with effective training methodologies, this book helps you accelerate learning and leverage technology for maximum efficiency. Workshop programs found in this volume make planning easy and can be tailored for the unique needs of your organization. Supplemental resources are available online and include downloadable and customizable presentation slides, handouts, assessments, and tools.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. The ATD Workshop Series
  5. Contents
  6. FOREWORD
  7. PREFACE
  8. INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
    1. Why Is Presentation Skills Training Important?
    2. What Do I Need to Know About Training?
    3. How Much Time Will Preparation Take?
    4. What Are the Important Features of the Book?
    5. How Are the Agendas Laid Out?
    6. How Do I Use This Book?
    7. Key Points
    8. What to Do Next
    9. Additional Resources
  9. SECTION I: THE WORKSHOPS
    1. 1 TWO-DAY PRESENTATION SKILLS WORKSHOP
      1. Two-Day Workshop Objectives
      2. Two-Day Workshop Overview
        1. Day-One Overview
        2. Day-Two Overview
      3. Two-Day Workshop Agenda: Day One
      4. What to Do Between Workshop Days
      5. Two-Day Workshop Agenda: Day Two
      6. What to Do Next
    2. 2 ONE-DAY PRESENTATION SKILLS WORKSHOP
      1. One-Day Workshop Objectives
      2. One-Day Workshop Overview
      3. One-Day Workshop Agenda
      4. What to Do Next
    3. 3 HALF-DAY PRESENTATION SKILLS WORKSHOP
      1. Half-Day Workshop Objectives
      2. Half-Day Workshop Overview
      3. Half-Day Workshop Agenda
      4. What to Do Next
    4. 4 CUSTOMIZING THE PRESENTATION SKILLS WORKSHOPS
      1. Customizing the Content and Activities
      2. Customizing the Workshop Format
      3. Customizing Delivery With Technology
      4. The Bare Minimum
      5. What to Do Next
  10. SECTION II: ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING
    1. 5 IDENTIFYING NEEDS FOR PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING
      1. Why Needs Analysis?
      2. Strategic Needs Analysis
        1. Structured Interviews
        2. Focus Groups
        3. Surveys
      3. Individual Learning Needs Analysis
      4. The Bare Minimum
      5. Key Points
      6. What to Do Next
      7. Additional Resources
    2. 6 UNDERSTANDING THE FOUNDATIONS OF TRAINING DESIGN
      1. Basic Adult Learning Theory
      2. More Theoretical Ideas Important to Learning
        1. Multiple Intelligences
        2. Whole Brain Learning
      3. Theory Into Practice
        1. Establishing a Framework
        2. Identifying Behaviors
        3. Practicing
        4. Providing Feedback
        5. Making It Relevant
      4. The Bare Minimum
      5. Key Points
      6. What to Do Next
      7. Additional Resources
    3. 7 LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMIZE AND SUPPORT DESIGN AND DELIVERY
      1. Why Consider Learning Technologies?
      2. Opportunities to Use Learning Technologies
        1. When Designing Training
        2. Before Training
        3. During Training
        4. After Training
        5. While Building a Learning Community
      3. The Bare Minimum
      4. Key Points
      5. What to Do Next
      6. Additional Resources
    4. 8 DELIVERING YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS WORKSHOP: BE A GREAT FACILITATOR
      1. The Learning Environment
      2. Program Preparation Checklist
      3. Participant Materials
        1. Handouts
        2. Presentation Slides
        3. Workbooks and Journals
        4. Videos
        5. Toys, Noisemakers, and Other Props
      4. Facilitator Equipment and Materials
      5. A Strong Start: Introduction, Icebreakers, and Openers
      6. Feedback
        1. Role Plays
        2. Participant Presentations
        3. Ball Toss
        4. Journaling
      7. Responding to Questions
      8. Training Room and Participant Management
      9. A Word About Dealing With Difficult Participants
      10. An Unforgettable End
      11. The Bare Minimum
      12. Key Points
      13. What to Do Next
      14. Additional Resources
    5. 9 EVALUATING WORKSHOP RESULTS
      1. Levels of Measurement
        1. Level 1: Measuring Participant Reactions
        2. Level 2: Measuring the Extent to Which Participants Have Learned
        3. Level 3: Measuring the Results of Training Back on the Job
        4. Level 4: Measuring the Organizational Impact of Training
        5. Return on Investment
      2. Reporting Results
      3. The Bare Minimum
      4. Key Points
      5. What to Do Next
      6. Additional Resources
  11. SECTION III: POST-WORKSHOP LEARNING
    1. 10 THE FOLLOW-UP COACH
      1. Reinforcing Employee Learning to Ensure Success
      2. 30 Effective Follow-Up Activities
      3. What to Do Next
      4. Additional Resources
  12. SECTION IV: WORKSHOP SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND ONLINE SUPPORT
    1. 11 LEARNING ACTIVITIES
      1. Learning Activities Included in Presentation Skills Training
    2. 12 ASSESSMENTS
      1. Assessments Included in Presentation Skills Training
    3. 13 HANDOUTS
      1. Handouts Included in Presentation Skills Training
    4. 14 ONLINE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND DOWNLOADS
      1. Access to Free Supporting Materials
      2. Customizable Materials
      3. Working With the Files
        1. PDF Documents
        2. PowerPoint Slides
  13. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  14. ABOUT ATD