Whether your job involves designing PowerPoint presentations, leading team training or delivering sales pitches, presentation excellence can only be achieved when your public speaking matches the quality of your content.
Powerful Presentations is an online course that will teach you how to plan and build presentations and deliver them successfully, which will enhance your self-esteem and verbal communication skills.
In this professional development course, you will discover the key parts of a presentation. You will learn about the fundamentals of business storytelling, and how to organise your presentation’s timing, purpose and approach so that it is engaging, focused and relevant to your audience.
You will also learn about different presentation methods, how to use eye-catching visual aids to bring your presentations to life, and how to rehearse your presentation.
On completion of this course, you will be able to articulate your presentation in a confident and well-constructed manner, which will enhance your skill set and job prospects in a wide range of scenarios and industries.
Unit 1 - Building your presentation
Building effective presentations
Purpose, audience and key points
Writing the opening section
Writing the middle section
Writing the closing section
Selecting eye catching visual aids
Presentation readability and quality
Rehearsing your presentation
Unit 2 - Ensuring successful presentation delivery
Matching public speaking to the quality of the content
Preparing the presentation room
Preparing audio visual equipment
Controlling presentation nerves
Verbal skills that impact presentation delivery
Using nonverbal skills in a presentation
Inviting and reacting to audience questions
Strategies for answering questions at Q&A session
Unit 3 - Fundamentals of business storytelling
Creating stories in business
The elements of effective storytelling
Transmitting information via storytelling
Understanding your audience
Effective business storytelling
Create a connection with an audience
Key strategies for planning a story
Drafting and presenting a business story
Story structures and delivery mediums
Developing and delivering business stories
Unit 4 - Getting your pitch heard
Presenting in a convincing, succinct and confident manner
Attributes of good ideas
Why pitches can fail
Researching a target audience
The essential elements of a convincing pitch
Maximising the impact of your pitch in a group setting
Unit 5 - Planning an effective presentation
Defining audience characteristics and knowledge
Anticipating audience needs and responses
Presentation timing and purpose
Facts and key points
Presentation approaches and methods
Choosing appropriate presentation methods
Planning an effective presentation
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
It was pretty good – I liked that the videos eventually changed presenter mid-way through, as I was feeling a little bored with the main presenter. Overall a good experience.
S.Mughelli, Crestmead QLD | Powerful Presentations | October 2020
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 3 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.