This project requires you to develop a PowerPoint slide presentation for use as a training tool with managers and supervisors on preparing an effective presentation. As you move up through the workforce, you will, at some point, be required to give a briefing or presentation to others. Hopefully, one day you will also be able to develop one of your worker’s speaking and presentation skills. There is great satisfaction in taking a nervous employee, helping them to develop their presentation, coaching them on delivery, and then watching them knock it out of the park! With this in mind, your presentation should briefly outline (i.e., no more than 2-3 slides) how to start a presentation (attention-getting steps) and provide an overview for the audience. You should focus most of your presentation (i.e., 8-10 slides) on what makes an effective presentation. Factors to consider in all forms of communication–Who is your audience? What is your message? Are you trying to persuade? Inform? Week 5, Lesson 1 has a lot of great information to get you started, as well as the Forum in Week 4 (the Guy Kawasaki TED Talk).
Here are some guidelines to get you started: You will brief a small group of newly graduated APUS Business Students on how to present an effective presentation. Your audience ages are anywhere from 20-60 years of age, with various business backgrounds, military experience, and even some small business owners.