Presentation Skills 101

You may have a great deal of knowledge or important information to share, but if your presentation is not engaging and interesting, you may lose your audience and your opportunity for influence. Whether you’re a training professional, an executive, a manager who leads meetings, or anyone who needs to communicate clearly to more than one person at a time, this workshop will show you strategies to create and deliver effective presentations with confidence and enthusiasm. You will learn:

  • The elements that make up a good presentation
  • Pre-planning: Questions to help you prepare for your presentation
  • The importance of clarifying your goal
  • How to develop and organize your content
  • How to estimate time and tools needed
  • Techniques to capture and maintain your audience’s attention
  • How to enhance your presentation with multi-media
  • Tips for handling questions before, during and after your presentation
  • The importance of a strong close
  • Strategies to handle unexpected situations, redirect negativity, and deal with difficult questions

Intended audience: This program is an introductory course for anyone new to learning presentation strategies or those looking to refresh their skills.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Mitzi Taylor, Not So Basic Training




1407 S. Harrison Road, Room 10

East Lansing, MI