Advanced Report Writing and Presentation Skills

How to Prepare and Present Clear, Concise, and Convincing Reports and Presentations

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

This highly participative training course on Advanced Report Writing and Presentation Skills, will help the delegates achieve a high level of skill and understanding needed to prepare high quality presentations. That is, how to focus your objectives, your audience, and your main messages.

It also includes many advanced methods of “bringing their presentations to life” with confidence, authority, and a way to interact with the audience in a way that will both entice and captivate the audience.

The delegates will learn how to create a captivating presentation using the series of real-life presentations and understand the proper way of storytelling. The delegates will acquire the knowledge of several different software tools for creating presentations, and the ability to achieve advanced level of knowledge in the use of PowerPoint.

Course details

By the end of this Advanced Report Writing and Presentation Skills training course, participants will be able to:

  • Structure reports effectively using the “Pyramid Principle” storytelling methodology
  • Create impactful reports using professional business language and charts
  • Repurpose written reports for use as powerful presentations
  • Deliver presentations to influence key decision-makers
  • How to gain and retain confidence to present in front of the audience
  • Understanding the power of “connection” with the audience
  • Advanced design skills and techniques of PowerPoint and other presentation aids
  • Better communication skills through animation, simulation, and use of videos
  • Ability to create a captivating story for every presentation

The Advanced Report Writing and Presentation Skills training course will combine presentations with interactive practical exercises, supported by video materials, activities, and case studies. The seminars will use the most up-to-date presentation and interactive methods of work with the group's modernization, focusing on problem identification in the thematic area, and group work of the participants on finding solutions, or ways to solve the identified problems through the discussion of practical examples and tasks.

This Advanced Report Writing and Presentation Skills training course will focus on the development of successful communication skills that add value to the organisation in which they work. This will include:

  • Techniques for achieving successful technical reports and presentations
  • Empowering others with powerful communication skills
  • Better able to achieve report and presentation objectives
  • Leadership communication strategies to achieve company goals
  • Reduce time and effort in preparing reports and presentations

Participants on the Advanced Report Writing and Presentation Skills will develop the personal skills to be an effective leader of a work group. This will include:

  • Strategies for achieving successful outcomes from technical report writing and presentations
  • Knowing how to best prepare and present information for improved results
  • The ability to motivate oneself and others through enhanced communication
  • Increased confidence and awareness when presenting
  • Development of personal communication and presentation skills

This Advanced Report Writing and Presentation Skills training course is designed to develop essential communication, writing and presentation skills. It is designed for experienced Managers, Directors, Senior Leaders, and Technical Professionals looking to acquire the essential techniques to prepare and present high-quality reports and presentations.

Daily Agenda

DAY 1 :
Reporting Scope and Structure
  • Key principles and definitions
  • Scoping a report based on your objectives
  • Organizing content to match audience
  • Developing a compelling storyboard using Pyramid Principle
    • Situation
    • Complication
    • Question
    • Answer (how, why, or what)
    • Key Lines
  • Achieving flow through effective transitioning
    • Deductive reasoning
    • Abductive arguments
  • Content, Substance and Getting You Message Clear
  • Planning for the perfect presentation
  • Seven step preparation model
  • Researching the audience and setting time related objectives
DAY 2 :
Report writing and presentations editing and improving
  • Key principles of editing and making your writing clear, concise and convincing
  • Developing a 'lean & fit' writing style to your content
  • Tailoring our message to the reader’s needs
  • Is the reader clear as to WHY we are writing?
  • Clear and concise writing editing techniques
  • Active and passive voice (what is the difference and guidelines for use)
  • Traits of organized writing and presentation
  • Gathering and analyzing data
    • Empirical data
    • Anecdotal data
  • Finding the “So What?” and connecting with audience
  • Generating conclusions and creating a call to action
  • Presenting recommendations using Opportunity Charters
DAY 3 :
Repurposing Reports for Presentations
  • Fundamentals of data visualization
  • Gene Zelazny’s Approach to visual aids
  • Determining message (Purpose, audience & key idea)
  • Design principles for creating high-impact slides in PowerPoint
  • How to structure your slide presentation - examples
  • Time-saving tips to create PowerPoint slides in a hurry
  • The use of templates, colour, shapes, and design tips
  • How to create notes, handouts and using as a presenter
  • Creating a ‘map’ for your audience
  • Planning sessions
DAY 4:
Presentation Skills
  • Key principles of professional presentations
  • Harnessing nerves in a creative way
  • Talk, Sound and Look Like a Professional
  • The importance of good eye contact in presenting
  • Body language and assertiveness
  • The differing skills for small or platform presentations
  • Step into another person’s shoes to appreciate their motivation
  • The importance of first and last impressions
  • Presentation contents
    • Opening with a bang – icebreakers and setting the tone
    • Guiding audience through report body with a clear structure
    • Using transitions
    • Ending memorably
  • Presentation style
    • Visual elements
    • Vocal elements
    • Verbal usage
  • Putting it all together for balanced presentations
    • The final presentations
    • The keys of effective presenting and technical report writing
    • Action planning
DAY 5:
Advanced Presentation Skills
  • Getting interaction and engagement
  • Handling questions and staying on track
  • Sources of images, artwork, and video
  • Embedding video, graphs, pictures, and other elements
  • Using transitions, animation and creative effective
  • How to make your own video presentations using PowerPoint
  • Venue considerations and why they are so important
  • Identifying comparison (Component, time-series, item, frequency & correlation)
  • Selecting chart type (Column, bar, pie, line & bubble)
  • Practice sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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03-07 Jun 2024
Fee: $5,950
18-22 Nov 2024
Fee: $5,950
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