Presenting with persuasion and power

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Presenting with persuasion and power

Presentation skills have always been at a premium, but they’re now more important than ever. In addition to traditional face-to-face presenting, the growth of online and mobile platforms poses new communication and pedagogical challenges. New skills are needed to craft effective messages, and to make the most of evolving technologies — not only in the classroom, but also at conferences, meetings, and public events.

Face-to-face presenting

  • Remember: you as the speaker should be the focus.
  • Choose the right presentation support – PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slide?
  • Optimize your slides – dos and don’ts:

Presenting online

Most of the skills needed for effective face-to-face presentations translate into online environments. But there are also online-specific challenges that must be met.