Presentation Skills

Helen Wieczorek & Bonnie Tracy


Intended Audience: Department of Health and Human Services employees, foster and adoptive parents and the staff of social service agencies providing services to clients of the Department.

Time:  9-3, first day & last day;  9-12pm for sessions 2-5

The fifth session is voluntary and intended as a “help” day to assist participants in readying for their final presentations.  Attendance at all other sessions is required to receive credit for the program and there are, unfortunately, no opportunities for make- up sessions.

Credit: 2.2 CEU's with attendance at all 6 sessions, 1.9 CEU's with attendance at sessions 1-4 and 6

In today’s organization, professionals at all levels are being called upon to make presentations, some planned and many impromptu. In this six-session program participants will learn techniques for preparing and organizing presentations, including developing effective openings, covering main points, making smooth transitions and ending with appropriate closings. Skills in handling difficult audience participants will be covered and each participant will give several presentations and receive individual feedback. One session will be devoted to the use of PowerPoint in designing presentations.