Presentation Skills Video Series

Five presentation skills videos have been prepared to support the use of the Self Assessment and Peer Assessment Tools. The videos, presented by Penny Williams, combine the 3D Presentation Skills framework and Whetton & Cameron’s (2011) 5S approach to effective presentations.

Video 1: Professional communication

This video provides an overview to the importance of professional communication and introduces the 5S and 3D presentation skills models for effective and professional presentations. Topics covered include: The importance and application of public speaking and professional presentation skills in a business context; The different types of presentations – entertaining, informative, persuasive; and Defining the purpose and objectives of your presentation.

Video 2: DESIGN: Presentation Strategy

This video focusses on presentation design. It aligns with Whetton & Cameron’s (2011) Strategy. Topics covered include: Developing a presentation strategy; Understanding the audience; and Preparing to present by finding out about the venue and facilities.

Video 3: DESIGN: Presentation Structure

This video focusses on presentation design. It aligns with Whetton & Cameron’s (2011) Structure. Topics covered include: Structuring the content of a presentation; Creating a persuasive presentation and using evidence to support claims; and Signposting and creating a strong introduction and conclusion.

Video 4: DEVELOP: Support & Style

This video focusses on presentation development. It aligns with Whetton & Cameron’s (2011) Support and Style. Topics covered include: The importance of visual support; Creating a strong visual design using tools such as PowerPoint™; Developing professional presentation slides; and Using professional visual aids.

Video 5: DELIVER: Style & Supplement

This video focusses on presentation delivery. It aligns with Whetton & Cameron’s (2011) Style and Supplement. Topics covered include: Confidently delivering the presentation; The importance of non-verbal cues including gestures, stance and body language); Power posing and overcoming nerves; Eye contact and the use of notes; Voice projection, intonation, enunciation and pace of speech; Transitioning between speakers in a group presentation; Timing and practice; and Answering questions with credibility.