PRESENTATION SKILLS CERTIFICATION

PSOne of the most important skills for all business professionals is the ability to present. Acuity Institute’s Presentation Skills course teaches the foundational skills of adult learning, experiential learning, how to structure a presentation, and engage people in a way that enables the achievement of the objectives and intended outcomes. Whether you are facilitating a team meeting, brainstorming session, leadership meeting, presentation or training, this course will help you to properly build your presentation approach, engage your audience and evaluate the impact of the outcomes. This course delivers best practices from leading experts in a practical and simple way.

Blended LearningThe Presentation Skills Certification course is conducted online and uses a multi-media format that includes content by experts, examples of what to do and what not to do, exercises, quizzes, and the most current and robust tools and techniques available. The Presentation Skills course is “self-paced” and can be accessed any time – and – anywhere, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the course.

We recommend this course to facilitators, consultants, project managers (i.e. PMP, Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts), supervisors, trainers, learning and development professionals and anyone who wants to learn the secrets of how to engage people and achieve objectives within a facilitated session. No prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Credits (see Course Accreditation for additional information)

  • CEU: 1.0 Unit
  • PDU: 10 Units

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Understand Adult Learning Principles
  • Classify the Multiple Intelligences
  • Utilize the Facilitation Roadmap
  • Explain the Evaluation Hierarchy
  • Break Down Content
  • Demonstrate the Modes of Facilitation
  • Utilize Openers and Closers
  • Prepare Presentations
  • Interpret Body Language
  • Understand Questioning
  • Utilize Engaging Skills
  • Utilize the Fundamentals of Evaluation
  • Understand how to Close the Experiential Learning Cycle

PRESENTATION SKILLS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Acuity Institute’s Presentation Skills Certification has 2 parts:

Part 1
Complete the online lessons
Part 2
Successfully pass the online lesson quizzes

Upon completing these requirements you will be awarded Acuity Institute’s Presentation Skills Certification.

On average students complete the Presentation Skills course in 10 hours.

Technical Requirements for accessing Acuity Institute’s Content

Viewing Online Content on a Desktop or Laptop

  • Internet Browser – Most recent version of Google Chrome is recommended (while our content is accessible from many other browsers, we find that other browsers may provide an inconsistent viewing experience)
  • A high speed internet connection
  • Sound capability on your computer (speakers or headphones)
  • If your browser does not support HTML5 (which most browsers do), the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player is required (free software)

Viewing Online Content on Tablets and Smartphones – Please note, since tablets and smartphones typically have smaller screens, certain content may be difficult to view

  • iPads using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPad generation 3 or later is required)
  • iPhones using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPhone generation 5 or later is required)

Accessing Downloadable Content

  • Course eBooks – Adobe Reader (free software), or equivalent PDF viewing software
  • Course Toolkit Templates – Microsoft Office 2010 or later

PRESENTATION SKILLS ONLINE COURSE LESSONS AND QUIZZES (3 Months Access)

Presentation Skills Course Lessons (4 lessons, 40+ quiz questions and multiple exercises)

Lesson 1 Introduction -Introduction to Presentation Skills -Differences between Presentations, Training, and Facilitation -Learning Styles -Experiential Learning Cycle -Synaptic Junction -7 Multiple Intelligences -Facilitation/Presentation Roadmap
Lesson 2 Prepare -Evaluation Hierarchy -How to Break Down Content -Elements of a Section -Facilitation Modes -Agenda Planning -Openers and Closers -Prepare for a Facilitated Session
Lesson 3 Engage -Building Participant Relationships -Body Language -Questioning -Handling Participant Behavior -Visual Aids
Lesson 4 Evaluate -Fundamentals of Evaluation -Evaluation Hierarchy -Closing the Experiential Learning Cycle

GLOBAL CAMPUS TOUR

Take a tour of our online global campus and learn more about the benefits of our online training.

INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT

shutterstock_113691835At Acuity Institute we want the learning experience to be as supportive and engaging as possible. We understand the importance of having a place to ask questions to the experts on tools and techniques, exercises, project work or general technical support. During training, students can submit questions to instructors through Acuity Institute’s Help Desk. Responses are provided to student questions in one business day or less. If questions and answers are complex, an Acuity Institute instructor will schedule a one-on-one phone meeting with the student to review the question or answer.

Instructor Support Time Frame: 3 Months Access

PRESENTATION SKILLS TOOLKIT

Only Acuity Institute provides its students with a Presentation Skills Toolkit to keep participants focused on their facilitated sessions and not creating “templates”. The toolkit includes a comprehensive set of templates, roadmaps, and useful tools that can be immediately used. To assist in managing all the toolkit templates in this course, we have consolidated all templates into a single, usable Microsoft Excel file. The templates can be downloaded directly to your computer to use with all of your future facilitated sessions. The provided templates include:

 

Key Characteristics of Learning Styles

Learning Styles Questionnaire

Multiple Intelligences Questionnaire

Pre-Facilitation Analysis

Pre-Facilitation Analysis Checklist

Elements of a Section Checklist

Elements of a Section

Sign In Sheet

Agenda

Supply List

Supply Costs

Body Language Tips & Techniques

Post-Facilitation Analysis

PRESENTATION SKILLS COURSE eBOOK     

presentation skills ebookThe Presentation Skills eBook (electronic copy) contains much of the same content as the online instructional materials. The eBook includes more than 240 pages of Presentation Skills tools and techniques. The eBook is fully searchable and contains many links to assist students in quickly navigating to key tools and concepts. The eBook allows students the ability to capture notes and comments within the eBook for future reference. Students can print directly from the eBook. To protect the electronic intellectual property of the course content, students will not be able to copy from the eBook.

PRESENTATION SKILLS PRINTED COURSE BOOK (OPTIONAL)  

Even though the Presentation Skills course eBook is included in the certification package, some of our students prefer to have a printed course book to accompany their other online materials. As an option, students can purchase the Presentation Skills printed course book for this course. The Presentation Skills printed course materials include one book containing over 240 pages of Presentation Skills tools and techniques.

PRESENTATION SKILLS COURSE ACCREDITATION

Acuity Institute is recognized as a qualified institution of higher education. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards for educational quality and accreditation. Our superior credentials include:

  • Department of Higher Education with the State of Colorado in the United States
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  1.0 CEU will be granted upon completion of this course.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)®. 10 PMI® Professional Development Units are provided upon successful completion of this course. PMI® and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

TRAINING SOLUTIONS FOR CORPORATIONS

Acuity Institute has extensive experience in developing and delivering Business Performance Improvement training to all levels of an organization. Our model is based on utilizing expert facilitators and experienced learning and development individuals to develop and facilitate training. Beyond our online Presentation Skills training course, we offer two additional options for onsite training delivery for corporations: Blended Learning Training and Traditional Classroom Training. Please contact us to learn more about onsite training solutions for corporations.

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