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Effective Presentations | NRCS NEDC

Effective Presentations (000140)


This course provides participants with the keys skills necessary to prepare and deliver effective presentations. The material addresses how to deal with the fear of public speaking and how to use effective speaking techniques and speaking aids. It also provides a ten-step method to planning and delivering presentations. Substantial time will be allotted for concentrated practice of your speaking skills and receipt of personalized feedback for improvement in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Participants will leave the session with an action plan for continuing improvement of their presentation skills.


Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Properly introduce a speaker.
  • Define and explain the different types of speeches.
  • Develop an effective speaking style.
  • Demonstrate speaker responsibility and professionalism.
  • Utilize Toastmaster's ten-step method in the delivery of presentations.
  • Demonstrate effective public speaking techniques.
  • Demonstrate proper use of presentation aids.
  • Read the non-verbal communication of the audience.
  • Develop an action plan for future self-development of public speaking skills in line with individual job requirements.



Target Audience

Employees who are called upon to make oral presentations to various groups.

NEDC Contact

Jacqueline Horne


Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in Effective Instruction (NRCS-NEDC-000140).