AESP’s Presentation Skills Self-Paced Courses

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Effective Presentations (90 Day Access)

Members: $375 (4 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $499

In the energy industry, as with most industries, you will frequently need to communicate information both verbally and in writing. Whether this communication is to work colleagues or to outside audiences – for instance, as a keynote speaker at a utility conference or as a guest lecturer for an energy efficiency course at a community college – it is important to master the basics of effective communication. This introductory-level course will help you organize, structure, and create effective presentations that feature slides as a visual aid. Given many organizations use PowerPoint as a way of communicating information, this course also offers advice and guidance on the most effective and persuasive uses of PowerPoint, including best practices on word count, graphics, and structure.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize what makes communication effective
  • Understand the elements in the communications process
  • Organize your communications and presentations
  • Understand PowerPoint graphic rules of thumb
  • Create an effective summary slide
  • Describe and employ the four steps of purposeful communication in your presentations
  • Understand the forecast, present, and echo structure for presentations
  • Recognize key visual considerations for PowerPoint slides and presentations
  • Understand how to organize and create PowerPoint presentations
  • Revise PowerPoint slides to make them more effective
  • Understand the success factors for face-to-face presentations.
Awards 0.5 CEUs / 5 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.5 CEUs / 5 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Effective Public Speaking (90 Day Access)

Members: $375 (4 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $499

There are ample opportunities in the energy industry to participate in speaking engagements that can increase visibility, highlight team expertise, and build your organization’s or your own reputation as an industry leader. However, public speaking can be intimidating for many of us. The good news is that it’s a skill set that can be learned. This course is aimed at getting you ready for the next time you want to speak at an energy conference or give a presentation in your organization. By completing this course, which includes examples and case studies from the energy sector, you will develop the skills you’ll need to become an outstanding and confident public speaker. The course covers the seven stages of public speaking including defining the audience and crafting your central message, all the way to writing, practicing, and delivering your presentation or speech.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the seven stages of giving a speech or presentation
  • Discuss the elements of establishing your purpose for speaking (Stage One)
  • Recognize the need to consider your audience (Stage Two)
  • Describe how to develop your central message (Stage Three)
  • Explain how to employ evidence in supporting your main points (Stage Four)
  • Discuss how to craft your speech (Stage Five)
  • Explain how to rehearse for your speech (Stage Six)
  • Describe techniques for delivering your speech (Stage Seven)
  • Recognize best practices for employing slides in your presentation
  • Describe key techniques for dealing with speech anxiety
  • Discuss how to handle difficult questions
  • Describe effective responses when things go wrong.
Awards 0.5 CEUs / 5 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.5 CEUs / 5 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

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