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Continuing Studies


Presenters present so that audiences will think or act differently when the presentation ends. This class will help you move audiences from where they are to where you want them to be. You'll learn how to establish credibility using four types of "influence power" and how to style your slides to hold your audience's attention. You'll practice applying these ideas to your own work situation.


Desired learning outcomes

By the end of this class you should be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between presenter, audience and style — and the importance of each in interpersonal communication.
  2. Describe and apply the three questions in planning interpersonal communication projects.
  3. Describe and apply the four different credibility-enhancing influence powers.
  4. Use presentation software such as PowerPoint or Google Slides to deliver an influential message in effective style.

Overview: Extra Information

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Division of Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Masha Bubela at masha.bubela@wisc.edu or 608-263-5130

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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What Attendees Are Saying

"Learning how to put together a solid presentation will help me feel a lot more confident next time I need to present."

"I really liked the flow of this class from credibility to content then style. I also liked how well you incorporated the questions about presentation interruptions — very helpful discussion."

"The content is thorough! I enjoyed the scenarios and time to apply."

"I find the material very engaging and useful. My organization has placed an emphasis on improving internal communications and the materials from this class will definitely help me support this initiative. Additionally, Kyle is a very good instructor, he's engaging and provides excellent examples of how to apply the material."