4 critical reasons to invest in presentation skills training

It’s spring time, and that means a lot of new graduates entering the workforce. Many professionals, both early and further on in their careers, lack the presentations skills necessary to succeed and contribute to the success of the company. Presentation skills are not a mandatory part of all avenues of education, so people are often expected to just “pick up” these skills on the job.

These skills are too important to leave to chance! Instead, smart employers provide presentation training and design skills workshops. Whether the training is on generating presentation ideas, presenting data effectively, or developing more advanced presentation skills, presentation skills training is essential to ensuring your employees are representing your company in the best light.

Why are presentation skills important?

Employees that feel comfortable presenting ideas and speaking in front of a group become leaders. Investing in presentation skills training is important for both new employees as well as existing employees and helps them with:

  1. Communicating ideas effectively.
    Presentation skills are crucial for communicating ideas and information effectively to clients, customers, and colleagues. A well-delivered presentation can help to clarify complex information, make a convincing argument, and persuade others to take action.
  2. Building credibility.
    A well-designed and well-delivered presentation can help to build credibility and establish trust with clients, customers, and colleagues. It demonstrates that you have put time and effort into preparing for the presentation, and that you are confident in your ideas and abilities.
  3. Making an impact.
    A well-delivered presentation can help to make a lasting impact on your audience. A memorable presentation can help to increase your visibility, build your brand, and establish you as an expert in your field.

Why should employers provide presentation training for new employees?

Overall, providing presentation training to new employees can help employers to ensure job proficiency, increase productivity, improve employee retention, and promote a positive workplace culture.

  1. Ensure job proficiency.
    Training provides new employees with the knowledge and skills needed to perform their job duties effectively. By providing comprehensive training, employers can ensure that new employees understand their roles, responsibilities, and how to perform their tasks efficiently.
  2. Increase productivity.
    A well-trained employee is likely to be more productive than one who has not received proper training. Training creates more efficient and effective employees, which can lead to increased productivity and profitability for the business.
  3. Improve employee retention.
    When employees feel that their employer is invested in their professional development, they are more likely to feel engaged and committed to the organization.
  4. To promote a positive workplace culture.
    Investing in presentation training can help to promote a positive workplace culture. Demonstrating a commitment to employee development and growth, creates a sense of loyalty and respect among the workforce.

What kind of presentation training will be helpful?

Consider the skill sets the workforce needs to be successful, which may differ across the organization. Does the team need to be able to put together slides efficiently and under pressure? Is building a strong persuasive narrative the most important skill? Or perhaps there is an opportunity for team members to understand how to interpret and display data in clearer ways.

Whatever the goals, SlideRabbit creates custom presentation workshops that can span several skill sets or dive deep into specific topics. Download our available presentation training workshops overview here.

101 or software basics courses

Available for both PowerPoint and Google Slides, our 101 training covers an introduction to the software interface, where to find the most useful tools, and how to create slides with various types of content.

Super user or advanced trainings

Our advanced presentation skills training courses are offered along with a custom template and are intended to create super users. Attendees of our advanced presentation workshop will receive a full introduction to all the tools and assets in their template, best practices for creating brand adherent presentations, an introduction to graphing and data display, along with a look at setting up and using the speed and productivity tools available in PowerPoint or Google slides.

Presenting data display training

One of the most important skill sets in modern professional life is the ability to understand, analyze, and then interpret data. However, it is routinely the skill that people mark themselves the lowest on in our presentation training surveys. In our deep dive data workshops, we use client data sets and step through understanding the data, forming messaging, and displaying data in simple and effective ways. In this training, attendees acquire the skills to effectively present data to deliver the most impactful message.

Communication theory: SlideDiets© workshop

This intensive presentation workshop is designed to provide tailored improvement techniques to an organization, so that every professional has the skills to think like a presentation designer.

SlideRabbit reviews 150–300 sample slides from the client organization, looking for opportunities and techniques that will allow the client to produce better, more powerful slides, even without a design team.

In the session, attendees will learn how to simplify content without losing meaning, how to communicate more visually, and software tricks that will help slides work harder.

The content is delivered in a before & after methodology and interactive segments. This workshop highlights areas for improvement, teaches the skills necessary, and then presents a final product.

Is presentation training effective?

We think so! Our presentation workshop attendees are regularly effusive with praise like:

“That was the most useful 2-hour session I have ever participated in.” – Start-up entrepreneur

“We are now able to articulate our information in a digestible and cohesive way and our presentations stand out and are indicative of what we want to represent. I highly recommend SlideRabbit and Bethany!” – Aude Rolland-Piegue, Pursuit Collection

data on SlideRabbit’s presentation skills training showing 100% of employees learned something they could use immediately and 99% would recommend SlideRabbit presentation workshops

Looking to train your team? Learn more about our presentation workshops, ranging from technical training to how to think like a presentation designer.

Ready for better presentations in your organization?

Whether it’s help with design or a presentation training workshop for your team, let us help!

SlideRabbit is a presentation-focused agency. From slide design to template construction to narrative sculpting and concept generation, we help our clients keep the attention of their audiences. Excellent Presentation Design: 7 Things to Know

All presentation design is custom for each client, fully editable, and brand adherent. We work in both PowerPoint and Google Slides.

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