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Communication Skills

Whether you’re looking to improve your oral presentation skills, develop a persuasive screen-based presentation, break into the voice-over profession or work with the media, we have a class that addresses your needs. We even offer classes that may help you communicate more effectively on the job—especially with co-workers with whom you seldom see eye-to-eye!

Course and Registration Information

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Basic Presentation Skills: Creating a Presentation
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.6236
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course describes how to make these key parts of a presentation-- the introduction, support content, and conclusion -- memorable and effective. It also explains the purposes for which different presentation aids are used, as well as how to use visuals appropriately. Finally, this course describes how to rehearse a presentation -- a key step in building confidence for the real thing.

Basic Presentation Skills: Delivering a Presentation
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.6237
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course describes how to make your delivery successful and memorable. It covers techniques for managing stage fright -- the biggest problem most speakers have. It also explains how to set the right environment for your presentation by making the right choices about room layout and by preparing the room, including the equipment, lighting, and temperature. You'll also find out how to use your voice and body language to deliver your message clearly and effectively. Finally, the course outlines guidelines for handling audience questions -- an area most speakers are also very concerned about.

Basic Presentation Skills: Planning a Presentation
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.6235
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
A presentation can be immeasurably improved if you devote sufficient time and attention to three key steps -- analyzing your audience, organizing your ideas, and selecting an appropriate presentation method. This course describes how to plan effectively for a presentation by carrying out these steps.

Delivering High-Impact Sales Presentations
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.5466
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
In this course, you'll learn about the third major component of the strategic account sales (SAS) approach -- presentation. First, you'll learn how to plan and develop a high-impact presentation. You'll then explore ways to successfully deliver the presentation to your client audience. And finally, you'll learn how to follow up your presentation and maintain your sales momentum.

Infographics
Course Offerings (2)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.59
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LRN Instructor
CRN: LRN217.591
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
This course will expose you to a powerful, concise way to present information. You will also learn the basics of designing infographics and learn how to make your own simple infographic.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.64
Fee: $175
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
NLP is a powerful change management tool that can transform the way people think and act, creating a great impact both professionally and personally. Find out how to manage your emotional and psychological states to eliminate fear and anxiety, replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and establish rapport in your personal and professional relationships. Then learn how to model highly successful people and better understand the needs, motivations and behaviors of your staff, your customers, and yourself.

Contact Us

Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu