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Certificate Program
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Presentation Skills Certificate

Gain the confidence and skills needed to deliver first-rate presentations.

Learn the framework needed to develop and deliver effective and memorable presentations. Gain proven tips and examples to guide you through the presentation process.

Credits: CEU 1.4
Level: Capable
Role(s): HR/OD Professional More
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Communication More

At this time, there are no scheduled dates for this program.

Please check back for updates or bring it on-site to your organization.

At this time, there are no scheduled dates for this program.

Please check back for updates or bring it on-site to your organization.

Course Info

Developing and delivering an effective, memorable presentation takes training and a lot of practice. This ATD certificate course provides a framework that includes proven tips and examples that will guide you through the presentation process—no matter how large the audience.

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Developing and delivering an effective, memorable presentation takes training and a lot of practice. This ATD certificate course provides a framework that includes proven tips and examples that will guide you through the presentation process—no matter how large the audience.

This presentation skills training has value for both novice presenters and those who have hundreds of presentations under their belt. It takes place in a setting that will help you learn and grow to the extent you desire. Set your own goals, take as many risks as you wish, and push yourself as far as you want to go. Learn what makes a great presenter and what you need to do to face your next audience with greater confidence, competence, and credibility than ever before.


  • Gain the presentation skills required for effective leadership.
  • Learn proven tips and examples that will guide you through the presentation process.
  • Receive detailed feedback from three perspectives: the facilitator, your colleagues, and yourself.

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What You Will Learn
  • Develop and structure an effective presentation based on your audience and purpose.
  • Create appropriate visual aids.
  • Make your presentation memorable with the right kind of pizzazz.
  • Include facilitation techniques to engage your audience.
  • Deliver a flawless presentation under any situation.
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Presentation Skills Certificate Brochure

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Topic 1 - Introduction
Presentation 1: I’d Like You to Meet
Presentation Self-Assessment
Topic 2 - Prepare Your Presentation
How Do I Begin?
Presentation Purpose
Audience’s Needs Analyzed and Addressed
Audiences Expect a Personalized Message
Content Organizational Patterns
Four Cs of Successful Content
Presentation and Reflection
Topic 3 - Present With Pizzazz
Keys to Effective Openings
Keys to Effective Closings
Keys to Building and Gaining Credibility
Addressing Nervousness
Add Visual Aids
Use Equipment Effectively
Tips for Using a Microphone
The Importance of Eye Contact
Using Notes
Presentation and Reflection
Topic 4 - Present Like a Pro
Reading Your Audience
Effective Use of Humor
Effective Use of Stories
Presentation and Reflection
Managing the Q&A Session
Engaging Your Audience
Presentation Challenges
Dealing With a Hostile Audience
Impromptu Presentation
Topic 5 - Planning Future Presentations
Step Up Your Skills as a Pro
Plan Your Certificate Presentation
Topic 6 - Appendix
Presentation Self-Assessment
Prepare the Environment
Room Setup Checklist
Last-Minute Details
Strategies for a Perfect Presentation
Timing Your Presentation Perfectly
Watching Yourself
Presentation Myths
Global Presentations
Reading List
Who Should Attend

Do you want to build your skills and boost your confidence as a presenter? Then this program is for you. Whether you present regularly or occasionally, and no matter your audience size, you will benefit from learning practical skills and having opportunities to apply what you learn in this certificate program. This program is designed for any professional who wishes to deliver powerful and engaging presentations.

ATD education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Capable
Roles: HR/OD Professional, Talent Development Manager, Trainer/Facilitator
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
Lev Hojda

"The program had an excellent facilitator, someone who truly knew the material and helped all of us improve our skills. The program was focused on helping us to become better presenters and definitely exemplified a high professional standard that made me feel that I received great value for the time and effort spent."

Karen W

"The Presentation Skills Certificate Program refined my speaking skills by giving me tools to create better visual imagery to convey messages more effectively. In addition, I received tips on speaking more persuasively and informatively that I can use in meetings, negotiations, and courtroom settings."

Dustin Staiger

"My involvement in ATD has given me guidance in a dynamically changing market, while making me more valuable to my organization. Joining ATD has literally been a career-defining decision for me."

Donna Steffey, CPTD

Things to Know


Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework is mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.

Face-to-Face Programs:
Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate.

Live Online Programs:
ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.

Make-up policy: You can miss and make up one session* by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.

*For full-day sessions, you can only miss up to 3.5 hours and make up the time by listening to the recording.


14.0 learning hours

1.4 CEUs awarded

This program is eligible for 14.0 professional development hours or recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.

This program has been approved for 14.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 14.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required to participate in ATD Programs.

Face-to-Face Program Components (if applicable):
Please do not bring mobile devices (for example, phones or tablets) instead of a laptop. There will be no computers available on-site for participants. Note: You might not have an optimal experience using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access your courses. Chrome is the recommended browser.

Live Online Program Components (if applicable):
You must log in to the learning platform to access course content and to join all live online sessions. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capability to participate. Please join your session from a location with a strong internet connection and plan to use VoIP for your audio during the entire session.


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