Business Presentation Skills

Course Code: BPS102
This course provides participants with the skills required to deliver professional business presentations. The course begins with gaining a clear understanding of the elements of effective communication and how culture impacts this in a business context. Participants learn how properly prepare, design and deliver impactful presentations, including how to be more persuasive. Participants are given plenty of practice to develop their skills through a variety of exercises and presentations.

1. Develop professional presentation skills (preparation/design/delivery).

2. Become more confident in speaking in front of an audience.

3. Learn how to effectively deal with difficult questions.

Anyone who would like to improve their presentation skills or become more confident in speaking in front of an audience.

English Level: High-Intermediate to Advanced

Recommended: Presentation Zen
Paul Kates
With a rich tapestry of over 30 years in diverse professional realms, Paul Kates stands as a beacon of expertise and leadership in the field of Continuing and Corporate Education. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Paul's journey in the business world took flight after earning his MBA from the prestigious Schulich School of Business at York University. His early career was marked by a pivotal role in the Entrepreneurial Services Practice at Ernst & Young, where he honed his skills in accounting, auditing, and consulting across a broad spectrum of industries.

Paul's career trajectory then ascended to management positions within leading companies in the consumer goods and hospitality sectors, including a tenure at a Fortune 500 company. Here, he was instrumental in driving initiatives in marketing, sales, customer service, and merchandising, showcasing his versatility and forward-thinking approach.

In 2006, Paul embarked on a new chapter in Tokyo, Japan, where he has since become a cornerstone of the academic and corporate training landscape. As the Director of Continuing Education and Corporate Education at Temple University Japan (TUJ), Paul leverages his extensive experience to inspire and educate. He delivers a wide array of business courses and workshops, equipping professionals and students alike with the knowledge and skills to excel in today's dynamic business environment.

Paul Kates is not just an educator but a mentor and innovator, dedicated to shaping the future of professional development and corporate education in Japan and beyond.