Fear is a natural response to many situations we face, even those we experience on a daily basis. For many, standing up in front of a group of people and giving a presentation can induce the most paralyzing fear of them all. Whether you are giving a speech, presenting at work or a conference, or simply standing in front of your classmates, public speaking can be quite a terror.
Luckily, with Presentation Skills by Marton House PLC, the shy, nervous and downright scared now have a chance to improve their skills and calm their anxiety. Presentation Skills focuses on the four key elements of public presenting – Preparation, Props, Delivery and Feedback – providing over 45 minutes of high-quality video total to assist in teaching you how to hone the skills we all already have buried deep inside each of us.
The application itself is divided neatly into the four key elements, with a button representing each. These buttons lead you to the page dedicated to the individual element, which provides easy access to the category’s video, podcast, fact sheet and top tips, for each category feature each of these items. The videos present a visual tutorial, while podcasts are simply spoken word accompanied by a transcript of exactly what is said. The fact sheets come in PDF form and highlight the important aspects of the issue at hand. Top tips highlight the three most important sound bites of advice given for each element.
Not only does Presentation Skills divide by topic, but they also divide each feature up by videos, podcasts, fact sheets and top tips spread out in the bottom navigation bar. This way, users can quickly access all of a certain type of media in one place instead of bouncing from subject to subject. With such amazing organization, one cannot help but feel prepared and organized as well. While the quality of the advice is subjective, they offer a great deal off suggestions, providing a little something for everyone. In fact, they offer so much media directly within the application, that it will take up nearly 300 MB of room, so be prepared for a rather large, lengthy download. However, if you gain even the slightest bit of confidence and knowledge from the lessons taught through Presentation Skills, it will have been worth the wait.
When you put your mind to it, you can do anything you wish and achieve goals you otherwise thought to be impossible. Presentation Skills simply boosts one’s confidence, helping users of all levels come to grips with their fear and, as a result, deliver clear, articulate presentations as if public speaking were second nature.
Presentation Skills [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.