There is presentation training and then there is public speaking training. These are not the same thing. Before you hire a presentation trainer, make sure you know what you are getting.
Presenting involves speaking to a specific objective, coordinating that speech with a series of images or slides that are designed to reinforce that objective, and measuring the outcome.
Public speaking is a more generalized set of spoken communication skills.
Both public speaking training and presentation training are critical skills for professionals to master. Just make sure that when you hire a trainer you know which you are getting.
Presentation training should:
1. Explain content development and content curation,
2. Discuss slide design and design principles,
3. Train participants to coordinate the spoken and visual elements of the presentation,
4. Provide a mechanism for cataloging and measuring improvement,
5. Focus on measurable outcomes.
You presentation trainer should include these elements in addition to training in these traditional public speaking skills: eye contact, gestures and body language, pace, voice projection, and responding to audience questions.