SSC Psychology and Counseling Department Holds Presentation Skills Training
On September 7, 2019, the Psychology and Counseling Department, in coordination with the Psychology Society, provided a Presentation Skills Training for college students at Sr. Ehrentrudis Hall. Ms. Dianna Lalaine Navea – a former PsychKulasa facilitated the training, which was opened to all students who wanted to join and learn the basics of becoming a good presenter. Students who attended the event were given guidelines on how to deliver a presentation, from the proper use tools and techniques (i.e., visual aids, equipment, powerpoint) in making effective presentation, to appearance (hairstyle, scent to use, clothing ), behavior (eye contact, gestures, movement, posture), and guiding principles in oral reporting for an effective oral presentation.
Interactive activities were also prepared by Ms. Navea. The first year and second-year students volunteered and participated actively in each activity, which made the training more fun for everyone present at the venue. The games also served as a demonstration of the skills taught in this segment of the training.
For the second part of the training, Ms. Navea discussed the importance of a cohesive and clear content for the presentation. She reiterated the significance of a comprehensible objective, topic, storyline, and methodology. She also explained the different types of learners which are vital knowledge for any presenter. Knowing this will help the speaker easily connect with the audience.
The training served as a groundwork for the students. The basic skills and techniques taught in this training will benefit the attendees not only during their college life but also after they step out in the real world of work. This initiative by the Psychology and Counseling Department of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, was a manifestation of the department’s goal to mold students into becoming competent professionals in the future.
By Justine Arianne V. Esguerra, BS Psychology 201A