Informal Business Meeting

A truly good presentation looks effortless and you may be inclined to think the speaker is a “natural”.  But the truth is, he or she most likely worked hard to achieve that level of presentation skill or grace. You can do the same.

  • If your challenge is the weekly staff meeting, a quarterly report or the prestigious keynote at this year’s annual meeting, you can learn to organize, write and deliver a presentation to inform and inspire your audience.
  • If you speak to a small or large group, to internal employees or as a volunteer in your community, you can learn to make an impact that will result in a positive image for you and your organization.
  • If your audience is skeptical, indifferent or hostile, you can learn to maintain your confidence, make a connection and move the group forward.

You can become a good to great speaker.  As a manager or supervisor you can speak clearly to your team and your division leaders.  You can influence lives. You can make a difference – through your words, in the form of presentation.  Presentation skills enhance your ability to lead.

Options:

Our Basic Presentation Skills class and our Effective Presentation Skills class are intensive training programs designed to sharpen formal as well as informal presentation skills. Participants will learn to give confident and coherent presentations and to handle the question and answer session effectively. Each participant will write and present several presentations and receive immediate feedback.  All presentations are recorded and viewed in private, thus providing participants the opportunity to see and hear themselves as others do; a powerful tool in helping to improve skill.

Basic Presentation Skills (Level 1)

Overcome the fear of presenting. We focus on understanding the audience, organizing and writing, and giving the presentation. This class is designed for the novice presenter.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply techniques for organizing thoughts into a presentation.
  • Write both an informative and persuasive presentation.
  • Use the 22-Q approach to analyze an audience.
  • Use a one-page format to organize and write presentations.
  • Develop and use effective visual aids.
  • Appear confident and credible, even in high-pressure situations.
  • Humanize presentations and build rapport with the audience.
  • Get the message across.
  • Learn the best use of examples, stories and metaphor.
  • Anticipate difficult questions and formulate appropriate responses.

Effective Presentation Skills (Level 2)

This class incorporates all skills covered in the Basic Presentation Skills class, but kicks up the expectations.  Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply techniques for organizing thoughts into a presentation.
  • Write both an informative and persuasive presentation.
  • Use the 22-Q approach to analyze an audience.
  • Use a one-page format to organize and write presentations.
  • Develop and use effective visual aids.
  • Appear confident and credible, even in high-pressure situations.
  • Humanize presentations and build rapport with the audience.
  • Get the message across.
  • Learn the best use of examples, stories and metaphor.
  • Anticipate difficult questions and formulate appropriate responses.

In addition:

  • Focus on “sit down” as well as “stand up” presentations.
  • Focus on team presentations.
  • Use “presentation buddies”.
  • Establish a sincere, professional connection with the audience.
  • Infuse emotion when appropriate.
  • Use purposeful movement.

Advanced Presentation Skills (Level 3), Individual Coaching

What is your pleasure? Keynote at the Chamber of Commerce Big Event? Master of Ceremonies at a retirement banquet? Awards Presentation at your company’s annual meeting? We address specific presentation opportunities in this one-to-one presentation coaching option. This option is designed for the skilled speaker and those targeting specific presentation venues.

Sales Presentation

Whether you stand in front of an acquisition team of ten or sit side by side with one or two, your presentation should be planned so well that you sound impromptu. This class addresses stand-up presentation skills as well as side by side presentation techniques. It is designed for beginning to intermediate sales people.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Write and deliver persuasive presentations tailored to a large audience.
  • Craft and deliver persuasive presentations designed for an audience of one or two people.
  • Craft presentations which allow for questions and two-way conversation.
  • Adapt to stand up or sit-down presentation styles.
  • Organize thoughts and control your emotions during the presentation.
  • Connect with and engage the audience.
  • Prepare for and deliver an effective Q&A session.
  • Move from presentation to close.

Team Sales Presentation

Sales people who bring in their tech reps know how important it is for both to be on and speak from the same page. Team presentations need to be coordinated and presented in a way that shows corporate unity and strength. This class is designed for sales teams.

Participants will have the opportunity to work as a team to:

  • Write and deliver persuasive presentations tailored to a large audience.
  • Craft and deliver persuasive presentations designed for an audience of one or two people.
  • Craft presentations which allow for questions and two-way conversation.
  • Adapt to stand up or sit-down presentation styles.
  • Organize your thoughts and control your emotions during the presentation.
  • Connect with and engage the audience.
  • Prepare for and deliver an effective Q&A session.
  • Move from presentation to close.

In addition:

  • Listen and support team members.
  • Make smooth transitions.
  • Offer tactful correction and/or redirection.
  • Use positive nonverbal skills.

Effective Seminar Presentations

Is your company staging a conference or seminar? Will your employees become “presenters for a day”? If so, this training class will prepare them for success. It is designed for organizations providing speakers for seminars or conferences.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

We work with you to tailor this class to your needs. We begin by considering the objectives in the Effective Presentation Skills class and then tailor the presentation training class experience to fit your particular need.

In addition, we will:

  • Work with the conference theme.
  • Tailor all presentations to compliment and not copy.
  • Thread a sense of connectedness among presentations.

The Leader As Communicator

A great speaker can inspire the masses, but it is the everyday, constant task of organizational leaders to inspire employees to move mountains. They speak to direct, motivate and create buy-in to new ideas. Their words must be efficient, effective and consistent. Their words move organizations forward. This presentation training class is designed for leaders involved with change.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Reduce ambiguity and confusion.
  • Deliver effective deliver messages.
  • Change attitudes, foster participation and build commitment.
  • Use team-building language.
  •  Present, manage and lead change .
  • Communicate critical business issues.
  • Communicate commitment to the organization.
  • Speak to inspire and motivate.
  • Create more productive team members and leaders.