Top-Notch Presentation Skills

Successful business professionals spend a considerable amount of time making some form of presentation.  Your ability to effectively communicate your business objectives and brand to groups of various sizes and configurations provides a competitive edge.  Basic public speaking skills related to tone, body language, gestures, storytelling, use of humor, and making a personal connection are essential regardless of the venue or size of audience.  Focused repetition of these key skills leads to the ability to wield influence with your colleagues and customers. 

 

Behavioral Objectives

Professionals at all levels will learn to plan, prepare, and deliver information effectively for maximum impact.  At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Control anxiety and exude self-confidence
  • Avoid the common pitfalls of ineffective presentations
  • Effectively use pace, tone, gestures, storytelling, and humor to make a memorable impression
  • Adjust presentation style to different venues such as one-on-one, small board meetings, large auditoriums, or interactions with the media
  • Determine the appropriate use of technology and enduring materials to support presentations
  • Conduct effective and interactive question/answer sessions

 

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in developing presentation skills to wield influence with any audience and stimulate personal and professional success

 

Sample Activities

  • Group and subgroup discussions
  • Repetitive practice presentations critiqued by peers that focus on specific skills

 

Materials

Workbook with an action plan for ongoing development

 

Delivery Options

Can be delivered one-on-one, in small groups, or as a half- or full-day workshop