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Professional Presentation Skills

Jerry Seinfeld’s assertion that making presentations is our number one fear and death is second on the list; “If you are at a funeral then you would rather be in the box than giving the eulogy!” If you get the joke but need to improve your presentation skills then read on!

 

 

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Design your presentation with an audience-focused approach
  2. Eliminate wasted time and effort by using an efficient 7-step development process
  3. Enhance your delivery skills and present with confidence.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All those tasked with building and delivering a formal or semi-formal, stand-up presentation, including engineers, accountants, lawyers, scientists, trainers and anyone selling change.

TOPICS:

Customer-Focused Design

  • Knowing your audience
  • Determining objectives
  • Planning logistics
  • Avoid data dumps

Streamlined Development 

  • Time-saving 7 step process
  • Confidence-building structure and flow
  • Attention-getting openings
  • Powerful closing statements

Compelling Delivery

  • Master visual, verbal and vocal aspects of communication
  • Lead productive Question and Answer sessions (Q&A)
  • Manage nervousness
  • Respond competently to challenges 

The Training:

  • Prework in design phase
  • 8 classroom hours in modules
  • Video and feedback of practice exercises
  • Learning by Doing!

BENEFITS:

NO MORE DATA DUMPS! 

NO MORE DEATH BY POWERPOINT!

NO MORE COMA-INDUCING MEETINGS!

NO MORE WINGING IT!

NO MORE GOING LONG! 

NO MORE READING FROM THE DECK!

NO MORE PRESENTATION JITTERS!

 

NOTE: This is not a PowerPoint software class however you will receive instruction on how to use visual aids including slides, handouts, props etc. to best advantage. 

By strict definition a slideshow is not a presentation.  Slide decks are visual aids which can support your presentation, not BE the presentation unless it is for archiving purposes or remote viewing.