Communicate More by Saying Less

Presenting data for maximum impact

This comprehensive workshop is designed for people who struggle to communicate complex technical information in a way that is understandable and relevant to non-technical audiences.

Learning Objectives

Throughout this interactive class, participants work on their own real-life presentations. Taught by two instructors, this workshop uses video-recorded exercises and private, instructor-led video review to help participants identify and develop the skills they need to succeed. Workshop participants learn to

  • Take a less-is-more approach by trimming data, simplifying content, and streamlining messages
  • Frame their presentations so that they are listener-focused
  • Manage nervousness and gain self-awareness
  • Engage listeners in a comfortable, flexible conversation while being clear and concise
  • Explain visuals effectively whether seated or standing, projected, hand-held, or hard copy
  • Think on their feet
  • Read the audience to know when they are lost or when it’s time to move on
  • Facilitate fruitful interactions with listeners
  • Get the business of the presentation done effectively and efficiently

Getting Business Done & Growing Leadership Capability
Everything we do is designed to help people get business done and grow their capabilities. While a particular workshop may focus on a specific business goal—closing a deal, making a decision, learning something new, or gaining alignment—every workshop is designed to help the participants be more comfortable, effective, and confident communicators. When employees communicate more effectively, leadership capability increases, and careers advance. This brings positive results for your team and company.

Blended Learning
Communicate More by Saying Less includes pre-work and access to eCoach. Participants receive reusable job aids, reference materials, and their own in-class videos to help reinforce what they learn in class. Attendees also receive a copy of The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined.

Private Coaching and Video Review
Capturing learners on video as they work on their real-life content, which is followed by private video playback and coaching, is an essential element to this training. It helps workshop participants understand their natural strengths (and weaknesses) and grow their self-awareness so that they can apply what they learn in class to the variety of situations they face outside of it.

Post Workshop Coaching
To help workshop participants succeed, especially when the stakes are high, consider adding post workshop coaching. This hour-long one-on-one follow-up takes place virtually and may be conducted any time after the workshop. Individuals always work with one of the instructors from their workshop to ensure continuity and mutual trust.

Turpin will modify the workshop to meet the specific needs of the business and each individual attending.

Intended For
This workshop is designed for employees who must present complex technical information to non-technical audiences. Those who work in IT, finance, engineering, the sciences, insurance, marketing, and R&D are typical candidates. Attendees should have some presentation experience, but not everyone needs to be at the same level. Often a wide range of skills and experience provides the richest learning environment.

Communicate More by Saying Less - Presenting data for maximum impact

Recommended Experience Level


Duration: 2 days

Maximum Enrollment: 8

Number of Instructors: 2

Degree of Coaching
High. Coaching occurs in the main classroom, and one-on-one coaching follows every in-class exercise.

Online Pre-work
Participants complete an online needs assessment and prepare the presentation they’ll work on in class.

Skill Reinforcement
Provided through eCoach.

Optional post-workshop coaching is available.

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