Presenting to Leadership & Other Decision Makers

Strategies for making a compelling case effectively and efficiently

This foundation-level presentation skills workshop provides the skills and tools participants need to speak clearly and concisely to time-crunched executives and managers.

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. Attendees learn to

  • Engage executives by getting to the point immediately
  • Manage nervousness and speak with confidence
  • Think on their feet
  • Gain self-awareness
  • Frame their presentations using a simple organizational strategy and executive summary template
  • Present the executive summary effectively whether seated or standing, projected, or hard copy
  • Answer questions and address interruptions with confidence
  • Set appropriate next steps

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
Presenting to Leadership & Other Decision Makers 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.

NOTE: Presenting to Leadership & Other Decision Makers is a foundational workshop that provides participants with an executive summary template, but it does not focus on slide design.

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.

During the tailoring process, Turpin modifies the workshop to meet the specific needs of the business and each individual attending the training.

Intended For
Attendees should have some business communication experience, but not everyone needs to be at the same level. Often a wide range of skills and experience provides the richest learning environment.

Presenting to Leadership & Other Decision Makers Strategies for making a compelling case effectively and efficiently

Recommended Experience Level


Duration: 1.5 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 executive summary they’ll work on in class.

Skill Reinforcement
Provided through eCoach.

Optional post-workshop coaching is available.

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