Presentation Skills Training

Storytelling for Business Results (presentations)

This training program provides participants with the skills and tools they need to weave stories into business presentations.

Experience Level

Low to High


Duration: 2 days
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Number of Instructors: 2
Location: Client Site

Degree of Coaching

High: Coaching occurs in the main classroom, private video-review coaching follows every in-class exercise

Intended For

Individual contributors and managers who deliver internal and external presentations

Storytelling for Business Results (presentations)

Essentials for weaving compelling stories into presentations

Throughout the class, participants will apply the principles of The Orderly Conversation to their presentations and the stories they tell during them.

They will learn to

  • Craft and tell stories with intention
  • Weave stories into the conversation taking place during their presentations
  • Engage listeners in a fruitful conversation
  • Manage the complexities of hybrid presentations
  • Frame presentations to set context and provide a reason for others to participate
  • Manage nervousness and gain self-awareness
  • Be clear, concise, direct, and compelling
  • Be appropriately persuasive
  • Create effective visual aids to support key messages
  • Use visuals effectively whether seated or standing, projected, hand-held, or hard copy
  • Think on their feet
  • Facilitate fruitful interactions with others
  • Nurture relationships with others through effective and efficient communication

“I have to frankly tell you that I went into this two-day training with a bit of skepticism based on prior experiences with presentation trainings. Much to my delight, I found your training to be fun and incredibly informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the two days and feel as though I walked away with some great new skills. While sometimes it is difficult for us to justify setting everything else aside for two full days in order to participate in something like this … Our time was very well spent.” Bonnie C., Vituity

Additional Post-Workshop Skill-Reinforcement Options

In addition to the skill-reinforcement resources included in eCoach, consider these options:

Manager Support Program: Managers play a critical role in helping employees apply what they learn in class to the situations they face outside of it. To help managers support the learning, and when appropriate to do so, we provide guidance for setting expectations prior to the workshop and providing support after.

Virtual Presentation Skills Training: The skills required to present virtually are an extension of the skills required in face-to-face situations. If your presenters present virtually, consider adding a virtual post-workshop session to help them be more successful in the online environment.

Dress Rehearsal 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.

Communication Training Yields Business Results

We believe that business communication training must focus on business results: making work easier, employees more successful, workplaces more cooperative, and goals more attainable.

Getting Business Done and 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 to your team and company.

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

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Workshop Tailoring

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

Blended Learning

We believe in a blended learning approach. eCoach is how we do it.

Online Pre-work

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

Skill Reinforcement

After the workshop, participants have access to a host of job aids and tools to help them apply what they learn to situations they face outside the training room.

Related Resources

Article at Training Industry Magazine
What Everyone Should Know About Storytelling

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