Presentation Skills Training

Technical Presentations for Non-Technical Audiences

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

Experience Level

Low to High


Duration: 2 days
Maximum Enrollment: 8
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

Highly technical individuals (IT, finance, engineering, the sciences, insurance, marketing, R&D) who present complex data to non-technical audiences

Technical Presentations for Non-Technical Audiences

Presenting data for maximum impact

Throughout the class, participants apply the principles of The Orderly Conversation to their own real-life technical presentations, which may be delivered standing or seated.

Participants in this presentation skills training course 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 the complexities of hybrid presentations
  • 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
  • Use the power of story to simplify and enhance key messages
  • 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

“Thank you for all of your help. Organizing presentation content can be overwhelming, but your framework is going to help tremendously. And thanks for being so kind and supportive while constructively critiquing!” Kelsey M., James Hardie

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 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). 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.

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