Mastering Your Presentations

No-nonsense communication strategies for getting business done

This comprehensive presentation skills workshop is interactive and realistic. It builds the skills presenters need to develop their strengths, communicate their message effectively, and move business forward. This training is delivered through a combination of face-to-face, virtual, and on-demand modalities.

Experience Level

Low to High

Overview

Duration: 2+ days
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Number of Instructors: 2
Location: Client Site & Virtual Classroom

Degree of Coaching

High: personal coaching occurs both in the classroom and in private video review after every in-class exercise

Intended For

All business communicators who present using PowerPoint or other slideware

Mastering Your Presentations

No-nonsense communication strategies for getting business done

Throughout the class, participants apply the principles of The Orderly Conversation® to their own real-life presentations. Each presenter’s audience may vary – from small or large in-person groups to remote or hybrid environments.

Successful participants will learn to

  • Engage listeners and create the conditions for a fruitful, results-oriented conversation
  • Communicate effectively face-to-face, virtually, and in hybrid situations
  • Frame their presentations so that they are listener-focused and persuasive
  • Create effective visual aids to support key messages
  • Manage nervousness and gain self-awareness
  • Be clear and concise
  • Use projected, hand-held, or hard copy visuals effectively, whether face-to-face or virtual, seated or standing
  • Use virtual tools, including video, for maximum engagement
  • Think on their feet
  • Weave stories into their presentations when appropriate
  • Facilitate fruitful interactions with listeners
  • Get the business of the presentation done effectively and efficiently

Attendees receive a copy of The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined

“The (team members) hit the ball out of the park with their presentations today. Their delivery and message were great.  I witnessed them all using skills and techniques you discussed last week. They definitely took stuff away from your time together.” Client

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 for providing support after.

Dress Rehearsal Coaching: To help workshop participants succeed, especially when the stakes are high, consider adding post-workshop coaching. These sessions (usually conducted virtually and treated like a dress rehearsal) are an excellent way to prepare for the next big presentation. Individuals always work with one of the instructors from their workshop to ensure continuity and mutual trust. Additional fees apply.

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.

Mastering Your Presentations is offered regularly as a public course in Chicago.

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