The Presentation Skills Training workshop transforms participants into presenters who can inspire listeners with their vision and motivate them to take action. When people improve presentation skills, decision-making improves. Projects launch with momentum, employees contribute with excitement, sales close faster, and performance accelerates.
CHICAGO PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING
March 26-27, 2020
Marriott Magnificent Mile 540 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Limited to 12 participants. Registration includes workbook, supporting materials, digital badge of achievement, and certificate. Complimentary coffee and lunch provided. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Class begins promptly at 9AM and ends at 4PM with a one hour lunch break at noon.
WHY THIS TRAINING
Presentations that lack clarity and purpose can damage credibility. Instead of helping decision making, they hurt it. Listeners end up confused, unsure of how to move forward. Developing presentation skills enhances credibility and improves decision time and quality, helping your organization achieve important innovation, sales, and performance goals.
LEARN HOW TO
Reduce nervousness and improve eye contact and body language.
Make your message relevant to audience concerns.
Craft 60-second openings that grab attention.
Incorporate visuals to enhance impact.
Use verbal and non-verbal behaviors to build trust.
Embrace tough questions and objections with confidence.
Adapt skills to meetings, online interactions, conversations, even emails.
AFTER THE TRAINING
You can expect an improvement in critical thinking, authentic engagement, memorable visual storytelling, and presentation delivery with a confident presence.
We train professionals to communicate with clear intentions, purpose, and impact to help your workforce contribute during meetings, make faster decisions, share new ideas, close deals, and retain new talent.
PREPARE FOR SUCCESS
Get clear and specific about your goals for your presentation.
Determine how you want to be perceived.
Learn what you need to know ahead of time.
LEARN THE ART OF A CONFIDENT PRESENCE
Master a confident and relaxed posture to communicate credibility.
Use your eyes to connect individually with listeners and build trust.
Reduce nervousness and improve body language.
Use meaningful gestures for emphasis.
Use pausing skills to change the pace, gather thoughts, and make a point.
Master interaction techniques to generate audience involvement and interest.
BUILD COMPELLING CONTENT
Analyze and understand your listeners' needs and anticipate their concerns.
Learn how to create an audience-centric and story-driven presentation.
Use Correlations 5 point strategy to create successful presentations even at the last minute.
Create an engaging listener-focused opening.
Link your content to what your audience cares about throughout your presentation.
Close with a strong point of view or a call to action.
USE VISUALS TO ENHANCE ENGAGEMENT
Use proven guidelines for creating effective visuals.
Practice professional presentation delivery techniques.
Learn how to use presentation slides so that you remain the focus, not your slides.
Learn the effective use of backup slides and handouts.
HANDLE QUESTIONS TO BUILD TRUST
Learn how to embrace questions from your audience.
Start with your own engaging questions to kickoff anticipated questions.
Learn how to pause, repeat, respond to effectively handle challenges and objections.
Learn techniques to defer questions for another time or delegate to another person.
Learn how to give a credible response even when you don't have an answer.
REINFORCE YOUR SKILLS
Receive feedback from the facilitator, participants, and yourself.
Create a personal action plan based on the feedback received during practice sessions.
Explore future skill development opportunities from public speaking organizations such as Toastmasters and TEDx.