course description

Presentation Excellence is our flagship program. This course is designed to dramatically improve the presentation aptitude of anyone from an aspiring college student to the seasoned professional. Participants will learn practical and tangible skills that they can apply in nearly any speaking situation—whether that be a formal or informal setting. As with all of our programs, Presentation Excellence is delivered with a high level of intensity; but one that we know from experience will yield a gratifying and accomplished feeling for every participant. We believe that the opportunity for change and improvement is most often found in the form of practice. This is why each individual will speak thirteen times during the course of the 2 day session. Of those thirteen, five are digitally video recorded (and viewed) on our state-of-the art equipment. This allows the participant the opportunity to receive feedback and coaching in three ways: 1) From the instructor 2) From their peer attendees 3) Self critique. The attendee will also retain their recordings for their own future viewing and practice.

 

course objectives

  • Build an awareness that, to an audience, perception is reality
  • Understand how participants truly look and sound from an audience’s standpoint
  • Effectively control and channel nervousness
  • Increase confidence in all speaking opportunities
  • Learn best practices for keeping an audience engaged
  • Understand and practice how the flow of information is best controlled
  • Learn to appreciate the value of what audiences see, in addition to what they hear
  • Adopt a fundamental framework for analyzing your audience
  • Learn to create visual aids that clarify the intended message
  • Learn how to effectively and efficiently create a speaking road map
  • Practice capitalizing on the opportunity to speak on the spot clearly, succinctly and with passion
  • Delivery of a full presentation prepared by each participant
  • Learn how to further position oneself as an asset by delivering briefings to management
  • Practice a proven method for handling audience pressure and addressing Q&A