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Presenting Skills

A presentation can mean the difference between success and failure. It can ignite your career or sabotage your future. A presenter can engage an audience or put them to sleep.

Presentations are a great way to share information, spark dialogue, and motivate people to act. With strong presentation skills, your employees appear confident and credible when they represent your organization to clients, their colleagues and executives. When they deliver presentations with a clear purpose and the content listeners need, your staff have a positive impact on their personal success and the success of your organization.

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Presenting Skills Courses

Presenting to Groups

In-person – 2-day
Virtual – 12 hours

Our flagship course that helps you create and deliver presentations with confidence to internal or external groups.

Building Your Own Brand

In-person – Half-day or 1-day

Build your brand with clarity, consistency and authenticity.

Connecting Through Story

Virtual – 60 minutes

Learn how to use stories to add life into your communications, giving you a much better chance of keeping your audiences engaged.

Speak on the Spot

Virtual – 90 minutes

Learn the skills you need to field questions and speak off-the-cuff in meetings, presentations, and conversations.

Tips for Presenting to Executives

Virtual – 90 minutes

In this webinar, learn how to adapt and elevate your presentations for an executive audience.

Scientific Presenting to Groups

In-person – 2-day
Virtual – 12 hours

Develop skills to present convey scientific content to expert and non-expert audiences.

Delivering Compelling Presentations

In-person – 1-day
Virtual – 6 hours

Learn to deliver presentations that capture attention and motivate audiences to act.

Composing Your Presentations

Virtual – 3 or 6 hours

Take away a process and a framework you can use to prepare any business presentation.

Getting Ready to Present

Virtual – 90 minutes

In this webinar, learn to quickly shape your message and design visuals.

Executive-Ready Presentations

In-person – 2-day
Virtual – 12 hours

Plan and deliver strategic presentations that meet the unique needs of executive audiences. Learn to respond to push back with confidence.

Technical Presenting to Groups

In-person – 2-day
Virtual – 12 hours

Develop presentation skills for technical and non-technical audiences.

Engaging Online Presence

Virtual – 60 minutes and 3 hours

If you want to appear more professional in virtual meetings or presentations, this course is for you. 

Telling Stories With Data

Virtual – 90 minutes

In this webinar, learn how to bring data to life in your presentations.

See also: Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Public Courses, Coaching

Our approach

We believe good presentation skills are not an art. Rather, they are skills that anyone can master. We provide participants with easy, reliable strategies to structure every presentation. We help them get to the point, avoid rambling and make their message easy to understand and remember. 

And while a clear message is important, how you deliver that message—virtually or in person—is just as important. Audiences judge us based on factors that, in reality, have no bearing on our competence and knowledge. 

In our presentation skills course participants learn how to:

  • Capture and keep their audience’s attention with their message, not their slides
  • Present what their audience needs to know
  • Deliver their message with confidence
  • Interact skillfully with their audience

Whether your employees are new or experienced presenters, they benefit from the expert coaching and feedback they receive in our courses. 

Courses can be tailored to different types of presentations. Your employees can focus on polishing sales presentations, executive briefings, and technical or scientific presentations. 

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What to expect

A variety of learning activities
Participants learn to present by presenting. They have up to three opportunities (planned and impromptu) to deliver a presentation during each course. They work individually to develop their own presentations. Then they practice their presentation and receive feedback from their group and their facilitator on their content and delivery skills. The course facilitator records the practice presentations and participants receive a copy to refer to later.

A safe environment
People are generally nervous to speak in front of a group. And, they often dread practicing new skills in front of peers. Our facilitators are experts at creating a safe and supportive learning environment. Participants know that they can share ideas, ask questions, try out new skills and take risks without fear of negative consequences.

Teams share a common language
As a result of our presentation skills training, learners share a common language and a common set of criteria. During the course, they practice giving each other feedback using these criteria, and after the course they continue to support one other. This encourages the transfer of learning and allows for real organizational change.

Reference materials
Learners value the course materials because they outlive the session itself. Participants tell us they return to our materials to create their presentations after the course. Materials are all digital, and include:

  • A manual with templates, examples and checklists
  • Job aids
  • A copy of practice presentations
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How you benefit from having effective presentation skills

Move projects forward
Good presenters know their purpose is to provide audiences with the information they need to make the best decisions and move projects forward.

Build your credibility
People make judgments about you and your organization when you present. Remember that you display your competence, your attitude and your professionalism through the words you use and the confidence with which you deliver them.

More sales
When you can confidently represent your company with a clear, persuasive message, you stand out from the crowd and have a better chance of winning new business.

An engaged audience
Good presenters use proven techniques to draw the audience in, hold their attention and encourage action.