Improving Presentation Effectiveness

  • Business people often say the “presentation” of any report or concept is as important as the content, in some cases even more important.

    This advanced presentation skills training program will closely examine the “ingredients” of a successful presentation and offer practical insights on how to improve your personal skills. It is not theoretical – it is a hands-on learning experience. The program is designed to provide actual practice and rehearsal in using the new tools you will learn in group presentation situations. Participants will learn not only how to create presentations that get rave reviews, but also how to get their recommendations approved and vigorously supported.

    Teaching Approaches

    Using a mix of mini-lectures, communications exercises, drills and practice, participants learn:

    • Effective audience analysis and audience planning
    • Setting presentation objectives and outcomes
    • Adding personal value
    • Speaking persuasively about any topic
    • Cutting preparation time in half
    • Organizing a presentation that persuades
    • Comfort with voice, gestures and movement
    • Reducing nervousness and jitters
    • Presenting powerfully to senior and executive audiences
    • Responding to challenges and questions

    Top Takeaways

    • Reduce up-front preparation time by half for any report, meeting or briefing 
    • Ensure greater approval and commitment to your ideas and recommendations
    • Use the “chunk outline” approach
    • Manage challenging audiences and leading on key business issues, even with senior executives
    • Be powerful, professional and authoritative, in spite of presentation “jitters”
    • Deal brilliantly with unexpected challenges and questions
    • Set goals for every presentation – and exceed them!
    • Stay on track, in complete control, no matter what
    • Create compelling and dynamic dialogue with your audience
    • How to guide your presentation to get a discussion started and keep it moving
    • Present powerfully to any audience, including executives and senior decision-makers

    A Complete Learning Approach

    Enjoy Our Popular Group Case Experience:

    • Plan a presentation for verbal impact
    • Work with a partner and improve your learning
    • Try out new techniques in a challenging learning environment
    • Receive personal coaching from the instructor
    • “This course changed my thinking about almost all aspects of presentations. The skills acquired will be very useful with different audiences.”

      B. MaltmanExecutive Director, General Insurance, Ombudservice
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  • Additional delivery options

    Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.

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    This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at