mentor training

Interpersonal Dynamics
Project Management
Effective Presentations
Presenting with authority and credibility is crucial to success in many professional roles. Whether an audience is made up of internal teams, executive decision makers, conference attendees, customers or end users, presenters must engage listeners, keep their attention, and drive outcomes in an environment of information overload. In this class, participants learn how to create effective content and deliver it well, building confidence as well as skill in the verbal and nonverbal aspects of presenting.
This workshop can delivered in a 3 hour, 7 hour and 2 day format depending on the topics covered and the ability to present and get feedback. The 2 day format provides additional presentation experience so that participants can incorporate feedback immediately and reinforce new skills.

Audience and Size
Managers and individual contributors who want to present with greater credibility and confidence and to engage their audiences effectively. 20 participants maximum.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify strengths and challenges as a speaker.
  • Analyze audiences in order to promote desired outcomes
  • Follow a step-by-step process for creating and focusing presentation content.
  • Practice nonverbal elements of good presenting, including stance, eye contact, gestures, and vocal volume and variety.
  • Speak within time constraints.
  • Become familiar with a variety of techniques to keep audiences engaged.
  • Learn how visuals enhance a message or detract from it.
  • Handle question-and-answer sessions with authority and poise.
  • Manage anxiety during both preparation and delivery.
About the facilitator

The lead facilitator for this workshop helps organizations improve productivity and focus through clear thinking, writing, speaking, and priority-setting. Her clients include tech startups, Fortune 100 companies, health care providers, and government agencies, and she has taught workshops at Amazon, eBay, Genentech, and many other companies.

Before starting her training and coaching consultancy, she spent the early part of her career as an editor and journalist, interviewing leading thinkers such as Dan Ariely, Edward de Bono, Warren Bennis, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has more than 20 years of experience helping organizations reach their audiences effectively. Her articles on leadership, wellness, and career success have appeared in a wide variety of publications including Chief Executive, Health, Glamour, and Bottom Line.