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How to Present like a Pro

a full-day training workshop, facilitated by Joan Lloyd, C.S.P. 
This workshop is excellent for small groups of up to 5 participants from one organization, or department.  We also provide one-on-one presentation skills coaching. 

Spend an entire day receiving personal coaching that will take your skills to the next level. Joan is one of less than 400 speakers in the world to have received the prestigious CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the National Speakers Association.
Effective presentation skills are one of the most coveted skills in the new working environment. Presenting your ideas powerfully and effectively demands content knowledge, delivery skills and an awareness of the tools that can take an ordinary presentation and turn it into a powerful platform for delivering meaningful messages that will be around long after the meeting is over. 
This workshop is for you if you . . .
  • Want to feel more confident when you speak in front of a group.
  • Want to learn the secrets the pros use to manage nervousness.
  • Want to look credible and polished when you make presentations to your employees or customers.
  • Need to hone your sales presentation skills.
  • Have a new position that requires presentation skills.
  • Have a difficult message to deliver.
  • Have only one chance to prepare and give a spectacular presentation.

Topics covered: 

  • The Art of Persuasion
  • The Anatomy of a Speech
  • Deadly Sins of Presenters
  • Audience Centered Presentations
  • Adult Learning Techniques
  • Techniques to Get Audience Participation and Buy-in
  • Preparation
  • Q & A Techniques
  • Tips for Using Visual Aids
  • Getting the Technical Message Across
Each participant is asked to bring a presentation they have presented before, including any audio visual aids and/or a Powerpoint file and laptop, if they use one; they are not asked to present new material (unless they chose to).  Each participant practices and is given individual coaching, from Joan Lloyd and the group.  As the day progresses, the group gets more comfortable and their confidence and skill level grows considerably.  Each participant takes away new confidence in their ability. 
Comments from recent participants in Joan Lloyd's, "How to Present Like a Pro" workshops:

“I just wanted to say that I found your “presentation skills lab” to be amazingly beneficial for me and know without a doubt I’ve already started to apply what I’ve learned. I will definitely take you up on the extended offer of utilizing you as a resource for future presentations.

"The workshop was great! It confirmed a lot of my own perceptions and gave me a new perspective on others. Also, the real-time feedback was very beneficial. Admittedly, as much as I dreaded being video taped, that was very helpful in seeing what others see. And, after awhile, it wasn't bad at all!"
"You are a brilliant, 5 star trainer and coach! I so appreciated the candid, yet supportive critique of my work. You created a safe environment for me to test my skills."
"One a scale of 1 to 10, the workshop rates 10!  I liked Joan's approach. I expected to be lectured on how to present. I was pleasantly surprised to get personalized coaching based on my own person style, from Joan, not just a cookie-cutter workshop."

"The session last week was very helpful. The most important thing that I learned was that if the material is not good, the presentation will not be good. I am now more confident about my presenting skills. Thanks for the opportunity."
"I certainly have a stronger feeling of confidence in the way I present and interact as a group leader. I also appreciated the workbook, the rewriting/speaking questions in them were very helpful in giving direction and structure to presentations. Overall, I thought it was very worthwhile. I will recommend the workshop, and Joan Lloyd, to others!!!
This workshop is excellent for small groups of up to 5 participants from one organization, or department.  We also provide one-on-one presentation skills coaching.  Ask about our fee reduction for booking multiple sessions of this workshop, or booking multiple workshops as a training series.


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