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Whether the participants will present to large or small groups within the organization, conduct training programs, lead information-sharing meetings or speak to audiences outside the organization, they will learn to dynamically present a well-prepared message. Participants will gain knowledge about new methods for presentation preparation and delivery. The facilitator will coach each participant in a live audience situation, maximizing the unique presentation style of each participant.

  • Learn new techniques for adapting to the demands of diverse audiences
  • Develop concise, organized messages with less preparation time
  • Incorporate memorable examples to enhance listener comprehension and retention
  • Practice managing the unique challenges of interactive presentations
  • Add audience-involving techniques to encourage participation
  • Utilize visual media to enhance, not distract from, the speaker’s message
  • Enhance one’s own unique speaking style
  • Practice dynamic delivery techniques
  • What affects a presenter’s credibility? – introduction to program core values
  • Adapting to listeners’ expectations
  • Avoiding the preparation mistakes many presenters make – information-sharing and in-class planning exercises
  • Tips for enlivening dry material
  • Being a dynamic speaker without acting
  • What should today’s facilitator have done differently? – group discussion to reinforce current training principles and to create comfort with critiquing one another’s presentations
  • Speaking assignment: present a topic that is complex, technical or completely outside of the audience’s knowledge in a clear, concise, dynamic manner. Visual aids recommended.

This program may be delivered in a 12- or 20- hour format and is targeted for all associates in an organization who are responsible for delivering presentations.

We can tailor this program and deliver it on-site for your employees and leaders.

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Deborah Easton Deborah Easton

Kent State facilitator Deborah Easton has been a communications coach for 30 years, and provides audiences with practical and effective advice for communicating with colleagues, customers and direct reports. 

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“Deb was energetic, clear, and provided a lot of examples to help with understanding the concepts presented.”

Maria Ortega, Editorial Manager,
American Greetings