Seminar | Power to Persuade: How to Give Winning Presentations
Great Presenters Are Not Magicians…
We’ve all met them. People who seem to hit the ball out of the park every time they present. No matter the stakes, no matter the message, no matter the audience. Nine times out of ten, by the time they’re done, they’ll have wooed their listeners to their side: won the deal, locked-in the financing, inked the partnership. These people are stars. Master presenters. “Worth their weight in gold,” we say.
How do they do it? It seems like magic. Wonderful. Irresistible. Completely and utterly out of our reach.
The truth is, most exceptional presenters are made, not born. All it takes to get really good is focus, effort, and practice.
… Exceptional Presentation Skills Can – And Should – Be Learned
Millions of presentations get delivered every business day. That includes sales reps “asking for the business,” entrepreneurs courting investors, employees pitching ideas to management, potential partners looking for strategic fit – the list goes on and on…
You’ve probably had to sit through your fair share of presentations – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Think about your own experience. What percentage of the presentations you’ve seen would you say were poorly executed? More than 30%? Over half? Even more?
Now, ask yourself why so many otherwise intelligent, competent professionals would allow themselves to fall into the trap of delivering ineffective, even deadly presentations.
There’s no good excuse, is there?
Ramp Up Your Team’s Presentation Skills – Here’s How
OK, so you’re sold on the idea that presentation skills matter. But, like a lot of things in life, presentation mastery takes practice.
In order to truly excel, you need to carve out specific, dedicated time to focus on what works best, and why. Then employ those best practices in every presentation you develop and deliver – until the skills you’ve learned become innate.
That’s when people might just begin to say that every single member of your team makes presentation magic.
I created the seminar, “Power to Persuade: How to Give Winning Presentations,” to serve the needs of corporate and nonprofit executives, as well as entrepreneurs who want to up their presentation game and out-execute the competition.
Host a session of this seminar and help your whole team discover:
- 5 Keys to winning presentations
- 7 Deadly Presentation Sins – and how to avoid them
- how to craft a compelling story
- 4 secrets to mastering non-verbal communication
- how to grab and hold your audience’s attention
- 6 steps you can take today to increase your persuasive power
- and much more…
Past training participants have been drawn from organizations large and small, including Acumen Solutions, AT&T Government Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton, BroadSoft, MIT Enterprise Forum, and SAIC.
Contact me today, and let’s talk about how I can help…
Sarah’s an awesome presenter. When we worked together at Manugistics, I had the pleasure of seeing her in action a number of times, but there’s one event in particular that really stands out in my memory… One of our senior sales executives got called away from a conference unexpectedly, and Sarah was asked on a moment’s notice to fly in and speak before an auditorium full of IBM partners. You’d think she’d have been a nervous wreck. Instead, from the moment she began to speak, Sarah had that audience eating out of her hand. You could tell she really knows how to work a room. She made my job easy that day.
- Beth Dowd, Former VP Brand Marketing, Manugistics (now JDA Software)
I attended Sarah’s seminar, “The Power to Persuade: How to Give Winning Presentations”… She presents a fabulous approach to building and giving presentations that make your points clearly and powerfully. I still go back to the presentation materials for a refresher every time I’m planning a critical presentation where I must have the desired effect on my audience. I highly recommend this seminar for executives, leaders, business owners, sales people, or anyone in a role where they need to persuade others on a regular basis.
- Cynthia Gilmer, Principal, The MITRE Corporation