"By far the best professional development opportunity I have ever received."
PowerHouse Presenting Participant
Professional Service Firm
Experts agree: interpersonal skills catapult careers. Few interpersonal skills are more important than our ability to present effectively. "Give me one day and I will improve your communications skills by 30 percent," promises Randy Siegel.
Who Would Benefit
While all levels and most professions will benefit, PowerHouse Presenting is particularly helpful for consultants and salespeople.
How They Would Benefit
- Participants receive individual attention — personal evaluation, goal-setting, and coaching — in a fun and supportive learning environment.
- Students learn skills that help them socially as well as professionally.
- Investing in your staff's presentation skills is investing in your organization's bottom line.
- Enhance personal communications style.
- Increase credibility, likeability, and authority.
- Turn fear into positive energy.
- Attract, retain, motivate, and inspire employees.
- Win new clients and grow existing ones.
- Build stronger and deeper relationships at work and at home.
Most participants report an improvement of 30 percent or more in the way they present.
What We Cover
Who we are speaks much louder than what we have to say because what really sells people on anything is the authenticity of the presenter. Audiences are attracted to authenticity. The more comfortable we are, the more compelling we become.
"Leaders can no longer simply stand in front of a room and tell people what to do," writes Lee Glickstein in his book Be Heard Now! Tap into Your Inner Speaker and Communicate with Ease. "To make an impact, we need to forge strong, heartfelt relationships with people. We have to let them in, so that they will let our message in."
Communications researcher Michael Motley found that most presenters operate under one of two general attitudes — a communications attitude or a performance attitude. Speakers with high anxiety almost always have a performance orientation. They view their audience as critics who are judging how they make their presentation. As a result, these presenters become over-focused on their wording and delivery. Presenters with a communications orientation focus on connecting with and communicating to their audiences.
In a fast, fun, and interactive environment, you will learn how to open yourself to audiences by adopting a communications orientation and:
- Build rapport with clients, coworkers, media and prospects.
- Harness the 93% Solution and maximize your personal presentation style.
- Increase your likeability, credibility, and authority.
- Review the six steps for organizing presentations.
- Learn how to present to top management.
- Ensure buy-in throughout the presentation.
- Make PowerPoint work for you.
- Get the butterflies to fly in formation and manage stage fright.
Typically I work with up to fifteen people per day, but I have accommodated much larger groups. I begin the day with a fun, interactive classroom session for the entire group, and in the afternoon I provide small group coaching.
Participants must be prepared to deliver a five-minute presentation (may be part of a longer presentation).
For more information on the topics covered by PowerHouse Presenting, read Randy Siegel's article: Seven Tips and Seven Pitfalls to PowerHouse Presenting.