Be Ready - Unimpressive Presentations Are Deceptively Costly
Unimpressive presentations are deceptively costly. People who would have bought don’t buy. People who would have given don’t give. Cooperation fades. Interest wanes. Yes turns into no. The bottom line? What could have happened doesn’t. Should you try to impress? No. Be impactful.
Most of us have experienced people who are clearly comfortable presenting, maybe even eloquent, but something's missing. On the flip side, how often have you seen someone "forced" into presenting who is clearly not comfortable? That's painful to watch. The vast majority of presenters fall into one of those two categories. Why?
One reason is misunderstanding what truly impresses people. Sincerity, transparency and a mindset of helpfulness go far. Confidence and humility are not incompatible. “Trying to impress” so often fails because it comes across as insincere and insecure. This training helps people develop the courage and confidence to expressively be themselves while telling their stories. It’s wonderfully freeing, and it shows.
As beneficial as courage and confidence are, skill also matters, and presentation skills training can be prohibitively expensive, often approaching $1000 per day per person and more. Less expensive options are typically online or have too many people attending, leaving little to no time for individual coaching.
We provide a better way: expertly led "on your feet” presentation skills training with capped enrollment (12 or fewer) for a fraction of the cost ($249 per person for the one-day public program). Onsite, evening and multi-day options are also available. Many now realize being able to engage on camera and through a laptop screen is the new essential skill. If that includes you, simply schedule a one-on-one virtual coaching session. With real-time coaching, we strip away what doesn't matter and focus on what does. The result? Confidence and competence soar, resulting in a group of people who can impactfully engage with others.
Impactful Storytelling Agenda
Learn how to immediately engage people and keep their attention.
Realize the differences between informing, entertaining and selling, and be able to honorably do all three.
Become skilled at concisely sharing relevant stories supporting your purpose.
Get fresh insights for presenting "dry" content in compelling ways.
Have body language that enhances your message instead of sabotaging it.
Know how to respond effectively to even the most challenging people.
Be able to adjust your content when having more or less time than expected.
Own the moment instead of being swallowed up by it.
Who benefits from this kind of training? Past sessions have included business owners, sales professionals, managers and team leaders, people in fundraising and development, missions and ministry folks, presenters and trainers, job seekers and more. Many come for personal reasons. Those who attend literally feel their skill increasing and confidence rising as the day progresses; they also see the same thing happening in others. It's truly eye-opening.