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Presentation Skills


“Thanks to your patience, skill and guidance, I was able to overcome my fear of public speaking. You were right. It really can be fun!”

— Peggy D. Garfunkel, Senior Vice President, MBIA Insurance Corporation

When Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, we helped him prepare and deliver a speech for an upcoming book tour. Gift catalog guru Lillian Vernon consulted us on many presentations for her and her staff and in Miami we helped “One Minute Manager” author Ken Blanchard and legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula with their presentations in the promotion of their bestseller, “Everyone’s A Coach.”

Since 1981, we’ve been helping CEO’s, employees, leaders of major non-profits, authors, editors and members of Congress sharpen their presentation skills. We work with our clients to go beyond PowerPoint and scripted preparation to a lean, powerful one-to-one conversational style that advances goals and gets results!

Our one-day program delivers the tools and techniques to turn every presentation into a winning, collaborative experience between speaker and audience. Our program includes:

  • Fundamentals of Executive Presentations
  • How To Prepare A Winning Talk
  • The Five Things You Need To Know About Every Audience
  • High Impact Meetings
  • The Use and Non-Use of Visual Aids
  • When They Don’t Want To Be There—Strategies For Reaching the Uncommitted Audience
  • Your Voice — How To Use It For Maximum Impact
  • Less Is More — The Power of Going Less Than Your Allotted Time
  • Four Openings That Never Fail
  • Your Conclusion — Finish Big, Finish Early

“Our strategic plan presentation went off without a hitch due to your invaluable tutelage. How is it that you can take a bunch of amateurs and within hours have us presenting like pros? You are magic.”

— Patti Cohen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Donna Karan Company

“What I Said Was…”
The Power Of Dynamic Listening


How many times have you made what you thought was a clear statement only to have a colleague or worse, half your department interpret what you said as if you said it in French? In the diverse twenty-first century workplace, effective interdepartmental communication can be a modern Tower of Babel, with IT not communicating with Marketing, field reps misinterpreting critical memos (or not even getting them), Sales baffled by Creative.

This powerful workshop shuts down misinterpretation with DLC, Dynamic Listening Communication, an easy to learn, step-by-step process that enhances employee interactions and saves untold hours due to mistaken interpretation. Topics include:

  • The Five Pathways of Miscommunication
  • The Power of Active Listening — How to separate content from confusion
  • Dynamic Questioning — The key to showing interest and concern to encourage fresh ideas
  • Clarification — How to verify information to minimize miscommunication
  • Feedback — How to foster positive attitudes
  • Follow-Up — How to turn a message into action

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

— Winston Churchill

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