Especially these days with a lot of people working from home, communicating online is part of the job. That includes giving presentations online, but the skills you use in the physical world aren’t quite the same as the ones you use online. These courses are designed to teach you how to adapt your physical-world skills to the online-world environment.
Suggestion: Take all of your team members through the Introductory Workshop, and be known in your organization for having one of the best-communicating teams around!
What it is:
A 1-on-1 focus on the individualized improvements you need most.
I call this “picking out your 80/20” (the Pareto Principle), the 20% of the work that could get you 80% of the improvement. Having an expert recognize and point out your 80/20 saves you a lot of time and effort you might otherwise waste focusing on the wrong things.
Grab a real, work-related presentation you are preparing for, like a recurring monthly status update, or a quarterly marketing initiatives report. We’re going to run your presentation through these training filters, and at the end you’ll know the secrets that’ll cause the others in the office to say, “Wow, where did he/she pick that up?”
- Six weekly 1-on-1 online practice sessions (each session is approximately 45-60 minutes)
- Expert triaging and prioritizing of your particular 80/20
- Homework assignments during the week
- Help during the week whenever you need it (for example, adjusting your presentation to the structure we’re learning that week, or distilling your message to the key six words)
- Free access to office hours
The errors that most often rise to the top of a client’s 80/20 list:
- Ignoring the three top videoconferencing tips
- The first three questions not being thought through
- Missed visual language opportunities
- Missed structure opportunities
- Missed audience participation opportunities
- Have a real, work-related presentation you are preparing for (like a quarterly marketing initiative plan, for example). In this course, the more we work with real materials, the better.
- Professional proficiency in English.
- No previous in-real-life presentation training is required; you can take this course even if you’ve never practiced presentations before.
These next three modules are each “stand-alone,” meaning you can take them in any order, and/or you can take only one, two, or all three.
- Outlines (alternative ways to structure your presentation)
- Visuals (how to wrap a story around your charts)
- Delivery (presentation pitfalls and how to avoid them)
- Have completed the Introductory Workshop