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Presentation and personal presence skills are essential for those who want to succeed and advance in their career. People who can present in front of an audience and influence their audience to their way of thinking will quickly advance in their company. They will outpace those with greater technical knowledge but who lack good presentation skills.
Self-development expert Brian Tracy says, “Your ability to communicate with others will account for fully 85% of your success in your business and in your life.” Would you improve your presentation skills if you knew there was an 85% chance it would add to your career? Of course, you would!
Frank DiBartolomeo has helped hundreds of people improve their presentation skills, communication and personal presence. He doesn't give you “cookie cutter” presentation skills instruction that can you read in a book. Frank customizes his presentation skills coaching to fit your personal needs. Each presentation skills coaching service is customized for each person’s needs using a unique mechanism to ensure Frank knows the attendees’ needs even before they attend the course.
As a practicing engineer, he knows technical professionals proclivity is to work with numbers, graphs, and spreadsheets. However, as Brian Tracy says above, this accounts for only 15% of your success in business and your life.
Sitting at your desk and doing your job every day while allowing you to keep your job, only counts for 15% of your advancement. You must get up from your desk and communicate with others and convince them to your way of thinking.
Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” And the only way to get others to get what they want is to communicate with them. Improving your presentation skills is like mining a vein of pure gold which is your mind.
If you want to command the room when you speak, if you want to speak with confidence and ease, if you want to influence your audience, I can help you.
In his lifetime of public speaking as a U.S. Air Force officer, engineer, college adjunct professor, and entrepreneur, Frank has honed his presentation skills and his ability to help others’ improve their presentation skills, communication, and personal presence.
He has evaluated and provided constructive and actionable feedback for hundreds of speakers. Through methods borrowed from his experience as a systems engineer, he determines the in-depth requirements of clients and then designs a customized presentation skills program for the client.
In 2002, Toastmasters International awarded Frank the organization's highest individual recognition, Distinguished Toastmaster, for outstanding public speaking and leadership. A large part of this recognition was providing other speakers feedback on what went right in their speeches and what they need to improve and how to improve it.
All of his programs are customized to the unique requirements of his clients. The participants will walk away with the majority or all of the below presentation skills:
Reducing your fear of presenting to an audience
Solving your presentation “pain points”
Using better listening skills to become a better speaker
Learning how public speaking adds to your power
Developing a speech topic
Speaking frequently to develop your presentations skills faster
Answering audience questions with competence and confidence
Fielding hostile audience questions
Fielding audience questions not related to your topic
Using descriptive words to get your point across to your audience
Using eye contact to engage and keep your audience’s attention
Using eye contact to build rapport with your audience
Using eye contact to gain speaking confidence
Using gestures to emphasize your main points
Using gestures to gain audience trust
Using gestures to enhance the words you are speaking
Dressing for success in your speaking
Dressing appropriately for your audience, venue, and topic
Dressing to evoke planned audience reaction
Writing your presentation to clarify your thinking
Speaking well to enhance your leadership
Recording yourself in video to help you become a better speaker
Telling stories to engage your audience
Telling stories to tap into your audience’s emotions
Telling stories to give your audience “mental hooks” to remember your main points
Remaining calm when things go wrong in your presentation
Practicing mishap recovery before your presentation
Recovering from presentation mishaps when the audience notices the mishap
Using your presentation openings capture your audience’s attention
Using the basic forms of the presentation opening
Using your presentation closings to make your presentation more memorable
Using the basic forms of the presentation closing
Packing more power with shorter presentations
Reducing “ahs,” “ums,” and other verbal fillers
Constructing PowerPoint slides
Establishing yourself as the expert through your presentations
Mind Storming your topic to discover your main points
Seeking opportunities to speak
Using powerful and descriptive statements when you speak
Using repeated words and phrases to emphasize your main points
Using the “Rule of Three”
Giving your audience practical action steps to implement your main points
Using speech patterns to influence your audience
1. Initial meeting (2 hours)
- Purpose: To go over best practices in delivering presentations to individuals and small to large groups. Some of the competencies we will cover include:
- How to build instant rapport and connect with one person, five, fifty or hundred
- Exercises to be more engaging and keep everyone awake
- How to SOFTEN your image to be more approachable, likable and trustworthy (body language, tone and voice)
- Reducing your fear of presenting to an audience
- Words and language that derail connections
- How to connect with various age groups (millennials, baby boomers, etc.)
- How to speak in a clear, concise and persuasive manner
- How to cut out your ums, ahs, and other verbal clutter
- Use of stories to generate interest (storyboarding)
- How to open and close a presentation for maximum impact
- Communication crushers that get in the way
- How to speak on the “fly” impromptu speaking
- How to get and use humor in your presentations
- What to do before, during and after a presentation to ensure success
- How to answer questions
- People buy on emotion and back by facts
- PowerPoint tips, tools and techniques
- Dealing with doubters, skeptics and difficult clients
- And more …
2. Second meeting (2 hours)
- Purpose: Review past and upcoming presentations
- You will deliver a presentation(s) and get feedback on strengths and areas to improve
- How to exercises and tools for continual improvement
- Assistance in writing, adding/subtracting content, stories, humor, etc. to enhance the presentation
3. Third meeting (2 hours)
- Purpose: To deliver a presentation (s) to a couple of colleagues.
- The presentation will be filmed with an iPhone and reviewed
- Feedback on connecting with the audience
- Feedback on strengths and areas of improvement
- How to exercises and tools for continual improvement
- If possible, Frank is available to watch and review an actual presentation to provide feedback.
4. Additional meetings on an as-needed basis
- Frank is available to watch and review specific meetings and provide feedback
- Frank can assist in writing and preparing upcoming presentations
- Frank also offers professional development programs on presentation skills for groups (flat fee for groups)
You will also receive:
- Extensive presentation skills checklist
- Recording of the session to remind and reinforce
- FREE subscription to Frank’s weekly presentation skills ezine
- FREE PDF electronic copy of Frank’s upcoming book “Speak Well and Prosper: Tips, Tools and Techniques for Better Presentations
Your investment is $350 per hour with a 2 hour minimum for each visit (the client is charged for $700 for 2 hours or any part thereof and an additional $350 for each additional hour after the initial period of two hours). This fee includes all expenses. The client will be invoiced after each meeting.
For more information, call Frank DiBartolomeo at (703) 509-4424 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org