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Presentation Skills One-to-One Coaching Program (Face-to-Face in Washington DC Metro Area, On-Line outside the Washington DC Metro Area - From

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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!

I have helped hundreds of people improve their presentation skills, communication and personal presence. I don’t give you “cookie cutter” presentation skills instruction that can you read in a book. I customize my 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 the I know the attendees’ needs even before they set foot in the training room.

As a practicing engineer, I know 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 in 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.

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 my lifetime of public speaking as a U.S. Air Force officer, engineer, college adjunct professor, and entrepreneur, I have honed my presentation skills and my ability to help others’ improve their presentation skills, communication, and personal presence. I have evaluated and provided constructive and actionable feedback for hundreds of speakers. Through methods borrowed from my time as a systems engineer, I determine the in-depth requirements of clients and then design a customized presentation skills program for the client. In 2002, Toastmasters International awarded me the highest recognition in Toastmasters, the Distinguished Toastmaster award 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 my programs are customized to the unique requirements of my 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

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

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

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)

Fees: The 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.

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