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Presentation Skills Seminar Coaching Program

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
  • Mindstorming 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

Option 1: Good

This half-day or full-day session covers all the basics of good public speaking. It is fast-paced with a good amount of interaction, discussion, and exercises. There will be speeches by a few participants with feedback provided. The participants learn the basics of good public speaking through my presentations, observing other speakers, and hearing my and other participants’ feedback. This half-day or full-day session works best with a maximum of 25 participants.

Option 2: Better

This option has groups of 4 - 6 people at any one time (one session per group). This provides more individual attention. Each group session last 3 - 3.5 hours: participants will be out of the office for not more than 3.5 hours. All participants present previously prepare 7 – 10-minute speeches. After each speech, there will be positive evaluations by other participants including positive aspects and areas for improvement. I will also provide speech evaluation including the positive aspects, areas for improvement, and how to make the improvements in the participant’s speech. Participants will see and hear immediate feedback after their speech. Participants will then re-deliver the parts of their speeches that need improvement. All participant speeches will be video recorded. Every participant receives a course handout and follow up e-mail with the key points from me and each participant’s individual feedback with actions to take to remedy the areas of improvement. Multiple groups can be accommodated in the 3.5-hour session (one 3.5-hour session per group) over 2 – 3-day period

Option 3: Best

Option 3 includes everything included in Option 2 plus participants meet with me the next day for 30 – 60 minutes for a one-on-one coaching session with each participant concerning his/hers individual challenges and concerns. There will be more in-depth analysis on the positive aspects of each participant’s presentation and areas of improvement with how to remedy the areas of improvement.

Option 1: Good. The investment of $7,500.00 - $10,000.00 (depending on location) includes the following:

  • All expenses included
  • All preparation to tailor program to the client’s challenges, needs and concerns
  • Phone call prior to training with client training organizer to determine client’s/students’ public speaking training requirements
  • Course handouts for all participants
  • Actual presentation (any session lasting from a half to a full day. Same fee. Can have everyone in a full day session or if time is an issue, we can split the group with half in the morning and half in the afternoon)
  • Follow up e-mail with key points to remind and reinforce
  • Access to DCI weekly public speaking article for one year after the seminar
  • Debrief with client training organizers to share observations and suggestions

Option 2: Better. The investment of $7,500.00 - $10,000.00 (depending on location) includes the following:

  • All expenses included
  • Zoom session prior to training with client training organizers to determine client’s/participants in-depth public speaking training requirements
  • All preparation to tailor program to the clients challenges, needs and concerns
  • 3.5-hour individual group sessions (4 – 6 students per group)
  • Each participant will deliver a presentation and get personalized feedback
  • Each participant will be video recorded to review their presentation
  • Course handouts for all participants
  • Actual presentation. (Up to 2 sessions per day with maximum of 4 – 6 participants in each session. Same price ½ or full day)
  • Follow-up e-mail with the key points from me and each participant’s individual feedback with actions to take to remedy the areas of improvement
  • Access to DCI weekly public speaking article for two years
  • Debrief with client training organizers to share observations and suggestions

Option 3: Best. The investment of $16,000.00 - $20,000.00 (depending on location) includes the following:

  • All expenses included
  • Zoom session prior to training with client training organizers to determine client’s/participants’ in-depth public speaking training requirements
  • All preparation to tailor program to the client/individual participants’ challenges, needs and concerns
  • Two days with each group. Day 1 is the Option 2 program. Day two is individualized coaching
  • Day 2 - 30 – 60 minute 1 on 1 coaching session discussing with each participant the positive aspects of the participant’s presentation and ways to improve the student’s areas for improvement
  • Each participant will deliver a presentation and get personalized feedback (if taking option 2)
  • Each participant will be video recorded to view their presentation (if taking option 2)
  • Course handouts for all participants
  • Actual presentation (any session lasting from 1 hour to a full day)
  • Follow-up e-mail with the key points of instructor’s presentation and each student’s individual feedback
  • Access to DCI weekly public speaking article for two years
  • Debrief with client training organizers to share observations and suggestions
  • I also work with individuals to prepare/help write their presentations, license my programs and work one on one.

As an officer in the U.S. Air Force (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret)) and in his twenty-year career as a program manager and leader of people in industry, Frank has given and evaluated innumerable presentations and briefings. He knows what audiences want and need, what they don’t want to see and how to greatly “stack the odds” in your favor of you delivering a successful presentation.

You will also receive:

  • Extensive interview 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

For more information, call Frank DiBartolomeo at (703) 509-4424 or e-mail him at frank@speakleadandsucceed.com

What People are saying about Frank DiBartolomeo:

“If you want a speaking coach, who is known as the “coach’s coach,” Frank DiBartolomeo is your choice. I have been a professional speaker for over 30 years and have met hundreds of speaking coaches and trainers. Frank is one of the best. He specializes in helping technical professionals to include engineers and scientists inspire, motivate and influence their customers, colleagues and stakeholders by improving their presentation skills, communication and personal presence. His keynotes, workshops, and professional development programs are always a hit. I have referred him and highly recommend that you do too.”

Arnold Sanow, MBA, CSP (certified speaking professional), speaker, trainer, coach and author of “Present with Power, Punch and Pizzazz”

"I first met Frank DiBartolomeo at a National Speakers Association (NSA) Washington DC Chapter Meeting. Over the years, I have been impressed by his drive and determination to become a powerful public speaker and, at the same time, coach others how to speak effectively. His lifetime of public speaking as an U.S. Air Force officer, engineer, and college adjunct professor have given him the skills and experience to start his own speaking business – DiBartolomeo Consulting International (DCI). I appreciate DCI’s mantra, “Helping Technical Professionals Improve Their Presentation Skills, Communication, and Personal Presence” and believe there are many people who can benefit from his coaching and guidance."

Allison Shapira, Founder/CEO of Global Public Speaking, author of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others, and adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School

“As the Dean of the Speaker Academy of the National Speakers Association, Washington, DC (NSA-DC), for a number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with Frank DiBartolomeo as a Candidate of the Academy and then a Graduate of the Academy. During that time, he displayed extensive public speaking and coaching skills. It became quickly obvious during his Speaker Academy tenure that not only is he a very sophisticated speaker in his own right, he also has the ability to help others become better public speakers quickly. His graduation spotlight speech was a brilliant display of the power of speaking. Put yourself on the speaking fast-track. Get Frank to coach you to meet your public speaking goals and beyond!”

Darlene Carver, Dean, Speaker Academy, National Speakers Association, Washington, DC Chapter

“DCI made me a hit! I was asked to be a master of ceremonies at a banquet of 300 guests. DCI gave me the expert instruction I needed to overcome my fear of public speaking in front of all those people. As one banquet guest said to me afterwards, “You hit it out of the park!” If it hadn’t been for DCI, I would never had hit a “home run” at the banquet.”

Elaine Mahon, former President, Parent-Teacher Organization (PT)), St. Timothy School, Chantilly, Virginia

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