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PRESENTING WITH CONFIDENCE
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 28 – June 6, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Enterprise Center at Salem State University
This course provides both techniques and practice in preparing, organizing, and delivering effective oral presentations. Participants will learn skillful delivery after designing the most appropriate training materials for their audience. Organizing thoughts in a logical and concise manner with a systematic design and structure of your content is key to successful delivery. We will review which delivery modality to use when: talking head, powerpoint, small groups, manuals, handouts, video, etc. The course explores body language; the use of voice volume, pitch, rate, and quality as assets to speaking and a segment on how to use technology seamlessly for the greatest punch. Participants are required to bring a presentation topic; regardless of the stage of the process of presentation design. Participants will learn techniques during the morning segment and practice your presentation during the afternoon segment of the workshop.
· Attract and keep your audience’s attention
· Start and finish with poise and assurance
· Present the right appearance – dress and posture
· Use body language and voice dynamics appropriately
· Manage questions effectively
· Deal with difficult questions and difficult behavior
· Create an attention-getting introduction and a powerful close
Jim has studied and taught in the field of Organizational and Talent Development for two decades. He and his team have designed & delivered leadership development and customer service programs including over 1300 full and half day professional development workshops. He has grown tremendously through giving and receiving hundreds of one on one coaching and mentoring sessions. Human development is the common theme along his career path: Director, Organizational Development, State Government; Customer Service Trainer and Leader in several private sector organizations; Manager of Volunteers at the Greater Boston Food Bank and Business Education Teacher in a private high school. His experience pans all four key sectors: private, public, education and nonprofit.
Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing from George Mason University, Virginia and a Masters of Education in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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