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Presenting with Confidence

Salem State University

352 Lafayette St. | Salem, MA 01970

Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $225.00

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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.

  • Evaluate your audience
  • Determine your objective and focus
  • Select your methodology for each segment
  • Develop necessary skills to communicate enthusiasm
  • Design graphics and support material
  • Organize thoughts in a logical and concise manner
  • Use visual materials to communicate ideas and key points of a presentation

·       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

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participants shortly before the class date. 
In-Person Class Refund Policy:
100% refund before the first class meeting; 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting.
Online Class Refund Policy:
In the case of a Salem State Online class, 100% refund before the scheduled start date. No refunds once the Salem State Online class begins. For all other online classes (Gatlin, Ed2go, or MindEdge) no refunds of any kind will be issued). Please call Andrea DiVirgilio at 978-542-6302 for more information.


Jim Ognibene

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.

Jim Ognibene

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