CCS 469-01: Exceptional Presentations
No matter how much research you’ve done or how much supporting data you provide, communication skills are essential for getting your ideas across to others in a way that inspires them to take action. Learn and practice skills for presenting compelling ideas to groups of any size, people you know or strangers, to get the results you want.
Participants in this highly interactive program will have an opportunity to:
• Review and apply practice techniques for the 10 key elements of powerful communication
• Learn and apply a creative, memorable approach to clarifying and organizing ideas so they are easily received and remembered by others
• Explore and practice all the skills needed to deliver an exceptional presentation and assure positive audience reactions, through appropriate use of words, tone and body language
• Identify potential audience challenges and practice strategies to handle them
• Create and use visual aids that enhance the audience’s understanding
• Learn and practice how to reduce stress and enhance energy prior to presenting
• Organize, rehearse and deliver a complete 15-minute presentation that includes handling audience questions
• Experience changes in how you perceive yourself as a communicator through video review and verbal and written feedback from other participants and the instructor
This program is suited for anyone interested in improving their presentation skills in formal or informal settings.
Participants come prepared with:
• A short 3–5 minute presentation on an enjoyable activity they wish to persuade others to do
• An outline of a 10-minute segment of an upcoming actual presentation (or one done in the past) to work on during the session
NOTE: This is not a program where people can expect to be in their comfort zone, or use the same behaviors they’ve used in the past for presenting. This is a challenging and rigorous program for those who truly want to get better results from their presentations, focusing on words, tone and body language to make a positive connection with the audience.
Attendance in “Making Persuasive Business Proposals” is recommended either before or after this program, to focus specifically on the facts, data and logic needed for a persuasive business proposal.
Instructor: Joyce Bailey
Dates: Thursday & Friday, Sept. 25 & 26
Registration Deadline: Sept. 22
Location: K107, CMCC, Auburn ME
Click here to register online