From Awful to Awesome: Presentation Skills 101
Have you ever attended an AWFUL presentation? Most people would say “Yes.” If they are being honest, they might even admit that some of those awful presentations were THEIR presentations! It doesn’t have to be that way.
Don Franceschi’s signature presentation skills training workshop, From Awful to Awesome: Presentation Skills 101, can help. It is designed for inexperienced, infrequent, or ineffective business presenters. Do you have some of those in your organization? Would you like to help them make the transformation from awful to awesome? (Their future audiences will thank you!)
Attendees of this workshop will walk away knowing how to properly PREPARE for a presentation — how to CREATE a compelling presentation — and how to DELIVER that compelling presentation — and have some fun along the way. The workshop will also address the “elephant in the room” — Presentation Anxiety — and discuss strategies on reducing that anxiety to a reasonable level.
The length of this workshop can vary between four and six hours based on the needs of the client. Contact Don and help save the world — one presentation at a time!
Fighting the FEAR: Reducing Speaker Anxiety
When it comes to public speaking there are usually two outcomes — either you controlled your nerves, or your nerves controlled you. If you’re tired of your nerves coming out on top, you need to change your approach. Let Don Franceschi teach you the Four Core Speaking Principles that should guide your public speaking in this 30 to 60 minute breakout training session. Don will also include specific tips on how to approach your next speech or presentation. Wouldn’t it be awesome to reduce that speaking anxiety to a reasonable level?
Speaker anxiety can be so debilitating and career limiting to folks who suffer from it — and let’s be honest — it’s not much fun for their audiences either. Contact Don to assist you and your organization control those public speaking nerves — help is on the way!
Funny Business: The Power of Humor in Presentations
Is it important to include humor in your presentations? Only if you want your audience to remember your message! It’s true — including humor enhances learning, and makes the presentation more fun for the audience AND the presenter.
To be an effective presenter, it’s vital that you make a connection with your audience — and humor is one of the best ways to accomplish that. A side benefit is that including humor helps reduce speaker anxiety as well. That’s a win/win!
In this 30-60 minute breakout training session, Don Franceschi will guide you on the best approaches to including humor in those otherwise bland and boring presentations. Learn how to make your presentations the ones that people WANT to attend!
Kind Words from Audience Members
“Hey Don — Thank you again for taking your time to join us at CPI ! I have received a
few comments from staff on your impact to them that I am sharing below.”
David Magallon | Program Manager
Supervised Visitation, Community Justice System
Child Parent Institute — “Building brighter futures for our children and families”
“I really enjoyed the presentation… Appreciated his fresh perspective on engagement and ‘clarity of the message.’ Thank you for your inspiration!”
“I just want to thank you… for the opportunity to learn how I can improve my classes. Today I’m going to have a new presentation and I feel more confident because my reminder is to focus on the purpose of the presentation.”
“I appreciated the info regarding the use of PowerPoint, and the tips about trying to break up the content of the presentation with activities, etc.”
“I appreciated the presentation. It was good information on presenting information without overwhelming or losing the crowd.”
“I saw the second half and I loved the way that Don put all of his recommendations into practice during the presentation. I believe his tips really will work because I was so engaged while I listened.”
“(It) was fun and straightforward. I’m comfortable with public speaking and doing presentations and I still found his tools really helpful. I really like the use of props…”