Presentation Training Course
Learn to speak with confidence, clarity and conviction when you attend one of our presentation workshops.
A great presentation doesn't just happen. It is well planned and rehearsed. To become a good presenter you need to learn a set of presentation skills.
On this workshop you will learn how to prepare and deliver knock-out presentations. The class is interactive and fun and ends with each student delivering a powerful presentation in front of the class.
1 Day | $350.00
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand what makes an effective presentation
- Set goals for a successful presentation
- Analyze an audience
- Prepare for the presentation
- Craft your message
- Deliver an opening to capture the audience's attention
- Deliver a substantial presentation and powerful close
- Overcome fear of public speaking
- Use different tonality for effect
- Persuade people
- Use non-verbal communication aids
- Handle questions-and-answers
- Debrief presentations.
Detailed course outline
- Define Your Goal
- Your broad objective
- Your desired outcomes
- Your measurement of success
- Knowing your audience
- Craft your Message
- Define your core message
- Define your opener
- Identify relevant arguments and data
- Organize the content
- Define your closer
- How to be persuasive
- Using different tonality for effect
- Overcome fear of public speaking
- Identify Your Resources
- What's your venue like?
- How much time will you have?
- What equipment will you use?
- Plan the Visuals
- Choosing the appropriate media
- Creating effective visuals
- Practice Your Delivery
- Rehearsing your content
- Preparing yourself mentally
- Deliver Your Presentation
- Keeping your audience engaged
- Read body language
- Being flexible
- Manage the Response
- Timing the Q&A
- Preparing for tough questions
- Outlining the next steps
- Debrief Your Presentation
- Critiquing your content
- Analyzing your performance
- Asking colleagues for feedback
- Following up with the audience
Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.
230 W Monroe St
IL 60606View Map
Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left
Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Servicing Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop,
Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville,
Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.
Choosing the right class
Getting to our Chicago training centerGetting to us is really easy. We are located at 230 W Monroe Street in Chicago on the corner of W Monroe and Franklin Street in the Chicago Central Loop. [The building's main entrance is in Franklin Street.]
If traveling by car
From the North
Take I-90/94 South (Kennedy Expressway) to Monroe East exit.
From the South
Take I-90/94 North to Monroe East exit.
From the West
Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) and exit at Wacker/Franklin.
CTA - Blue and Red Lines - Monroe Station
Walk approximately 4 blocks west on Monroe Street to Franklin Street.
CTA - Orange, Pink, Purple and Brown Lines - Quincy station
Walk approximately 1.5 blocks north on Wells Street, turn left (west) on Monroe Street, and go to corner of Franklin Street.
CTA - Green Line
Swap at Clark for Blue line or Roosevelt for Orange line.
Metra - Union Station
Walk 3 blocks east on West Adams (crossing river). Turn left (North) on Franklin and walk 1 block to Monroe Street.
Meet the trainers
"Business skills play a vital role in the success of an organization. No matter what industry you are a part of, there are definite skills you need to possess in order to provide a high level of service. I have been working with organizations for the last 18 years to improve communication, productivity and service levels."
"My passions are writing, public speaking and coaching. Knowing how to communicate with clients and peers is key to your success in today's business world. I look forward to helping you reach your potential on one of my classes."
Recent student feedback
stars “Great Course. Public Speaking has never been my strong suit but I leave here more confident and with tools to succeed going forward. ” Anthony Zielinski
TCF Inventory Finance
stars “Juana was an excellent instructor, not only sharing technical tips to improve public speaking, but also challenged me to think about the purpose and mission I want to approach each presentation with. I leave feeling much more confident to deliver presentations when I return to work. ” Kate Donlin
The University of Chicago
stars “This was a great class! I learned many tips and strategies for better presentation skills. The practice presentations were a good structure and Lena provided great feedback and tips on how to do something better. I would actually like to retake this course to pick up on what I missed. There was a lot of information and I know I missed some of it .” Robin Plocharczyk
stars “This was one of the best courses I have ever taken - Juana was fantastic and so engaging!! I learned a tremendous amount about presenting and facilitating and I am very grateful.” Julie Hutchinson
Baha'i National Center
How to register
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How to interact on a Presentation
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Presentations that Engaging the 5 Senses - Part 2 Sound
Presentations that Engaging the 5 Senses - Part 3 Movement
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