Presentation Skills for Leaders

As a leader in your organization, industry or community, your ability to communicate effectively is critical for success. Presentation Skills for Leaders provides a step-by-step approach to being a more effective speaker, including how to:

  • Connect with your audience

  • Focus your message

  • Use stories in business presentations

  • Replace minimizing phrases with confident language

  • Use voice, gestures and eye contact to project confidence

  • Use PowerPoint as a visual aid, not a crutch

  • Handle tough Q&A

Her presentation workshop was right on target for the audience. She provided valuable lessons the class could readily implement. Her professionalism reduced anxiety for those class members stepping outside their comfort zone to help them further develop as leaders.
— Carrie Stokes - Barge Design Solutions Leadership PE, American Council of Engineering Companies 

Interactive Keynotes and Workshops

Presentation Skills for Leaders can be tailored to provide an hour of actionable information for a large audience or a half-day of in-depth coaching for a small group. The key is to build skills that you can use immediately in any situation.

See below for video clips from a keynote.

Individual Presentation Coaching

One-on-one presentation coaching focuses on building skills over a series of 1.5-3 hour sessions. Individual coaching is a good fit for a leader who is moving into a new professional role, a seasoned executive who speaks at industry conferences and company events, or a subject matter expert who is preparing for presentations and panel discussions. Coaching is also available to prepare leaders or subject matter experts for a specific speech or presentation.

Mimi’s guidance and coaching on presentations helped vault me toward the top of the salesperson assessments. I highly recommend her insights and encouragement.
— Mark Montagna - Fortune 100 Company

High Potential Leaders

Preparing the next generation of high potential leaders is critical for any organization. Mimi Bliss and Holly Conner frequently lead presentation skills sessions for leadership development institutes, including programs in the corporate, government/public service, engineering, economic development, and nonprofit sectors. Workshops typically include one-on-one or small group coaching and feedback.

Mimi Bliss is an exceptional instructor on all elements of presentation skills.  She has a model for preparation, and is precise and to the point about the delivery.  
— Joe Scarlett - Retired Chairman and CEO, Tractor Supply Company

Physician Leadership institutes

As more physicians move into executive roles or advocate on health policy issues, there is an increasing need for good presentation skills. Mimi Bliss has provided communications seminars for physician leadership institutes for the past twelve years. Communications workshops for state and national medical associations, as well as healthcare organizations, can include both media training and presentation skills. Workshops focus on scenarios that are specific to physicians and their individual specialties.