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
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.
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.
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.