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Connect with Your Audience

Delivering Powerful Presentations

Learn to present with greater clarity and impact in the St. Thomas Delivering Powerful Presentations program.

Are you ready to connect more effectively with your audience? In this program, you’ll learn to create and deliver highly engaging presentations. To get comfortable in front of a crowd, you’ll practice your new skills in the safety of the classroom, and receive personalized feedback from two professional presenters.

Sessions are held on the downtown Minneapolis campus, with parking available within one block. There are no prerequisites for this program.

Have Questions?

Contact Devin Smith, program manager. He can help you determine if this program is the right fit for you, and answer any questions you have.

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Devin Smith

Program Manager
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Phone Number
651-962-4154
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Is This Program Right For You?

Delivering Powerful Presentations is ideal for professionals who want to differentiate themselves by excelling in meetings and moments at the front of a room. Often this means stepping out of your comfort zone to practice and reinforce new skills related to becoming a truly excellent presenter. Whether you’re a mid-level manager, an entry-level individual contributor, or a C-suite executive, the skills you learn in this program will serve you well. It’s also great for people looking to advance or transition into a new role or career. Past participants have seen impact when interviews call for a presentation component.

Common program participant job titles include:

  • Project Manager
  • R&D Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Finance Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Analysts
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners

Benefits of This Program

After completing Delivering Powerful Presentations, you’ll do your Monday smarter with:

More confidence.

Learn proven methods that will help you deliver your presentations in a poised, compelling manner. 

More clarity.

Learn to design and deliver presentations that are tailored for each specific audience. 

More candor.

Use tried-and-true speaking tools to effectively field difficult questions during the Q and A part of the presentation.

Curriculum

After completing Delivering Powerful Presentations, you’ll do your Monday smarter with:

Learn the fundamentals of designing audience-centric presentations. Work on structuring your ideas in a way that will make a point and prove it. Specific topics include:

• Persuasion: Structure your ideas in a logical and concise format to tell a compelling story
• Performance: Deliver powerful and informative presentations with good mechanics: voice, eye contact, gestures, stance and movement
• Design: Quickly and easily design a persuasive presentation that is tailored to address the audience’s most pressing needs and concerns

Once you’ve got the fundamentals down, learn how to make your presentation shine. Topics include:

• Audience involvement: Use relevant facts and figures to prove points. Capture the audience’s attention with memorable stories and examples
• PowerPoint Design: Quickly and easily create slides to complement the presentation design and message

Take the Next Step

St. Thomas Executive Education programs give you cutting-edge, practical knowledge and real-world skills you can apply at work the very next day. Gain the tools and techniques to be a more effective, strategic leader.
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