The Presentation Skills For Technical Professionals Program is designed to give participants the tools for developing, planning, and delivering presentations to any range of audiences.
This webinar provides the opportunity for technical professionals to establish a presentation style based on their own personality, rather than having ti fit themselves into a rigid model.
This webinar will not only simply the process but give you the tools and skills to convey your information, data, and ideas in a compelling manner.
It will also provide you with simple but powerful strategies based on neuroscience, to dramatically increase the receptivity of your audience. It will cover the basics of managing your material, your audience, and managing yourself.
Why you should Attend
Giving a presentation can be a daunting challenge. Public speaking in general has been identified as one of the most stressful experiences one can encounter. Being able to present technical information adds a significant measure of stress and complexity
Unlike other professions, giving presentations is often not a central responsibility for people in technical professions.
The inability to convey information and idea in a clear logical manner can inhibit one’s job growth and career progression.
Developing the wrong type of PowerPoints, incorrectly modulating your voice and failing to inject sustained audience engagement are just a few of the pitfalls most presenters encounter.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Understanding audience analysis
- Planning presentations using a logical sequence thought process
- Managing the material
- Managing vocality
- Managing one's physical presence
- Incorporating audiovisuals
- Handling audience Q&A
Who Will Benefit
- Anyone who has to give Presentations
LeRoy Thompson is Managing Director Of Thompson & Associates. He is a Certified Virtual Presenter with expertise in the development and delivery of training programs on more than twenty distinct topics. He has worked with over 150 client organizations and trained over 47,000 participants over the course of his career.
His training programs, work sessions, conference presentations, and keynote speeches all receive rave reviews. He is a dynamic instructor, energetic facilitator, and insightful consultant. His delivery balances his depth of knowledge with an appropriate mix of warmth and humor.
LeRoy's work in the public sector has included training and organizational development projects for the U.S. departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Treasury, Health And Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, Justice, NASA, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department Of Public Welfare, Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA), and Sarasota County (FL). Private sector and not-for-profit organizations include Citigroup, BMW, Gannett, Corning Inc., Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Sallie Mae, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way of America, and the American Press Institute.
Prior to founding Thompson & Associates, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company in their Washington, DC office. He has been a Practice Leader with Kepner-Tregoe in the Worldwide Strategy practice
as well as a Senior Consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, specializing in change management projects with Federal agencies.
LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. His AMA-By-Satellite television broadcast of “Written Skills for Business Communications” received the ‘Best of Business Television’ Award. His book, “Mastering the Challenges of Change” received a Newberry Book Club award. His article “E Commerce-Changing the Rules of Strategy Implementation” was published by Strategy and Leadership magazine.