A Stanford University study revealed a person's success in life can be predicted by the way he or she answers the question "Are you willing to get up and make a presentation right now?"
We communicate all day, every day. Effective presentation skills, whether one-on-one or to groups, rank high on the lists of qualities identified for success in the workplace. Yet, in spite of the strong awareness we seem to have for the importance of presentation skills, the average person does not present well.
Moreover, as technology advances and becomes easier to use, people often find face-to-face presentations more difficult. As a result, presentations fail, opportunities are lost, relationships suffer and business results fall short of goals.
In a business environment that has never been more competitive, research shows that success depends about six times more on the ability to communicate effectively than it does on technical skills.
It's not that we don't receive training in communication and presentation skills. For our entire lifetimes, most of us have received a steady diet of anti-communication skills training. From well-intentioned teachers to well-intentioned managers and co-workers, who themselves have been taught ineffective methods of communicating and presenting, each passes on their (lack of) skill in this area. Role models of effective communications and presentations are scarce.
Have you ever seen excellent ideas get rejected because of a poor presentation?
Have you ever seen ideas of less merit get accepted because of a great presentation?
Logic. Facts. Information. Data. Are all important in presenting a product, a service or an idea.
But are ideas accepted based on logic and facts alone?
Are often the reason that some people get their ideas accepted with little difficulty while others have considerable trouble.
Although feared more than anything else, including death, studies show presentation skills impact individual effectiveness and success more than any other skill, including technical knowledge. In a business climate where individuals are over-loaded with information, it is no longer enough to simply communicate information. Your ultimate success depends on your ability to speak confidently and persuasively. IMPACT®: How To Speak Your Way To Success helps participants build skills to enhance presentation skills while gaining more audience acceptance for ideas.
Discover how you are perceived by others.
Recognize the verbal and non-verbal messages you send.
Learn the secrets about body language.
Incorporate the most recent, relevant research to add IMPACT when presenting.
Conquer fear and prevent nervousness from affecting delivery.
Master the physical skills that convey confidence and conviction to your audience.
Organize and visualize material so listeners understand and retain more.
Use different learning styles to customize presentations to specific audiences.
Think clearly under pressure and handle difficult questions and situations.
Click here for a report detailing results of this training program.
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