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> PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING FOR GROUPS 
 

“I've never had better training -- concrete, observable results with quantifiable differences from one presentation to the next.”

Mark Sween, Vice President of Acquisitions
GMAC
Financial Group
 


 
A proud group of Simply Speaking® graduates
 


Simply Speaking® group workshops are fast-paced, fun, 100% learn-by-doing, and designed for participants at all skill levels. There are no dull lectures and we share Disney’s philosophy that “laughter and learning are not enemies.”

We start with an extensive consultation to identify your needs, review previously recorded presentations if available, and utilize online assessments to identify participants' perceived strengths and opportunities. Some of the areas frequently covered include how to:

  • Appear confident, competent and credible in front of any audience

  • Capture and maintain the attention and interest of your listeners

  • Craft and convey messages that are clear, concise and compelling

  • Organize your material for best flow and maximum impact

  • Connect and inspire employing the art of executive storytelling

  • Convey your value proposition and leverage your differentiators

  • Think quickly on your feet and look calm under pressure

  • Master Q&A sessions and win-over tough audiences

  • Incorporate effective visual aids and avoid Death by PowerPoint

  • Integrate appropriate humor to drive home serious points

  • Eliminate ums, ahs, you knows, and other distracting habits

  • Use body language and voice techniques to "own the room"

  • Project world-class executive presence

  • Read your audience and speak to their needs and listening styles

  • Provide the right content without doing a data dump

  • Influence your listeners' thinking and increase sales --
    Forget your title, we're all in sales!

Choose the Group Program Format That's Right for You
Our group programs can take on many different formats and durations and are typically conducted at your location. Let's have a conversation about what's right for you. In the meantime, here are some of our most popular options. Click on one or page down to view them all:

> Simply Speaking Comprehensive Workshops at Your Location

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Simply Speaking "Crash Courses" at Your Location

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Open-Enrollment Presentation Skills Training at Our Locations


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Watch Video of David Coaching and Conducting a Workshop

 

 

The results were enormous! David's way of working with people is his key to success. We saw transformations for the ten of us. People came out of themselves, stopped reading slides, and were much more interesting!
Anne Davis, RN, Patient Safety Specialist
Georgia Hospital Association
 

David really knows how to coach people regardless of their level of expertise. It was incredible to watch the team develop. This was the most valuable workshop in my career!

Nancy Blaha, Director of Human Resources
AMC Registry, Inc.

 

> Simply Speaking® Comprehensive Workshops ─
One or Two Days at Your Location

This is our most requested group workshop. Through demonstrations, experimentation, multiple on-camera presentations, candid and constructive feedback and award-winning battle-tested coaching, participants learn how to craft unforgettable messages and deliver them with power, passion and persuasion.

Participants are quickly on their feet delivering presentations relevant to their real world, often prepared prior to arrival. This establishes a baseline upon which we build immediately applicable skills. We build upon each person's strengths and personality so that everyone excels quickly and comfortably.

Each person presents several times, and with each presentation,   incorporates additional skills, receives more in-depth coaching, and experiences greater success. The results are obvious, measurable and literally speak for themselves.

Together we create individual action plans for continuous improvement and participants receive videos of their presentations and coaching to review and reinforce their learning, our proprietary presentation planners, wallet reference cards, David's best-selling books, Simply Speaking!® The No-Sweat Way to Prepare and Deliver Presentations, How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint!™, and How to Conduct Incredibly Productive Meetings, as well as a subscription to the Simply Speaking!® communication strategies newsletter.

Follow-up is essential and we’ll conduct a one-hour remote session 30 days after the workshop, where participants can share successes, ask questions, and continue raising the bar. Of course, we always welcome participants' calls and emails for quick questions to strategize for upcoming presentations. Optionally, intensive private coaching is also available, both in-person and remotely.

Comprehensive programs typically range from one to two full days. Most clients select two-day workshops because they provide the best value and results, offering more time for presentations, experimentation, overnight homework, in-depth coaching, additional topics, and extended follow-up support.

To ensure individual attention, these programs are limited to ten people. If your group is larger, you may bring in an additional high-caliber Simply Speaking® Certified Coach. 

Please contact us to discuss your situation and how we can customize a solution for you. You may also watch video of David coaching clients and conducting a workshop.
 

As a Malcolm Baldrige award winner, our bar is very high. David exceeded our expectations in every way—he is funny, warm, caring, inspiring and knows how to create a great learning experience among a diverse audience. He customized the learning to our specific needs—something that too few facilitators invest in or worry about. If you are looking for a professional who knows his trade through and through, I can unequivocally say that David should be your first choice.

Martha Davis, Organization Development
Heartland Health
 

“A tremendous success! You held the attention of our salespeople who [originally] thought they could better use their time out in the marketplace. Each of them, including those with significant experience, took something away they will use in their daily presentations. This was the best training we've conducted at our company.

Russell Ginise, Sr. Vice President of Acquisitions & Equity Investments
Paramount Financial Group

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People used to dread listening to my technical team. Now their presentations are fantastic!
Lisa Foster, Vice President
Sterigenics International
 

Before working with David I would avoid speaking in front of groups. Since working with David I have actually gotten up in front of others as often as possible. We also asked David to [present at] our kickoff meeting, and he was one of the most engaging and popular speakers at our three-day event. I recommend David to anyone who's interested in gaining more confidence and ability to make an impact when speaking in front of others.

Jim Dodson, Senior Vice President
Iron Mountain
 

“David was able to take a look at our story, work with each of our salespeople, meet them on their level, and teach everybody how they could do their job better. He made our presentations better and also made our people better, and that's really all you can ask for of a trainer.

Tim McCabe, National Sales Director
Stadion Money Management
 

> Simply Speaking® "Crash Courses" ─
Typically Either a Half-Day or Full-Day at Your Location

Short of time? A "crash course" may be the ideal solution. During a fast-paced, fun, and completely hands-on program,  David will unravel the mystery behind preparing and delivering world-class presentations. He'll guide your group step-by-step through battle-tested best practices to craft unforgettable messages and deliver them with power, passion and persuasion.

David knows that we learn best by doing, and while he demonstrates immediately applicable techniques, participants complete the Simply Speaking!® proprietary presentation planner and then, working in small groups, deliver short presentations and receive immediate peer feedback. David moves quickly from group to group, offering brief on-the-spot coaching in addition to the feedback each person receives from his or her peers.

Volunteers present to the whole group and receive feedback and coaching in a manner so that everyone learns from the experience. By the end of the program, your group will know exactly what it takes to deliver knock-your-socks-off presentations.

Participants receive the Simply Speaking!® proprietary presentation planners, wallet reference cards, a subscription to the Simply Speaking!® communication strategies newsletter, and optionally, David's best-selling books, Simply Speaking!® The No-Sweat Way to Prepare and Deliver Presentations, How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint!™, and How to Conduct Incredibly Productive Meetings.

Follow-up is essential when developing new skills so David will provide a one-hour phone session 30 days after the program to share successes, address questions, and continue raising the bar. The call is recorded so everyone can listen and reinforce their learning at their convenience.  Optionally, intensive private coaching is also available, both in-person and remotely.

"Crash Course" programs can be conducted for small or large groups and typically range from one hour to one half-day.

Please contact us to discuss your situation and how we can customize a solution for you. You may also watch video of David coaching clients and conducting a workshop.

 

I’ve been following David and his tips for several years. He facilitated a session for my group of 25 highly technical R&D researchers with Ph. Ds, virtually all engineers. It’s very important that we are able to present our research results in a meaningful way. David did a fantastic job providing a number of tips that [we] put to use immediately. Very, very powerful. And David is excellent to work with.

Matt Wakefield, Sr. Program Manager
EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)

 

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 > Open-Enrollment Presentation Skills Training
at Our Locations

If you are a novice or intermediate presenter, you can benefit from an open-enrollment one-day and two-day workshop, conducted by a Simply Speaking® associate. You'll learn how to prepare and deliver winning presentations every time you speak. Group sizes are kept small to ensure that you receive the attention you need.

Open-enrollment programs are offered in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Las Vegas, and New York City. Please contact us for a current schedule and to discuss your needs.

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