Billionaire Warren Buffet said there is one skill that will raise your value by 50%: Public speaking. Here’s your opportunity to hone this nerve-wracking necessity in the company of other business professionals. Whether you’re addressing a Board of Directors, explaining a new procedure to your peers, or persuading a client to make a purchase, if you want to move your audience to action, you simply need to know how to create a compelling presentation and deliver it in a way that will resonate with your listeners.
In a judgment-free zone, you and a maximum of nine others will have multiple opportunities to develop and practice a variety of presentations in various venues. You’ll benefit from immediate, personalized feedback from the instructors and fellow learners so you can begin making a better impression right away. You’ll also come away with a go-to “toolkit” of tips to establish rapport, develop compelling content, minimize pre-stage jitters, and manage last-minute glitches.
- Pre-assessment to determine your individual objectives for the course
- Individualized feedback after every session pertaining to your objectives
- A final evaluation specifying your achievements and areas for continued growth
- A recording of each of your presentations
Course content includes:
- Identifying the common components of a successful presentation
- The impact of your voice and why it matters
- Appropriate use of visual aids
- Improving the qualities of your delivery mechanics
- Tips on how to better engage your audience, especially if they’re not listening!
- Mastering relaxation and focusing techniques
- What to do when something goes wrong
- And more!
The key to becoming a more confident presenter is practicing within a safe space; the instructors are skilled at creating a supportive environment that allows participants to gain confidence through practice and participation. Class size is limited to 10 in order to maximize the opportunities for participants to receive personalized guidance.
Who Should Attend: Anyone who needs to convey information in front of a group, including Business Owners and Executives, Sales and Business Development professionals, Consultants, Attorneys, Project Managers, Team Leaders, Supervisors, Managers, Agency/Creative professionals, Human Resources professionals, Young Professionals…
SPRING SESSION: Wednesdays 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, and 5/16 | 9 am-12 pm | $1,195
FALL SESSION: Wednesdays 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 | 9 am-12 pm | $1,195
Special Pricing: 2nd+ attendee from same organization receives $200 off registration
Meet Your Presenters:
Diane Dayton has more than 30 years of experience as a radio, TV and online interviewer and personality. She is a seasoned emcee and voice-over talent for regional and national clients including Hershey, Rite Aid, and Pepsi. As a performer, she knows that to make an impact, how one communicates is as important as what is communicated. As owner of Dayton Communications, she conducts private and small group voice and presentation skills sessions for executives, salespeople and managers, on-air talent, professors, and other trainers, with a focus on crafting an impactful message and memorable delivery. She is also Executive Director LCTV66 and Producer and Host of Cool Jazz Café and Behind the Lines.
With more than 20 years of theater and stage management experience, Joanne Bender sees and understands the flow and essentials for a great performance and has a particular talent for making people feel comfortable and heard. She also holds master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Design and as an entrepreneur, has traveled internationally to manage not only artistic productions, but also to design and develop databases and teach software classes. She currently manages productions at Franklin & Marshall College; co-hosts her own, entertaining, food experiences podcast; and continues to dabble with technology.
What People Are Saying:
“Diane and Joanne are a dynamic and highly effective team! Their Presentation and Voice Academy was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve upon or expand their presentation and communication skills. It is definitely worth the investment of time.” Michelle M., Director of Business Services
“The Presentation and Voice Academy taught me how to focus and slow down when speaking. I feel more relaxed now when I’m talking with clients.” Ann Marie K., Entertainment Consultant
“I really enjoyed the class, it really raised my awareness of the aspects I need to improve on. The feedback was excellent. It was a pleasure working with you.” Matt W., Investment Real Estate Advisor
“Diane and Joanne do a miraculous job of aiding you in becoming comfortable with your voice. Began the course with a timid voice; finished it confident and boisterous.” Anonymous