The greatest fear in the world for most people is making a presentation. Being "on stage", whether in a small or large group, can be frightening to think about and terrifying to do.
To help you eliminate anxiety and become a comfortable, accomplished speaker, our one-on-one Presentation Skills training provides: audience analysis skills, proven preparation methods, delivery techniques, and a safe practice opportunity with constructive feedback.
We work with you to articulate your perceived strengths and weaknesses in presentation organization and delivery. You tell us your experience, if any, in previous presentations, and identify an upcoming venue where you plan to speak
We review your background information and demonstrate how our interactive training will address your concerns
We provide you with step-by-step strategies and planning tools to prepare future presentations: personalized tips, a logistics checklist, audience analysis skills, and how to set an objective and framework for your presentations
We describe and demonstrate all the verbal, physical and audience management skills that will make your presentations a success
We give you tips and cautions on using visuals, handouts, lighting and audio
You make a presentation on a topic of your choice, and provide your audience analysis and presentation plan for review
We provide specific feedback on your planning and performance, with suggestions for continued improvement so you can communicate professionally with any audience
Who Can Benefit from this Program?
Business and government professionals, under-employed people seeking advancement, individuals preparing to enter the workforce, university instructors and students, and anyone seeking office in a political, community or professional association.
Specialized Coaching Credentials
Presentation Skills is designed and delivered by Barry Yeates based on his wide-ranging experience as a trainer, course developer and practitioner of the art of making public presentations.
He taught public speaking at the University of Guelph, has coached scores of Bell Canada managers, Privy Council Office analysts, Canadian Human Rights Commission officers, and hundreds of Canadian and American diplomats in presentation skills. He also created a national training program for nominees seeking election to Parliament.
Barry has presented at most Canadian universities, local and national political events, and hundreds of conferences and corporate training sessions throughout North America and abroad.
Why Use Our Services?
We are the only career coaching firm that specializes in helping candidates understand and advance in government, multilateral organization and international NGO hiring and promotion competitions—from entry level to executive level.
No service offered by government, universities or the private sector—past or present, in North America or abroad—matches our expertise or placement record over the past 25 years. The success rate of our clients in institutional hiring and promotion processes attests to the high quality training we provide. Please take the time to read the testimonials sent to us by clients and supporters displayed under Client & Supporter Comments [click here].