Presentation Skills for Those Who Really Want to Connect Course and Coaching
Welcome to the online portion of the Presentations Skills course. You'll find it challenging, thought-provoking, and maybe even fun!
This isn't your typical presentation skills training. Instead, it's a blueprint for putting together an outcome-based presentation that ensures you connect with your audience and, most importantly, get what you need out of your presentation.
The online portion is a series of four training videos and homework associated with each video. This is going to take some work.
Your assignment is to prepare a 5-7 minute presentation for the in-person training.
To get you started, be sure to print out a copy of the workbook attached under the heading "Downloads."
For your presentation, you can talk about anything you'd like -- professional or personal. You may want to focus on something you have a knowledge of and a passion for. This will help you focus on the new techniques and tips you'll get during the training.
Alternatively, you may want to take the road less traveled and choose something a little tougher -- use this as an opportunity to prepare that upcoming presentation you've been dreading.
Whatever you decide, the blueprint and exercises are here to fit your needs.
You'll save yourself a lot of time AND move closer to ensuring you get your outcome by doing the exercises as you watch the lessons.
By the time you show up to the in-person/Webinar training, you'll want to have your 5-7 minute presentation ready to go -- complete with any visuals you'd like to use.
Once you've been through all of the online videos, have completed the assignments, and have your presentation ready to go, you can set up a live web coaching for the two of us. Please schedule your one-hour coaching session using this link: http://www.meetme.so/RichardsPitches
If you need me in the meantime, I'm only an email away! Reach out for help at [email protected]
See you at the in-person training!
Laurie Richards is an accomplished international speaker who works with thousands of executives and association leaders. Known for her practical, interactive, and entertaining approach, Richards works with leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, sales people, and other professionals on improving communication at every level. She also lends her voice to video and audio programs in voice-over work.
Richards’ experience as an international speaker and speaker coach comes into play as she helps clients strategically plan outcome-based presentations, put power into a PowerPoint (no more bored audiences), prepare for media interviews, manage crisis (before, during, and after), grow morale, build stronger teams, and improve everyday communications to directly affect the bottom line -- including new business pitches, state-of-the-organization addresses, sales presentations, and meetings.
Many of Richards’ programs include personality profiling using proven Myers-Briggs, DISC, Social Styles, and other valid instruments to help clients work better as teams, improve efficiencies, select best candidates, and coach employees.
Richards began her career as a legislative correspondent for Public Broadcasting. She managed leader communications for the National Pork Producers Council—the nation's largest commodity organization and originator of the successful, “Pork. The Other White Meat” campaign. Richards has hosted radio and television shows, managed one of the nation’s fastest growing public relations agencies, launched award-winning public affairs programs, and managed highly effective grassroots lobbying efforts, and facilitated professional development programs for Fortune 500 companies and associations.
Richards is described as "enthusiastic, professional, effective, practical, savvy, inspiring, and enlightening." Clients note her strengths as “an innate charismatic style coupled with the ability to really connect with her audience and bring practical real-life experiences we can use immediately.” Her business clients span throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia giving her first-hand experience and cross-cultural awareness. To remain relevant, Richards’ learning material includes current information reflecting today’s high-speed lifestyles, cultural changes, technological advancements, and shifting priorities.
Richards has degrees in communication and business management and has earned masters’ degrees in business management and psychology. She has a variety of certifications in micro-expressions and psychological profiling. Richards is currently working toward her PhD in industrial and organizational psychology.