Highly-successful companies understand the immense power of effective communications. In this 1-day, experiential workshop, our expert facilitators equip participants with the skills, tools and practice they need to power up their business communication skills. Participants will walk away with a new-found ability to deliver engaging presentations, convey leadership and authority, and influence and persuade for maximum impact.
Who It's For
This workshop can be customized for all levels:
- C-Suite executives
- Senior leaders
- High potentials
What Participants Will Learn
Working with you, we customize the workshop to fit your needs and participants’ organizational level. Some examples include:
For seasoned executives, experienced at making presentations, we provide preparation for:
- Presenting in high stakes situations
- Delivering scripted addresses at conferences
- Conducting media briefings
- Answering Q&As
For team leaders or new leaders, the emphasis is refining their skills for:
- Maintaining a powerful presence through body language and tonality
- Learning to ask for commitment
- Being responsive and flexible to the changing needs of the audiences
- Handling impromptu or unexpected situations
For people managers or new professionals, the emphasis is on is preparing and presenting information with polished proficiency, including:
- Structuring presentations for impact
- Developing proper notes to stay on message
- Bridging to key messages
- Creating engaging PowerPoint presentations
What to Expect
At Corporate Class, we provide a streamlined, accessible approach to training on the pyramid principle. We remain true to its essential structure, equipping participants to gain a swift mastery of techniques that deliver message clarity. We also record participants and use extensive video playback to ensure participants master the skills quickly, and to their maximum advantage. Participants learn how to engage their audience with what they need to know from the get-go.
What is the Pyramid Principle? In the 1970s, when Harvard MBA graduate Barbara Minto was the first woman consultant at McKinsey, she developed a revolutionary presentation skills training technique called the Pyramid Principle. By starting with the conclusion, her approach literally inverted presentations. The intent was to provide McKinsey’s consultants with a decisive edge – to structure reports that made an immediate impact on clients within a logical framework. Today, it’s still widely recognized as the gold standard for building effective presentations.
What Participants Will Receive
- Leadership Skills workbook
How Your Organization Will Benefit
Having adept communication skills is an important leadership quality, yet, as a fundamental soft skill, presentation skills training often takes a backseat to technical training. Our accessible approach, utilizing the pyramid principle, is organized in comprehensible, easy-to-implement techniques that will immediately benefit participants and your organization.
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I can certainly say that your Impactful Presentations workshop resonated with everyone in the group. While I am eager to implement the presentation pyramid structure and pause technique into future presentations, I find that I am now applying your techniques during everyday conversation
Senior Banking Executive
This program was extraordinary! I have never had so many ‘aha’ moments in such a short period of time. Not only did I learn a great deal but it was fun and enjoyable. If you are interested in becoming a more confident and impactful speaker, I would highly recommend this.