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Summary of Corporate Programs
Presentation, Persuasion & Leadership Presence
Offered at your location, the Self-Expression Center's corporate presentation training programs in Presentation, Persuasion & Leadership Presence teach your key people to deliver compelling presentations and communications. We guide your leaders to develop presence, speak from passion and be persuasive. The purpose of our presentation training program is to elevate speaking skills so that participants feel free to contribute their unique ideas, insights and expertise in meetings, groups and presentations. The ability to connect and compel listeners can substantially increase effectiveness in executives, managers, directors, sales people, team leaders or principals.
Participants will learn how to:
Our Approach is Different
The Presentation, Persuasion & Leadership Presence Program does not lock participants up in mechanical techniques; rather it frees them to be natural and genuine. Our presentation training approach builds on individual's strengths, allowing barriers to fall away. It honors their uniqueness and enhances their confidence. Participants are guided in a step-by-step manner to build skills easily and effortlessly. The public speaking processes and exercises are totally supportive and non-critical so participants can relax enough to take risks and connect with their best self. Participants experience confidence to speak genuinely and the ability to shine in important professional situations. See what corporate participants and senior leaders have said about our presentation programs.
Our Flexible Program Formats Are Customized to Your Group
Our presentation training programs are flexible and tailored to your company's needs. We work with you to develop a public speaking training or presentation skill training program that suits your goals and fits your time constraints.
Training is offered in several possible formats, including:
Guiding you to lead group meetings so that individuals are acknowledged and empowered.
Group facilitation is the skill of directing productive meetings in a manner that generates trust and empowers group participants. Group facilitation is a way of being with a group that allows and encourages each participant to contribute his/her insights and expertise. To facilitate means "to make the process easy."
Skills and Topics Covered
The Group Facilitation Program is best offered in an experiential course format that meets for enough time so that core concepts are taught and participants have the opportunity to practice facilitating a brief session. Suggested formats are a Multi-Session Course Program and a 2-Day Program..
Allow us to customize a corporate program for you. Sandra Zimmer will personally interview the executive in charge to help identify outcomes needed to achieve your company objectives. After the initial interview, we will prepare a proposal that includes schedules and fees.
Speaking Clearly for Foreign-Born Professionals
Pronouncing the Sounds of English
Foreign-born professionals add significant value to the companies for which they work. While many speakers of English as a second language have a strong grasp of the English language, a heavy accent may interfere with their ability to be clearly understood when communicating crucial information. Often others make unconscious decisions about whether to listen, believe, or trust an expert based on the clarity of his or her speech.
Additionally, a foreign-born professional may be reluctant to speak up due to the difficulty of being understood. When repeatedly asked, “What did you say?”, both the speaker and the listener may lose patience and look for ways to end the conversation.
This inability to communicate effectively may have a direct impact on company image, decrease productivity in the workplace and result in loss of business. While they do not need to get rid of their accents, the foreign born professional’s everyday English needs to be easily understood by clients, customers, and co-workers.
Results of the Speaking Clearly Training
We design a course that meets for at least 6 sessions. Each session lasts 90 minutes. Classes are limited to a maximum of 8 participants. The participants are taught proper articulation which is positioning of tongue, teeth, and lips, for correct pronunciation. Industry specific terms are used for practicing correct pronunciation.
Project Interview Coaching
Project team leaders are often brilliant at their technical expertise but may lack the presentation and persuasion skills to win a project. If they are stiff and boring at the project interview, they may lose a project for which they are the best choice.
The success of your company depends on developing new business and the ability of your team leaders to present persuasively in project interviews. To win new projects, team leaders must not only be able to present their technical expertise, ideas and processes in a credible manner; they must also be emotionally engaging and compelling so that the client selection panel feels your project team is the clear winner.
Sandra Zimmer coaches project team leaders to prepare and present persuasive presentations designed to address the client's vision for their project. The presentation preparation process adds additional value of creating chemistry among team leaders and sub-consultants so that they work together more effectively once the project is won.
To view a pdf file Presenting to Win that offers details of Sandra Zimmer's coaching for project interviews.
“Thank you for your efforts with the KBR team in presenting our proposal over the past few days. Somehow through your own style, you calmed everyone's nerves and gave them the confidence to reach beyond what they thought they could do. Arriving later on Sunday night, I cannot truly appreciate the power of your transformational efforts, but I am told that in certain cases, you were nothing short of a miracle worker. You helped this team shine!”
“WOW! I took your Group Facilitation course expecting you would teach me how to tell my sales team how to be more effective. Instead, you taught me how to facilitate my team to tell me how we can be more effective. Our meetings have become much more fun! We are more communicative and more productive. Thank you for showing me how to get the most from my team.
For more information, contact Sandra Zimmer at (281) 293-7070
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