Presentation skills aren't just about presenting
Presentation training (understandably) focuses on how you speak, stand, move, and gesture. However, success when presenting also depends on the quality of your written content and presence.
Custom workshops can address presentation delivery, content creation, presence, leadership, team building, and more.
Presentation Skills For Nerds
“Ideas that could solve our toughest problems often remain invisible because the brilliant people in whose minds they reside lack the confidence or the know-how to share those ideas effectively.” – Chris Anderson, Curator of TED
Join Ben Taxy as he unpacks his 20+ years of experience as a professional speechwriter and presentation skills trainer to offer actionable methods and behaviors to help you create and deliver presentations more effectively.
Topics will be covered such as:
- How to identify the genre of your presentation
- What you want the audience to think, feel, or do
- Strengthening your connection to your content
- Techniques to analyze and empathize with the audience
- Using templates to structure your content
- How to amplify your presence as a speaker
This presentation is intended for leaders, business owners, and anyone who speaks or presents as part of their job.
Team Building Workshop
“Contrary to what most people believe, trust is not some soft, illusive quality that you either have or you don’t; rather, trust is a pragmatic, tangible, actionable asset that you can create.” – Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
The foundation of a high-functioning team is trust, and one of the best ways to create trust is by improving listening skills.
When listening skills improve, team members feel psychological safe enough to overcome their fears, share their ideas, and collaborate effectively, and team leaders more easily earn the trust of their teams and better motivate and guide them to success.
- Improve listening in 1:1 and small group situations.
- Build relationships and trust within the team.
- Reinforce courage, honesty, and a learning mentality.
This experiential workshop is intended for teams who want to improve internal communication, develop more presence when speaking, and find the good in unexpected, unusual, and difficult situations.
The event was amazing. Thank you so much for your engagement, preparation, and execution. It was one of the highlights of our event.
General Manager (Academics), GE Healthcare
The workshop was a great success! Really impactful way to exercise our empathy muscles. Thank you for being such an important part of our leadership conference kick-off.”
Dr. Cheri L. Canon
Chair of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Alabama Hospital