“Get to the point!” Applying the (New) Foundations of Effective Presentations

"Get to the point!" Applying the (New) Foundations of Effective Presentations


Date:  Thursday, February 2, 2023

Time:  11:00am-1:00pm

Location:  Virtual Online Session hosted by SoE via Zoom

For engineers & manufacturers (or employees working in the engineering or manufacturing industry) that want (or need) to improve their formal presentation skills using more contemporary approaches. Today’s audiences want presentations that are compelling, memorable, and brief! The program will cover how to produce brief presentations that are engaging and will also introduce the principles of storytelling to help attendees turn their presentations into more memorable moments.


Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply audience analysis techniques to ensure your content and delivery method are maximized for the target audience
  • Apply foundational communication theory to help make decisions about what content to include, how to organize content, and how to utilize themes to connect content
  • Apply techniques to establish credibility and benefit from increased perceptions of trustworthiness and expertise in presentations
  • Improve the style of your presentation through strategic content organization 
  • Utilize basic storytelling and narrative techniques to increase audience attention and overall engagement
  • Develop a more dynamic style of delivery through increased awareness of contemporary speaking techniques and concepts
  • Be able to utilize simple training methods to help overcome common speaking barriers (e.g., nervousness, verbal fillers, etc.)
  • Apply delivery tips and best practices for use in (social) media interviews, podcasts, promotional videos, and other high-pressure speaking moments






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