3 Things You Will Only Get By Attending a Presentation Skills Workshop

Posted by Steve Flynn on 4/30/15 11:30 AM

This is a guest blog post from our partner, Joanne Flynn, Founder of Phoenix Strategic Performance.


Who says great presentations, ‘just happen’?  
What will great presentation skills do for you?

As a professional, your ability to present information is a core career skill.  Enhance your career brand and be known as a great presenter who can effectively and reliably promote:

  • Your product & company to a competitive marketplace 
  • Complex ideas with simplicity and sophistication
  • Yourself, your brand & your career 

Presentation tools are getting more sophisticated.  But, great presentations are not keeping pace. Why is this?  Great presentations are so much more than a PowerPoint.

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3 Presentation Essentials to Help You Understand the Audience Perspective

Posted by Steve Flynn on 4/22/15 11:00 AM

This is a guest blog post from our partner, Joanne Flynn, Founder of Phoenix Strategic Performance.

What makes a great presentation great?  Great presentations don’t ‘just happen’.  Yes, there is theory behind the presentation process.  Great presentations are carefully crafted on many levels to make sure the presenter captures and keeps the audience’s attention.  After all, isn’t that why we make presentations in the first place?  There are three critically integrated parts to a great presentation that will make it high impact, memorable and game changing. Before you even begin to create your presentation, you must consider all the underlying components together with your intent for the presentation.  To meet all three requirements, you must absolutely understand how the audience processes the presentation. 

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Putting It All Together: 3 Tools For a Well-Crafted, High-Impact Presentation

Posted by Steve Flynn on 4/15/15 11:00 AM


This is a guest blog post from our partner, Joanne Flynn, Founder of Phoenix Strategic Performance.

The last time you delivered a presentation, did you think it was highly impactful?  Every presentation you give, whether 5 minutes or 60 minutes, needs to give the audience value.  Here are three tools needed to make a truly impactful presentation.

Putting It All Together

We know the aim of any presentation is to impart your information to the audience ensuring they receive the information as ‘in tact’ as possible.  To achieve maximum impact, we must present with the following three tools: 

            1.  Visual Billboard

            2.  Physical and Vocal Energy 

            3.  Synchronizing the Audience with You and The Visual Billboard

This may seem obvious, but it requires careful orchestration, preparation and practice. 

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Does Your Presentation Pass the Test? How to Make Your Next Presentation Stand Out

Posted by Steve Flynn on 3/24/15 11:30 AM

This is a guest blog post from our partner, Joanne Flynn, Founder of Phoenix Strategic Performance.

I have just spent two months watching presentations that are sorely lacking impact.  As an audience observer of the presentation process, I decided to dissect the presentations from a professional presentation discipline – a professional skill set that I have taught and coached for many years. Here are two key observations.

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