PRESENTATION SKILLS


While presentations can be scary, with the proper training and coaching, they can become a strength of yours for years to come. I support many clients with presentation skills, including storyboarding, slide development, and delivery. With my clients, I utilize many McKinsey methodologies along with my 25+ years of experience developing and delivering presentations for boards, executive teams, organizations, investors, speaking engagements, the public, and many other audiences.
My clients appreciate the fact that they not only get an impactful and clear presentation but also that they build their presentation development and delivery capabilities and skills through our collaboration. As you progress in your career, the ability to create persuasive presentations and effectively present your arguments becomes a significant differentiator.
I can support you with storyboarding, slide development, and presentation delivery. Set up some time below or keep reading below about how we can collaborate on each element of presentation skills.

 

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Presentation Skills

PRESENTATION SKILL #1 - STORYBOARDING


Presentation storyboarding is the critical blueprint and architecture of your presentation. With a well-structured, clear, and compelling story, getting to the decisions and outcomes you want will be easier. We will collaborate to tap into my 25+ years of experience in creating winning presentation storylines.

We will formulate the high-level storyboard, which includes the agenda, argumentation, messaging, necessary analysis, fact base, and overall presentation structure. Ultimately, you'll have a clear vision of the steps needed to create a winning presentation.

During this process, you'll also learn many skills, including McKinsey problem solving, storyboarding, the Minto Pyramid Principle, Stratechi.com frameworks, argumentation, and potentially hypothesis and analysis trees. These are skills that will make you a better leader throughout your career.


Presentation Skill #2 - Slide Development


Learning how to develop great slides is best done together with an expert. The better you get a slide development, the more persuasive you become. Furthermore, great slides and messaging elevate your confidence and presentation delivery.

We will work together to create individual slides in real time to start understanding McKinsey's best practices for slide creation. Then, we will divvy up the rest of the slides to practice and improve your slide development skill set. The review sessions are always insightful and impactful as we iterate individual slides.

During this process, you'll also learn many skills, including McKinsey methodologies, slide design, and creation best practices, prioritization and synthesis, formatting best practiceschart building and analysis, and we'll leverage some of the hundreds of Stratechi.com presentation templates to save time.


Presentation Skill #3 - Presentation Delivery


The last skill we can work on is presentation delivery, a critical skill for the rest of your career. The better you are at delivery and all the prework that goes into an effective presentation, the better your chances of getting the desired outcomes.

We assess your strengths and weaknesses through mock presentations and discuss strategies to address your delivery gaps. We continue to practice, potentially reviewing your presentation recordings to drive improvement. While this often makes people nervous, it effectively creates step-function improvements in your delivery. You'll also learn other tips and tricks and prework you can utilize to be a more effective presenter.

In presentation delivery training, you'll learn many skills you can lean on during the rest of your career, including McKinsey presentation best practices, presence, speaking & delivery training, argumentation scripting, active listeningsyndication, and question and answer best practices.

Getting Started


While that big presentation can seem daunting, we'll work together to develop and deliver a clear, compelling, and impactful presentation. Set up some time above to get started. If you aren't satisfied with our first session, I'll refund your money. I appreciate your consideration and hope we work together on improving your presentation skills! Set up some time above and will get started immediately.

Also, check out a ton of free and starter templates I've created to get you started.