Sheila Krejci, M ED is keynote speaker at Ijona Skills and she is an author, master facilitator and consultant at Sheila K Consulting, Inc. has trained and coached hundreds of corporate leaders, police and fire support staff, professional, technical and support employees and elected officials to recognize and mitigate the risks of inappropriate and destructive workplace behaviors, participate in the investigation of harassment and discrimination claims and model critical behaviors that encourage respect for healthier, happier, more productive workplaces. Her recent courses, "Cultivating Workpl........
True or false? Before the first quarter hour is over in a typical presentation, people have usually checked out. Absolutely, true. If keeping someone's interest in our training or presentations were a business, we'd have at least an 80% failure rate! In this day of adult attention spans that mimic that of four-year olds, research reminds us to "hook" and continually engage our audiences emotionally with images they can relate to immediately. Given what we know about the adult brain and adult learning theory, there is simply no excuse for lousy presentation slides and boring materials! So how does current adult brain research around attention, awareness and memory guide how you grab your audiences, energize to engage them, continually check their understanding and move them to action BEFORE they leave our session? And what can be gained by knowing the influential style of the listener we Call to Act? How can you insure your media like PowerPoint slides support your key messages rather than distract from them?
There are so many tools and tricks from PPT masters and architects out there, we've lost the basics...the science behind integrating just enough in our slides to impact the visual humans we are trying to influence with our messages. Less IS truly more here. But the LESS is critical!
Why should you attend?
Do you present to large audiences at work or in the community? What about company or small groups; even your own team? What about webinars or video conferences? Perhaps you present your expertise one on one and find yourself comfortable with your material and the flow of your content but frustrated that the majority of your prep time is actually spent looking for commands and shortcuts to create a slide deck? To be sure you aren't one of the hundreds of presenters we'd all like to eliminate from public speaking...the ones who drone on and on aimlessly talking AT their slides filled with endless dry data, it may be time to take another look at what you're putting out there.
You'll walk away with the most CRITICAL PowerPoint Tips to immediately impact your audience if you are a
- Presenter who wants to improve their effectiveness with audiences.
- Facilitator who wants to improve the outcomes of their work with groups.
- Professional with little or no experience presenting to others yet called upon to teach speak publicly.
- New or Seasoned Manager needing to influence staff, colleagues and constituents.
- Conference speakers presenting keynotes or other workshops.
- Subject Matter Expert who helps create training for others.
- Trainer with little or no formal design experience.
- Experienced trainers who wants to improve the results of their learning events.
- Instructional design professionals interested in new ideas, tools and techniques to enhance their work with media.
- Supervisors or managers responsible for training others.
- Human Resource professionals who present to others.
- Human Resource professionals who coordinate learning events
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Keeping it Simple while using the "Primacy vs Recency Effects."
- Differentiating effective vs distracting PowerPoint slides that influence audiences, motivating them to take "next steps."
- Separating the need to know from the nice to know and the where to go when developing participant-focused materials for your presentation.
- Over a dozen new ideas to design openers, energizers, closers and CFUs directly into the flow of your slides.
- At least 5 essential tips to begin redesigning your current slide presentation.
- Multiple resources for FREE or low-cost images that can be used when developing media and materials.
Who can Benefit:
- Keynote or Workshop Leaders
- Instructional Designers
- Professionals Who Want to Influence Their Listeners Immediately and With Impact