Your success depends less on how well educated or how talented you are and more on how effectively you can communicate your ideas and present yourself.
Your presentation is worthless unless people leave the room changed.
Present well and you’ll do well. Through Kathy McAfee’s presentation training workshops, coaching, and materials, hundreds of business executives and community leaders have discovered new tools and gained insights to advance their careers and organizations.
90% of Communication Skills Often Overlooked
Here’s just one example. Three of every four people have some form of glossophobia (speech anxiety or fear of public speaking). Kathy’s presentation training workshops enable people to speak with confidence, conviction, skill, and persuasion. Participants free themselves from technical crutches (like the dreaded PowerPoint) and craft messages that engage their audience and produce results. With Kathy you can learn to master the 90% of communication skills that are often overlooked by most presenters–your body language and vocal delivery.
Get More out of Your Next Presentation
We’re always making an impression, be it good or bad. The impression you make with your next presentation may affect you in one or more critical ways:
Advance your career
Get buy-in on a key decision
Make a sale that will make you more successful
Earn a new business relationship that will help you prosper
The thought of defending his Masters of Fine Arts thesis made John, an experienced creative director, nervous. His final test would be a presentation to the department head. The fact that his presentation would be via teleconference heighten his anxiety. Just days after completing The Motivated Presenter two-day training workshop, John triumphantly aced his final presentation and earned his Masters.
Ben was frustrated. He and his engineering team could not get the green light on a major research and development (R&D) project proposal even though it would clearly yield great results for the customer. Ben had given the same presentation four times with no decision. After Ben and his team completed Kathy’s two-day presentation training for technical professionals, they approached the presentation with more creativity and less PowerPoint. The results were immediate. Ben won project approval, resulting in millions of dollars in new opportunities for his organization.
Kathy was called into an emergency presentation coaching session. Jim, a normally confident and well-respected leader and savvy speaker, was having a total confidence meltdown. He feared a negative outcome from the presentation he was required to give at his company’s European summit. He and his team had built 156 PowerPoint slides for their 20 minute time slot. After four hours with Kathy, Jim was ready. He did such an excellent job engaging the audience that his 20 minutes was extended to an hour. Calls were made to the CEO of the global company recommending Jim for a seat on the advisory council. Jim received a job grade increase and salary boost. Jim was so pleased that he told his team he wanted “to marry America’s Marketing Motivator.”
The real-life examples outlined above are not unusual. After Kathy’s presentation training, executives often achieve beyond their comfort zones. They create dynamic group presentations that educate, convince, motivate, and persuade. They become known as high impact presenters.
Learn to Make Your Point Without PowerPoint
Using PowerPoint software in your next presentation may do you more harm than good. Watch this video to learn what PowerPoint is really costing you and your organization:
Your Presentation Success Depends on Answering These Questions
Delivering Proven Results
“Your program is unlike any presentation training program that I ever have taken in my 25 year sales career. You delivered proven results – the kind that really matter…The outcome of your dynamic coaching program for me can be measured in dollars and a whole lot of sense.”
—Joe Vasile, Vice President of Sales (retired), USA ALSTOM Power Inc.
Kathy teaches business professionals and executive leaders to always start with a clean sheet and answer key questions before creating a single presentation slide:
What outcome do you desire?
What’s the most important message you must impart?
Who is your audience and what’s most important to them?
What creative ways can you use to bring your message to life and move your audience to action without boring them senseless with an obese PowerPoint?
How will you know if you’ve been successful?
Benefits Attendees Receive Imagine how successful you and your presentations will be when you can:
Feel totally confident without having to hide behind the podium or a huge PowerPoint deck
See yourself as a powerful presenter able to influence and motivate audiences of all kinds
Know you can deliver key messages with power, clarity, and impact
Increase your value to your organization and bring in more profitable results
Earn greater work responsibilities, desirable assignments, and lucrative promotions
A Wealth of Information
“Kathy has tremendous material that has allowed me to re-think how to present to my audience. I’m motivated to continue to refine and remain creative for my next presentation.”
– National Account Manager, Fortune 500 financial services company
Improve Your Competitive Edge with presentation training and coaching services from Kathy McAfee:
Communication training class designed to develop skills and strategies to resolve conflict with peers, managers and cients in a way that produces true engagement and win-win solutions – Building Productive Relationships
One-on-One Executive Presentation Coaching for leaders who want to develop their thought-leadership platform
Presentation Academy – a customized year-long program to help your team achieve a competitive edge in communication mastery.