Nail That Presentation!
Coach: Joel Schwartzberg
What do audiences at big conferences or even internal meetings look for in presentations and speeches? Strength. A strong presentation conveys leadership, confidence, and competence. A strong presentation gives you a definite advantage as you aim to impress, advance, and sell your ideas. Strength is communicated far more by HOW you present than WHAT you present. And with it you gain credibility— essential if you're positioning yourself as a thought leader.
The good news is that great presenters aren't born, they're trained. And we've got just the instructor to take you to the next level: Joel Schwartzberg. A top public speaking instructor and former national champion public speaker, Joel will teach you how to take your presentation to the next level by adopting techniques he honed over his 15 years in public speaking competition and university coaching.
The Hired Guns Academy brings you mission-critical training to ensure you take any stage or podium with aplomb. Attendees are encouraged to bring talks or decks, and Joel will help you take your next talk from mundane to memorable.
By the workshop's end, you'll have learned:
- How to strengthen your sentences
- Why posture and gestures give impact
- The power of pauses
- Quick warm-up tricks to calm your nerves and increase your focus
- How to inject passion into your points
- The best way to use PowerPoint and other visual aids
If you have a talk that you're planning to give in the near future, please bring your first 5 minutes. If you don't have a prepared speech, we'll ask you to talk about a subject that you know inside and out.
Can't make the class? Have a presentation that you absolutely have to nail? Book Joel for a one-on-one coaching session on the Hired Guns Academy coaching page.
Joel Schwartzberg won the U.S. National Championship in after-dinner speaking, the Massachusetts State Championship in persuasive speaking, and was ranked among the top ten public speakers overall in the country. He went on to coach competitive public speaking teams at The University of Pennsylvania, Seton Hall University, St. Joseph's University, and Queens College. In 2002, Joel was inducted into the National Forensic Association "Hall of Fame" for his contributions to the practice of competitive public speaking, and has been conducting both one-on-one and group public speaking workshops for the past five years. Follow @joeljest.
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Place: The Hired Guns, 33 West 17th St, 7th FL, New York, NY
Coach: Joel Schwartzberg
* Class size limited to 16 students
Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours prior to class time. We are sorry, but no refunds will be given for cancellations less than 24 hours prior to class time.