Workshop: Winning Presentations - The Dos and Don'ts of Speaking Effectively To Any Audience

  • 18 Apr 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • G Street Conference and Meeting Center, 1331 G Street NW, Washington, DC
  • 19


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What are the secrets of an engaging presentation? Is it content? Is it delivery style? Is it preparation? In this workshop, we will explore what it takes to effectively get your message across to any audience, large or small, while covering presentation techniques and strategies to help you be more audience-focused, manage presentation nerves and use PowerPoint better. Specific topics will include: uncovering and understanding audience needs; harnessing presentation anxiety; powerful openings and closings; using stories for impact; what should and shouldn’t go on a slide; integrating PowerPoint slides with verbal delivery; and when and how to handle questions. Participants will explore presentation best practices through a variety of interactive exercises and video examples. 

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Define the elements of an effective presentation.
  • Create an action plan for increasing audience focus.
  • Use less PowerPoint.
  • Critique a presentation using best practices criteria.

About the Facilitator:

Kathy Reiffenstein is the founder and president of And…Now Presenting!, a Washington D.C. area business communications consulting and training firm, where she draws on her background in sales, marketing and customer service to create confident, persuasive speakers.

Her career spans more than two decades of educating executives, managers and salespeople on how to realize their potential to influence audiences.

Kathy speaks to groups domestically and internationally about the power of persuasive communication. A recent highlight for her was speaking at conferences in Lagos, Nigeria, and Nairobi, Kenya.    


8:00 am to 8:30 am - Networking, registration, and continental breakfast

8:30 am to 4:00 pm - Program


Early-bird discounted registration ends April 14 for this event. Chapter Members, please remember to login to access special member pricing.

CPLP Recertification Points

This workshop is eligible for one CPLP recertification point per hour of instruction. Your workshop confirmation email serves as verification.