Whether you need to connect with colleagues within your organization, or with customers and key stakeholders externally, your ability to shape a compelling message that foster understanding, trust, and action is paramount.
The ability to deliver persuasive and engaging presentations, is a critical skill in today’s workplace. Interestingly, making presentations is not a skill that comes naturally for people. In contrast, many professionals express anxiety when asked to present to groups, internally or externally. Even worse, needed outcomes are not achieved.
This course is an interactive, hands-on, simplified approach that builds both confidence and competence in delivering compelling presentations.
Through this 1/2 day or fully day program, participants will learn:
Compelling Presentations program is comprised of five (5) key learning modules:
Note: A key part of this program is the opportunity to practice a portion of an actual presentation that the participant may be delivering internally or externally. This could be a marketing, sales, information giving, or promotional type of presentation.
Participants are asked to come prepared to deliver a 5 minute “mini” presentation, followed by a brief “question and answer” period, on a topic of their choice.
Instructor: Robert Harris is a professional trainer, facilitator and presenter who delivers keynote presentations and workshop seminars throughout Canada and the USA. Robert is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the International Speakers Federation. Robert has delivered presentation skills to a wide variety of organizations including professional services, financial services, food services, and technology organizations. Most recently Robert delivered keynotes to the American Dietetic Association, Ontario Chiropractic Association, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Loblaw’s.
Mini-Biography on Robert Harris
Robert Harris, B. Comm., MBA, CHRP, is president of Robert Harris Resources Inc., a company dedicated to professional development, organizational effectiveness, and leadership excellence.
Robert started his career in Human Resource roles in British Columbia and Alberta, working in the public sector.
Robert then became Senior Manager, Staffing and Employee Relations for Baxter Corporation, a global health care provider in the throes of large-scale restructuring. Subsequently, Robert joined Molson Breweries as Director, Corporate Human Resources, and was on the steering committee that coordinated the merger of Molson with Carling O’Keefe Brewery.
In the 1990’s, Robert became a partner with a national consulting firm and in 2000, he launched Robert Harris Resources Inc., an organization that is very active throughout Canada and the USA.
Robert has written three books, most recently Change Leadership: Inform, Involve Ignite.
Robert is on the faculty of the University of Alberta Business School and the Schulich Executive Education Centre.