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The thought of giving a presentation often ranks at the top of the list of what people fear most. This new program will give you the framework needed to develop and deliver an effective, memorable presentation. You will learn proven tips and examples that will guide you through the presentation process no matter how large the audience.
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Hilton Alexandria Old TownYou can reserve online by going to www.alexandriaoldtown.hilton.com. Once you select the dates you will select "add special rate codes" and enter our client ID (Our client ID is N3044465 for reserving rooms.) in the corporate account section. This will automatically populate your rates. You can also call 1-800-445-8667 and provide them with our client ID.
Hilton Garden InnYou can reserve online by going to www.hiltongardeninn.hilton.com. Once you select the dates you will select "add special rate codes" and enter our client ID (Our client ID is N3044465 for reserving rooms) in the corporate account section. This will automatically populate your rates. You can also call 1-800-445-8667 and provide them with our client ID.
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Organizations depend on communication for success. Their people communicate through presentations to large and small groups, inside and outside the organization. Effective presenters are the leaders in the organization; they are first in line for promotions and raises; they are successful and trusted managers and executives. Leadership requires excellent presentation skills.
Look around you and you will see that, no matter what your career or what position you hold in your organization, your ability to present is a part of your job. As you move into positions with more responsibility, your ability to present to large or small groups becomes critical.
This certificate program is exceptionally personal. Whether you are a novice presenter or one with hundreds of presentations under your belt, you will be in a setting in which you can learn and grow to the extent you desire. You will set your own goals, take as many risks as you wish, and push yourself as far as you want. You will receive feedback from three perspectives—those of the facilitator, your colleagues, and yourself. This well-rounded feedback ensures that you will learn what makes a great presenter and what you need to do to face your next audience with more confidence, competence, and credibility than ever before.
After the workshop, participants will be able to:
Who Should Attend
Do you want to build your skills and boost your confidence as a presenter? Then this program is for you. Whether you present regularly or occasionally, and no matter your audience size, you will benefit from learning practical skills and having opportunities to apply what you learn in this certificate program. This program is designed for any professional who wishes to deliver powerful and engaging presentations.
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Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. Learn More
This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at astd.org/recertification.
This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.
"ATD has a reputation for providing cutting-edge, high-quality programs that are relevant for today's learning professional."
"As an attorney and former prosecutor, the ASTD [now ATD] Presentation Skills Certificate Program refined my speaking skills by giving me tools to create better visual imagery to convey messages more effectively in impromptu situations. In addition, I received tips on speaking more persuasively and informatively that I can use in meetings, negotiations, and courtroom settings."
Donna Steffey is an international trainer, author, adjunct faculty at both Lake Forest Graduate School and DeVry University, and sought after speaker who helps organizations achieve their desired business results. Donna incorporates her 20 years of management experience to educate, inspire, and coach. It takes the right blend of information, introspection and humor to cause people to look at themselves and change.
Global organizations such as Marriott International, Barclaycard-UK, XIBI-China, Tumine Center-Africa, and the Royal Australian Air Force, have found that after Donna's workshops people were more self directed, customer service driven and mindful of their team participation. Donna combines learning with fun and applies her master's degree and life experiences to professional and real world situations. Your participants will be motivated to hit their performance improvement targets and your training will be a success!
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Kathy Reiffenstein is founder and president of the Washington, D.C., business communications consulting and training firm And…Now Presenting!, which provides a full range of services to help business people improve their interpersonal communication, presentation, and public speaking skills. Kathy has more than two decades of experience educating executives, managers, and salespeople on how to reach their potential to influence audiences.
Kathy has a track record of client satisfaction and results. Working with corporate, government, and nonprofit clients, she has earned universal praise for her spirited dedication to their effectiveness as communicators. She has built her reputation and success on being able to assess skills gaps and then share relevant, actionable techniques and feedback, enabling each client to become the best presenter possible.
Prior to establishing And…Now Presenting!, Kathy was a principal at the California-based sales and teamwork training company, On Track, where she employed experiential learning programs to build and refine the strategic sales, marketing, and communications skills of corporate executives, managers, and sales reps. Earlier in her career, as director of sales for a leading financial institution, Kathy spearheaded the creation and implementation of a sales culture throughout the national branch network.
As a skilled speaker and trainer, Kathy has engaged audiences of 10 to 500. She was part of the Corporate Ambassador Program with Vital Voices Global Partnership, where she spoke to women’s business organizations at conferences in Lagos, Nigeria, and Nairobi, Kenya. At these sessions, Kathy spoke about the power of persuasive communication and personal branding to create greater success for these African women in their businesses.
A graduate of Cornell University, Kathy is past president, DC Chapter, of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and has contributed to ATD’s award-winning monthly magazine, TD. An active volunteer, she is a University of California trained Master Gardener, has been published in the anthology Bay Area Gardening, and is a docent at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
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Gain a strong foundation in adult learning principles and uncover how practice and preparation are the key to successful facilitation. Learn to foster learner engagement and enthusiasm, address the needs of all learners, leverage effective questioning techniques, and manage participant behaviors to lead to impactful sessions.
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Be properly prepared as the role of the trainer evolves and more is demanded of your talent and time. The ATD Master Trainer Program is a unique assessment-based offering that covers the entire process of delivering training, including assessment, preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, and evaluating learning. Founded in theory and focused on practice and application, this program will develop your professional capacity in this delivering training area of expertise.
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