Presentations: Coaching for Executives

Receive executive-level strategic coaching to hone presentation skills. Key topics include: analyzing audiences, communicating strategically, managing hostile audiences, and persuading with credibility.

September 16–18, 2014 / 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / $1,900
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Someone once said that in order to be understood more, sometimes you need to say less.

Today's fast-paced world of communications requires business leaders to be effective and efficient in communicating their message. In both leadership and managerial roles, executives must be able to translate visions, strategies, plans, issues, and attitudes into powerful communications. These communications are even more critical when delivered in the context of a hostile or diverse audience.

This program provides managers with the rare opportunity to receive executive-level, strategic coaching to further develop their communication skills, an absolute necessity for executives whose success depends on their ability to persuade and influence both internal and external audiences.

Participants explore key communication challenges faced by senior managers and not only learn best practices, but also hone presentation skills under the direction of two highly regarded executive coaches. This program provides a unique opportunity to develop vital communication skills within a group setting that is both challenging and supportive.

 

Senior managers whose organizational and individual success depends on their ability to influence both internal and external business audiences. Presenters who wish to increase their ability to communicate in a strategic, credible, confident, and persuasive manner, will also benefit from the program.

Examples of past participant titles include:

  • 3M, Senior Analyst, Business Development
  • American Crystal Sugar Company,Vice President of Operations
  • American Express Financial Advisors, Director
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Director of Executive Communications
  • Medtronic, Inc, Senior Systems Engineering Manager

Objectives

  • To further develop effective skills in persuasive internal and external communications
  • To assess personal style and hone presentation skills that result in strategic, precise, persuasive, and motivating messages
  • To explore a variety of “best practices,” ranging from the development of a communications strategy to the actual delivery of a message

Topics

  • Deliver more confident, persuasive presentations
  • Increase comfort level during high-level strategic presentations
  • Analyze audience/situation for maximum impact
  • Create powerful communication strategies
  • Persuade with credibility
  • Motivate for change
  • Master media questions and interviews
  • Enhance personal style

Location
Executive Education
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438

Results-Oriented Process
Two nationally recognized communication coaches with extensive experience in corporate communications team-teach this 3-day program. The interactive learning approach provides a framework for each participant to learn new concepts, consistently apply them in an engaging way, and obtain feedback from instructors and peers in small group settings. Participants learn to recognize their strengths, learn timesaving techniques to enhance each presentation, and gain experience applying new best practices. Participants benefit from several video-based feedback sessions and leave with a videotape of their own presentations for further assessment. A presentations workbook is provided for use during the program and as a reference when learned techniques are later applied at the workplace.

Amy S. Tolbert Amy S. Tolbert, Carlson Executive Education Fellow

Lindsay Strand Lindsay Strand, Carlson Executive Education Instructor

"Fantastic Class. The entire class was fully engaged the entire three days. You certainly do not coast through this class. Great balance of work activities and lecture. Much more than a presentation class."
Director in LEO
Thomson Reuters

"I think this program is a must for individuals who have aspirations to advance in their respective organization. It provided me with a structured process for developing a speech and got me to think about the opening and the close. The DISC assessment was good. It helped reinforce some things that I knew about myself while making me truly think about my audience and the needs they have. This program was worth the time and dollar investment."
Director
Land O' Lakes

"No matter how good you are at presenting and handling pressure situations, you can't help but learn new techniques and strategies to increase your effectiveness and confidence. The best, most productive time I have ever spent away from the office that will have immediate impact the day I return."
Vice President
Ameriprise

 

Pricing

Register and pay
7 plus weeks prior
$1,900
6 weeks prior $2,500
1 week prior $3,500

Jennifer Rostami

Program Details

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Instructors Amy Tolbert and Lindsay Strand describe Presentations: Coaching for Executives


Testimonials

"Presentations: Coaching for Executives is great for confidence building and gives you the tools to transform your style to one that impresses."

– Jordan Carley
Sales & Engineering
Carly Foundry, Inc.

"This course gave me specific tools to help me make more persuasive, impactful presentations. I will use these tools immediately."

– Jeff Burrows
Senior Program Director
Medtronic, Inc.

"I think this program is a must for individuals that have aspirations to advance in their respective organization. It provided me with a structured process in developing a speech and got me to think about the opening and the close. The DiSC assessment helped reinforce some things that I knew about myself while making me truly think about my audience and the needs that they have. This program was worth the time and dollar investment."

– Brian Gier
Region Director
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

 

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