Presentation Training in Massachusetts

Boston, Worcester, Springfield

Presentation Training Programs at Your Location or In Our Open Enrollment Seminars

The Presentation Skills Training Institute offers a variety of presentation training oriented seminars. Public speaking or presentation skills training programs are conducted at your location, at your convenience or through our open enrollment seminars in a city near you. Our public speaking and presentation training seminars or workshops can be made available throughout Massachusetts, including Boston, Worcester, Springfield.

Contact us for more information or preview our upcoming open enrollment seminar schedule here. If you don't see your city listed please contact us to see if a seminar near you can be arranged.

"The instructors were well prepared and versed in their art of presenting. They took as much time as they could to help you become a better presenter.”

Kerry Brough, Calibration Product Manager - Pepperell, Massachusetts

"I thought the class was very good. Overall what I found most useful was putting a 'structure' around a presentation, which should be intuitive, but the 'ASIA' approach is good and easy to remember and something I'll definitely use in the future."
Rich Izzi, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Progress Software. Bedford, Massachusetts

"I thought the training course went really well, was very useful, I certainly got a lot out of it. It should prove very useful moving forward.

The most useful part was probably the emphasis on practice, recorded and reviewed with the class. There were only six attendees, an ideal number in terms of having time to record and review 10 presentations each. The instructor was very good and very supportive."
Stephen Ferguson
Sr. Training Program Manager
Boston, Massachusetts

"I found this week's workshop extremely valuable and I think Peggy Rainwater did a fantastic job. Based on the description, my expectation was that this workshop would not focus too heavily on basics, but improving existing skills while keeping the basics in mind. I was very pleased that this was the case and felt that quality time was spent in further developing my skills. Peggy also had a great take away, to keep working on improving these skills and not let it slide.

I have already recommended the course to three other colleagues."

Kristina Brand, Product Marketing Manager
Progress Software
Bedford, Massachusetts

"The class was very good and the instructor, Peggy Rainwater was excellent. The interactive exercises were very well planned and executed perfectly. The only regret is that I would have liked one more day to develop the skills that were learned in class a little more."

David M. Barone, R.Ph.
Store Operations
CVS Store Support Center
CVS/pharmacy Inc.

"I liked the realizing how I looked plus my actions. The instructors are very nice and knowledgeable comfortable to work with. I would recommend the marketing dept."

Lizabeth M. Summer
Marketing Manager
Bank of America
Boston, Massachusetts 02111

 "I liked doing the presentations impromptu because it allowed me to practice the model for potential impromptu opportunities in the future. The instructors were very professional while maintaining a fun environment."
Ann Beard
Internal Sales Consultant
Evergreen Investments
Boston, Massachusetts

"The course content was all new to me but valuable and useable in the field. The instructors were great people, well versed in their topics, and they knew exactly what they wanted to do and accomplished it."
David Woolf
Internal Wholesaler
Evergreen Investments
Boston, Massachusetts

"The video-taping and individualized critiques helped explain the reasoning for each technique."
Bart McNeil
Internal Wholesaler
Evergreen Investments
Boston, Massachusetts

"It was a very informative class that really helped me along. The trainers were great and very hands-on."
Patrick Swan
Internal Sales Consultants
Evergreen Investments
Boston, Massachusetts

"This was a good, stressful experience for me, and the Body section was the easiest for me to grasp and probably the most applicable."
Jim Rutherford
Sales Engineer Manager
Framingham, Massachusetts

Multimedia Presentations Skills

Just a few short years ago, the "look and feel" of presentations was much different than today. As recently as the 1990s, presenters often relied solely on overheads to convey visual representations of facts, figures and presentation content. To some extent, presentations were easier to deliver but one would be hard pressed to say that they were as dynamic as they are today.

Thanks to advancements in technology, presentations in the information age are multimedia rich and dynamic. Today, more often than not, presenters have the ability to deliver their presentations using laptop computers connected to LCD projectors. Through the use of multimedia tools such as streaming video, WAV or MP3 audio and dynamic animated graphics, presentations are now visually engaging and able to truly grab an audience. Yet, with a rise in multimedia usage, there is an equal rise in complexity. In order for a presenter to use these multimedia tools effectively during a presentation, one needs to not only understand how to use them but when and why to use them.

Our Multimedia Presentations Skills workshop empowers participants with the ability to use multimedia tools and how to use them in a way that enhances, rather than detracts from a presentation.

Multimedia Presentations Skills is a one-day interactive workshop focused on providing participants with the ability to utilize multimedia tools in their presentations. This training program covers not only the use of multimedia presentations tools but also teaches methods of professional business communications such as presentation structure, delivery, strategy and the ability to use alternative visual aids effectively. Participants practice by preparing and delivering a real-life multimedia presentation which, ideally, they will be delivering internally or to customers following the workshop.

Each presentation is followed by a coaching and feedback sessions, designed to provide individual suggestions and advice. This format allows participants to evaluate personal effectiveness and modify behavior to more effectively use multimedia presentations skills. Time is spent as a group and individually on individual exercises, question and answer sessions and group activities. Participants should plan on bringing their own laptop in order to take full advantage of this multimedia-enabled workshop.

Multimedia Presentation Skills program participants will learn to:

  • Utilize streaming video to reinforce presentation content and influence audiences
  • Structure slides to minimize distraction and reinforce content
  • Present technical information in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner
  • Enhance body language, eye contact, and gesturing when using multimedia
  • Determine audience attitudes and needs
  • Use alternative media effectively to reinforce multimedia presentation skills
  • Project control and confidence through delivery skills.
  • Overcome negative or distracting mannerisms
  • Develop a formalized product presentation
  • Plan their presentation around the forces that affect business presentations
  • Structure a presentation to gain maximum effect
  • Implement persuasive communication techniques
  • Set up a specific action plan to improve their image through presentations skills and practice

Presentation Training Seminars & Workshops: are scheduled at your offices or through our open enrollment seminars, we do offer presentation skills training programs to the general public. Our public speaking and presentation training seminars or workshops can be made available throughout Massachusetts, including Boston, Worcester, Springfield.

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