Handling Obstacles During Presentations Class

One of the most important rules of effective presentations is this: after you have prepared a great presentation, don‘t forget to prepare for the inevitable distractions and obstacles you will encounter. We have developed our one-day Handling Obstacles During Presentations class to help you do just that. Responding to interruptions, objections and questions is actually a very important and valuable aspect of your presentation event. Interacting with the audience gives you the opportunity to reinforce important points, provide new information and demonstrate the kind of composure and professionalism that will help everyone have confidence in your material.

During this highly interactive, hands-on class, you will receive insights and instruction on how to respond to intrusive questions, how to conduct effective Q & A sessions that will build your credibility, how to project confidence and control in the face of controversy, and how to reply to questions during the body of your presentation without getting off track or losing your concentration. You will practice new techniques as you learn them, through a series of digitally recorded role-play sessions. The coaching and feedback you receive during these sessions will enable you to polish your new skills and develop the confidence you need to handle anything that comes your way. As a result, your face time in front of the group will translate into more money for your pocket.

On-Site Presentation Training: can be tailored to the needs of client organization and delivered on-site at time and location of client choice.


Participants will learn to:

  • Manage Question & Answer sessions by using questions in the analysis, objectives, design, delivery and evaluation phases of the presentation design.
  • Answer questions quickly and clearly so they don't interrupt the flow of the presentation.
  • Deflect personal, hostile or irrelevant questions by answering the question amiably with "see me after."
  • Create, during the preparation phase, a list of those questions they hope no one asks and design effective ways to answer them, anyway.
  • Use the pace, tone, and pitch of their voice to create enthusiasm and interest in the audience.
  • Properly use visual aides to support their presentation.
  • Use body language and gestures to enhance the power of interactions with the audience.
  • Prepare a presentation using a simple but highly effective format.
  • Capture the audience‘s attention within the first 60 seconds of the presentation. 

For more information and pricing, please complete this form and we will email you a confidential Annotated Outline that will provide you with an hour by hour description of the training workshop.

Class Size 6-15 (Please note that we can increase the class size for private seminars)
Length 1 day
Time 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

"The instructor was one of the greatest teachers I ever met."

Timo-Alexander Klenner, Germany