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Advanced Presentation Skills

Course Length: 1 day
Overview: Advanced Presentation Skills is for business professionals who have taken one of ETA’s Presentation Skills programs within the past two years and are looking to further hone their presentation skills. Participants should also be frequent presenters for which extreme nervousness and language limitations are not contributing issues. The focus of the day is on polishing and advancing existing skills, developing each individual’s natural style and applying tools and skills in extemporaneous, “think on your feet” scenarios. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

Prerequisite: ETA Presentations Skills Program within the past two years; two-day program recommended.

Key Topics

    Master Behavioral Skills
  • Strengthen presence
  • Project confidence, composure and energy
  • Identify skills to unlock natural expressiveness

  • Generate Persuasive and Memorable Content
  • Optimize opening and closing statements
  • Create persuasive content instantaneously
  • Develop facility to instantaneously incorporate examples, story, analogy and references
  • Distill information into succinct take-away messages

  • Manage Audience Interaction
  • Cultivate and encourage interaction
  • Deal effectively with interruptions
  • Defuse hostility and handle difficult questions and challenges
  • Stay on track and reinforce key messages


It will be a good experience now to present in front of others. First Solar, Inc., Buyer
Excellent course...saw immediate improvement in my approach to presenting. Netgear, Sr. Mgr.
Even the most skilled presenters can learn from this class. Cypress Semiconductor, Sales Engineer


 Peter Rosselli

PETER ROSSELLI has been a speaker, consultant, trainer and course designer in the areas of presentation skills and interpersonal communication for over 20 years. As a program manager for Decker Communications, a recognized leader in the Communications Consulting industry, Peter designed curricula and trained a staff of thirty-five consultants to deliver training programs internationally.

He has spent several years designing and conducting programs in Presentation Skills, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Cultural Diversity and Customer Service. He has consulted for many companies including Apple, Lab126/Amazon, AT&T, Yahoo!, EMC Software, Medtronic, TIBCO Software, Cypress Semiconductor, SAP, HP, NetApp, Lattice Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Bank of America, National Semiconductor, Kaiser Permanente and Intel.

Peter has associate instructors in Boston, New York, London and Milan

 Corine Anders

CORINE ANDERS has experience in training, facilitating, coaching, public speaking, seminar design and customization, sales and management. Over the past 20 years, she has trained and consulted with thousands of executives, managers, sales people, technicians, support staff and new recruits.

Her expertise is wide sweeping. It includes high stakes presentations, private consultations, business writing, sales communication, interviewing and management skills. Corine played a key role in leadership development programs at the General Electric - Jack Welch Education Center, Cisco Systems, UBS Warburg, and Yale University. She has worked with the United Nations and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. She has conducted seminars across the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico.

 Barbara Brocklebank

BARBARA BROCKLEBANK has over 15 years experience as a consultant and corporate trainer. Barbara works with executives at all levels helping groups and individuals prepare for important presentations and business communications. She has conducted hundreds of skills development programs for a diverse group of industries including: technology, financial, health care, pharmaceutical, legal, scientific and consumer products.

She believes that compelling speakers are created, not born and that all executives can improve their natural speaking style to inform, motivate or inspire their audiences.

 Michael Heim

MICHAEL HEIM has been a trainer, speaker, consultant and course designer in the areas of presentation skills, cultural diversity and interpersonal communication for over 17 years. He has spent several years designing and conducting programs in Presentation Skills, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Cultural Diversity and Customer Service.

He has consulted for many companies including Apple Computer, AT&T, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, National Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic, Kaiser Permanente, Intel, and many other Fortune 500 companies.

 Debbie Hildebrandt

DEBBIE HILDEBRANDT provides training and coaching to individuals seeking to improve their spoken communication skills. Over the past nineteen years she has coached executives in a variety of industries including accounting and professional services, pharmaceutical, financial, health care, communications, commercial real estate, and technology. Clients include senior partners at Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, and Cushman & Wakefield. Additionally, Debbie has conducted group-training sessions at Mattel, Johnson & Johnson, Bell Atlantic, Tufts Health Plan, Fidelity, Fleet, Nextel Partners, Microsoft, Weyerhaeuser and Fujitsu. Private sessions vary from improving one-to-one communications to preparing and rehearsing a major presentation or speech. Group sessions include communication skills for meetings and presentations.

In addition to her corporate work, Debbie has been a member of the Training and Development staff at Brown University, where she designed and delivered programs on management development, presentation skills, conflict resolution and team building. While an instructor in the University of Hawaii system, she taught courses in both the speech and business education departments.

Debbie has also served as a Director for Kaplan Test Prep, an international education company, where she was responsible for statewide sales, marketing implementation and instructor training.

Debbie resides in the heart of Boston and enjoys travel and running. She holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in both education and psychology.

 Deborah Masters

DEBORAH MASTERS has over 20 years experience as a consultant, coach, and course designer for Presentation Skills, Value Selling, and Interpersonal Communication. She has worked with thousands of individuals and conducted hundreds of skills development programs in a variety of industries, including technology, finance, entertainment, science, and sports. She has also assisted organizations through critical transitions, such as mergers and acquisitions.

As a respected public speaking coach and communication strategist, Deborah’s work focuses on business communication and personal change. She works with senior executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and teams to help them communicate creatively with confidence and clarity, and to develop and deliver compelling messages that inspire and motivate.

 John Prince

JOHN PRINCE is an expert in personal and public communication. Since 1987, he has provided training and consulting expertise to people at all levels of the business world, from the newly hired to upper management. He has shown these individuals how to remove barriers to effective communication and enabled them to deliver their messages powerfully and effectively in public as well as in personal forums. Equally comfortable in working with small and large groups as well as with individuals, he has helped people gain the confidence and skills necessary to strengthen and improve themselves and ultimately, their organizations.

John has developed and managed training and consulting staffs and designed and delivered training programs nationally and internationally. He has worked with groups and individuals from various disciplines such as sales, marketing, administrative, customer service and management from a variety of industries, including banking, high-tech, pharmaceuticals, clothing, insurance, entertainment and public utilities.

John has also held positions in the hospitality industry and as an outside salesperson. He has served as a captain in the United States Air Force and worked in the Theater as well as Radio. He holds a B.A. in Spanish from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Sausalito, California.

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