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Preparing Content for Powerful Presentations

March 13

Pacific Research Center @7677 Gateway Blvd
Newark, CA United States

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4 hours

This is a course for individual contributors and managers who want to improve their ability to get messages across to management in project review and project proposal presentations. By examining the differing perspectives of business-focused and technology-focused people, you’ll learn to focus your presentation on the results you want to achieve and condense it for effective communication to sponsors, executives and customers – those with the power to advance your project and your career.

Key Topics
Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Follow a process to prepare concise and effective presentations
  • Explore the differing perspectives of business managers and technology-focused audiences
  • Translate technical terminology into business benefits
  • Identify the desired outcome of the presentation in terms of audience response
  • Develop an effective strategy and presentation format to achieve goals
  • Condense content into a memorable message, appropriate to the level and interests of the audience
  • Focus on high-value information – recommendations, evaluations, breakthroughs and surprises – rather than simply doing a “data dump”
  • Develop an interest-building opening and a decisive closing
  • Organize and prepare presentation materials for lean and effective slides



Session was fantastic – it dealt with how to structure the most impactful and memorable slides to keep the audience engaged. – Infoblox, Systems Engineer

Communication is extremely important and presentations are the most common method at work. Would highly recommend class – perfect duration and great content. – Tula, Staff Engineer