Presentations. Whenever people hear that word they have an emotional response. Some people get excited, and others (most) get nervous. Tracy Morgan recently said something about this, and it was perfect, “People who are nervous can’t wait for it to end. But people who are excited can’t wait for it to begin.” In this class, I will focus on two main topics: You and Them. With “You” we will look at how to identify and improve your presentation style - how do you use your body, your face and your hands.
We will talk about charisma and if you have it - and if you don’t, how you get it. I will give you some tricks and tips on how to use the Power of The Pause and how to tap into your vulnerability and use it to connect with an audience with integrity and authenticity. With “Them” we will discuss how you identify different personality types that will be in your audiences and how to both respect their needs and give them not what they want, but what they need. I will also give you ideas on how to maintain eye contact, what to do when your equipment fails, and the Top 10 Things you must do before you present. This course is designed to give you exercises that you can do on your own to strengthen your presentation muscle and maintain a great attitude when it comes to presenting.
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.
Effective Electronic Presentations
August 6 - 31
November 5 - 30
Powerful Presentations & Effective Speaking Techniques
September 4 - 28
October 1 - 26
Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
About Your Instructor
As Managing Director of Figure18, Michael Weiss is a leader in the web marketing and development industry. He is a veteran speaker, consultant, client advocate, and sales executive. For over 14 years, he was CEO of imagistic, an award-winning Web agency in southern California.
Weiss has signed many world-renowned clients for imagistic, including ACLU, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, GE Private Asset Management, Estee Lauder, Technicolor, Walden Media, and Hollywood.com.
With his more than 20 years in the industry, he offers extensive experience conducting and leading sessions for such prestigious organizations as the Non Profit Technology Network, FS/TEC, Boston University, the Center for Nonprofit Management, Network For Good, and Pepperdine University.