Workshops

Public Workshop

Think and Speak for Results™


About This Workshop
Develop the critical thinking and speaking skills to create and present logically strong, contextually relevant, emotionally appealing, highly comprehensible ideas that stand out and speak right to the head, heart, needs, and aspirations of your listeners. 

Build these skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Articulate messaging 
  • Authentic engagement
  • Meaningful interaction 
  • Memorable visual storytelling
  • Confident delivery with executive presence
And experience a dramatic improvement in your clarity, credibility, confidence, and personal impact—whether you're presenting face-to-face or virtually, and in front of audiences big or small.


Format:
Duration:
Face-to-Face with Instructor
2 Days
Available Classes

There are no dates scheduled at this time.

Why This Workshop
Regularly, business deals are lost, recommendations bypassed, and game-changing ideas ignored because the presenter couldn't communicate with clarity, credibility, and confidence.

Don't let poor presentation skills be an obstacle to your success. Build the critical thinking and public speaking skills needed to make your best ideas heard.


Learn To
  • Set goals for your presentation
  • Understand and anticipate audience needs 
  • Organize content into a clear, audience-centric flow
  • Link content to audience care-abouts
  • Create a listener-focused opening to your presentation
  • Use color spots to enhance retention of your message
  • Master a balanced posture to increase confidence
  • Pause to gather thoughts and make a point
  • Use eye contact to connect and build trust
  • Move with purpose to engage listeners
  • Use gestures for emphasis
  • Create interest using vocal and facial animation
  • Use visuals to enhance engagement
  • Encourage audience interaction
  • Handle tough questions
  • Adapt face-to-face skills to virtual communications
  • Close with a strong call to action


Benefits
  • Strengthen what you say (THINK)
  • Improve how you say it (SPEAK)
  • Motivate your audience to listen
  • Move people to your desired action
  • Increase the sharing of ideas across the organization
  • Inspire enthusiasm about your ideas and recommendations
  • Help people make better decisions—faster!
Tools & Approach

  • Presentation Planner: A tool to help you gather info about your audience and what's important to them
  • Mandel BLUEPRINT®: A framework for structuring your opening, main points, and closing
  • ARM™ (Align, Respond, Maintain): A model for handling tough questions and objections
  • Self-Coaching Worksheet: A checklist for tracking feedback − your own and others' − on your skill development
  • Virtual Presentation Skills Tips: Best practices for presenting in a virtual environment
  • Learn-by-doing approach that bridges the gap between knowing what to do and how to do it
  • Linked to goals for you, your team, and your business
  • Real world performance improvement and on-the-job application
  • Built-in practice sessions videotaped for review and feedback
  • In-the-moment coaching by expert Mandel trainers



In sales, every presentation is an opportunity to make a significant impact. This course has helped me make the most of those opportunities. I highly recommend this course for anyone who desires to take their presentation effectiveness to a new level. I've already recommended this course to several of my friends and colleagues!
- Daniel Hebert, Senior Manager