Presentation Training to Engage Your Audience and Project Confidence
Everyone’s been there—sitting through another boring presentation with a weak and disengaged speaker, checking your phone, counting down the minutes until you can go home.
But what happens when the shoe is on the other foot? When you’re the one pitching an idea, leading a conference call, or just making conversation, do you hold people’s attention or put them to sleep? Do you project confidence? Professionalism? Authority?
In other words, are you a speaker you’d listen to? If you can’t answer with a confident “yes,” EMS Communications is here to help.
Whether your goal is to improve a team’s communication skills with customized workshops, build your core speaking skills at a two-day public “SELL It, Don’t TELL It” workshop, or set your sights on long-term success with personalized executive coaching, EMS delivers personal and professional development that is engaging, eye-opening, and guaranteed to produce incredible results.
Everyone else is just as tired of boring speakers as you are. That’s why EMS is ridding the world of boring presentations—one speaker at a time.
Recent Blog Posts
Sometimes we hear presenters—both within our workshops and in the real world—who try to lower our expectations before they even get started. They open by saying things like “I’m not really very good at this” or “I’m not exactly the world’s greatest expert on this topic” or even “I’m sorry I didn’t really get time to proof my slides.” These all fall into the category of “Bad Ways to Start a Presentation.” But there are other bad openings as well…August 27, 2019
President Teddy Roosevelt famously said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” It’s likely that he was referring to overly chatty political types who talked too much and accomplished too little. But we want to emphasize the “speak softly” part of that quote, with the suggestion that you can really call your listeners’ attention to a specific idea or phrase by lowering the volume of your voice down to a whisper.August 27, 2019
One thing we always tell our clients: do whatever it takes to get yourself prepared to give your next speech. Of course that means practicing your material, knowing your cues, and even testing out some of the lines you hope will get a reaction. Many speakers also prepare their bodies for presentations, and we’ve recently seen some interesting ways that people in the public eye have used to get themselves ready.August 22, 2019
According to the gospel of EMS, there are eight essential Fundamentals of Public Speaking. Let’s recite them all together, loudly if you can: Energy, Eye Connection, Facial Expression, Gestures, Movement, Non-words, Pauses and…Bueller, Bueller…Speaking Pace.July 29, 2019