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Winning Presentation Skills and Compelling Presence: Let’s Find Your Confidence to Shine

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“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means, to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” — Jerry Seinfeld

Of course, Seinfeld is funny. He’s also right. So how do we overcome that number one, big, bad fear?


And how do we get confident? Well, its root, the word means “with faith.” Confidence isn’t about the absence of fear, it’s about having faith in your ability to connect to and express your true voice — and using your voice to connect with your audience. In 20+ years of working with presenters, from church basements to corporate boardrooms, I’ve learned that, with sound fundamentals, practice and coaching, everyone can learn to better connect — to their truest self, a message they care about, and their audiences.

Do you need assistance in building your confidence during presentations?

Course Details

WHEN: June 2018; 9:00 am until 4:00 pm both days. Check back for dates and pricing!
WHERE: Presidents Plaza, 8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
*To maximize individual feedback, the class size is limited to 12 participants

At the start of this two-day workshop, I often ask participants, “How often do you present?” They think of “formal” presentations and say, “Occasionally.” But when they reframe the way they think about presentations, they catch on — we’re really all presenting all the time. Our movement, mood, energy, tonality — we are continuously transmitting messages. That’s presenting. The degree of formality and familiarity varies. The audience may be internal, external, small groups, large, one-to-one, but the one thing effective professionals of all kinds have in common: we’re never done improving. And that’s true of our presentation skills, especially.

Imagine the power surge you feel as you unite your desire to share, embrace your true personal style, connect to your audience and deliver a compelling message for the benefit of all. Now that’s exciting! In music, it’s “hitting the note.”

When you get those spirits flying in formation, you become irresistible. Know yourself. Know your content. Know your audience. That’s the magic.

Day One

Fundamentals of Presentation Skills and Finding Your Voice

Instructor: Tom Rosenak, 20+ years of presentation skills and presence coaching and your new biggest fan

Day Two

Connect and Be Present as You “Play” Your Role: Your Truest You

Instructor: Max Rosenak, actor, writer, director and educator

WHY? To develop the skills and confidence needed to make clear, professional, and persuasive presentations to audiences of any size.

HOW DO WE DO IT? We create a safe, welcoming environment in which each participant makes five presentations over the course of two days. All presentations are critiqued by the instructor and videotaped for playback and discussion. Do you think Michael Jordan became Michael Jordan without studying Michael Jordan? You can be the Michael Jordan of presenting. I know it.

WHAT WILL WE LEARN? In addition to the emphasis on physical delivery skills, other important topics include analyzing your audience, organizing your content, using visuals to support your message, and handling questions and even objections.

  • Organize your thoughts for genuine persuasion
  • Hook them with a good story
  • Analyze your audience
  • Find and connect to your true voice
  • Align your voice with your style, audience and message
  • Develop physical delivery skills that are right for you
  • Understand detractors and enhancers
  • Overcome resistance and Q&A

BONUS – Reinforce learning by practicing longer presentation in small groups

To maximize practice and feedback, the presentations are kept short and taped for participant review.

Participants will select one of the four 90-minute reinforcement sessions dates and times announced in the program (2 web-based/2 live). Each participant receives 15 minutes to practice a longer presentation following a template provided at the program.

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About Our Team

Tom Rosenak

Tom Rosenak is the Founder and CEO of Diamond Mind Enterprises. He works with individuals, teams and organizations to help them transform and elevate their performance, to drive results by deploying their strengths and improving relationships. The currency? Conversation.

Sure, “communication” is the hot buzz word — but Tom believes its really conversation that transforms us. It’s human. It’s a process. It’s propelled by questions. What’s the first thing to disappear when we feel stuck? The small, still voice that knows who we are, where we want to go and how to get there. Tom helps people and teams reconnect to that voice by asking the right questions and having the right conversations. He helps them mine for the diamonds that have been inside them all along.

Max Rosenak

Max Rosenak is an actor, writer, director and educator based in New York City. He has appeared in several films, including La Mission, opposite Benjamin Bratt (2009 Sundance Film Selection), and the upcoming indie Free Spirit. He has performed at the American Conservatory Theater, Huntington Theater, and the InterArt Theatre, among others. Last fall he was granted a residency to perform his solo show at the IRT/New Ohio Theater.

Max is a founding company member of the Seattle-based company The Williams Project, and he is currently in post-production for a documentary he’s writing and directing entitled We Found David Rosenak. He has a private audition and coaching practice, leads audition workshops in colleges and universities across the country. He received his BFA from Boston University, and his MFA from the American Conservatory theater.

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