Custom Presentation Skills Training Workshops for Executives

We provide executive presentation skills training that results in immediate improvement.

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How is Throughline Different?

Not all public speaking courses are created equal.

Throughline’s highly customized speaker training programs and executive presentation skills training workshops distinguish us in a crowded field of public speaking firms.

We tailor our training to the unique challenges that executives face.

For high-profile individuals, executives, and other c-suite inhabitants, effective presentation skills do more than just make you look good. They allow you to make persuasive presentations to the board to contextualize Q1 earnings, to the public via interviews on cable news, and to anxious shareholders assembled in a conference room.

We’ve become trusted advisors to hundreds of executives for whom we’ve delivered highly relevant trainings. Our approach focuses on achieving immediate results in limited time. With presenters trained in conducting extensive and personalized research in advance of each training, Throughline can tailor sessions that lead to instantaneous results and long-term improvement.

We’re committed to delivering the best presentation training courses in the industry, focused squarely on your specific challenges and goals.

As one client told us, we don’t just create great speakers; we foster profound transformations.

Before your executive presentation skills training, we’ll review your previous and upcoming speeches, PowerPoint presentations, and other presentation material. We’ll delve into your industry and area of expertise, so that we can tailor an approach that fits you and your professional needs.

Our presentation skills training courses go well beyond the “one and done” mentality. We offer one of the most generous free post-training programs in the industry, which includes:

  • 10 in-depth clients-only special reports
  • A one-on-one follow up consultation with your trainer before your next presentation
  • Annual refresher webinars

 

And because we know that mastering any skill is a lifelong task, we’ll be with you long after your presentation training session ends.

OUR GIFT TO YOU

11 Easy Steps to Ace Your Next Presentation

From finding your message and opening your talk to choosing the right visuals and managing fear, our free e-book will take you through 11 key steps to delivering a successful presentation.

11 Easy Steps to Ace Your Next Presentation

C-Suite Solutions for Long-Term Public Speaking Growth

Learn How to Create a Persuasive Presentation and PowerPoint Presentation Skills Training

The power of the visual is well-known to effective presenters, who see PowerPoint as an enormously valuable tool. The right visuals – displayed the right way – can make your messages stickier. They get to the heart of how your audience records, remembers, and retrieves information.

So, how do you bring the verbal and visual together to have maximum effect?

Communicating effectively as a speaker means learning how to help your audience see and hear what you have to say simultaneously. In other words, you must employ strategies and techniques that reduce the chances your audience is being forced to split its attention. In our trainings, we work to develop the most effective ways to combine your words with your visuals to create layers of meaning that stir emotions, make connections, and drive people to action.

We do that through helping you to:

  • Avoid information overload on each slide
  • Develop an enduring conceptual metaphor with the proper images
  • Trim your presentation down to the essentials
  • Be clear and concise in your design
  • Create charts and graphs that inform rather than confuse
  • And more …

 

Through video recordings of your practice sessions, you will receive immediate feedback on which visual aids, teamed with your words and actions, best reinforce your main points and engage your audience.

These are not cookie-cutter, prescriptive strategies. During your executive presentation skills training, we then work with you to implement what you have learned, so that it addresses your specific goals and presentation style.

HOW ARE OUR PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING PROGRAMS DIFFERENT?

  • We conduct deep research into your organization.

    If there’s one thing clients have told us more than anything else, it’s how surprised they were by the amount of research we conducted before each session. Before your customized workshop, we’ll review your previous and upcoming speeches, PowerPoint presentations, outlines, notes, and video clips. We’ll also learn more about your organization, the audiences you face, and the challenges you encounter when discussing your work.

  • We are industry leaders

    Our first book, The Media Training Bible, was an Amazon #1 Public Relations best seller. Our second book, 101 Ways to Open a Speech, was a Kindle #1 Public Speaking best seller. We’ve trained tens of thousands of people for the world’s biggest stages—and have earned the repeat business of many loyal clients who were thrilled with their results.

  • We know how to teach.

    Knowing how to deliver a successful presentation isn't enough. It's far more important to be able to transfer our knowledge to our trainees in a manner that enables them to act on it immediately. We’re rooted in theory but deliver practical advice. We've regularly refined our teaching methodology since 2004 and have created a fast-paced, fun, and highly effective workshop that has been delivered successfully hundreds of times.

  • We root our recommendations in research.

    We regularly hear stories from trainees who were instructed by a previous trainer to do something that didn't have any basis in research. As a result, the trainees were trying to communicate in an unnatural manner that went against their instincts—and that didn't work for their audiences. Wherever possible, our advice is based in research, not subjective opinion.

What CEO Presentation Methods Will I Learn?

Deliver a presentation that gets results

During your interactive presentation skills workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Sharpen the story you want to tell
  • Structure and outline your talk
  • Speak from a script, notes, outline or memory
  • Identify your “bright shiny object” and “ABSO”
  • Align your talk with your audience’s goals
  • Increase the effectiveness of your persuasion attempts
  • Grab the audience with a powerful opening
  • Break the pattern to retain or regain audience interest
  • Balance broad themes with compelling details
  • Use stories and statistics to reinforce your messages
  • Issue a closing call-to-action that gets results
  • Facilitate productive question and answer sessions
  • Answer challenging questions
  • Create the right “feedback loops” through effective body language
  • Model best practices for gesture, posture, voice, and movement
  • Deliver a speech with contagious energy
  • Manage public speaking anxiety
  • Design more effective visuals
  • Use (not abuse) PowerPoint
  • Interact with your PowerPoint slides and notes
  • Avoid the “eye-ear” conflict
  • …and more, modified to achieve your specific goals

DURING THE WORKSHOP

Our proven teaching methodology, which has been delivered successfully hundreds of times since 2004, features a diverse mix of relevant activities designed to help participants grow their skill set meaningfully—often dramatically—right away. During your public speaking workshop, you will learn through: 

  • Practice presentations

    You will deliver several practice presentations throughout the workshop. After each round, you’ll receive specific feedback on your message, delivery, and audience interaction. We’ll videotape your practice talks and review key excerpts with you—and you’ll get to take your videos with you.

  • Interactive lectures

    Our fast-moving lectures are packed with real-life examples and opportunities to practice new skills, and are led by dynamic trainers who know how to hold your attention.

  • Video examples

    We’ll show several curated clips of presenters demonstrating public speaking best practices, often in unexpected and highly effective ways.

  • Challenging questions

    We’ll ask you the questions that fair but skeptical audience members might ask—and empower you with strong answers that win over audiences. (This segment usually requires a longer session; let’s talk!)

AFTER THE WORKSHOP

Our relationship extends long past the training day. If you invest in us, we'll invest in you. After you leave our workshop, you’ll continue your learning through:

  • Relevant takeaway materials

    You’ll receive our in-depth presentation training handbook, a copy of 101 Ways to Open a Speech, and videos of your practice talks.

  • Ten in-depth clients-only reports

    You’ll receive in-depth articles once a month for ten months following your training. These reports will go deeper into areas that will help you learn, practice, and refine new skills throughout the year. Sample topics might include delivering better panel presentations, overcoming speaking fear, and speaking from a script.

  • A free one-hour phone or Skype call

    You can schedule a free one-hour call with one of our trainers within one year of your training, during which you can discuss an upcoming presentation, ask us to review a video of a speech you recently delivered, or anything else that would help you advance your learning. (Offer extended to five people in any private workshop.)

  • An annual invitation to our live clients-only webinar

    Once a year, you’ll be invited to a live clients-only webinar, during which we will offer you a refresher, introduce advanced techniques, and answer your questions. We’ll send you the video if you miss the call.

  • A 20% discount

    A 20 percent discount on our standard hourly consulting fee for two years following your training.

OTHER PRESENTATION TRAINING OFFERINGS

In addition to the presentation training workshop described above, we also offer:

  • One-on-one executive presentation training sessions
  • Group executive presentation skills workshops
  • Advanced presentation training sessions
  • Public speaking refresher courses
  • Panelist and panel moderator training
  • Coaching for online video and Facebook Live
  • Sessions held via Skype or other virtual technology
  • TED or TEDx speech preparation
  • Investor pitches
  • and more (please inquire)

Any Questions?

Reach out to us at info@throughline.com
or head over to our Frequently Asked Questions.