Presentation Coaching

by Lorraine Behnan

What differentiates Lorraine Behnan from other presentation trainers and coaches?

  1. As a professional public speaker for over twenty years, Lorraine walks the talk. She has the inside experience of presenter challenges, triumphs, and audience expectations.
  2. Lorraine takes you beyond delivery dynamics and to the realm of Corporate Storytelling to make your ideas stick. Lorraine is acutely aware of the urgency to engage your clients and employees through effective communication.
  3. Proficient in creating compelling slide support, Lorraine has researched and successfully applied the captivating new shifts in the design and function of presentations. Slideware has evolved significantly to ensure audience engagement.
  4. By creating a supportive and stimulating environment Lorraine’s clients are able to stretch their abilities and exceed expectations.
  5. Lorraine approaches each client with a clean slate. She does not follow a cookie cutter process producing ‘assembly line’ speakers. Each person is unique with individual aspirations and needs.

Lorraine helps you answer the important and fundamental question:
– Why should this audience listen to me?


What is the difference between a speech and a presentation?
A speech is only words with no slide support. A presentation is interactive with the use of slides.

Today's business world requires a hybrid scenario. We want to effectively communicate ideas while ensuring audience connection and retention in order to achieve our goals. Not everyone is an orator who can engage people for 30 minutes or more, so we tend to rely on slides for support and audience engagement. Used sparingly and selectively, slides can help underscore a message or illustrate an example. Most importantly, however, you need to deliver your ideas with dynamic speech and animated body language. Breathe life into the content.


Presentation excellence is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but rather ‘a need to have’.
 
Whether you are delivering a structured presentation or participating informal meetings, you want to effectively communicate ideas while connecting with your clients and ensuring retention of your messaging in order to achieve your goals. Not everyone is an orator who can engage people for 30 minutes or more, so we tend to rely on slides for support and audience engagement. Used sparingly and selectively, slides can help underscore a message or illustrate an example.  Most importantly, however, you need to deliver your ideas with dynamic speech and animated body language. Breathe life into the content.


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Sessions are customized for each client and cost is calculated according to the needs.

 

The Programs:

Communicate to Captivate

Group Workshop

 

Who can benefit?
Companies who want to elevate the presentation excellence and communication skills of their leaders and teams.
Executives, Financial Advisors, Portfolio Managers, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service

Program Length: Half Day (3 hours) Full Day (6 hours)

When Invesco Trimark planned a national educational tour with their top executives and advisors, they needed someone to provide personal coaching to these individuals, some of whom had never spoken in public. Lorraine was their choice. The speakers she coached received audience evaluations scores in the 80s and 90s for delivery in their presentations.

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The Program Approach: This interactive program is a combination of prepared remarks, demonstrations, and practical exercises. Each participant will be provided with the necessary materials and tools to prepare and deliver their own engaging and effective presentations.

Selection of Program Topics:

The optimum number of participants for group programs is 6-12

 

Personal Coaching for Business

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The Coaching Approach: Each person has specific needs so the program will be adjusted upon communication with the client for a Needs Assessment.
At least two sessions are recommended. Additional coaching can be scheduled as needed.


Suggested length of Sessions: Presentations 30 minutes or less – 90 minutes Presentations 30 to 60 minutes – 2 to 3 hours

When Fast Company wanted to enhance the speaking skills of their senior writers and editors for their conference presentation and guest appearances, they had a roster of experts from which to select their trainer. They chose Lorraine.


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Session #1
1. Evaluation of content
2. Evaluation of delivery style and skill
3. Establish content structure and flow
4. Enhance vocal expression and body language
5. Assign exercises for the next session
6. Assist with content development between sessions

Session #2
1. Delivery of presentation incorporating coaching notes from last session
2. Feedback on the presentation
3. Stop/Start process for improvement; incorporating coaching notes
4. Second delivery of presentation (option to video speech for coaching purposes only)
5. Additional instruction for continual improvement of content and dynamics
6. Assist with content development from the session

Lorraine will travel to your offices

No Travel Costs: City of Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton
To learn more about the fee for Lorraine’s services info@lorrainebehnan.com

Presentation Coaching and Communication Training