Persuasive Presentations

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  Maya Angelou

Presentations are about emotions. They can be exciting, interesting and thoughtful, or they can be dull, boring and thoughtless. Whatever the presentation, the audience will have an emotional reaction to it. The emotions you create with your audience will influence your audience and the decisions they make as a result of your presentation. 

We work with you and your team to help you connect with your audience emotionally and impactfully by focusing on five critical components:

KNOWLEDGE • WORDS • IMAGES • CLIMATE • PROCESS

Our work in persuasive presentation skills is concentrated in these areas:

non-profit

According to BoardSource, there are 1.6 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. Most of these are charities, followed by foundations and social advocacy groups. What do they need?  Money!  How do they get it? By making connections with people they meet, passionately sharing their story and assertively asking for their support.

corporate

Competition is fierce among the millions who are trying to climb the corporate ladder, sell their products and services, build a business, persuade investors .... The list goes on and on.  What makes the difference?  Confidence, knowing your message, knowing how that message benefits others and having the ability to succinctly and persuasively communicate that message.

government

City government has a significant impact on the functioning of a city. In the City of New York, there are over 200,000 employees that work to make a difference. With funding scarce and minimum dollars for public relations, it’s the city employees, supervisors, managers, and directors that make the difference in their community. And on the job, it’s their ability to sell themselves to obtain a promotion, to move to another agency and to gain support from others, It’s their voice in community boards and advocacy groups. It’s the Small Business Services helping a new business get started.  It’s the department of consumer affairs protecting residents from fraudulent contractors. City workers can have a powerful voice - if they know how to use it.