Individual/Entrepreneurial Presentation Coaching
Do you need customized coaching tailored to your specific needs? You can schedule your sessions to coincide with a “real-world” presentation.
When does individual coaching make sense?
- When you need to become a more enthusiastic, concise and convincing presenter.
- When you’ve been told you include too much detail in your presentations.
- When you have taken on a new position and will be presenting to new audiences. (For example, you now have to present to strategic partners and major customers.)
- When you are “pretty good,” but have been told that you could be so much better with a little coaching.
- When you have limited time and don’t want to take a workshop.
Choose Your 3D Focus
Develop: Do you want to develop more audience-focused content?
Design message-oriented slides: Do you need slides that help you get to the point—quickly and concisely?
Deliver with the appropriate emotion: Do you want to deliver a persuasive, energetic presentation that motivates the audience to engage with you in a dialogue?
Success Story 1
Rosalie: An entrepreneur putting together an investor presentation
“I have a great idea and I want to raise some capital. I can deliver the talk, but I need some help with focusing the content and creating the slides.”
Here’s what Rosalie changed as a result of her coaching:
- Rosalie organized and focused her content using Wilder’s presentation overview, executive summaries and investor relations format structure.
- We storyboarded the key messages to make her story streamlined, crisp and investor oriented.
- Rosalie said, “I want a calm-soothing appearance to my slides.”
- Working with Claudyne and one of Wilder’s designers, we created a theme image and a look and feel for the presentation as a whole; then applied it to each slide.
Rosalie’s slides had the exact look and feel she needed to portray to her potential investors. After her presentation she said, “I’m selling a concept and the slides look helped my audience understand my vision for elderly care.”
Success Story 2
Carl: A physician/researcher who presents at scientific conferences
“I want to be more engaging at the scientific conferences where I give presentations on the efficacy of our surgical treatments in the hospital.”
Here’s what Carl changed as a result of this coaching:
- Carl started standing beside or in front of the podium—and when behind the podium, he stopped hanging on to it for dear life.
- Now Carl makes eye contact with people in all parts of the room.
- He uses his hands when talking.
- Carl gives an executive summary of his research when starting his presentation—then gets into the details.
- He has learned how to point out only key numbers on the gigantic tables the audience expects to see.
Carl said, “Finally, I felt my presentation at this year’s conference was better than most. People complimented me on my extensive research. No one walked out of my talk!”