Jerry Cahn, PhD, JD - Mentor-Coach to Executives Jerry Cahn, PhD, JD - Mentor-Coach to Executives
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Sunday, April 10, 2016


Presentation Mastery Workshop Trains Executives to Present Like a Pro


New York, NY – April 10, 2016. Presentation Excellence, a leading provider of presentation training, and business development and leader development services for executives, announced that a full-day Presentation Mastery Workshop will take place on June 9, 2016 in New York City.


The Presentation Mastery Workshops are designed for senior executives with sales, marketing, investor, management other leadership responsibilities. It focuses on five areas affecting presentation effectiveness:

  • SubstanceWhat's Important Now versus what's distractive clutter
  • Structure – Organizing content to flow to its logical conclusion: motivate action.
  • Style – Keeping language simple yet powerful, using attractive supportive visuals, be aligned with the speaker's style and resonate audience's needs.
  • Speaker skills –The presenter's goal is project a "leader presence" by being authentic to generate trust, communicating dynamically and connecting with the audience. To "sell your ideas", speakers need to exude competence and confidence, and transfer enthusiasm,
  • Setting – Consider the impact of time of day, place, relationship with audience and communication channel (face-to-face vs. virtual presentations) have on the presentation.


"Having supported over 5000 presenters during my career, I've seen it all when it comes to the design and delivery presentations; unfortunately, without training, things don't get better," said Jerry Cahn, Ph.D., J.D., President of Presentation Excellence and hands-on leader of the workshop. "Executives outline their presentations and then delegate production to staff or consultants who lack the skills to design powerful, engaging presentation. Their priority, all too often, is fitting the material into a company template, rather than creating an engaging presentation that compels audience action! The presenter recognizes the difference, and his/her passion is stifled. The goal may be to drive the audience to "buy", but the result makes it harder and more difficult to do so. For instance, one company's investment bankers produced its presentation. I was shown version 42; I was told that the level of interest and the amount offered were both less than expected."


Dr. Cahn has helped thousands of executives design and deliver winning presentations. He was CEO of Brilliant Image, a leading presentation graphics firm that serviced 5000+ of the most demanding clients – executives at investment banks, VC firms, Fortune 500 firms and public companies doing IPOs and other road shows, etc.  He served president of the International Association of Presentation Professionals (IAPP), working with other service bureau and equipment leaders to set the standards for the industry. Today, he is also the Chairman of the Presentation Excellence Group which includes Presentation Excellence, Vistage New York, Commanding Strategies and Mentoring Internships. An attorney, psychologist, entrepreneur and business leader, He shares his expertise and insights as a teacher for CUNY and USST (China) and keynote, workshop and webinar speaker. He also has a blog on the Presentation Excellence Group website.


The Presentation Mastery program takes place over four weeks. Two weeks prior to attending the program, attendees submit a needs assessment survey and a sample PowerPoint to use in the class. At the workshop, the morning focuses on teaching the fundamentals of presentation effectiveness and typical challenges faced by presenters. In the afternoon, attendees practice presenting and use what they learned in the morning to critique presentations and delivery. After the workshop, attendees have two weeks in which to edit their presentations and get more feedback. Additional coaching for future presentations also is available.


To register for the program, visit http://presentationexcellence.com/prestraining.php. The cost of the program is $995; there is an early-bird discount of $200.


For more information, contact jerrycahn@presentationexcellence.com or contact 800-493-1334.

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Name: Jerry Cahn, Ph.D., J.D.
Title: President & Managing Director
Group: Presentation Excellence Group
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