Verbal & Written Presentations that Count

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The key to effective verbal and written communications is knowing your audience and presenting information in the way they can absorb best. Conveying your message in a tailor-made way will put you well on the road to achieving your intended purpose in imparting this information.

Whether giving a verbal presentation or providing written materials to your colleagues at work, giving a talk or making a speech, or presenting your case to public officials over the phone, in person, or in writing, PAS can help you communicate effectively by:

  • Raising your awareness to common mistakes that will put your listeners or readers. This includes lack of logical organization, too much detail, failure to find the right tone, too lengthy a presentation, and so on.
  • Identifying the key aspects of the psychology and needs of your audience.
  • Planning and organizing an effective presentation.
  • Using graphics, tables and charts.
  • Making a speech, talk or short presentation engaging through using techniques to interest your audience and keep their attention.
  • Ways to initiate your first communication and follow-up contact with public officials.
  • Explaining when and in what form to provide supporting materials to a client, politicians or public official.

All sessions, from a one-hour presentation to a one-day program, include examples of effective verbal and written presentations. Longer sessions and workshop feature a hands-on exercise for participants to practice what they’ve learned by making an oral presentation or developing written materials.