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Presenting as a Leader™

A Humphrey Group Program offered by The Conference Board of Canada

Wednesday, March 21, 2019 • The Conference Board of Canada • 255 Smyth Road • Ottawa, ON

Preparation and confidence are the two key ingredients in the delivery of an engaging presentation. But not everyone is able to employ these tactics when called on to give a presentation.

Presenting as a Leader is a one-day workshop designed to help build the fundamental skills required to deliver persuasive and compelling presentations. The focused content provided in this intimate class, gives participants the tools and insights necessary to command the room, and influence an audience, by connecting confidence and content.

In this session, each participant will focus on an actual presentation they will be delivering in the future. The workshop will walk them through the development of the presentation outline, and give them an opportunity to test their new skills by delivering a portion of the presentation in an intimate environment.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn how to develop compelling, audience -centered presentations that focus on engagement instead of a “data-dump”
  • Develop core key messages that represent your individual presentation style and leadership thinking
  • Understand and achieve an appropriate level of formality and tone for a given audience
  • Deliver a confident leadership presence using body language, eye contact, pace, and expression

This program has been designed and is delivered by The Humphrey Group Inc., experts in leadership communications. Each participant will focus on an actual presentation they will be delivering in the future and during the program, will outline, create and deliver a part of their presentation.

Who Should Attend

Presenting as a Leader is designed for anyone who is seeking to improve their confidence and competence at preparing and delivering presentations that achieve results. 

Workshop Schedule

9:00–10:30 a.m.


I. Adopt the Leader’s Mindset

  • The link between leadership and communication
  • Six guiding principles for thinking about presentations through the lens of leadership

Workshop: Participants will identify an upcoming presentation where they wish to inspire. They will analyze their audience and the opportunity that the presentation provides to lead.

10:45–12:00 p.m.


II. Build the Argument: The Leader’s Script®

  • Develop a single, focused message
  • Structure your thoughts persuasively
  • Use conversational, yet powerful, language

Workshop: Using the method they have been shown, participants will create the outline for the presentation they wish to prepare.

12:00–1:00 p.m.


Networking Lunch

1:00–2:15 p.m.


III. Lead Through Visuals

  • When to use visuals and when to avoid them
  • Two types of slide deck: the visual memo vs. speaking support
  • Guiding principles for effective visuals

Workshop: Participants will examine sample slides and then storyboard their own presentation outlines.

2:30–4:15 p.m.


IV. Present with a Leader’s Presence

  • An introduction to the techniques that enable you to project confidence, including body language, eye contact, pace, expression and tone

Workshop: Participants will deliver parts of their script to partners to practice their presence technique.

4:15–4:30 p.m.


V. Conclusion

  • Beyond the presentation … every interaction is an opportunity to lead
  • Next steps and a commitment to action

Presenting as a Leader™ is developed and delivered by The Humphrey Group Inc.,
and offered in partnership with The Conference Board of Canada.

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

Workshop Fee

Regular Rate

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