Presentations that POP
Dr. Mark L. Johnson is a University Professor in the Department of Technology and Workforce Learning at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. As a Distinguished Toastmaster of Toastmasters International and as a national award-winning teacher, Dr. Johnson has been teaching people to teach for more than 30 years in and out of the classroom. He was named the national Technical Educator of the Year by the Association of Career and Technical Education in 2000 and has been named outstanding faculty 3 times by PSU. Most recently, he consults with numerous Apprenticeship Training Programs across North America, including the International Alliance of Theatrical, Stage and Motion Picture Employees (IATSE), the Utility Workers of America, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, the Painters and Allied Trades, the United Alliance, etc., having trained more than 1,000 skill craft trainers in more than 30 cities across the US and Canada. He received his BSBA in Management and Marketing, his MS in Technical Teacher Education, and his Ed Specialist Degree in Industrial Education all from Pittsburg State University and his Educational Doctorate in Vocational Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Over the years people have been lulled into believing that doing a presentation simply means preparing a PowerPoint filled with bulleted slides and then reading through them for the audience. Everyone that has sat through one of these presentations knows that they are boring and hardly anyone can remember what was said during the presentation. That is NOT how it was meant to be.
This course will give you basic tips on how to transform your presentation style from traditional boring slides and a lifeless delivery style to an exciting and interesting presentation that really POPS!
“We only know what we know – until we learn something different!” – Dr. Mark L. Johnson
There have been many books and publications distributed over the years about how to improve presentations. A lot of these have discussed the use of technology to enhance and improve presentations. Unfortunately, one fact remains. To be truly effective, the presenter needs to know HOW their audience learns and retains information, and HOW to deliver in such a way to make learning happen.
This presentation will help debunk many of the myths out there about presenting, such as the “Rule of 6 bullets per slide and 6 words per bullet is a standard rule”. – It's NOT, it is a threshold of pain! “Practice means running through your PowerPoint a time or two before presenting”. It just means preparing for boredom.
Participants will see first-hand how to create fun and engaging presentations that people WANT to see!
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will learn how to
- Properly practice for an upcoming presentation
- Develop an effective vocal variety
- Use body language effectively
- Create visuals that attract attention!
- Engage the audience and help them retain the information
- Check for audience understanding to make sure they get it
Who Should Attend
- Corporate Trainers
- Apprenticeship and Technical Trainers
- Managers and supervisors
- Anyone that presents regularly