Professional Development Programs
What You Will Learn:
All of Shane’s programs can be customized to meet your needs. You can even decide to combine content from each of them. The programs can be offered as a keynote address, a seminar, or breakout program.
Winning Presentation Skills
Learn How to Captivate, Educate, and Motivate
Nothing could be truer than what Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.” A close second would be Mark Twain’s observation, “There are two types of speakers in the world: those that are nervous and those that are liars.” This program focuses on the skills you need to make an outstanding presentation, no matter where you find yourself on your journey to becoming a great speaker. The following is just some of the content that is included in the program.
1. Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
Learn why everyone is afraid of public speaking
Understand why the conventional wisdom is wrong about the goal for a presentation
Learn the tools professional athletes and performers use to overcome the fear of failure
Discover ten techniques to ensure confidence in your presentation
2. The Principles of Public Speaking
Learn how to be yourself. You need to because everyone else is taken anyway.
Speak from the heart to persuade
Determine what your audience needs in order to win them over.
Turn a boring presentation into an engaging conversation with your audience
Discover three techniques to simplify complicated ideas
3. How To Tell A Story
Understand what a story really is
Create a bottom-line message you want your audience to understand above all else
Learn how to find at least one human truth about why your story is important
Use a structure that starts strong and best relates what happened
Understand the importance of using descriptive language
Tell the good, the bad, and the ugly about the facts in your presentation
Connect to the emotions of your audience
4. Using PowerPoint Effectively
Get the right equipment
Avoid “Death by PowerPoint”
Learn the basic skills to create PowerPoint slides
Discover the seven principles to creating a memorable PowerPoint
5. Delivering Your Presentation
Understand the techniques to deliver your argument
Become a believer in the principle that you should not use notes
Discover the tricks memory experts use
Become aware of the importance of body language
Analyze examples of good and bad gestures
Make your voice interesting
Speak with conviction
Adapt to Zoom and Skype Meetings
Learn how to practice
Study the master orators in history
How to Boost Your Persuasion and Influencing IQ
Persuade, motivate, and influence anyone, anytime, and anywhere
Throughout the past several decades, advances in behavioral science research have shed enormous light on how people make decisions. Some of it confirms what our life experiences have taught us, but the research also gives many new insights to be more persuasive. The following is just some of the content for this program.
1. The Science Behind How our Brain Makes Decisions
Understand the differences between the automatic and reflective brain
Learn the science that proved the conventional wisdom wrong about decision-making
2. Rules of Thumb for Decision-Making
Discover the power of anchoring
Understand the lure of associations
Decide whether framing a decision is important or not
3. How to Persuade Others
Learn how to make complicated ideas simple
Realize that there are leaders and followers in your audience
Make decisions easy for your audience
Create memorable PowerPoint slides
4. You Are the Architect of Your Presentation
Utilize confirmation bias
Elevate your audience’s attention
Take advantage of the power of word association and metaphors
Learn the keys to ensure success before, during, and after your presentation
5. Build Trust with Your Audience
Examine Aristotle’s principles of trust building
Analyze studies showing how to create trust
The three principles of rapport building
Become the most trustworthy person in the room
Learn how to effectively answer any question
6. How to Negotiate Effectively
Building trust with the other side
Learn the behavioral science regarding negotiation strategies
Dos and Don’ts of every negotiation
7. Rapport Building
How to engage with anyone
Be the most likable person in the room
Ten techniques that work every time
What Clients Are Saying
“Shane Read is an immensely skilled teacher and storyteller. With visual examples, he takes an everyday action and turns it into a common-sense lesson for achieving success. He has valuable “dos and don’ts” that help his audiences perfect their own personal strategies.” One of our customers said it best in his evaluation, “This is one of the best CLE programs of all time.”
— Stacey Thomas, Program Manager, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
What You Will Learn:
If you want personalized training on how to become a captivating and memorable presenter, Shane offers one-on-one training that maximizes the efficiency of the learning process and ensures that your personal goals are met.
Benefits of Personal Training
You can discuss and overcome your fears and weaknesses in a private setting.
Shane will focus on your specific needs.
The coaching starts at your level of experience so that there is no wasted time.
You can work on an upcoming presentation in the privacy of a one-on-one session.
The time of the training is flexible so that it fits with your busy schedule.