Build & Deliver Effective Presentations Seminar
One Friday ONLY!
Friday, December 12, 2014, 9 AM – 4 PM (1-hour lunch break. Lunch included!)
Location: Infinera Executive Briefing Center (140 Caspian Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94089)
This Full Day (6-hour) intensive seminar will cover presentation development and delivery strategies and culminate in a final presentation at the end of the seminar. The class will follow a workshop format with instruction and practice activities. Participants will work on improving their own presentations during the class as they receive instruction on the following topics:
Participants will deliver their final, revised presentations at the end of the seminar. Final presentations will be video recorded. Participants will be evaluated both by the instructor and by their peers. The instructor will send presentation video recordings to the participants after the seminar.
Please bring a presentation topic that you would like to develop into a presentation and a laptop or tablet that you can connect to a projector.
Bring your questions! We will dedicate a portion of every hour to answering your specific and individual questions. The seminar will be taught by two instructors, so one instructor will always be available to address your individual questions.
What is included?
- 6-hour seminar
- Handouts and reference materials
- Coffee and donuts in the morning
- 1-hour lunch break (lunch will be provided)
About the Instructors:
Blythe is an experienced communication consultant, a skilled educator, and an expert in curriculum development for the professional workplace. She has personally logged over 10,000 hours instructing individuals, small groups, and classes on professional communication skills. She has coached nonnative English-speaking executives and senior managers at many of Silicon Valley’s top companies. In addition, Blythe has developed and taught management seminars on working effectively with nonnative speakers. She has developed full courses based on original content in the areas of confident professional communication, presentations, polite communication, pronunciation and accent reduction, grammar, writing, vocabulary development, email and professional writing, and professional networking and small talk. She regularly gives presentations and leads workshops for English teaching professionals at TESOL conferences in California and around the country. Blythe is the author of the book, The Accent Diet: A Daily Program for Improving Your American English Pronunciation.
Marc has coached CEOs, CFOs, Senior VPs, and other senior managers at major technology firms throughout Silicon Valley, including Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies. He developed Ovient’s 5-step presentation development framework, co-authored The Accent Diet: A Daily Program for Improving Your American English Pronunciation, and wrote or co-wrote Ovient courses on spoken fluency, spoken communication, email communication, and business communication fundamentals. Marc is an advisor to the Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America, a Japanese government agency, and regularly reviews presentations from Japanese startups planning to enter the US market. Before co-founding Ovient, Marc worked in consulting and international relations, supporting international companies seeking to build a market presence in the U.S. Marc has logged over 5000 hours coaching professionals in Silicon Valley on improving their communication skills.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Will this seminar really help me improve my presentations?
A: We have provided similar seminars to companies throughout Silicon Valley and the United States with great success. Our corporate customers are focused on results, and so are we. We understand that an effective presentation is comprised of both content and delivery, and we focus on both aspects.
Q: Where is this seminar located?
A: The seminar will be held at the Infinera Executive Briefing Center at 140 Caspian Ct., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089.
Q: I have questions about the seminar. Who can I call?
A: Feel free to call the Ovient office at 408-524-1649. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also send us an email using the contact button on this page or post a question on our Facebook page.
Q: I cannot attend this seminar. Will you offer this again?
A: Due to a busy travel and enterprise training schedule, we are only able to offer public seminars on a limited basis. Therefore, we cannot guarantee when or if this course will be offered again. You can view all of our upcoming seminars here.
Q: If I have to cancel at the last minute, can I still get a copy of the materials?
A: Sure. After 11:59 PM on December 5 we cannot offer you a refund, but we are still happy to send you a copy of the materials. Call us at 408-524-1649 or send us an email to make arrangements for delivery.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Yes! There is plenty of free parking available.
Q: What time shoud I arrive?
A: Since this is a secure building, you will need to sign in when you arrive. This can take a few minutes, so we recommend arriving ten minutes early to make sure you do not miss any of the seminar.
Cancellation Policy: Registration may be canceled, with no charge, until 11:59 PM on December 5, 2014. Cancellations after this date will be charged the full tuition. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. Ovient reserves the right to cancel the class at anytime due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances. If we need to cancel the class, you will be offered a full refund.