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Delivering Powerful Presentations

Master the art of persuasion

Deliver powerful presentations. Enhance your ability to present with clarity and impact. During this program, you will learn how to deliver an engaging presentation and express yourself with clarity, candor and credibility. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to practice this important skill in the classroom environment, record this practice, and receive personalized feedback from two professional presenters. 

Topics Covered

Gain valuable skills to deliver your point

Module 1: Structuring Your Ideas

Learn the fundamental elements of designing audience centric presentations. You will work on structuring your ideas in a way that will make a point and prove it. Specific topics include:

  • Persuasion: Structure your ideas in a logical and concise format to provide a compelling message.
  • Performance: Deliver powerful and informative presentations with good mechanics - voice, eye contact, gestures, stance and movement.
  • Design: Quickly and easily design a persuasive presentation that is tailored to address the audience’s most pressing needs and concerns.

Module 2: Polish Your Delivery

Once the fundamentals have been practiced, turn your attention to delivering a polished presentation that is both persuasive and compelling. Specific topics include:

  • Audience Involvement: Use relevant facts and figures to prove points while gaining the audience’s attention with memorable stories and examples.
  • PowerPoint Design: Quickly and easily create slides to complement the presentation design and message. 

Is This For Me?

This topic is especially relevant and practical for professionals who want to stretch themselves, get out of their comfort zone and differentiate themselves by becoming truly excellent speakers. The skills learned in this program will stay with you throughout your career. Whether you are a mid-Level manager, an entry-level individual contributor, or a c-suite executive, executive presentation skills will benefit you and those around you.

Common program participant titles and job functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Analysts
  • Management Analysts
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Individuals looking to advance in their careers
  • Individuals making a career change


Learn from our top-notch faculty with industry experience

Scott Nelson - Instructor - University of St. Thomas Executive Education

Scott Nelson  

Scott Nelson is a leadership coach and corporate communications trainer. His emotional intelligence, authentic feedback and ability to teach personal awareness have been key to his success in developing others. Scott’s coaching career began in 2005 as a certified leadership coach with the Ideal Coaching Academy. Since 2010, he has been a senior partner at Clarity Central based in Minneapolis, MN. 

Scott started his career as a sales manager while also training and speaking on the topic of influential communication. He then began working at Mayo Clinic as a conflict resolution mediator. Scott has done post-graduate work in ontology following his BBA in Management. 

Scott’s experience involves several industries as well as many different organizational and personality types. He has worked with people of incredibly varied backgrounds including Maasai tribes in Tanzania, executives in corporations, and staff in schools, health care, local and federal government.    

Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is a corporate communications trainer for Clarity Central. He is the Fire Chief of the Excelsior Fire District which is a Joint Powers organization made up of the cities along the south portion of Lake Minnetonka. 

Following his BS in Business Management, Scott spent 14 years as the Risk/Emergency Management Director for Carver County and 12 years as a paramedic/EMS Education specialist with Ridgeview Medical Center.   

Scott is a keynote speaker and communications trainer in the public safety field and in the private sector. He has facilitated numerous leadership team discussions on the importance of creating a culture of excellence.  

Scott has received the Minnesota State Fire Chief Association’s Fire Officer of the Year Award. His areas of expertise include leadership, incident command, emergency response, special events, and planning.

Your Investment

Invest in your career - Gain a strong ROI

Price: $1495
1.4 CEUs

Why Choose Delivering Presentations?

Upon completion of this program, you’ll do your Monday smarter with:

  • Confidence. Spend two days getting out of your comfort zone learning proven methods that will help you deliver presentations in a confident and compelling manner.
  • Clarity. Adopt a proven method to design and deliver excellent presentations tailored for each specific audience. 
  • Candor. Utilize specific speaking tools to effectively field difficult questions during the Q and A part of the presentation. 

Additional Program Details:

  • Cost includes tuition, learning materials and refreshments.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are non-credit educational experiences; one CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of study and will be noted on your completion certificate. 
  • Program sessions are held on the downtown Minneapolis campus. Parking is available within one block.
  • There are no prerequisites for this program.

Why St. Thomas Executive Education?

Choose us for a smart, practical and personalized experience. 

At St. Thomas Executive Education you will:

  • Gain practical tools from experienced faculty
  • Learn current, real-world skills you can apply on Monday (and every day)
  • Network with other professionals working in business
  • Have a personalized experience from program exploration to successful completion

All of this leads to a smart, practical and personalized experience to gain confidence and excel in your career. With over 30 open enrollment programs, we can help you dive into a specific topic area, understand business terminology and further develop your leadership and management skills.