Professional Development Opportunity-Presentation Advantage

Presentation Advantage – A Franklin Covey Workshop

June 28, 2016 from 8:30-5:00
HR Training Room, Expressway Tower, Suite 208.

Wasted time, unproductive meetings, and lost opportunities occur due to poor business-presentation-style
presentations. The lack of powerful methods to inform and persuade is one of the greatest hidden and pervasive costs of the 21st century workplace.

This work session will help participants consistently deliver highly successful presentations. They will learn the skills and the latest neuroscience to better inform, influence, and persuade others in todays knowledge-based world.

Creating a purposeful shift in knowledge or behavior through successful presentations equips people and teams with the competitive edge.


  • See that paradigm plus process equals presentation success.
  • “Connect” with in-person and virtual audiences successfully.

Develop a Powerful Message

  • Identify the clear purpose to be achieved with the message.
  • Create a memorable introduction and conclusion.
  • Develop key points to support the purpose.

Design Impactful Visuals

  • Use visuals to increase attention to and retention of the message.
  • Design effective presenter notes and prompts.

Deliver with Excellence

  • Master the components of the “first and ongoing impression.”
  • Manage good and bad stress.
  • Handle questions and group dynamics.

Read why your peers think you should attend:

  • The content is applicable to any area of a person’s life, professionally or personally.
  • Relevant discussion and practice, helpful tips in creating content and visuals. Love the Franklin Covey materials, can refer back to tips, provides framework.
  • Very helpful and a lot of new and useful information on presentation.
  • Great course with great information. I improved my presentation skills by attending this course.

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Note: An optional follow up session will be scheduled during the workshop to review content and check progress.

Facilitator: Mary Stall, Senior HR Specialist – SMU HR/Organizational Effectiveness

Parking: SMU Parking Permit?  The closure of the SMU Employee East Campus parking lot at Expressway Tower has resulted in limited SMU permit parking.
There is AUP parking on the top level of the Everest College building located at 6080 N. Central Expressway which is just east of Expressway Tower as well as in front of the CAPE Building on SMU Boulevard.  If you do not office on East Campus, your best option is to take the shuttle from main campus.

About Mary Stall

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