Presentation Skills Training

You are your own billboard.

What message are you sending?

Allison Clarke coaches companies and individuals with proven results. After listening to your needs, she designs and delivers a program to increase your overall effectiveness at work. This allows you to push past perceived barriers to success and thrive in your career.

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7 Seconds that Change Your Life – Listening and Virtual Presentation Skills

Can you step out from behind your emails, tweets, and texts and deliver a face-to-face virtual, short, compelling message with passion and clarity?

We know that first impressions are made in the blink of an eye. The ability to capture and keep individual’s and groups’ attention will ensure you gain more buy-in, generate better results, and forge stronger relationships with everyone you encounter. In this highly customizable session, topics include:

  • Increase your confidence in delivering your message
  • Learn the single most important secret for effective communication
  • Be more aware of what your body language is saying and manage it
  • Learn how to maximize your human side for accelerated business results
  • Listen to connect and build trust

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Facilitation with Finesse in a Virtual World : The Unspoken Secrets of Corporate Trainers

We forget 80% of what we hear within 24 hours; our attention span these days is only seconds long. So how can meeting facilitators and trainers maintain people’s attention and help meeting goers retain a learning mindset, especially in this virtual space we are in? Go behind the scenes of successful facilitation in a workshop for business leaders who know that meetings can be more productive and results-driven. Whether meeting face-to-face, via video, by telephone, or in a conference call, the same verbal and nonverbal skills apply. Make meetings an expression of how much you care about progress and people.

Allison Clarke, a former Master Trainer with Dale Carnegie, has coached hundreds of speakers, managers, corporate trainers, and executives to deliver quality meetings that spark necessary action. Using group interaction, peer review, individual practice, and partner exercises, workshop participants:

  • Assess your facilitation style and know what to adjust virtually
  • Learn the top ten secrets for facilitation success
  • Gain techniques to open and close a meetings more memorably
  • Establish purposeful agendas to keep things moving
  • Use less technology and more human engagement
  • Avoid killing people with PowerPoint and handouts, and what to do and use instead
  • Encourage feedback and manage the flow of ideas

Participants will receive a PDF manual to use a resource to plan their training and meetings.

“Human connection is what makes successful communication occur.” ~ ACC

Maximize your human side for accelerated business results in a virtual world

Millions of people have their daily routines and work styles impacted. As leaders, we can help people through this chaos.

We know that first impressions are made in the blink of an eye. The ability to capture and keep individual’s and groups’ attention virtually will ensure you gain more buy-in, generate better results, and forge stronger relationships with everyone you encounter. In this interactive session, outcomes include:

  • What to think about before you turn on your camera
  • Practical tips and techniques on how to use virtual tools effectively
  • How to encourage feedback and manage the flow of ideas
  • Discover ways to maintain attention and focus while working remotely
  • Fosters more confident and effective communicators who are better able to exceed objectives
  • Ensures the participants understand how to make changes when they return to their businesses by creating action plans



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“My speech went AWESOME! It went without a hitch! I got a TON of kudos and business cards, plus two more opportunities to speak to other groups.

I can’t thank you enough. Your help, confidence and wisdom really made the whole process achievable. You are one of the good ones, and I thank you.”

– Dave Lemke, Executive Vice President of Creative Services Opus Creative

“I was pleasantly surprised by the engaging process and helpful feedback provided by Allison and her team during our training. As a marketer, business owner and lead sales person, I’ve had years of experience speaking in front of groups large and small. It wasn’t until I spent time with Allison’s team that I gained insights into areas of improvement. I look forward to applying my learnings and experiencing greater success getting my message across.”

– Kent Lewis, Owner of Anvil Media

“Often times as a Leader we mistake knowledge for ability. Just because we know how to do something doesn’t mean we can do it properly. Today’s communications session was a reminder that I too can continue to learn and put into practice the art of convincing communications. Thank you to the Portland Crew for enhancing my presentation skills beyond my expectations. It was certainly worth the trip from Canada.”

– Laura Leyser, Leader. Speaker. REALTOR(r)

“I took Allison’s Convincing Communications workshop because I wanted to come across as a pro on camera. I needed to improve, but I didn’t know what would make me better. Allison adjusted my body language, slowed down my pace, and taught me how to emphasize my words for impact. She also helped me figure out how to dress in a way that matches the tone of my message and ups my credibility. As an unexpected bonus, I wound up loving the people at this event and found their progress to be as rewarding as my own. ”

– Erin Donley, Erin Donley Communications