How Important Are Presentation Skills to Your Career?
What’s the one skill that over 95% of employers agree is critical for professional success?
Oral communication skills.1
A Presentation Design and Delivery Approach That Works
Want to make an impact at your next sales presentation, team meeting, or keynote? Renovate Communication Design can give you and your organization the confidence you need to succeed.
I just wanted to thank you once again for helping me with my talks. I spoke several times in Europe at the end of April 2012. I keynoted in Villach, Austria, where one of the other keynote speakers had the chance to listen. She is a well-known speaker and has authored several books. After I spoke, she was so impressed she wanted to know exactly what you did to help me. I told her all about you and said that your expertise is in PowerPoint presentations but obviously you have skills in crafting messages as well. She said she is definitely interested in getting help with her PowerPoint. I’m sending her your information this week. Thank you for helping me Renovate my messages!
Connie Johnson, Senior Director of Media and Product Resources and keynote/workshop speaker, Hearts at Home
Let’s face it: most presentations are boring and getting in front of an audience can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Your slides don’t have to put your audience to sleep and you can learn to control your nerves and speak boldly. Strong leaders understand the value of strong visual communication. When you learn to present well, you gain more influence and increase your ability to inspire and lead.
Your audience and customers want and need you to do well–they need you to lead them. You can get there, and our Presentation Renovation approach can help you and your team:
- Identify your audience’s wants and needs
- Apply storytelling techniques of writers and filmmakers to gain and keep your audience’s attention
- Create an emotional connection with your audience that inspires them to act
- Make your message memorable with effective visuals
- Capture your audience with a professional yet personal delivery style
Deanne and Michael are two of the best communicators I know. They excel at making the complicated simple, but not simplistic. They are passionate presenters who have the rare gift of teaching others to do as they have done. I recommend them to you highly.
Dr. Tom Tanner, Academic Dean of the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies at Lincoln Christian University
We can work with your organization in a number of ways.
Consulting and Training
Your team needs help? We can be your Huckleberry. We’ll come to your office, big or small, to show you how to transform your presentations with our Presentation Renovation approach. Your team will gain the freedom to let go of their templates, bullet points, and dated clip-art. Once the old is gone, you’ll have room for the new: effective principles for content, design, and delivery that can be implemented and used every day. Get started
Have an important sales presentation, meeting, or keynote coming up? We’re available to work with you or members of your team one-on-one. Let us guide you through the steps to creating high-level, engaging messages. We’re in the business of renovation; making you and your communication better. Get started
Your slides need help? Tired of using the same stock photos that you see in other presentations? Need a high-impact presentation for a product launch or trade show booth display? We can do that. Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time to achieve your own killer slidedeck. We find the time. We care about the right fonts, color schemes, beautiful visuals, and story development. We can also do custom photography so your slides stand apart from the rest. Let us take care of the details and do what we do best. See some examples or get started
Your event needs a speaker? We can be there. Let us instill a desire within your team to adopt storytelling and design-thinking in their presentations. Get started
Renovate is a fountain of knowledge. Michael and Deanne’s expertise, amazing skills and insight, and willingness to roll up their sleeves and do the work to exceed their clients’ expectations make them one of the top communication and design teams in the industry. We at Onward! particularly appreciated their consulting style: genuine, never self-promoting, straight-forward, and always demonstrating high integrity. They are very passionate about communication and design: definitely a “first-round draft” choice for any team needing expertise in the field. One of Renovate’s greatest strengths is their keen intuition in knowing how to take their client from where they are to where they want to be by sharing, in a personalized and passionate way, their knowledge of current and future trends of what works in the industry. They have their professional finger on the pulse of communication effectiveness, and they are stellar at combining their creativity, foresight, and knowledge to actualize their clients’ vision–only better than they could have imagined!
Rachel Grunder, Chief Learning Architect, Onward! Education Enhancement Services
1. Survey of 431 employers cited in “Are They Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce.” Published by The Conference Board, 2006.