Training Philosophy

When the Stakes Are High…

Anyone who needs to make a high-stakes presentation – even if it’s to only a single person – benefits from presentation training. At MediaWorks, we specialize in individual and group training sessions for:

  • Company executives and managers
  • Business coaches and trainers
  • Authors and entrepreneurs
  • Media spokespersons
  • Board members
  • Subject matter experts

Regardless of your background, your type of presentation, or your audience, MediaWorks will customize a coaching solution based on our time-tested training philosophy.

Many Presenters Don't Like Presenting

Universally, the most difficult thing about public speaking is overcoming nervousness. Excitement before taking the stage actually heightens your connection with your audience. Being overly nervous interferes with your effectiveness as a speaker.

The greatest tools to prevent nervousness from eclipsing excitement are preparation and confidence. MediaWorks will provide you with plenty of both. Our comprehensive training sessions cover every element of a presentation, including:

  • Sharpening your content
  • Nailing your message
  • Recognizing your problem areas
  • Building on your strengths
  • Improving body language and non-verbal cues
  • Being prepared for the unexpected

And if you or your team only need help on some of the above, it’s no problem. That’s the benefit of fully customized presentation training.

A Coach is Better Than a Classroom

Presentation training in a classroom can be extremely affordable because the cost is shared among many. But there’s a catch: The lessons often focus on other students, or generic concepts that may or may not apply to you. In a classroom setting, you can expect to receive minimal time – if any at all – to hone your skills with your own material. In short, classroom instruction is theoretical, not practical.

That’s why we never conduct public classes or seminars. We tailor our training specifically for you and your colleagues, company, agency, or cause.

Immersive Training is Transformative

Your goal is not to understand what makes a great presenter, but to become a great presenter. Likewise, MediaWorks is not in the business of “presentation instruction.” We are in the business of developing powerful communicators.

This is why MediaWorks exclusively offers immersive training. We tailor your sessions around your strengths, challenges, goals, audience, and content. We do this by assessing your skill level, providing expert direction and tools, filming you while you practice, offering feedback that is both supportive and productive, and allowing you to practice again. Our methods produce dramatic gains for every single client.

Use PowerPoint Effectively … Or Not at All

Powerful visuals can enhance your messaging and make your presentation unforgettable. But no one can be captivating while standing in front of a lackluster slideshow.

We’ll coach you on how to use projected text, images, or other visuals to add a compelling dimension to your presentations – and if you’re using your slide deck as a crutch, we’ll give you the confidence to get rid of it.

It's Not Over When it's Over

We’ve found that once our clients have invested in presentation training with us, we become invested in them. So, while some companies charge by the minute for post-training consultation, we participate in your continued advancement through post-training follow-up. We’ve come to understand that an ongoing relationship with our clients benefits everybody. Contact us for details.