Presentation Skills Training

Build audience-focused communication skills that convince and inspire action.

How we elevate presentation skills

We offer in-person and online workshops for companies and individuals across three learning areas:

Storylining Structures

Adopt effective presentation frameworks to convey your ideas and messages clearly.

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Slide Design

Leverage Gestalt principles and colour, to make your slides effortlessly understandable.

Presentation Delivery

Employ proven presentation techniques to captivate and maintain your audiences’s attention.

Content 1-day presentation skills training

Storylining & Storytelling Structures

  • Understanding how the brain creates attention
  • Framing of a presentation (why, what, who)
  • How to understand what is relevant for your audience
  • Organizing content for clarity and flow

Crafting a compelling narrative for your presentation

  • The Hero’s Journey as a universal presentation structure
  • Case study: Steve Jobs’ presentations
  • Exercise: Applying the Hero’s Journey to a professional topic in form of a 3-minute presentation
  • Alternative to the Hero’s Journey storyline
    • McKinsey’s five-sentence structure
    • Recommendation tree
    • Pyramid
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Slide Design with PowerPoint

  • Gestalt Principles of proximity, similarity, connection, and common region
  • Strategic use of colour to guide audience focus
  • Exercises to build compelling common chart types, such as an agenda, timeline, process overview, before and after comparison, visualizing a trend
  • Rule of 3 for using images
  • Alternatives to bullet points
  • 10 PowerPoint tips and tricks aimed at helping participants create professional slides with less effort
Slide Design

Presentation Delivery

  • How to share content on slides
  • Engaging through questions:
    • Methods for incorporating questions into your presentation to spark curiosity and interaction.
    • Tips on how to handle audience questions confidently and use them to reinforce your message.
  • Utilizing the SUCCESS framework:
    • An in-depth look at the SUCCESS framework for crafting memorable messages
    • Examples of how to apply each element of the SUCCESS framework to ensure your statements stick with your audience long after your presentation ends.
  • Voice and body language:
    • Techniques for using pace and tone effectively to convey confidence and clarity
    • Guidance on posture, gestures, and facial expressions, to build rapport and maintain audience engagement.
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Taught by presentation coach Joern Steinz

Joern Steinz (MBA)

Your presentation trainer is Jörn Steinz, founder and CEO of SkillDay. With his background as a consultant at Accenture and a manager in corporate development at XING AG, he has years of experience living in PowerPoint, creating management and customer presentations on an almost daily basis. In 2012, he established SkillDay, an agency dedicated to inspiring and effective business training. Mr. Steinz is a lecturer at the International School of Management (ISM) and a graduate of the EADA Business School in Barcelona. His workshops on Google+ have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Excerpts from over 600 references to SkillDay training include prestigious clients such as Allianz, Audi, Bayer, Capgemini, DEG, Deutsche Bahn, Discovery Channel, E.ON, Ferrero, Horváth & Partner, James Hardie, Oldenburg State Bank, Link11, Lufthansa, McKinsey & Company, Navvis, Personio, Porsche, PWC, Robert Koch Institute, Ravensburger, RWE, Sanofi, Saubermacher, Siemens, S-Kreditpartner, Vincotec, Volkswagen, Vienna Stock Exchange, along with a wide range of agencies, trainers, coaches, and consultants.

Get in touch

We look forward to receiving your inquiry and promise a prompt response within 24 hours. Explore how SkillDay can elevate your organization’s presentation skills and drive success.