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Communication Strategies: Presenting with Impact

All Start Dates

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    Every Tuesday for 4 weeks

  • Cost

    $2,600

  • Registration Deadline

    January 30, 2023

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    Every Monday for 4 weeks

  • Cost

    $2,600

  • Registration Deadline

    April 4, 2023

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    September 5, 2023

Communication Strategies. A man presenting to 2 colleagues in office.

Gain the skills needed to engage, inform and inspire others — and improve your ability to communicate as a leader.

What You'll Learn

Have you mastered effective communication strategies? Delivering a presentation can cause even the most confident among us to break a sweat. Whether you are delivering a formal presentation, making a pitch, or leading a group discussion, communicating your message with poise, confidence, and conviction is essential in connecting with your audience and inspiring them by building trust and credibility.

Through oral presentations and small group activities, you will put proven techniques and tools into practice, test out new approaches, and learn to communicate clearly and confidently. Discover the powerful impact of storytelling and practical persuasion skills to authentically illustrate your message. Learn how to effectively organize materials to blend analytical and emotional content into a compelling story, and incorporate dynamic introductions and memorable endings into your presentations. You’ll leave the program with the skills needed to engage, inform, and inspire others—and improve your ability to communicate as a leader.

Note: For online sessions, all program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Program Benefits

  • Learn guiding principles of making effective presentations
  • Build confidence in your presentation abilities
  • Cultivate your personal leadership and communication style
  • Learn strategies on handling hostile audiences
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Learn effective delivery skills involving presence, vocal variety, body language, narratives and humor, and handling nerves
  • Crafting clear and concise messages
  • Understand and connect with your audience
  • Effective handling of Q&A sessions
  • Understand persuasion strategies to gain buy-in and influence your audience
  • Explore strategies for online communications, webinars, podcasts, Zoom platforms, etc.

Who Should Enroll

This program is appropriate for business professionals at all levels of experience who would like to enhance their communication skills to succeed in delivering impactful presentations.

Participants must be fluent in English to participate fully in fast-moving discussions and exercises.

February Schedule

Week 1

• Communication Overview
• Honing Your Personal Communication Style

Week 2

• Developing Audience Centered Content
• Persuasion

Week 3

• Presentations

Week 4
• Strategies for Online Communications
• Leadership Communication Model

*This schedule is subject to change.

May Schedule

Week 1

• Communication Overview
• Honing Your Personal Communication Style

Week 2

• Developing Audience Centered Content
• Persuasion

Week 3

• Presentations
• Strategies for Online Communications

Week 4

• Leadership Communication Model

September Schedule

Day 1

• Communication Overview
• Honing Your Personal Communication Style
• Developing Audience Centered Content
• Persuasion

Day 2
• Presentations
• Strategies for Online Communications
• Leadership Communication Model

*This schedule is subject to change.

Instructor

  • Headshot of PDP Instructor Jill Slye

    Jill Abruzese Slye

    Jill Slye has over 30 years of experience in business and teaches in multiple capacities across various schools at Harvard University. Her classes cover topics such as the fundamentals of public speaking and leadership communication. She is the founder of A Sounding Board, LLC, a global public speaking coaching company.

Instructor

  • Headshot of PDP Instructor Jill Slye

    Jill Abruzese Slye

    Jill Slye has over 30 years of experience in business and teaches in multiple capacities across various schools at Harvard University. Her classes cover topics such as the fundamentals of public speaking and leadership communication. She is the founder of A Sounding Board, LLC, a global public speaking coaching company.

Instructor

  • Headshot of PDP Instructor Jill Slye

    Jill Abruzese Slye

    Jill Slye has over 30 years of experience in business and teaches in multiple capacities across various schools at Harvard University. Her classes cover topics such as the fundamentals of public speaking and leadership communication. She is the founder of A Sounding Board, LLC, a global public speaking coaching company.

Certificates of Leadership Excellence

The Certificates of Leadership Excellence (CLE) are designed for leaders with the desire to enhance their business acumen, challenge current thinking, and expand their leadership skills.

This program is one of several CLE qualifying programs. Register today and get started earning your certificate.

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