Delivering Engaging Presentations

Posted By:  Jenny Pedersen
Date Posted:  4/18/2016

Have you ever fallen asleep during someone’s PowerPoint presentation? Do you want to make sure that never happens to someone in your audience? Join SCORE Central Oregon mentor Ed Weiser at the Redmond Library on May 3 as he shares expert tips on how to use PowerPoint and other presentation tools to charm your audience while selling them on your message.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 • 6:30 p.m.
Redmond Library
FREE (registration required)

“Everyone in business needs to be able to effectively share their message with groups of two to 200 people,” says Weiser. “You could be presenting internally to bosses, peers, and subordinates. You could be selling to potential clients and customers. Or you could be interviewing for that dream job you’ve always wanted,” he adds. In all cases, your ability to connect with your audience is key,” Weiser says.

Weiser emphasizes that to find success in business one must build and continually refine his or her presentation skills. In this free 90-minute session, Weiser will share a sample of his popular workshop series, which will help attendees learn how to engage people in constant, positive interaction while delivering their message.

Attendees will learn:
  • How to establish personal and professional credibility in the first two minutes of a presentation
  • The common pitfalls of PowerPoint and how to avoid them
  • The proper use of statistics
  • The right way to talk about one’s company or organization
  • The best types of questions to ask an audience
  • How to get an audience to internalize the message
  • How to get invited back

Weiser is a mentor with Central Oregon SCORE. He retired in 2014 after a 35-year career in business and technology leadership positions with Jewel/Osco, Lucky, American Stores, Albertson’s, ShopKo, and Motorola. Prior to that, he was a sailing instructor and wilderness guide in Maine.

This session is free, but registration is required. To register, visit the link above or call 541-617-7089. For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Jenny at 541-617-7089.

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