EXECUTIVE EDUCATION | Perfecting the Presentation: How to Develop and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action
Date and Time
Thursday Nov 19, 2020Friday Nov 20, 2020
November 19 & 20: 8:30 am - noon *Dates are subject to change
All online seminars are hosted in real-time via Zoom.
You will receive the Zoom link from UMKC prior to the event.
Limited complimentary seats available exclusively forCentral Exchange members.
If you are interested in attending click the register button, and fill out the questionnaire by the 17th of November.The link will be in your registration confirmation email. You will be notified by Mona if you are selected to attend. Please note, there are limited seats available, completing the questionnaire does not guarantee a seat.
Perfecting the Presentation: How to Develop and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action Includes:
The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
Course materials and recordings
Certificate of participation
What You Will Learn
In this interactive and experiential session, participants will learn how to deliver formal and informal presentations which inspire and influence. Specifically, those in attendance will learn best practices for holding the attention of others while maintaining an appropriate confidence level and presence. Participants will also discover how to open and close presentations in a manner that leads to action, handle objections in real time, and make meaningful connections with those listening to the message.
Developing high interest presentations which “stick” with participants
Incorporating attention grabbing techniques throughout the presentation that stimulate the mind
Understanding the importance of proper body language, tone, and word choice
Building confidence and remaining calm under pressure
Gaining immediate interest from your audience through powerful openings
Closing with actionable next steps
Who Should Attend
Anyone desiring to enhance their communication and/or presentation skills.
About the Instructor
Mike Allison is a professor and Bloch Executive Education instructor within the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. In that capacity, he teaches EMBA courses on international business, influence and persuasion, and advanced presentation skills. He also instructs business leaders on diverse topics such as change management, emotional intelligence, holding difficult conversations, presentation techniques, building trust, and executive presence. Prior to his current academic focus, Mike accrued nearly 20 years of healthcare IT leadership experience working at Cerner Corporation. While at Cerner, he held executive responsibilities within both the client and associate learning organizations. His award-winning learning teams, many of which were internationally based, provided practical and effective end-to-end learning solutions to Cerner clients and associates around the world. Mike also spent a year as the Vice President of Learning & Development at AMC Theatres. There, he led a team of learning professionals who focused on building, supporting, and retaining talent across multiple guest-facing brands. Mike is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Public Administration.