Content and Delivery

Components of an Effective Presentation


Effective Presentaion Content

The content -- what you say and how you say it -- is crucial in reaching your audience.

The most crucial component of an effective presentation is connecting with your audience…and that starts well before you get up to speak!

The content — what you say and how you say it — is crucial in reaching your audience. Researching your audience then choosing the right messages, supporting information, language and visuals will allow you to speak to them in a way they will understand and take in. And it will give you a much better chance of convincing them to do what you are asking of them.

We will identify the components of an effective presentation which can serve as the foundation for almost any communication. You will learn to build in opportunities for interaction with the audience, bridging the way to connecting with them in your delivery.

Content Curriculum:

Basic elements of an effective presentation

  • Defining your goals for your communication
  • Knowing your audience
  • Defining your Point of View and Message
  • Motivating your audience
  • The importance of simplicity
  • How to use language and jargon

Bringing the presentation to life

  • The presentation as a narrative
  • Storytelling and other supporting information
  • The importance of the emotional connection

How to develop the presentation

Use of visuals

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Presentaion Delivery

Delivery is all about connecting with your audience

Presentation Delivery is all about connecting with your audience. Although not a Performance or a Lesson, a presentation is ideally enjoyable for all involved and informative for the audience.

By focusing on tools that allow the speaker to form a human connection with the audience, we can maximize the bond already forged in the content. As a speaker, you can thus move the audience to trust and believe in you and take the action you are requesting.

Your experience as a presenter is equally important. A nervous speaker is rarely able to communicate his or her most effective message and is blocked from connecting with the audience. We simultaneously work on physical relaxation and the mental/emotional aspects of anxiety. With the right tools and practice, you can be a comfortable, confident speaker.

Delivery Curriculum:

Fundamentals of an effective communication

  • Being authentic
  • Focusing on the listeners
  • Taking in support

Connecting with your audience via

  • Body language and movement
  • Eye contact
  • Voice

How to use notes or TelePrompTer

Delivering Visuals


  • What fuels it?
  • Strategies for dealing with anxiety
  • Retraining your thinking: exercises to practice at home

Q and A

  • Messaging
  • Techniques for responding
  • Difficult questions

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  • "As someone who presents opinion pieces and data to large crowds, Kayla was instrumental in helping me focus and deliver the optimal speech and flow. I appreciate her time and intensity on helping me better relay my key points both in context and delivery." Sean Finnegan
  • "Kayla has a real knack for getting to the heart of a message and helping express it both rationally and emotionally for maximum effectiveness. She knows how to put a speaker at ease and get them ready to speak in high-stress situations. An hour with Kayla will make you a ‘Great Communicator." Lisa Merriam, President, Merriam Associates
  • "Kayla was an excellent presentation coach. She not only helped me discoverhow to turn a long, dry presentation into a story that is interactive andinteresting, but also helped me understand what it was that triggered mynervousness and gave me great suggestions on how to control it. Kayla isvery unique and invests all of her energy into your success." Christine Zambrana, Associate Director, Oncology Marketing

Why Kayla?

"Kayla Schwartz’s knowledge of public speaking and its "human aspect" is remarkable."

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