Presentations That Work: Optimize Your Influence with Colleagues & Decision-Makers - PRES

About this workshop

You have 20 seconds to hook your audience. You have 2 minutes to hold them. Learn how to do just that in this fast-moving, interactive, practical learning experience. This is a hands-on program where you will learn by doing. You will have lots of opportunity to make presentations.

Your ability to convey important information at team, committee and client meetings is pivotal to your success, your team's success and your department's success. If you want to learn to deliver on-point messages, from formal presentations to impromptu meetings, this workshop is for you.

**Participants are asked to arrive at the workshop with a specific presentation topic in mind**

Learning Outcomes

You will gain strategies, tools and practice:

  • focusing on what makes effective delivery
  • relaxing & building rapport with your audience
  • increasing your confidence and calming your nerves
  • using your voice & body language to enhance your credibility
  • eliminating your distracting behaviors
  • being responsive to the changing needs of your audience
  • transforming your anxiety into enthusiasm
  • presenting technical information clearly, concisely, persuasively
  • making presentations that engage your audience immediately
  • receiving helpful feedback from fellow participants and facilitator


This session is designed for new presenters who want to feel more comfortable in front of others. It is also designed for experienced speakers who want to expand their effectiveness and develop that extra edge. This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn to deliver a forceful presentation that will educate, motivate and persuade their audience.

Professional Development

Workshop Registration & Payment Guidelines

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You will need your Campus Wide Login (CWL) to complete your registration.

About the facilitator

Joyanne Landers Joyanne has gained a solid reputation for over twenty-five years as a facilitator and trainer. Her clients describe her as 'dynamic', 'powerful', and 'thought-provoking.' She builds on her wide-ranging experience guiding leaders and team members in the public and private sectors throughout Canada to expand their positive influence at work. This means standing out when they speak. Her participants learn to engage their audiences by delivering compelling messages that are simple, clear, and memorable. Joyanne has the ability to lead workshops that are practical and easy to apply in real-world situations. Her plain talk, humour, and boundless enthusiasm are contagious. Joyanne has been a member of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and Toastmasters International.

Professional Development Funding Opportunities

*Depending on which UBC employee group you belong to, you may be eligible to access one of several professional development funding programs for this workshop. The PD funding programs are designed to support eligible UBC staff members who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities that will enhance their professional knowledge and work performance. For information about the UBC PD funding programs, including guidelines and application procedures, click here

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