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Corporate trainings

Do you want to take your teams to the next level and improve their presentation skills? We have the richest portfolio of corporate trainings which are tailored for your specific needs. We offer courses that are customized to the roles of your employees and divided into three levels of difficulty. Thus they will acquire the exact knowledge and skills they need for the specific business and organizations they work for.

The ways we can train you:

In house

at your or our office

Blended

in person + virtual

Completely Virtual

remote sessions only

The presentation trainings we offer:

Who are these courses for: These courses are for everyone who wants to grow and develop as a public speaker and presenter. No matter of the current level and experience of the group, this training will give each individual in the group the needed skills and time for practice in order for them to advance and get to the next level of their public speaking. 

What is included:

  • Why presentation skills matter and what is their impact?
  • What are the steps to preparing an effective presentation?
  • How to deliver a presentation that achieves results?
  • Presentation specifics based on the industry;
  • Practice sessions with personal feedback.

What will the students learn at the end of the course: The students will go to the next step of their public speaking skills. They will receive real-world tips and tricks but also feedback for their performance and will know which areas they need to focus on to further grow and become truly effective presenter. 

Levels and specifics: This course has three different levels – Beginner, Advanced and Expert and each one of them can be tailored to the specifics of the different business roles – IT, sales, marketing, management, pharma, finance, etc. For example, the IT Presentation Skills training includes topics like how to handle technical demos and how to set up your IDEs where in Presentation Skills for Sales people we discuss topics like conversational presenting.

Additional: We also offer a course that’s called “Presentations Skills and NLP(Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which you can ask more details for in the contact form below.

Who are these courses for: These courses are for every presenter who uses slides for their presentations and wants to make his first steps or advance in the world of designing stunning-looking slides. No design background or experience is required. 

What is included:

  • How to properly brainstorm a presentation?
  • How to apply key principles in design into the world of slides?
  • How to set up your presentation software(PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Docs) for design work?
  • How to effectively edit and manipulate objects like images, icons, etc.?
  • How to combine the design principles and your presentation’s software features to achieve consistency across your slides?

What will the students learn at the end of each course: At the end of each course, the students will have an even better understanding and practical experience of how to apply the needed design principles and techniques to create stunning and effective slides.

Levels and specifics: This course has three different levels – Beginner, Advanced and Psychology behind slide design level where we teach you how to craft slides based on the latest human research.

Important: This training is all about creating slides for presentations that are delivered by a speaker in front of an audience – live or remote. This course is not about creating presentations that are being sent over e-mail or are being used as documents. We have a separate course called “Designing Effective Slideuments” in case you need such training and expertise.

Who is this course for: This course is for everyone who wants to learn how to create effective slideuments – presentations that are a bit more detailed compared to the typical and properly-designed slides. These are very often presentations that are being sent over e-mail and have a mix of text, charts, images and much more. Example for such are company presentations, startup pitch decks, presentation that describe processes, etc. No design experience or background is required.

What is included:

  • How to set up your presentation software(PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Docs) for design work?
  • How to apply key principles in design into the world of slides?
  • How to use grids to arrange objects properly?
  • What are Master Slides, Handouts and Notes?
  • How successful slideuments looks like and how were they created?

What will the students learn at the end of the course: At the end of the course, the students will have gone through various exercises showing them how to create effective slideuments. This way, they will be able to properly communicate important business information and what’s even more important – they will see that even if they don’t have a design background or experience, they are capable of creating presentations that look professionally-designed.

Important: This course is not going to prepare the group to create stunning slides for live presentations where a speaker presents in front of an audience – live or remote such. This training covers what’s needed to create slides that are used for document-style purposes and are often ones that are being sent over e-mail. In case you are looking for a course to teach you and give you everything that you need even if you and the group does not have any design expertise, please check Designing Effective Slides.

Who is this course for: This course is aimed at people who want to learn the process and the techniques used for building and keeping a proper presentation template up to date. It is also very suitable for organizations where each team has different presentation needs and one template won’t fit all. In this case creating separate templates for each team could be extremely beneficial as it will enable the whole team and thus organization to communicate way more effectively by reducing the time spent on designing and creating slides.

What is included:

  • How to analyze the company’s presentation needs?
  • How to use Slide Master, Handout Master and Notes Master?
  • What are the typical and most frequently used presentation layouts and how to create them?
  • The importance of the color palette and how to set it up properly?
  • Methods to develop self-paced demo content explaining the template.

What will the students learn at the end of the course: At the end of the course, the students will have a clear understanding of what a proper presentation template is and how it is being built and kept up-to-date. They will know all the tips and tricks needed to help them create the needed files that later on will enable the whole organization to prepare stunning slides while saving time.

Specifics: The training is agnostic of the presentation software used. PowerPoint is surely the most powerful and feature rich, but in case your organization uses Keynote, Google Slides or Prezi, we will adapt the course based on you and your business specifics.

Who is this course for: This course is for every speaker who wants to learn how to apply the science of storytelling to create truly memorable and engaging presentations. Proven numerous times by independent research organizations all across the world that storytelling is the most effective way to communicate information, utilizing and converting a presentation into a story and including personal stories as part of a presentation will help every presenter and speaker, no matter of his industry and presentation, get to the next level.

What is included:

  • The psychology of storytelling and why it is so effective?
  • The characteristics of every story?
  • The story structures behind the most memorable stories?
  • Brainstorming and telling stories properly
  • Converting a presentation into a story.

What will the students learn at the end of the course: After this course, each student will know what makes stories such an effective communication tool and how they can use the science of storytelling to include and transform their presentations into engaging stories. Тhey will know what are the components of every successful story and how they should prepare and structure theirs. What’s more, everyone in the group will be given ideas on how to collect personal stories and how to categorize and select the proper ones for each presentation.

Important: During the course no PowerPoint or any other presentation software is needed or will be used. The training is full of exercises, but neither of them uses digital technology of any kind.

Who are these courses for: These courses are for everyone who needs to visualize data as part of their presentations or as part of creating slideuments. The trainings show methodology for how to create charts and graphics which are truly effective by being simple and thus easy to consume by the audience. No, the complexity of the data in your organization does not matter. Every data set can be visualized, so that it can be understood easily and this course is for the people who want to learn how to do exactly that.

What is included:

  • The two ways to visualize data in presentations;
  • Chart and graph types and their specifics;
  • Common mistakes in visualizing data;
  • Design principles for better and more effective charts and graphs;
  • PowerPoint tips & tricks for increased productivity when visualizing data.

What will the students learn at the end of each course: The students will make their next steps in creating professionally designed charts that communicate otherwise potentially very complex data in a simple and visually pleasing way. They will know the steps and, let’s call it, the algorithm, that they need to follow when building charts in order to make sure that they can be easily understood and consumed by every audience they present in front.

Levels and specifics: This course has three different levels – Beginner, Advanced and Expert. In each training the material becomes harder and harder. We start from the basics of data visualizations and the most fundamental chart types, moving on to the more complex ones like slope graphs and then end up in a place where custom formulas are being written in order for the proper chart to be created.

Who are these courses for: These courses are hands-on only and are for everyone who wants to improve their skills in any of the most used presentations tools on the market – Microsoft PowerPoint, Prezi, Apple Keynote, Google Slides, Microsoft Sway. The training is adapted based on the version of the software the group uses.

What is included:

  • Important features, configurations and settings;
  • How to effectively work and manipulate objects like text, images, charts, videos and audio?
  • Important key shortcuts, tips & tricks to save yourself time;
  • How to work with Transitions and Animations?
  • What are Master Slides, Handouts and Notes and how to securely share and distribute a presentation?

What will the students learn at the end of each course: No matter of the presentation tool used during the course, the students will gain heavy practical experience with the product and will have made their next steps in becoming more productive while creating better-looking slides and slideuments. Each one of those software products is extremely powerful and knowing its full capabilities will dramatically impact the quality and the speed with which presentations are being created.

Levels and specifics: We offer three different courses for each presentation tool except for Microsoft Sway(it’s just one level there): Beginner, Advanced and Expert. The Prezi trainings are also a bit more special as their three levels are not based on difficulty, but on what you want to achieve. Our Prezi courses are: “First Steps with Prezi”, “Become a Prezi Master” and “Storytelling and Conversational Presenting with Prezi”. For each presentation software we highly recommend you go through the first level first as the trainings are highly depended on each other.

Who are these courses for: Being a trainer and teaching people in a specific subject could be extremely challenging and at the same time rewarding. This course is for everyone who wants to understand and see what is it to be a successful trainer who delivers courses that change people’s minds and lives.

What is included:

  • What are the trainer’s responsibilities and attributes?
  • How to prepare a training program and training materials?
  • Setting up the venue and the logistics of a training?
  • How to delivering and assess the group?
  • Follow up and after-training activities.

What will the students learn at the end of each course: At the end of the course, each person in the group will have the knowledge needed to prepare and deliver a successful training by theirself. The group will understand the responsibility it is to be a trainer and what it really takes to teach and deliver a highly effective training. Last, but not at least, each student will be put in imaginable, but otherwise real-world scenarios, where they will exercise the learnt and than comment it and receive feedback from everyone in the group.

Specifics: This course is aimed at people who want to become trainers. We highly recommend combining this course, however, with one of the Presentation Skills courses we offer.

In case you want us to train someone in your organization to deliver any of our trainings based on our materials, read the FAQ.

Who are these courses for: Considered as at least 55% of the persuasion during a presentation by all published research papers, body language and nonverbal communication are critical for every speaker and presenter. This training is for everyone who wants to master the science of body language, learn how to use their body to communicate persuasively and read the audience in the room thus achieving almost complete control of the outcome of every presentation delivered.

What is included:

  • Understanding the basics of body language;
  • The power of hands, arms and thumb gestures in communication;
  • The magic of smiles, laughter and voice;
  • Eye signals and the importance of the types of standing positions;
  • Cultural differences and daily common gestures.

What will the students learn at the end of each course: At the end of this course, the students will have a very solid understanding of the world of body language, how it shows the feelings and emotions of their audience and how they can use it in their advantage to better both their their presentations, but also the way they communicate in general. The group will also know the differences across the various cultures and how to adapt their body language depending on the audience in front of them.

Specifics: Body language is a subject that we also cover as part of our presentation skills courses. However, this one is goes into the very detail of the science of body language and how it can help every speaker deliver truly effective presentation.

Who are these courses for: This course is for every speaker who wants to truly advance in their presentations. The training is aimed at experienced presenters who want to see how they can improve their talks from a different angle. Rhetoric often gets a bad name, but used properly it can help everyone deliver memorable and truly effective presentations. Presentations which people remember and talk about.

What is included:

  • Why is the knowledge of rhetoric important to the public speaker?
  • How to carefully plan a presentation?
  • Rhetorical devices that can be used in presentations. What are they and how can they be used?
  • How to incorporate rhetorical devices into a presentation?
  • Practice sessions with personal feedback.

What will the students learn at the end of each course: At the end of this course, each student will know the most important rhetorical devices and how they can use them to create truly memorable presentations. They will go through numerous exercises which are accompanied with personal feedback from both the group itself and the team of 356labs. What’s more, they will also see a dozen successful examples of world-class speeches and analyze them to see where and how rhetoric was used as part of them.

Important: During the course no PowerPoint or any other presentation software is needed or will be used. The training is full of exercises, but neither of them uses digital technology of any kind.

This course is for people who have already done their first steps in public speaking and have at least a few years of experience as presenters.

Who are these courses for: Presenting virtually is becoming more and more common. This course is for everyone who is being asked, needs and wants to present effectively as part of Skype meetings, Google Hangout calls or any other type of webinar platform like Zoom, GoToWebinar, etc. It teaches the the differences and the specifics in presenting in front of a live audience and doing it for a remote group.

What is included:

  • Setting up the environment around you for online presenting;
  • Setting up your machine for online presenting;
  • Understanding the specifics of the used platform;
  • Slide design specifics for webinars;
  • Keeping the audience engaged and delivering a truly effective online presentation;

What will the students learn at the end of each course: At the end of this course, each student will know why and how online presentations differ from their offline “brothers”. The group will go through numerous exercises that will help them solidify the learned and put them in better position to prepare, deliver and then follow up a presentation that was delivered through any of the modern software communication platforms.

Important: The course and the presented as part of the training is almost completely independent from the software platform used by the organization. All the examples and exercises, however, are delivered with the product or products(in case more than one is deployed or used) that are currently in place inside the company. Feature comparisons, hidden features, tips & tricks are also shown and taught based on the specifics of your organization.

Who are these courses for: This course is for everyone who wants to become a conference speaker, deliver top rated sessions and even go international. The training does not focus on public speaking skills, but rather on the specifics of what is required and needed – the specifics of what it is to be a successful conference speaker.

What is included:

  • How to build a brand around your name?
  • How to write titles and sessions abstracts that get approved?
  • Preparation and to-dos before delivering a conference session?
  • Important tools to use during a presentation at a conference?
  • What to do after the session is over?

What will the students learn at the end of each course: At the end of the training all students will have made their first steps into building their brand and writing their first conference proposals that will put them in the best position to get approved for the event they want to speak at. What’s more, they will know all the dos and don’ts that all top international speakers use before, during and after a conference. The course will put each one of the students in the group in simulations that are otherwise real-world scenarios and they will have to present to the group what they would do. Afterwards a group discussion is created and personal feedback will be provided.

Important: Laptops or tablets are needed for the course as a lot of the exercises related to building an online personal brand that will allow each person in the group to become a conference speaker will be done on them.

FAQ:

They are very different. You will find many of the differences in the below questions too. For a start, each public workshop is held in our office and is only a day long. What’s more, they follow a predefined by us agenda. Last, but not at least, the group that is being trained is almost never from a single company or organization. All of those are completely different when we talk about our corporate trainings. Read the next questions to see why they are so special.

Once we get in touch with you, the first thing we do is we ask you for a 1-hour meeting with the group that we are going to train. The reason why we do this meetings is because we want to hear your needs and see where and what you are presenting. Based on that we tailor the agenda of the course(s) you chosen. We never deliver a predefined agenda for any of our corporate clients! Once we agree on the agenda, we deliver the course and then the second special moment comes! After the course, many trainers leave you to “figure it out”. We don’t do that! As part of the offer and after every training, the whole group receives 1 month of completely free up to 30-minute consulting with us. This is how we show you that we are still next to you and we are ready to help with any question that you have!

Not more than 10. If you want us to train more than 10 people in your organization, we need to organize a second group. The reason for this limit is because we want to deliver results and truly help your teams and in order to do that, we we work very closely with every person in the group.

The length of each course varies and we, as you already probably read above, adapt the agenda based on you, so this “parameter” is very flexible. However, we offer you something very special in that regards. We know that nowadays it is really hard to remove your teams from the day-to-day business operations for a day or two. That’s why, as part of the offer, we allow you to split each training on 4-hour sessions. This way you achieve both – you upskill your people and the business runs smoothly.

Yes, some of the courses are offered in different levels. The reason for that is because some subjects cannot be covered in one single training and sometimes – you may not even need to get to the Expert level of Apple’s Keynote product. What’s more because the trainings are offered in different levels, we can immediately offer the one that will be suitable to the experience of your team(s) or even build a program that will lead them to the desired level. It’s all about flexibility and at the same time completeness here.

Yes, you can. Again – we tailor the content based on your needs. In case you have such a request, we will also advise you which part we need to cover first and which one second, third, etc.

Yes. We have created special materials that we send to all of our students that they can use for future reference. Together with that, we are also sending anything that the group requested during the discussions of the course.

The general answer is “Yes”, but in case you have such a request, please mention it in as part of your email below.

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