Leaders

Motivating. Flexible. Leading.

You are always leading – first yourself, and then others! Benchmark delivers highly effective leadership skills coaching, consulting and training programs. We provide top-rated leadership development strategies to help your high potentials and leaders change behaviors and acquire new skills to be their very best!

Our leadership coaches are also Certified Master Practitioners in NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming, the study of effective language and behavior patterns.

Presentation Skills for Leaders

Leadership Presentation Skills – As a leader you are expected to present with power and influence an audience's thinking. This is why "Presentation Skills for Leaders" is a key investment! Unfortunately, many leaders fail to invest in presentation skills coaching, causing them to limp along delivering mediocre presentations and speeches. But, those who invest in presentation coaching can go on to engage audiences, advance their organization's goals and boost their careers. Our team of highly experienced presentation coaches and storytelling experts have a very high success rate helping Fortune 500 leaders transform their presentation skills. We can help you gain greater confidence to be an engaging and influential presenter.
First Impressions – With effective presentation skills you can more easily sell your organization’s brand, ideas and initiatives. But, you have less than 30 seconds to engage an audience, and studies show it is hard to overcome a negative first impression. Our presentation coaches will show you multiple options for how to make a powerful first impression and connection with your audience. Audience Filters – Just because you present, does not mean you are heard! Studies also show people have ever-shrinking attention spans and you are also competing with other audience filters such as emotions, beliefs, perspectives, values, culture, criteria and more. Our presentation experts will show you how to break through these filters to keep your audience engaged for the duration of your presentations.
Engaging Presentation Skills – You will learn more than 25 presentation strategies to engage your audience and we will also show you how to greatly improve your presentation organization strategies. If you suffer from boring PowerPoint, there are many easy ways to fix that, too. You will also discover how your language patterns can keep your audience engaged - or put them to sleep! Our presentation skills coaches will show you better language patterns to help you connect with your audience at a more emotional and sensory level. Credibility & Likability Skills – It is not enough to present data; you must be approachable and connect with your audience. Your approachability hinges on three key things: your beliefs, your presentation packaging and your delivery skills. Our presentation coaches will show you how to increase your Credibility and Likability Factors. Studies reveal the importance of your nonverbal communication cues; they account for almost 90 percent of how people respond to you - or not. For this reason, you will also get plenty of practice on improving your nonverbal cues and body language.
Storytelling & Q&A – Content experts say storytelling is the most important business skill for leaders and organizations! It is a foundational presentation engagement tool and we will show you how to increase your power as a storyteller. In addition, you will learn how to be quicker on your feet, so you can comfortably handle a wide array of concerns or questions.
Overcoming the Fear of Presenting – Do you have a fear of presenting? Our presentation experts have proven strategies to help you overcome your fear. Leaders who once dreaded presenting – tell us they now look forward to it! Our goal is to give you the edge you need to be a more effective leader and an engaging presenter.

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