Presenting as a Leader

As individual contributors get promoted into leadership positions, presentations become a more regular occurrence, and the need to inspire, persuade, connect, and educate an audience is more important to their success than ever before. That's because leaders present far more often than you may imagine. Think about every team huddle, budget update, sales call, and staff meeting they are asked to contribute to or speak at. When you think about it that way, equipping your leaders with strong presentation skills and building their confidence, becomes that much more important.

In Presenting as a Leader, your leaders will learn what it takes to build and deliver presentations that inspire an audience to listen and act. To do this, we take a learn by doing approach where your leaders get to practice presenting to their small cohort of supportive peers and their experienced facilitator (who presents for a living!). This is the optimal environment to receive feedback and practice applying it, all of which builds one's abilities and confidence as a presenter.

This learning experience is part of the persuasion stream of leadership communication. You can learn more about our development philosophy here.

Key Learning Outcomes

In The Humphrey Group's signature learning experience, Presenting as a Leader, your leaders will learn what it takes to create and deliver effective presentations. By the end, they will have the knowledge and tools to:

  • Deliver presentations that are not just informational, but inspirational
  • Use presentations to demonstrate their leadership in a given area
  • Craft messages that support strategic leadership decisions and initiatives 
  • Build presentation decks that follow a logical structure, use common language, and are visually appealing
  • Speak to the content on the slides rather than read off them
  • Use body language, pace, eye contact, and expression to engage an audience
  • Handle questions with confidence and clarity

Learning Experience Details

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4 x 1.5-hour sessions + 30 minutes of 1:1 coaching
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Ideal Audience

Anyone who creates or delivers presentations often
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Delivery Options

In-person, virtual, or open enrolment

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The Learning Experience

Presenting as a Leader combines the best of self-directed learning and facilitator-led sessions. Your leaders will have access to our online portal where they complete modules before the upcoming session. To solidify the learning your leaders do online, Presenting as a Leader includes four live facilitator-led sessions where leaders have a chance to practice presentations in front of their peers and receive personalized feedback from their highly-trained facilitator. On top of the online and live in-class learning your leaders will do, leaders will also attend a one on one session with their facilitator to take a deeper dive into their personalized feedback.

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“We chose The Humphrey Group to be our global partner for leadership communication training. They have worked hard to understand how we want RBC leaders to communicate, and then they tailored programs to meet our specific needs for those skills.”

Kelly Pereira - Director, Learning & Development

You May Also Consider

As part of our extensive content library, The Humphrey Group has a number of additional modules that complement Presenting as a Leader. Here is our top recommendation: 

Storytelling for Leaders

Storytelling maximizes a presenter's effectiveness as it can be used to build rapport and connection that facts and information otherwise fail to create.

Additional Modules

To ensure your learning experience of choice meets your goals and needs, The Humphrey Group team can customize it with your add-ons of choice.

It All Starts With a Conversation

Want to learn more about Presenting as a Leader or The Humphrey Group? Let's talk.