Boring Presentations Lose Business, Waste Time and Cost Money.

IT GETS WORSE… In the fast-paced, competitive business world, the ability to deliver powerful presentations and communicate effectively is no longer optional – it’s essential. Yet, many organizations struggle with delivering compelling messages, engaging audiences, and persuading stakeholders. This challenge can result in lost opportunities, disengaged teams, and a weakened bottom line.

Solution: (This is Not Your Father’s Training Program)

Unforgettable Communications isn’t just a training program – it’s a transformative journey. Your team will learn to articulate ideas clearly, captivate audiences, and influence key decision-makers. This isn’t about just “getting through” a presentation; it’s about creating unforgettable experiences that drive business results.

"Darren LaCroix's presentation coaching was critical to the growth of our company. Whether one of our executives spoke at an industry event or the account managers presented to a new client, they worked with Darren first. His training was also a requirement for advancement within the company."
Fredrick Marckini
Founder, iProspect

The World-Class Training by World-Class Coaches

Introducing Unforgettable Communications, our world-class training program designed to elevate your team’s presentation and communication skills, quickly. This comprehensive program comprises four dynamic modules:

UNFORGETTABLE Communications

Presentation & Communication Skills Training Program

Module 1 – Unforgettable Presentations: Empowers your team to deliver clear, engaging, and impactful presentations. Our step-by-step process will create better presentations, faster.

Module 2 – Better Stories, Better Business: Harnesses the power of storytelling to make your messages relatable, memorable, and persuasive. Our story structure is powerful.

Module 3 – Connect with Any Audience: Engagement, perspective and humor done right will connect with your audience on a deeper level, and to transform presentations from mundane to magnetic. Ask your top sales person why they sell more in less time.

Module 4 – Mastering Virtual Presentations: Equips your team with the skills to deliver effective and engaging presentations in the virtual realm, a necessity in today’s remote and hybrid work environments. They’ll stand out when they discover how to use our 20 Pace Elements.

Take aways:

…and we make it fun. We practice what we teach!

The Top 10 Biggest Challenges in corporate presentations...

…that directly impact the bottom line or lose a company business.

After decades of coaching executives and corporate presenters around the world, we see the same mistakes over and over again. Why? Most people don’t see the economic impact, internally or externally. Why doesn’t someone give them feedback? Boring loses business.

1. Lack of Clarity:

When presenters are unable to clearly communicate their ideas. This can lead to confusion, misunderstanding, and missed opportunities. Effective communication is vital to convey the company’s objectives, strategies, and value proposition to stakeholders and potential clients.

2. Poor Delivery:

An un-engaging presentation style can lead to audience disinterest and disengagement. Skills such as public speaking, pacing, body language, and voice modulation are critical in delivering compelling corporate presentations. It can be easily fixed.

3. Absence of a Powerful Story:

Corporate presentations often fail to connect with the audience on an emotional level. Having expensive suits and big titles in your audience, presenters mistakenly forget they are people first. They have families, friends, pets and relatable personal challenges. No kid ever said to a parent just before bed, “Mommy, daddy, show me a power point presentation.” We are trained from childhood to love stories. They connect us. Presenters miss their incredible power to influence.

4. Data Overload:

Too many facts, figures, and lingo without context or interpretation can overwhelm the audience. The challenge lies in presenting data in a digestible and meaningful way that supports the presentation’s key message. When coaching executives, I ask them to defend each slide. What is your one point. 95% of the time, they hem and haw. One slide, one point.

5. Lack of Audience Engagement:

Presentations that fail to involve the audience can result in disengagement and loss of potential business. Interactive elements, questions, and discussions can make the audience feel part of the conversation. This challenge is multiplied when presenting virtually.

6. Time Management Issues:

Overrunning the allotted time can signify a lack of respect for the audience’s time, potentially harming the presenter’s credibility and the company’s reputation. Don’t they get it? They were given the privilege of people’s time. Your effort and preparation is multiplied by every audience member. They may never give you this opportunity again.

7. Technical Difficulties:

Presentation software and equipment issues can interrupt the flow and negatively impact the effectiveness of the presentation. Presenters fail to have backup plans. Challenges will happen. Think it through beforehand. What will you do if…?

8. Failure to Address Audience Needs:

If a presentation does not address the concerns or interests of its audience, it may fail to resonate, reducing its effectiveness and potential business outcomes. Most presenters never strategize about what the audience needs and wants. They don’t fully consider the audience’s preconceived notion beforehand. What are their perception of your topic before you even begin. We train people that it is critical to address this up front or directly after your opening.

9. Lack of Call-to-Action:

Presentations that do not conclude with a compelling call-to-action may fail to motivate the audience to engage further with the company, resulting in missed business opportunities. It’s the presenter’s responsibility to give the audience a clear next step. They may or may not take it, but if you don’t have a clear and compelling call-to-action, chances are they won’t do anything. If so, why is the presenter there?

10. Inadequate Preparation:

Failure to thoroughly prepare and rehearse can lead to mistakes during the presentation and reflect poorly on the company’s professionalism and commitment to excellence. A well-prepared presentation is key to earning audience trust and boosting business potential. There is rarely middle ground. The quality of a presentation will hurt or enhance careers and companies. I don’t understand why people don’t see how important it is and why they do not get proper training.

Bonus Mistake! Oh, by the way, never use a “Thank You” again!

Presenters need a slide to help them say, “Thank you?” Why not just look the audience in the eyes and say, “Thank you.” It’s a boring close, but it’s better than needing a visual aid to help you be sincere.

What are mistakes like these costing your organization?

What revenue are you missing? What are the internal costs due to lack of clarity when people walk away from meetings?

Great Presenters Aren't Born;

they are trained.

Our team of World Class Coaches are a secret weapon of many companies around the world big and small. They have trained executives in every state and over 45 International cities in including European financial giant Luxsoft. Their insights, based on decades of experience, will change the way your team looks are presentation for the rest of their careers, guaranteed. They will create them better and more quickly.

What could quickly make a difference? A proven process to follow to quickly create powerful presentations, so your message is remembered and repeated.

We wrote the book on it.