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Presenting a Winning Story

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Date(s): Aug 11, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $239.00
Cancellation Date: Aug 04, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

When you are presenting to an audience, you’re not finished until you have told at least one engaging story. Stories are about gaining an audience’s attention, influencing them, and having them follow you and your ideas.


This highly interactive workshop is designed to help people who present as part of their jobs. The focus is to help them be even more effective by enhancing their presentations with storytelling.



Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: BEGINNING
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Participants will learn how to use stories to:

         Engage an audience by being original and credible

         Position themselves as experienced subject matter experts

         Create a bridge to the audience

         Gain a competitive edge, the first time and every time



Storytelling is an ancient art that has huge potential in today’s business world. Merely reciting facts and figures is no longer enough.


This workshop will show presenters how to:

         Choose, develop and practice the right story

         Embrace conflict. Most stories are based on conflict (good vs. bad, succeeding vs. failing, etc.)

         The impact of storytelling vs. statistics or policy statements

         In addition to developing stories as part of their presentations, participants will also learn the skills to tell their stories effectively, including how to:

         Connect with an audience by using emotional language

         Enhance your story with vocal characteristics and div class="aboutText" movement and gestures

         Stop wanting to be seen as the smartest person in the room

         Use a minimal number of PowerPoint slides, and still be successful



No prerequisites required.


Peter Coombs

Mr. Coombs is an experienced trainer, facilitator and business coach with over 35 years helping organizations and individuals be more successful, productive and effective. He is the owner of Frontline Training and Consulting. His specialties include the following: effective briefings, communication skills, negotiations skills training, customer service, presentation skills, active listening, etc.  Mr. Coombs continually receives high praise and evaluation scores from his students for his interactive and motivating presentations.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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