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Presentation Advantage (Franklin Covey)

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Date(s): Dec 14, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $229.00
Cancellation Date: Dec 06, 2022
City: Austin
Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

Wasted time, unproductive meetings, and lost opportunities occur due to poor presentations. The lack of powerful methods to inform and persuade is one of the greatest hidden and pervasive costs of the 21st-century workplace.

The Presentation Advantage course helps participants consistently deliver highly successful presentations. They learn the skills and the latest neuroscience to better inform, influence, and persuade others in today’s knowledge-based world.

Creating a purposeful shift in knowledge or behavior through successful presentations equips people, teams, and organizations with the competitive edge.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level:
Category: Communications

Course Objectives


As a result of the Presentation Advantage course, participants will be able to:

  • Define presentation success.

  • Understand the paradigm of “Connect.”

  • See that paradigm plus process equals presentation success.

  • “Connect” with in-person and virtual audiences successfully.

Develop and Design a Powerful Message and Impactful Visuals

  • Identify the clear purpose to be achieved with their message.

  • Create a memorable introduction and conclusion.

  • Develop key points to support the purpose.

  • Use visuals to increase attention to and retention of the message.

  • Design effective presenter notes and prompts.


No prerequisites required.


Denise Messina

Denise Messina was motivated to learn the craft of public speaking and coaching when one helpful co-worker counseled her to never, ever work with the public. That insightful tidbit unknowingly led straight to her passions – public speaking and leadership coaching. Denise has over 20 years of professional presentation experience and has coached numerous leaders in state government and business. Denise has numerous certifications including, Zenger-Folkman Extraordinary Leader Coach, RightPath Coach, and as an MBTI Practitioner. She also has a training certificate from ATD (Association for Talent Development).

Denise Messina is a proud State of Texas public servant logging in almost 12 years of service since her move to the great state in 2009.

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.

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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