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How to Become a Great Presenter
Being Dynamically Engaging and Interactively Funny

Want to become more compelling and creative as a presenter or speaker?  Want to deliver a message that will grab your audience's attention, speak their language, playfully provoke new ideas and sustain group attention?  Want to generate some laughter, thereby helping others become more receptive to your serious or "bottom line" message?

Overcome your own presentation/performance fears; ingeniously structure and deliver serious and playful content that "keeps them on the edge" (of their seats); and use relevant, interactive, and fun-filled exercises that have an audience engaged and interested in what you have to say or to teach!

Learning Objectives

1. How to quickly grab an audience's attention
2. How to illustrate key concepts through relevant warm-up exercises
3. To present a model and interactive exercises that stimulate sharing, bonding, creative problem-solving, team synergy, and fun
4. How to confront your "Intimate FOE":  Fear of Exposure
5. How to integrate humor throughout a presentation
6. How to field audience questions and stimulate large group discussion
7. Use a dynamic, fun, and memorable close

The workshop presenter is Mark Gorkin, LICSW, "The Stress Doc" , a psychotherapist, training and OD consultant, international/cruise speaker (Celebrity Cruise Lines), and syndicated writer.  Mark is the author of Practice Safe Stress:  Healing and Laughing in the Face of Stress, Burnout, & Depression.  The Doc is America Online's "Online Psychohumorist" running his weekly "Shrink Rap and Group Chat" on AOL/Digital City.  See his award-winning, USA Today Online "HotSite" -- www.stressdoc.com (recently cited as a workplace resource in a National Public Radio feature on "Bad Bosses").  Mark is also an advisor to The Bright Side, a multi-award-winning mental health resource.  Email for his monthly newsletter recently showcased on List-a-Day.com.  For more info on the Doc's "Practice Safe Stress" programs, email stressdoc@aol.com or call 301-946-0865.