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Effective Presentation Techniques

We’ve all heard that the fear of public speaking is the number one fear for many people. However, being able to present your ideas, one-on-one or to a group, is important to achieving professional success.

Key Program Information
Series Professional Communication Certificate

Present with Confidence

Learn how to present your ideas with confidence in any situation. This course will look at more than just the process of presenting, but also what you believe about yourself and your audience. Understanding the difference between what your head is telling you in the heat of the moment and what your message can mean to your audience will help you achieve great results. When you can do this, the technical part of speaking will become natural. You will learn through practice in a safe space with our expert instructor, Sara Krisher, as your guide.  

In order to allow our instructor opportunities for personal coaching, this course has a limited number of seats. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate competence in confidently presenting your ideas, whether it be one-on-one, in a team meeting, or a large-scale presentations 
  • Understand what it takes to connect with your audience 
  • Organize and craft a presentation using an effective framework and apply a visual mapping technique to help remember what to say under pressure 
person presenting to a seated group

Who should attend

Anyone who wants to improve their presentation skills


  • portrait of Sara Krisher

    Sara Krisher is the president and founder of STAND TALL, a company that helps build confidence. Her extensive work in business-to-business sales and public speaking training has been developed from her twenty-plus years’ experience presenting to Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-size businesses. She is an international speaker, narrative coach, and developer of the “Fearless Speaker” program and author of The Confidence to Speak, a book about the many fears of speaking. She delivers training programs to business leaders who want to lead from the front of the room with more confidence. 

CEU Information

Participants will earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units ( 12 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages individuals with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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