This is how you give presentations that are effective and admired.

Key Topics:

You know that the hurdle is too low when we’re relieved that the presentation we go to doesn’t put us to sleep. Most of the time, we get a decent speaker but with mind-numbing slides, or we get a marginally good slides given by someone that should never have been asked to speak. Seeing as how our expectations are set so low, someone who can avoid egregious mistakes is already ahead of the field, and someone who knows how to give exceptional presentations instantly becomes memorable — in a good way.

This presentation demonstrates the presentation theories of (1) Les Posen, a clinical psychologist, researcher, and presenter on how the brain processes communications, and (2) Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen.

The add-on demonstrates the value of effective data visualization techniques.

Agenda (90 minutes)


An Indictment of the Common Presentation

Stop Giving Boring, Ineffective Presentations!

















  1. Understanding how your audience is analyzing you
  2. Improved delivery techniques (acceptable vs. exceptional and common PowerPoint mistakes)
  3. How to improve your content.
  4. Lessons from Presentation Zen
  5. Technical Presentations (optional 20 minutes)
  6. Questions & Answers










Chuck Hinkle has been formally evaluating and coaching speakers for over thirty years. He joined Toastmasters in 1982 and has started seven clubs, been a president of three clubs, and was the Gulf Coast Division Governor. Chuck has been leading training seminars since 1983 at companies and organizations such as Shell Oil, Dow Chemical, The United Way, Women in Computing, and the City of Austin.