We have worked with one of the premier leadership and communications experts in the country, Kristi Hedges, to create a series of five “presenter skills” webinars for IBS speakers. Kristi has advised a variety of Fortune 500 executives, consulted for US Presidential campaigns and writes about communications regularly for The Washington Post, Entrepreneur.com, CNBC and others—so this is an incredibly valuable library of training tools at your disposal.
Below you will find two groups/levels of webinars. If you think of these in terms of college studies, in 2014, Kristi presented the undergrad courses (Foundational), and in 2015 she taught the Masters level info (Advanced). The five part series will provide you with a comprehensive look at presentation best practices. To watch, simply click on any of the linked titles. Webinars are approximately 45-60 minutes in length.
Presenter Skills Webinars FAQs:
Why did we create this webinar series?
First and foremost, IBS attendees have asked us to raise the bar in terms of education we offer at IBS. That means improving content, but also better engagement of the audience and providing a better attendee experience. With the latter becoming increasingly important (and difficult), you will find these webinars focus heavily on audience engagement techniques. We want attendees to walk away from your session and from IBS saying they just got the absolute best education the industry has to offer, and we believe these webinars will put you in a position to hear exactly that.
Additionally, all IBS sessions and speakers are evaluated by attendees and these evaluation ratings are an important factor used in the selection of future IBS programs and speakers. If we are going to place a heavy emphasis on ratings, it only makes sense that we provide you with industry-leading resources that will help you develop and deliver the best sessions possible.
Should all speakers watch these webinars?
Yes, all speakers are highly encouraged to utilize these webinars. There is a reason the country’s top execs are paying Kristi handsomely for her coaching—even the most seasoned speakers and leaders can learn new ways to be better communicators and presenters.
If you are new to speaking at IBS, we recommend taking advantage of all the available webinars; and for our veteran IBS presenters, please feel free to revisit critical parts of these or watch those you may have missed in previous years. Not only will Kristi help with your IBS presentation, the information she provides will be invaluable for your own companies (and you will be getting it for free!).
Why should you be excited about learning from Kristi Hedges?
- In addition to being a best-selling author, a consultant for U.S. Presidential campaigns, and a business owner like many of you, Kristi has spent 20 years teaching CEOs and top execs how to communicate more effectively.
- Her client list is a who’s who of the Fortune 500, government and non-profit worlds, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft, the US Treasury Department, NASA, and the SEC, just to name a few.
- She also writes about leadership and communications regularly for Forbes.com, and has been featured in The Washington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Reuters, MSNBC.com, CNBC, and the BBC.