Confident, Effective and On Point: Improving Your Presentation Skills

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For NYJL volunteers, presentation skills are particularly important—from commanding a room of fellow League volunteers and leading workshops in the community to pitching a new idea at work to a room of high-level executives.

On Tuesday, March 1, the NYJL welcomed communications expert Jeff Appel, a Vice President at Bank of America, to train volunteers on presentation skills and share best practices for preparation and delivery.

Most communication specialists agree that success with the staging, demonstration and “sales pitch” of presentation comes from the inside out. And while each individual’s style and approach are different—shaped largely by their personality and past experience—there are fundamental ways that everyone can improve their effectiveness and delivery.  During the workshop Jeff taught NYJL members to:

  • • Organize and deliver thoughts in a clear and energetic way.
    • Develop a presence that connects with and inspires others.
    • Build trust and credibility with the audience.

As a New York State licensed real estate instructor, a faculty member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s exclusive New York Residential Specialist Advanced Graduate Designation Course, and a member of the REBNY Education Committee, Jeff used his teaching experience to offer tips to our volunteers on how to create the best presentation: remember C-R-O-P:

  • • Clear and confident.
    • Ready and relaxed.
    • Open and optimistic.
    • Present and on point.

Thanks to Jeff for coaching us on sharp presentation skills to propel our professional and personal success!

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