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There is an incredible amount of change happening in the world as it concerns COVID-19. Mike Fruciano exceeded my expectations. He has the ability to connect with the class by creating a community where people felt valued, appreciated and respected. Mike focused on individual strengths to produce the confidences. The training provided the opportunities for me to harness and build upon public speaking and the opportunity for me to advance in my career and thinking creatively. Mike skills are rare and appreciated. I am looking forward to attending the next training.

– Glenda G.

Mike did a training session for our company and all I can say is “WOW”. Our main sales rep was blown away by the training and I know I learned how to be much more confident in my speeches and proposals. Well worth the cost and highly recommended for any company that deals with in-person and large group events to help with sales.

– Jennifer S.

Successful presenters understand that what the audience sees in a presentation makes a stronger impact than the words they hear. We’ve been wired to take in information primarily through our eyes ever since cave dwellers began looking over their shoulders for approaching mastodons. However, giving a presentation is not an easy task; it requires substantial research, organization, public speaking skills, and self-confidence. A good presenter has the ability to engage his or her listeners from beginning to end and compel them to take action. Those who wish to learn presentation skills can get incredible training from expert presenters through classes or courses offered by the staff at effective presentations. There highly effective training did wonders for me.

– Phillip Brown

I would recommend the Effective Presentations workshop to anyone who has to give presentations at their place of employment.

– Nigel D. Bowe

Their program makes all the difference in the world , totally gives you the extra confidence and Executive presence in your presentations. Wonderful program!

– Mary Jane Kenney

I read some blog posts and they were inspiring then I realized Effective Presentations does virtual coaching all over the world. I live in Bangladesh and the 4-hour virtual training we did was impressive. I was live on my computer with one of their trainers and It really helped with the structure and delivery on my presentation. I feel so confident that I can’t wait for my next sales presentation and I will be referring my colleagues to Effective Presentations for virtual training

– Shawon Nazir

Would highly recommend taking a course with them! They were able to provide us with a ton of easy-to-use information that we were able to put to use right away. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to tailor the class to our needs – resolving any issues we had and telling us what we needed to do (and how to do it) in order to give a more effective presentation. Even after the class, I called my instructor with a question and he was more than happy to help! Even if you don’t have problems with public speaking, I would still recommend checking out their courses because I think everyone could learn something and improve their presentations or public speaking.

– Lyndsay Becker

I recently attended their two-day public speaking / presentations workshop. Mike Fruciano is a phenomenal instructor, and the class as a whole was an incredibly good use of my time. They make it comfortable, practical, feasible to implement in daily life as a business owner, and I left with very tangible ways to continue to improve over time. Additionally, customer service is excellent. I would give this 12 out of 5 stars if I could.

– Leila B.

So glad I took this class. You may not want to talk in front of others, but this course is enjoyable and I looked forward to going back the second day.

– Bethanie Buerger

These guys rock. You will not be disappointed!

– Jason K Powers

Effective Presentation training was one of the most rewarding and beneficial training classes I’ve ever taken. I took the training because of a fear of public speaking and a desire to speak professionally with confidence. Mike Fruciano and Matt Penov are amazingly skilled professional speakers and trainers. I gained so much knowledge from them. I was amazed at the transformation in myself that I experienced from the beginning of the class to the end. Mike and Matt make you feel incredibly comfortable and at ease. They did an outstanding job and this is outstanding training. This was a life changing experience for me and I highly recommend Effective Presentation training.

– Evelyn Hale

I loved the flexibility of the virtual training sessions. I travel for work and already loose precious family time. The virtual class was perfect for me! Matt was very positive and gave me tools/techniques to feel confident speaking. Also, working on the “intent” of the presentation not the “content” has been a great tip in creating power point presentations. I highly recommend Effective Presentations training!

– Midland Video Productions

I can honestly say that the effective presentation workshop changed everything about how I present! I can see the change and so can my peers. I recommend that any and everyone needing or wanting to learn how to become an effective presenter NEEDS to take this workshop.

– Leron Barnes

Mike Fruciano and Effective Presentations Workshops changed my life. All I can say is thank you. WOW

– Michael Guy

Awesome seminar! I learned so much and it was THE best training course I ever had, not just in public speaking but in general. Our instructor Dustin has a real gift of teaching this class and certainly made a difference in my life. I would recommend it to just about anyone who want to improve their presentation skills and even helps your communication skills in general. This course does get you out of your comfort zone but it is well worth it and you learn so much in just two days. The experience you get from this course is invaluable and you will not regret it. Contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you about it.

– K Rhee

Great experience at this seminar. It’s a perfect mix of teaching and doing. Our instructor, Dustin, did a great job of making it fun and relaxed and really allowed us to get out of our comfort zone and practice what was being taught. I highly recommend the course, you’ll immediately see a tremendous improvement in your ability to present and speak in public.

– Nick Hoffman

If you are looking to take your public speaking skills to the next level, this is the course for you! I had a great experience at this seminar. Dustin, our instructor was professional, engaging, and fun. You will definitely get outside of your comfort zone, learn new strategies, and have a good time. I highly recommend taking this course, you’ll immediately see a tremendous improvement in your ability to present and speak in public and have the opportunity to make lasting connections with other great speakers.

– Nicholas Cushing

Dustin Leffingwell was my instructor. He was very attentive to each student throughout the course. He kept us engaged and was very energetic. Dustin was also very responsive, I called him to clarify something and he got back to me right away. I want him to be at all my presentations to cheer me on lol. Thanks Dustin!

– Leah Rumore

After attending the “Effective Presentations” Seminar, I learned so much about myself. How to communicate to a large group or just an one on consultation. The class was fun, exciting and easy-going. I highly recommend attending.

– Vicki Burchfield

Dustin makes the course fun and provides a quality learning experience. I was able refine my skills in a noticeable way. I went from good to great with the tools Dustin and the course gave me. The impact I used the skills I learned for 5 min presentation in front of 100 big 4 senior consultants that led me being invited to facilitate a 2 hour session with a major client. Dustin you rock – 2 days can change a life! I tell all my friends.

– Teressa Wooten

Effective Presentations is one of the best workshops I have ever attended in my career in Guest Relations/Sales Training. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or new to the arena, there is something for everyone to learn and improve upon. The ability to learn concepts and then put them immediately into practice thru video taping was very effective. The one-on-one coaching was helpful as well. This seminar took me out of my comfort zone and provided tips for being a more dynamic presenter/trainer. I was extremely impressed with Dustin, our facilitator. He certainly walked the talk and was very personable and engaging. In my opinion he made the seminar! As a trainer, I know first hand how difficult it is to maintain audience attention for two hours, nonetheless two full days. He made the time fly and kept me engaged and at the edge of my seat wanting more. Not only did I gain insight into advanced presentation skills, but also in facilitation skills – WIN/WIN!!

– Janet Kirschner

I did not know what to expect. This class was useful, enlightening and effective. I have tools that I can use in presentations and everyday life. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to improve their communication skills.

– Erik Larson

I had the pleasure of taking the presentation workshop last fall and truly enjoyed the practical way I was able to grasp the material. I found the transition in myself to be a great improvement and immediately felt better in front of my peers delivering my message.

– Patricia William

Effective Presentations exceeded our expectations when it came to coaching our C-suite on public speaking skills. The executives who attended frequently quoted their trainer, Matt, during the rehearsal session in advance of our annual client event. And this year’s event received very high marks from clients on the quality of presentations. We will definitely be using EP again. Thanks to Matt and team!

– Sevilla Dees

Brilliant, simple and effective.

– Rachel Gibson

amazing presentation. creative idea. I’m satisfied & happy to Effective Presentation….

– Mustafa Mireya

Hi Matt, Thank you for sharing your time and outstanding suggestions today. The revised PowerPoint slide came through beautifully. You saved me a ton of time (although for the future I must learn that technique!). Your creative ideas, sound advice, enthusiasm, and commitment to my success in public speaking are much appreciated. Effective Presentations fulfills its promises X10.

– Lynn Sprayberry, PhD

Learning how to be effective with my public speaking was always a goal of mine and new it was very important to furthering my career. I tried on my own but never could overcome the fear and stop using padding words. I searched online and attended a course with Mike and it was life changing. I recommend that everyone that speaks in any size groups take this course. This was awesome and will be having my team take it also.

– Joe Dahlstrom

Quick service. Brilliant condition.The goods I ordered were top quality as was their packaging. No less than anyone could expect and they delivery time was prompt. I would rate this company and use them again without hesitation. Fast and efficient service.

– Alex Rayhan

Develop my presentation skills to transform yourself from inexperienced speaker to skilled presenter.

– Mustafa Mireya

If you want to make a great impact with an audience, take a sale to closing or influence others to consider your product or cause, Effective Presentations is the way to make it happen. The professionalism, the material and the practice all in one bring the excellence you desire. Take it, you will see!

– Lori O’Donnell Mateer

Great experience! Matt laid out two days of well structured and fun instruction. This class gives you the basic foundation of delivering and formatting speeches which you see from the top public speakers. Very motivated with good knowledge and confidence to continue learning and improving presentations. Highly recommended to anyone looking at overcoming that fear we all have of public speaking!

– Robert Ramirez

Awesome experience both times I have used their services. The Public Speaking course is a must for any small business owner that has to make presentations. Public speaking is hard. There is no way around it. This course gives you so much confidence in preparing your talk, dealing with nerves, finding entertaining content, delivery techniques, and visuals; that presentations are so much easier. You also need to use their video service. They can create a super professional looking video to use on your website. I was very apprehensive about trying video. I was nervous about being on film and worried that the video would look like the typical YouTube video you see online. Boy was I wrong. The videos produced by Effective Presentations look like something on TV: professional, high definition, cool graphics. They help you hone your message, keep you on point, and target your demographic. With video being a driver of SEO, you owe to business to having a professional video done. Don’t hesitate to call Effective Presentations.

– Westside Rolfing Structural Integration

Unbelievable content! Mike Fruciano is so knowledgeable in the professional speaking area. Vital tools that I can use for a lifetime to help me improve my presentations. Well worth the investment.

– Tracey Wozny

Dustin was an amazing instructor. The attention he gave us duning and after the training was something that I will never forget. He took the time to actually discuss on key point I should work on so I can be a better presenter when training.

– Jose Silva

I’ve always had a fear of presenting in front of large groups of people. This class helped in so many ways! Thank you Matt for being a great teacher! I’m already putting everything I learned to good use a couple of days after I left Florida. Thank you!!!

– Bailey Little

I loved the flexibility of the virtual training sessions. I travel for work and already loose precious family time. The virtual class was perfect for me! Matt was very positive and gave me tools/techniques to feel confident speaking. Also, working on the “intent” of the presentation not the “content” has been a great tip in creating power point presentations. I highly recommend Effective Presentations training!

– Leslie Rader

This course will equip you to effectively communicate ideas in one on one conversation, round table discussions, and large presentations. You will have multiple opportunities to practice the layered elements of effective communication. You then receive personalized coaching and feedback. The Trainers are committed to improving your skills in a very non-threatening and FUN environment!

– Darcey Simmons

The Effective Presentations Class far exceeded my expectations and was probably one of the most effective trainings that I have taken. The class is well structured and is on point in every aspect of allowing students to grasp concepts relating to communication. Effective Presentations instilled in me that this is not only a class on how to present power points, but more importantly, it taught me how to become an effective communicator. Matthew Penov was our instructor and was brilliant, patient, and conveyed the message perfectly. I would HIGHLY recommend this class for everyone.

– Jody Bellio

Very interactive and they cover topics from structuring your presentation to verbal/non-verbal skills, and it was actually a pretty fun class. You’ll do a lot of presentations throughout the two days and get plenty of constructive feedback.

– Eric Calloway

I have been in the corporate world for over 15 years and have attended countless number of trainings by professional trainers. The two-days public speaking training I recently attended in Orange County was by far the most powerful and beneficial to me. They have this thing down to a science, some of the techniques they implement are powerful and effective. If you are looking to get over your fear of public speaking or just want to get much better at it this is a great course for you. You will never look at a presentation the same way when you are done with this seminar. I have already joined Toast Masters in my city so I can practice and cement everything that I learned, I just wish I would have done this a long time ago.

– Hadi Assaf

What a great seminar! One of the best I have attended in years! Whether you are a polished presenter or just getting started, this seminar has something for everyone. The ability to learn new concepts, be video-taped and watch them back, along with feedback is very effective. The one-on-one coaching was helpful as well. This seminar will take you out of your comfort zone and allow you to gain greater confidence as a professional. I was very impressed with the facilitator, Dustin Leffingwell. In my opinion he made the seminar! He walked the talk and was very personable and engaging. As a trainer I know how difficult it can be to engage an audience for two hours, nonetheless two days. Dustin did a magnificent job of commanding his space and keeping the audience fully engaged. The two days flew by. I was on the edge of my seat wanting more when the seminar ended – it was that good. Not only did I gain insight into delivering more dynamic presentations, but also facilitation skills through observing Dustin. Win-Win in my book!!

– Janet Kirschner

I had a wonderful time at the Effective Presentations workshop. It was highly interactive and I had a lot of fun, all while improving my communication and public speaking skills. I definitely recommend these workshops.

– Ellie Calder