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What to Expect

Effective Presentations is the leader in live virtual presentation skills training, offering a wide variety of online training platforms.

When it comes to transforming your message in a remote setting, Effective Presentations is the ONLY right choice!

This highly interactive virtual workshop focusing on Messaging will improve your organization, storytelling, and audience analysis skills.

Our Live Virtual Workshops

Dive into the same results-driven curriculum we deliver in classrooms across the country.
These small group remote workshops are packed with stimulating activities, role-play exercises and recorded practice presentations.
Benefit from peer involvement and experience the power of the group in a fun and dynamic learning environment.

Messaging/Structure Workshop Benefits

  • Create a speech organization process
  • Develop a clear and concise message
  • Develop a skill for storytelling and using it for data analytics
  • Learn to effectively use slide decks
  • Develop interactive activities to keep your audience engaged
  • Enhance the learning environment with visual aids
  • Learn to think creatively under pressure
  • Lead effective virtual meetings

Training Schedule

We're Fun!We're Real!We're Proven!

When you learn from the trainers who can relate to your struggles, the results are incredible! We’ve handled big business and our own business; so the experiences and skills we’ve collected over the years will help you avoid making the mistakes we did.



Having a Process Matters
7-Step process for extemporaneous speaking
Be clear, concise, and to the point
Powerful openings and memorable closes
Crafting Your Message
Intent versus content
Build a message your audience wants to hear
Discover your purpose
The Well-Informed Audience
Controlling the Q & A
Dealing with difficult people and questions
Encouraging audience participation
Interactive Practice and Feedback
Discussions and role-plays
Break-out groups
Practice presentations


Why Business Storytelling?
Create strong and long-lasting connections
Demonstrate your authority and expertise
Tailor a single story for many audiences
Teasing the Story Out of Your Data
Tools for organizing and developing stories
Learn when and where to telly what stories
Make your stats memorable thru sound bites
Interactive Practice and Feedback
Discussions and role-plays
Break-out groups
Practice presentations


Death by PowerPoint/Slide Decks
Taking your slide deck to new heights
The dos and don't for your slide deck
Delivering your slide deck
Logic and Creativity Working Together
Performing under pressure
Thinking on your feet
Process for brainstorming
Interactive Practice and Feedback
Discussions and role-plays
Break-out groups
Practice presentations


Personalized Options:
☐ Debrief and review of sessions
☐ Coaching and practice
☐ Specific feedback on your message
☐ Evaluating your slide deck
☐ Using slide decks in a virtual meeting
☐ How to effectively tell a story
☐ Tips to strengthen your presentations
☐ Evaluation of presentation retention
☐ Presentation preparation and practice
☐ Audience analysis
☐ Exploring specific concerns
☐ Using brainstorming techniques/tools
☐ Road-map and strategies for success

Select Client List

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“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 - Site Safety Manager, The Middlesex Corporation

“I loved the flexibility of the virtual training sessions. I travel for work and already lose precious family time. The virtual class was perfect for me! Dustin 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!”~ Mark, Midland Video Productions

“I recently participated in your public speaking seminar and wanted to commend you on your level of professionalism and outstanding course presentation. The in-class personal presentations and your ability to convey the course material taught me how to take my own presentation skills to the next level. I have truly grown professionally because of your outstanding instruction. Thank you for your dedication to refining the skills of other professionals.”~ Charles Porter, Vice President, Radio Resource Inc.

“Outstanding, incredibly practical, and great fun. ‘The best communication skills workshop I’ve ever had’ and ‘Definitely worth the two days we invested’ were comments I heard from the staff after you led the workshop on communication skills. We are very grateful to you for your time and expertise in providing such a quality training experience for us...”~ Jerry Nelson, Pastor, Southern Gables Church

“I highly recommend the Effective Presentation Skills Workshop. Whether you are a seasoned speaker or just aspiring to speak, this course is a must! I have been teaching and doing public speaking for many years now, and after taking this seminar my presentation skills have absolutely gone to new level. I have noticed a dramatic difference in my confidence and ability to present material in a more meaningful way and the feedback I’ve gotten from audiences has never been better. Mike Fruciano is a great teacher whose style empowers you to be the best you can be. If you aspire to be the best then don’t wait another moment. This course will ensure your success.”~ Amira Watters, President, The Wild Flower “Nature’s Alternative”

Effective Presentations works with the movers and shakers in virtually any industry.