Most Requested Topics and Best Received Presentation Styles


What types of presentations are well received?

How to’s...

  • How to (access hard to understand services like Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Waivers, Disability benefits and options) for (a group of people who interact with this benefit)
  • How to (do this thing you worry or wonder about) when (the circumstances don’t seem ideal in some way)
  • How to (do something) better

Reports on projects or programs with proven, not theoretical, success

Community partnerships with positive outcomes

I&R collaborations with interesting or positive outcomes

Studies/statistics you have researched combined with stories and experiences that relate something you learned and how it improved you and your work

Research, ideas and/or experiences that enhance understanding or improve context of social and community issues (i.e. poverty, mental health, substance use, TANF)

Tips On Putting Together a Proposal That Shines


Writing a Course Description That Sets You Up For Success

Following a few simple rules, you can write a course description that is simple, interesting, clear and readable.

Your description should focus upon the content of the course or the learner, not upon the course itself or you as the teacher. To attract learners, the description should emphasize the benefits to the learner coming from either the results of attending the course or from the value of the subject matter itself. Learners are interested in themselves and in the content of the course, not in the course itself or the teacher, although highlighting the qualifications of a skilled instructor can help sell your course.  Unique or excellent qualifications are seen as a benefit

In general, the first one or two sentences should be enticing, dramatic or otherwise interesting. The following two to five sentences should be a summary of the scope and content of the course.

The first five words of the description will often determine if the reader will go on or pass to another course description

Here are six good opener techniques

  • A definition
  • The end result
  • The outstanding or impressive fact
  • A question
  • The quotation
  • The distraction

Definitions, end results, and impressive facts are used frequently in course descriptions. Questions, quotations or distractions are used sparingly."   


Action Words You Can Use to Create Amazing and Clear Objective Statements

After this session attendees will be able to:

    • Accelerate...
    • Achieve...
    • Acquire...

Get more ideas HERE: Great Action Words to Use When Creating Objective Statements

Tools and Ideas For Improving Your Presentation Skills and Gaining Confidence To Be Successful

Use the curated list of articles to find ways to improve your skills and boost your confidence no matter your skill level!

Here is a curated list of articles about improving your presenting skills and increasing your confidence!
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    Twenty-eight qualities. Outstanding presenters continually pursue these qualities. Here they are, listed alphabetically accompanied by a brief descriptions of each quality. Because it might be easier to understand a quality by knowing its opposite, I’ve listed those too. You can see how diametrically opposed these qualities can be.
  • 12/08/2019
    Most fears about public speaking stem from our fear of being judged. We are so scared of being criticized that we forget we have the power to share a message. I want to teach you how to captivate an audience so you can conquer your public speaking fears and get your message across. Let’s dive into the research-backed public speaking tips, so you have the confidence to get on stage and master your stage presence.
  • 12/08/2019
    Snakes? Fine. Flying? No problem. Public speaking? Yikes! Just thinking about public speaking—routinely described as one of the greatest (and most common) fears—can make your palms sweat. But there are many ways to tackle this anxiety and learn to deliver a memorable speech.
  • 12/08/2019
    Terrified of public speaking? You're not alone. Following these tips will pave the way to speaking success.

Putting Together Your Presentation In a Way That Teaches and Engages


  • 12/08/2019
    Nothing is deadlier or less effective than a workshop where participants do not participate. The goal is to give people an opportunity to participate actively in every session using a variety of techniques: small group discussion, large group discussion, short problem-solving tasks, involvement of participants in trying out activities, individual or paired work at the computer, and scheduled thinking and writing time.
  • 12/08/2019
    A workshop is an informative or instructional class focused on teaching specialized skills or exploring a particular subject. Workshop presenters are usually educators, subject matter experts, managers or other leaders who possess knowledge of a particular subject or mastery of specific skills. Depending on the topic, workshops may be only one or two hours in length or extend across weeks of time. Workshop leaders can strengthen the effectiveness of their presentations through careful planning, organization, and presentation practice. Here are the steps for preparing a workshop.
  • 12/08/2019
    This guide helps you plan, format and review a workshop to suit different learning styles.
  • 12/08/2019
    Anyone who has ever planned a workshop will tell you that it's a big job. And planning a good one? Well, that takes organization, focus, and a lot of creativity. So how do you prepare for a workshop that will be not only relevant and productive, but memorable?
  • 12/08/2019
    Teaching is an art form. Great teachers hold our attention, make us laugh, help us to fully understand complex subject matter and, most of all, inspire us. Achieving this kind of engagement from your students takes practice and experience. But even if you’re new to teaching, you can make your workshops or training as interesting as possible with just a few fresh ideas. Start with these nine fun workshop ideas:
  • 12/08/2019
    Whether you are running a session at a conference, facilitating a large group workshop, or organising a company retreat or a strategic workshop, you will find useful inspiration among the facilitation techniques below.