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Nonprofit Trainers and Instructional Designers SIG Meeting

  • 07/09/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • USCIS Field Office, 2nd Floor - Child Care Resource Center, 19809 Prairie St. Ste 200, Chatsworth CA 91311


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Building Presence on a Classroom Stage: The Art of Presentation

Technical and subject-matter experts (SMEs) are asked to often lead training because of their content expertise and years of experience performing the work.  However, it can be frightening to suddenly be thrusted into the front of the room with participants eagerly awaiting the training presentation.  How do you prepare to show confidence, presence, and influence? What will your audience be expecting from you? What type of presentation skills are most handy for your trainer’s tool box? What might go wrong in a presentation? And how could you address it professionally?

This short session will provide tips for developing a “stage presence” that engages the participants in the learning experience. Easily implementable techniques will be shared for a cultivating a trainer’s presentation style that is sure to WOW even the most disengaged learner.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any person who wears hats as a technical/subject matter expert, team leader, and trainer and would like actionable tips for developing presence on the classroom stage.


Tom Henschel founding owner of Essential Communications and a former ATD LA President. Prior to founding Essential Communications, Tom trained at The Juilliard School and worked as a professional actor in over one hundred plays, films and episodes of television.

Tom Henschel helps senior leaders achieve “The Look and Sound of Leadership.” He has delivered his trademark brand of feedback at such diverse organizations as Disney, CoreLogic, Symantec, and Dole Foods.

Tom is the host of the podcast “The Look & Sound of Leadership” which iTunes has featured as “What’s Hot” in the past four years.


Please park at the US Immigration lot across the street on levels 2 and above.

Parking is FREE.


Our hosts at CCRC will graciously provide coffee, pastries, and fruit. Please come early to grab a plate.

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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