Electrifying Presentations
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Any of the topics described below may be combined into an ELECTRIFYING PRESENTATIONS event. The information can be delivered in a format and time-frame to fit each client's needs and is often used as a lead-in to our on-site coaching sessions.

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Effective Speakers
The characteristics of an effective speaker are linked to research on audience preferences. This topic describes audience preferences based on global research data, including a review of a Skills Assessment that quantifies levels of effectiveness. You can now assign a metric to your talent, based on 21 skill categories and 80 independent elements within your style.

The Message is the Message
In this seminar, you will discover the key elements of content development. Whether you are building a presentation for yourself or for someone else, managing the project begins with the formal development of a script. If you understand the elements of character, construction and consistency, you can build an effective message that creates impact for your audience. You will learn how to target one of the five basic "motivators"; build a measurable call to action; incorporate stories, examples and real-world analogies; and create consistency across a variety of different types of scripts. The goal is to ensure that everyone in your organization has the information and tools to tell the story with consistency and confidence.

On the Big Screen
This event teaches the basics of designing effective visuals by adhering to the important principles of Purpose, Movement and Color. You will learn to build presentations that follow a central theme, use graphics to control eye movement, and rely on the power of color. This seminar includes guidelines for increasing attention span per visual, as well as numerous full-color examples of the techniques for planning and assembling powerful presentations.

Visually Speaking
Since the greatest percentage of the communication process is physical, this seminar emphasizes personal delivery styles and the mechanics of presenting. You will learn the power of body language, eye contact, and theatrical gestures for enhancing your personal effectiveness and style, including the techniques needed to maintain control of the audience through planned movement, key body angles, balanced gestures, and proper phrasing. The result is a practical, easily-applied approach designed to increase the delivery skills of those who communicate to groups of any size.

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Up Close and Personal
In this popular session, we translate presentation skills from a stand-up environment to a one-to-one setting. This information will show you how to make presentations across the desk, around the conference table, and over lunch, with tips on negotiating, body language, room layout, power seating, props, and visual tactics. In addition, this topic can be expanded to include Facilitation Skills for those who serve as moderators or facilitators to small groups.

Seeking Similarity
Before you actually develop the script or story behind a presentation, there is a secret to making your message appeal to your entire audience, regardless of each member's cultural background, job function, or level within an organization. In this lecture, you learn to recognize which of three kinds of "conflict" your audience faces and which of three types of "relationship" that you have with the group, at any given time. You'll be able to use a GRID to map a communication strategy that functions consistently across diverse situations.

Multimedia vs. Multimania
Multimedia is now at our fingertips, creating the potential for sensory overload. This event teaches the tricks of creating multimedia presentations that do not overwhelm the message and the presenter, including how to use sound, video, animation, and linear and non-linear navigation. In addition, we will show you the secrets of delivering an effective multimedia presentation including timing, interaction, order, technical run-throughs, and on-site preparation. At your request, we can also include an eye-opening segment on how to demonstrate software and web sites.

Picture Yourself on TV
Prepare for the future of visual communication as video pushes to the forefront of electronic communication. From videotape productions to videoconferencing, talking to a camera is quickly becoming a casual occurrence. In this session, you will learn how to work within the frame of the camera, use subtle movement to make powerful points, and create meaning with facial expressions.

Lights, Camera, Action!
The more you understand the physical arrangements of the room, the more you will use the power of technology to support your major events. In this seminar, we reveal the conceptual and technical secrets of staging large presentations including lighting, sound, seating, and video. Whether you are responsible for (or speaking at) press conferences, shareholder meetings or employee events, you will be more effective if you learn to plan, manage and control your environment. Click here for a typical room layout.

Fashion Statement
Since the majority of your message is communicated through your physical appearance, clothing plays an important role in your impression and expression. In this event, we explore fashion tips for presenters so that your "look" does not distract attention from the message. This is not a "dress for success" cookbook, but instead a recipe for eliminating distractions and communicating personal style.

Each of the above topics can be delivered in 30 - 45 minutes.

Whether you need an on-site training program, a conference break-out session, or a keynote speaker, MediaNet's Electrifying Presentations seminars can be tailored to your event. We can design a special program that combines two or more seminar topics and incorporates consulting and coaching for a full day of activity. For example, you may want to schedule a day that begins with "On the Big Screen", "Visually Speaking" and "Up Close & Personal", followed by one-to-one coaching sessions for selected individuals.

  Presenting Made Easy!

This full-day seminar delivers any combination of the topics described above. It can be tailored for a corporate audience or "resold" by an organization as an offering to its specific community. The seminar also offers distribution of the Presenting Made Easy! Kit at a reduced cost.

About our seminar leader:

Tom Mucciolo, president of MediaNet, is a recognized industry expert in visual communications, business presentations and leadership skills. He has served as a skills consultant for major corporations since 1985, concentrating on the script, visuals, and delivery associated with presentations, especially electronic events. High-profile communicators, including corporate leaders, politicians, educators, physicians, lawyers, sales teams, media personalities, as well as those at any organizational level, demand his coaching expertise to enhance executive presence, improve leadership effectiveness and develop high-quality communication skills. Tom shares many of his tips and techniques on his Visually Speaking blog.

Tom is part of the faculty of New York University (NYU) where he conducts lectures and coaches key faculty and administrators toward becoming more effective communicators. At NYU, he collaborated with Dr. Leila Jahangiri to complete a multi-year study on teaching/presentation effectiveness. From this published research, interactive assessment tools have been developed and published to measure effectiveness in a variety of speaking venues (live presentations, broadcasts, webinars, keynote speeches, etc.).

The Presenting Made Easy workshops and the Electrifying Presentations seminars, seen around the world, feature Tom as the keynote speaker and have been sponsored by industry leaders and organizations such as IBM, Microsoft, Dell, In Focus Systems, Toshiba and the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators). Beginning in 1999, Tom was engaged as a keynote speaker for Vistage, an organization of CEOs. Tom has delivered over 120 Skills Workshops to these groups throughout the country.

Over the years, Tom has conducted sessions in a number of international venues, specifically in the medical/dental arena. In 2005, Sweden-based Nobel Biocare, the leading manufacturer of dental implants, contracted with Tom to design and implement an annual speaker training program for over 300 dental professionals, from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Tom has coached people from Japan, Germany, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, Australia, China, India, South Africa and the Middle East. In many cases, simultaneous translation is used, although Tom can coach people in their native language, since the focus is more on the body language and voice inflection, rather than on the spoken word.

Tom is chiefly responsible for the development of ShowSTARTER, an artificial intelligence program for designing business visuals. He has contributed his expertise to several business publications through many articles and interviews and he is co-author of five books Purpose, Movement, Color (MediaNet, Inc.), Special Edition Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 (Macmillan/MediaNet),  Special Edition Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 (Pearson/MediaNet), and Special Edition Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (Pearson/MediaNet) and Special Edition Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (Pearson/MediaNet) --- all of which serve as detailed references to the concepts covered in the seminars. He is also the featured presenter on our published CDs Mechanics - Basic Skills and Media-Design Skills, two modules in the Electrifying Presentations Library, a complete collection of learning modules offering interactive delivery & design training.

In research publications, Tom has collaborated on two peer-reviewed journal articles on teaching effectiveness and evaluation: Characteristics of Effective Classroom Teachers as Identified by Students and Professionals: A Qualitative Study (Jahangiri, Mucciolo: Journal of Dental Education, April 2008, Volume 72, Number 4, p 484-493); and, Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness in U.S. Dental Schools and the Value of Triangulation (Jahangiri, Mucciolo, Choi, Spielman: Journal of Dental Education, June 2008, Volume 72, Number 6, p 707-718). In addition, the interactive Presentation Skills Assessment Tools were published in January, 2010, on the MedEdPORTAL website. Along with his colleague, Leila Jahangiri, Tom is presently co-authoring a new book on presentation effectiveness.

High-Resolution Photos

If you are creating a promotional mailer, brochure, or other print document and need Tom's photo at higher resolution the following TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) files are available for download. Both photos are in full color, but one of them has the background removed, in case you want to drop the photo over a different background. A smaller image of each TIFF file is shown below so you can see the difference. Since these are high resolution files, not all software programs can open them. Usually, you will need a software package like Quark to view and/or edit these images.

To download, make sure you RIGHT CLICK on the link provided and not on the low resolution sample image shown. If you accidentally left-click on the link, a program (like QuickTime) will attempt to OPEN and download the file, but you may not know in which particular folder the file gets saved (usually it's a TEMP folder).

Sample Image Only (low resolution)

on the link below,
then choose "Save Target As"
and the file can be saved to the folder that you specify on your computer.

Tom Mucciolo photo - Full color.tif

The file size is 2.8MB.
At 56K this will take about 7 minutes.

Sample Image Only (low resolution)

on the link below,
then choose "Save Target As"
and the file can be saved to the folder that you specify on your computer.

Tom Mucciolo photo - color but no background.tif

The file size is 2.6MB.
At 56K this will take about 6 minutes.

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