Jeff Hiller founded Highbar Training and has coached 10,000+ senior leaders and managers at 50+ agencies and PR firms including Omnicom, IPG and Publicis groups. His high energy, interactive programs rely on personal, real world experience as an ad exec, marketer & sales manager. Jeff was VP Account Director at $1B ad agency Leo Burnett, earning 7 EFFIE Awards; Houston Rockets Marketing/Creative Director; VP Marketing for Four Hands, a 3-time Inc 500 Fastest Growing company; L&D Director for JB Training Solutions. Jeff also works with advertiser clients such as Marriott, Phillips 66 and speaks regularly at SHRM, PIHRA and ATD events. Jeff graduated from Dartmouth and lives in Austin.
Many brilliant subject experts seem anything but when leading meetings, and you can’t bore people into submission.
The goal is to engage them in your story. You need to develop a narrative you know by heart…no scripting, no memorization…then deliver an inspired performance that keeps people hanging on your every word.
People feed off your energy and take cues from you. In person, it’s expressions, eye contact and varying intensity. Virtual world is up to 50% less effective. Your voice has to ring of authority, urgency and unmistakable clarity.
You also need to read the room. If interest fades, what questions will bring them back? If they ask tough questions, how to respond without sounding defensive?
Learn proven techniques for commanding attention and active participation that move people to agree.
All levels and disciplines responsible developing and delivering presentations, internal or external, especially those with client responsibility.
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