The Essence of Presence:
Virtual Presentation & Public Speaking
Master Class & Certification Program
Give yourself fresh tools to:
- Enhance your leadership presence,
- Foster meaningful influence,
- Boost your confidence,
- Inspire action,
- Expand your career opportunities!
When you know how to engage both virtual and live audiences, you increase your ability to make a difference.
Whether you are presenting in a board room, at a high-stakes public meeting, or on just another Zoom call, you have a chance to make a powerful difference. Learn to feel more confident and captivate the room!
Program Starts July 22, 2021
Program limited to 9 participantsLearn More
Build Your Profesional Presence and Step Into Your Full Potential
Strong virtual presenting and live public speaking skills give you more influence. People who are comfortable sharing their ideas on video and on-stage inspire others, connect with influential people, and even earn more money.
The good news is that you don't need to be an extrovert or one of the "beautiful people" to create high-integrity influence through presenting. Whether you are "presenting" is at a live-networking event, in social-media video, or on a stage in front of thousands.
There are practical, learnable skills that even introverts can use to energize a room and make a difference.
And you don't need to want to be a public speaker or social media star to benefit from these skills. The fact is we "present" almost every day of our professional lives: in meetings, at professional events, at job interviews, during sales calls and performance reviews, at community events, and more.
This program will help you look, sound, and feel better when you present. It will help you clarify your professional brand and deliver more powerful messages. You will learn techniques to reduce the frequency and intensity of "Imposter Syndrome" experiences and trust your contributions more. The program will even help you think on your feet during challenging professional situations.
Specifically, this program will help you learn:
- How to interrupt nervousness and access your best thinking- even when the stakes are high.
- The three crucial components of charisma and how to grow yours without being inauthentic.
- High-impact body language and how to make sure you are sending the right signals.
- How to use your voice to enhance your credibility without sounding or feeling fake.
- The neuroscience behind creativity and how to boost it on-demand.
- What to say when you have no idea what to say.
- Tools for decreasing the time it takes to prepare a presentation or video while enhancing its effectiveness.
How the Program Works:
Learn to lead, inspire and engage without feeling that you need to pretend to be someone you are not. Instead, develop the skills to bring out your natural charisma and share your ideas with power and purpose.
This program is ideal for those seeking to move up the career ladder into new levels of leadership and those on a mission to change the world as business owners and thought leaders. It provides a supportive small-group experience that allows you to dive deep and uncover a whole new level of executive presence and personal mission. (Group size limited to 9 participants.)
10 Live Virtual Meetings
Enjoy hands-on learning activities and direct instructor support. 90-minute small group skill-building webinars allow you to build skills by doing. You also benefit from group discussion and instant, supportive feedback.
Meetings are on Thursdays at 4:30 MST, Starting July 22nd
1 Live In-Person Workshop
Take the skills you have learned to rock the room in a virtual setting one step farther, by learning to command the stage and captivate a live in-person audience. Practice in front of your peers and build community. (Note: this element of the program is optional. You can participate as a virtual-only member if you desire.)
The OPTIONAL workshop is Friday afternoon and Saturday all day, Oct. 15-16, in Denver Colorado
Seeking a significant promotion? Looking to build your business? Planning a TedX talk? Just want to be less nervous on your next Zoom presentation? Whatever your personal goals, we can tailor our learning to meet your unique needs.
Two 45-min private coaching sessions will be scheduled individually.
Dive more deeply into specific skills, review key concepts, or access the research the program is built upon. You have a complete on-demand digital course including videos, worksheets, and reference materials at your fingertips to help you review and master the skills we explore during our interactive meetings.
Access to the online course lasts for 1 year.
Certification & Digital Badge
Show your boss, prospective employer, or new clients that you are dedicated to serving their needs by mastering crucially important presentation skills. After completing the course, taking a short written exam, and submitting a 7-minute sample video presentation for review, you will earn a certification. You will also receive a digital badge you can display on your website or LinkedIn Profile and which viewers can click on to verify your new credential.
Meet Mari Geasair, Your Program Instructor & Coach
Mari specializes in helping motivated individuals consistently perform well in high-stakes circumstances and increase their authentic leadership presence both on camera and on stage. Her work is devoted to helping business leaders, subject matter experts, and influencers get over internal and external blockages to communication success.
Rooted in both study and life experience, Mari’s approach is gentle, specific, and focused on practical application.
As a public speaker and live theatre actor, Mari presents live on stages throughout the USA and connects with audiences as small as 3 and as large as 3000.
She presents and trains people throughout the world virtually and is a regular podcast and virtual summit guest.
Mari is a member of the National Speakers’ Association and a Certified Virtual Presenter.
You can learn even more about Mari here: https://www.more-impact-less-stress.com/about-mari
What People Are Saying About Training -w- Mari
Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS
Mari is a wonderful business and speaking coach! Her skill set is diverse, meaningful, and relevant and her ability to introduce concepts that enhance speaking skills is invaluable Mari truly helps women find their voices in their businesses and their lives. I highly recommend working with her to achieve your goals in business, brand, and professional speaking!
---Perfectioneur, Therapist, and Amazon Best-Selling Author
I went into Mari's public speaking consultation with an attitude of "This will be nice to maybe get a wee little nugget," and came out with "DAYUMMMMMM that was awesome!" FANtastic. I feel blessed that I have found her.
---Motivational Keynote Speaker, Award-winning Author
Jan Cleveland, Esq.
After 28 years of law practice, I am very skilled at making persuasive pitches to judges and juries in person. But talking to a camera or a computer screen is WAY different!! Mari has made that transition to "virtual presentations" very easy - very doable for me. She has an amazing way of teaching how to be personable to an inanimate object. Trust her knowledge and experience. Can't imagine there is anyone better than Mari at helping people be their very best online.
---Business Attorney, Management Consultant
Program Dates, Times, & Details!
The core of our program is a series of ten 90-minute skill-building interactive workshops held over Zoom Virtual Conferencing. We will meet on Thursdays at 4:30 Mountain Standard Time. (Denver, Colorado Time, USA) Meeting dates are as follows:
- July 22nd meeting #1
- July 29th meeting #2
- August 5th meeting #3
NO MEETING AUGUST 12th
- August 19th meeting #4
- August 26th meeting #5
- September 2nd meeting #6
NO MEETING SEPTEMBER 9th
- September 16th meeting #7
- September 23rd meeting #8
- September 30th meeting #9
NO MEETING OCTOBER 7th
October 21st meeting #10 (Final “exams” and Graduation Celebration!)
The live workshop will help you take the skills you have built in the virtual environment and apply them to in-person events. This part of the program is entirely optional and will be held in a Denver, CO location (specifics TBD.) All participants attending the live event must be vaccinated.
(Note: this element of the program is optional. If you live out of the Denver, Colorado area or prefer not to attend in-person events, you can complete the other program elements and utilize the digital lessons and resource library. You will still see a significant increase in your professional presence and be ready to take your certification test!)
>>> Our live workshop meets:
- Friday, October 15th from 12:00 noon- 4:30 pm MST and
- Saturday, October 16th, 10:30 am- 6:30 pm MST.
Mari will schedule your private 1-1 coaching session after the 3rd, 6th, and 9th meetings.
Resource Library & On-Demand Course:
You will be given access to our online student portal when you register. New lessons and information will be released into your digital student area 72 hours before each live meeting. You will have access to the online student area for 1 year, starting from the first day of our program.
Certification and DIgital Badge:
To be eligible for the Virtual Presentation and Public Speaking Certification from Mari Geasair, you will need to attend 80 percent of our live meetings (excluding the optional in-person workshop), complete a multiple-choice test covering key concepts from the program and submit a 7-minute pre-recorded virtual presentation on the topic of your choice for review by Mari Geasair and a panel of 3 other adjudicators.
Upon successfully completing your certification requirements, you will be given a certification of skill, and a verifiable digital badge suitable for displaying online. Your digital badge will remain active and verifiable until November 2024. After that, you can re-test to keep your digital badge active for another 3 years.
If you have trouble successfully completing your certification requirements at first, Mari Geasair will offer additional coaching to help you cross the finish line and get your well-deserved certification.
Apply to Join the Masterclass
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