Full! Presentation Skills (an encore presentation)

Presented by: 
Bruna Martinuzzi
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, room 261
Focus Area: Workplace Skills

Program Summary

No other skill is as vital to success as the ability to stand up in front of a group and effectively communicate information that will influence others' thinking and actions. This day-long session will help you to improve your presentation skills by providing you with strategies and proven techniques for preparing a successful presentation and developing your delivery skills.

Check out 12 Ways to Hook an Audience in 30 Seconds from facilitator Bruna Martinuzzi.


This session is designed to offer participants an overview of key presentation skills and Bruna Martinuzzi’s method for preparing and delivering a presentation. If you are new to giving presentations or feel you need to improve your skills for both large and small audiences, this session may help improve your technique and offer you some presentation best practices.

What AAPS Members have said about this program

“The Presentation Skills Workshop was very well done and far exceeded my expectations. Bruna was a very knowledgeable and skilled presenter and I liked the way she was able to involve the classroom and give participants the opportunity to practice what we learned. Excellent use of time!”

“I will apply so much of what I learned to my every day work. Excellent tips and techniques.”

“The instructor was clear and practical. She gave very useful tips and provided clear illustrations of her points. She was able to demonstrate simple and easily achievable methods of improving presentation technique and organization.”

What You Will Learn:

  • Keeping the audience engaged—The 7-minute rule
  • Techniques for connecting with the audience
  • Learning techniques for developing self-confidence as a presenter
  • Understanding how your non-verbal communication habits can sabotage your presentation
  • Developing a spontaneous, natural speaking style
  • Planning and organizing your content to deliver key messages
  • Developing powerful visual aids
  • Special requirements for presenting to senior executives
  • Discovering best ways to open your presentation
  • Ending memorably

How You Will Learn:

  • Mini lectures
  • Pair learning
  • Group work
  • Video analysis

About Your Facilitator

Bruna Martinuzzi is the President of Clarion Enterprises Ltd., a consulting company specializing in leadership, emotional intelligence and presentation skills training and development.  In addition to the U.S. and Canada, she conducts extensive training in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Some of her clients include Microsoft, TELUS, and Saputo. Her training sessions are fast paced, information-packed, and incredibly practical.  Her style has been labeled as warm, inspiring, and engaging.

Bruna lectures at several universities including the Simon Fraser University MBA PDP program. She also teaches management development programs for corporate clients of SFU Learning Strategies Group. Bruna also speaks at numerous events, such as the TELUS Leadership Forums, and the International Microsoft ExPo Leadership.

Bruna speaks six languages and holds a Bachelor of Arts (1982) and a Master of Arts (1986) from the University of British Columbia.  She is the recipient of several awards, including the Izaak Killam Pre-doctoral Fellowship for three years in a row, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Award, and the BC Workplace Excellence Award for Unusual Innovation.  

Bruna is the author of Presenting with Credibility: Practical Tools and Techniques for Effective Presentations (2012) and The Leader as a Mensch: Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Follow (2009.)  She is also a business columnist for American Express Business.

Event Details

Presentation Skills (an encore presentation)
Facilitated by: Bruna Martinuzzi
Date: Thursday June 5 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Building: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall [view location
Room: 261 (2nd Floor)

To Register

To register for this session please email aaps.pd@ubc.ca. Please note this session is now full. We will add your name to the wait list.

Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email. This session is open to AAPS members only and there is no cost to attend.

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session to registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

Photography: Please be advised that photos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials.