Workshop – Mastering Virtual Persuasive Presentations – How to Get People to Zoom In Instead of Zone Out


Let’s face it, today’s remarkable technology lets us communicate far more quickly and frequently than ever before with clients, colleagues and friends. It also creates more competition for attention with people working from home and across multiple cultures, time zones, and boundaries. 

What do you do if your audience is distracted, multitasking, dealing with Zoom fatigue, or finding it hard to stay focused? This workshop will give you the skills you need to keep your listeners engaged, invigorated, and tuned in to your presentation.

  • Discover the underlying appeals of a truly persuasive communication
  • Learn the value of communicating in a direct top-down manner
  • Build your muscle in storytelling with data inside virtual presentations
  • Zoom effectively – gain virtual delivery strategies and tips to improve your virtual meetings

The most powerful online presentations not only offer a convincing message, they also compel listeners to think, feel, see, or react differently. Yet many of us confuse advocating for our own position with getting enthusiastic buy-in to our important ideas, recommendations, and proposals. Topics include:

  • An easy to use, but highly effective, three-step method to draw listeners in  
  • A One-Page Virtual Persuasive Presentation Planner that you will use in the workshop
  • Simple and actionable steps to improve your storytelling with data
  • The importance of non-verbal communication in online meetings
  • Proven steps for more effective use of Zoom and other video conferencing platforms

About the Speakers

Mayla Clark, Executive Speaking Skills Trainer/Coach

Mayla Clark is a communication skills coach and workshop facilitator specializing in helping professionals increase their impact when interacting with and presenting to others. She has worked with executives in high tech, law, medicine, venture capital, finance, marketing, and the non-profit sector. She has been an adjunct professor in the Santa Clara University MBA program for engineers and a long-time national instructor for Cisco Systems and NetApp. Mayla is a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Product Management Association (SVPMA).

JD Schramm, Keynote Speaker, Communication Consultant and Coach

JD Schramm established the communication curriculum at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where he was a sought out professor for over 13 years. In 2020 he published his first book: Communicate with Mastery: speak with conviction and write for impact. He has coached engineers, educators, entrepreneurs, and executives for the past twenty years in a variety of industries and settings. He has spoken at TED and TEDx and coached scores of others to do the same. You can learn more by visiting