In business presenting, it's often said: "Whoever gives the best presentation, wins."

But the real issue is: is your team up to the challenge?

In many organizations, there are some naturally talented people who love to present in front of groups. These folks seem to be born with the ability to be relaxed and at ease in front of a crowd.

However, this is not true of everyone who has to give a presentation as part of his or her job. The majority of professionals I meet confess that they get nervous and jangled anytime they have to give a public talk.

You'd be shocked at the people who tell me this! Professionals. Leaders. Managers. Subject matter experts. Even top executives.

Presenting in front of a group doesn't come naturally to a whole lot of people.

That's why, for many people, on-site seminars can be problematic. No one wants to perform in front of peers and do a dismal job. It's potentially embarrassing or humiliating.

If your work environment is safe, open and supportive, this may not be a problem. But if you are in a highly competitive or aggressive workplace, showing a low-level of skill can be devastating.

You may be razzed or teased by your peers endlessly. Hopefully your workplace is not like this. But if it is, it pays to get online training where you can build skills in the privacy of your home or office.

One of the big comments I get from clients is that working virtually allows them to learn at their own pace, and fit training into their schedules. Private learning is of course confidential and a very flexible way to grow your skills at your convenience.

When you are evaluating online training programs, my advice is to look for flexibility and ease.

Here's my short list of what to look for: virtual classes, unlimited access, instant viewing, interactive webinars, and instant downloads.

In addition, I recommend that you find online classes that appeal to different learning styles. Don't get stuck with a course that only gives you information to read. You should have a full spectrum of ways to learn: watching video tutorials, e-learning programs, reading manuals, using cheat sheets, and accessing visual blueprints.

No one learns exactly the same way as another person. To get the very most out of a virtual learning experience, you should be able to pick and choose on every level.

Finally, it's important to include one-on-one executive coaching in your solution. Working with an expert coach can make a world of difference. In minutes, an expert can help you spot small changes that can make a big impact.

This kind of personal coaching is especially valuable to create a grounded experience and practical action steps. It's easy to know something intellectually, but miss opportunities to use it. Working with an expert coach is a fast way to leverage knowledge into action.

Help your workforce get exceptional results by getting exceptional presentation skills training. Anywhere. Anytime.

Author's Bio: 

Milly Sonneman is a recognized expert in visual language. She is the co-director of Presentation Storyboarding, a leading presentation training firm, and author of the popular guides: Beyond Words and Rainmaker Stories available on Amazon. Milly helps business professionals give winning presentations, through online presentation skills trainings at Presentation Storyboarding. You can find out more about our courses or contact Milly through our website at: