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Becoming A Game Changing Presenter: Creating Sticky Education Experiences Through The Science of Learning (DLSYM)

Date:Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
(Registration at 9:30am )
Facility:Renaissance Orlando Hotel - Airport, Orlando
CPE Credit:5.0 Behavioral
Instructor: Jeff Hurt, DES
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Early Bird Price:Not applicable or see below.


Do you want to be a highly-sought after, frequently recommended, well-known effective and inspirational 21st Century game changing presenter? Do you want to attract a packed room because you have a reputation for engaging and empowering your attendees with relevant takeaways? Sure you do!

Well, that means, you’ve got to update your presentation skills to align with the science and biology of your learning audience. You need to employ valuable brain-friendly presentation strategies.

Too often, we’ve depended upon the pulpit approach—stand on a stage looking down on our audiences, handing them our knowledge through our spoken word. However, here’s the bad news about the standard lecture according to a 2014 University of Washington in Seattle report: audiences that sit in traditional sage-on-stage lectures are 1.5 more times likely to fail than those who participate in active learning experiences. Lectures are not only boring; they are also ineffective. Ouch!   

To be an effective 21st Century game changing presenter, you must adopt a new set of skills. We must shift our presentations from delivery of information to designing and facilitating authentic, deep learning experiences. We have to embrace and implement new strategies that help our participants connect, make sense of, and consider how to apply content. We’ve got to bridge the gap between the research on learning and our presentations. 

This will require courage, tenacity and certitude that our presentations can become transformative learning experiences for our participants’ 21st century success! You can become that game changing presenter!


After attending this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Elaborate on how to apply five brain-based presentation strategies that lead to authentic, deep participant learning and on-the-job-  transfer.
  • Develop a common definition of 21st Century learning based on the biology of our brain.
  • Compare & contrast information, education, training and learning and assess why it’s important to know these differences as you use develop new formats for your presentations.
  • Discuss pedagogy, andragogy, and expert-centered versus participant-centered education and why learner-centric presentations matter to increase audience engagement.
  • Discern how to reenergize your presentations by focusing on the learning design experience and what your audience will do besides “sit and get” listening.
  • Explore the role of content and speakers in 21st Century learning opportunities
  • Evaluate and apply how science- and evidence-based education opportunities result in participants’ increased knowledge retention, deeper understanding, and wise transfer to the real world.  

Major Topics:

The major topics of this course include:

  • The neuroscience, biology and cognitive psychology of learning and how it impacts presentations
  • Teaching and lecturing versus learning, discussion and participation
  • Five brain-based presentation strategies
  • Characteristics of shallow, advancement and deep learning and which you should foster in your presentations
  • Starting with the end in mind: using learning outcomes to create authentic learner-centric presentations
  • The role of content and speakers in 21st Century learning offerings
  • Why and how learning design is more important that linear delivery of information
  • Developing effective presentations that lead to attitude, behavior and skill change
  • Transitioning audiences from passive attendees to active engaged and empowered learners
  • Using visuals effectively in presentations

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to improve their presentations and increase participants’ attitude, behavior and skill change. Good for beginner to experienced presenters.

Those either interested in or currently presenting CPE offerings through seminars, conferences, on-site education and e-learning products for the Florida Institute of CPAs.






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Registration Status: CLOSED - Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Time: Thursday 10:00am - 10:20am    Credits: 0

Morning Session
Overview of Session, Objectives and additional information
Time: Thursday 10:20am - 11:30am    Credits: 1.0 BE

Morning Break
Morning Session
Recap and Things That Make Me Go Hmmm
Time: Thursday 11:45am - 12:00pm    Credits: 1.0 BE

Afternoon Session
Who is a Presentation For?/Five Important Brain Friendly Strategies
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 2:30pm    Credits: 1.0 BE

Afternoon Break
Afternoon Session
Learning Design, Creating Learning Outcomes and The Role of Content and Speakers
Time: Thursday 2:45pm - 3:15pm    Credits: 1.0 BE

Afternoon Break
Afternoon Session
Awareness To Action: Insights to Application
Time: Thursday 3:30pm - 4:00pm    Credits: 1.0 BE