President of Koch Asset Management in St. Louis, Missouri, Donald L. Koch also leads the firm in taking substantial shareholder positions in community-based financial institutions. Donald L. Koch previously served as the president of the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the National Association of Business Economics (NAEB), which offers several certified business economist (CBE) courses that include the Communication and Presentation Skills for Business Economists and Analysts course.
The course imparts guidance and instruction on effective communication and presentation skills with a focus on how to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner. Researchers credit communication as the top skill required in the business economy field for advancement and promotion.
Course components target professionals who regularly speak to groups and sell ideas, their organization, and themselves as part of their job. Participants will learn to deliver presentations that capture audience attention, hold their interest, and persuade action.
The course introduces the key characteristics and principles of a powerful presentation, in addition to the five-step process for presentation preparation. Furthermore, participants will learn strategies to combat presentation anxiety and how to utilize the tools of communication, analyze audiences, and lead effective question-and-answer sessions.
Registration for the course varies according to membership with the NAEB and status as a government worker. The next course will take place March 9 and March 10, 2017. For more information, visit www.nabe.com/NABE/CBE.