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Presentation & PowerPoint Training & Consulting from Ellen Finkelstein, Inc.

Presentations drive business and education/training!

Is clear communication important to you? Get training and consulting that improves your presentation skills, transforms your presentations, and gives you the tools you need to successfully deliver powerful presentations and get the results you want—for yourself or your organization.

For example, a financial advisor increased his conversion rate on his sales presentations from 50% to 70%

Watch presentations I have given.

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Individual & Corporate Training

1-on-1 coachingLearn the skills you or the members of your team need to create and deliver your own presentations. Get training customized for your needs, using our research-based Tell 'n' ShowSM method.

Or choose short training modules/workshops on the following topics:

  • How to Prevent Death by PowerPoint
  • Slide Design for Non-Designers
  • Present Interactively: Your Audience Expects It!
  • Animation and Video: Advanced Techniques
  • Presenting to Teach & Inform: PowerPoint for Educators & Trainers
  • Presenting to Persuade: Effective Sales Presentations
  • PowerPoint for High-Impact, Low-Cost Training
  • Audience-Centered Presentations
  • Presenting Scientific and Numerical Data

Do you need to get approval?
Download our 1-page brochure and give it to your boss.

What's unique about this presentation training?

  • You get customized training based on the types of presentations you give
  • You make over your presentations, not just samples
  • You learn to improve content, design, and delivery. Very few trainers cover the full range of necessary presentation skills
  • MPV logoYou learn from an expert in the field, who has written books, trained many people, developed the powerful and easy-to-use Show 'n' TellSM method, and been a thought-leader for well over 10 years.
  • Ellen is a PowerPoint MVP, which is a Microsoft award for top experts with a high level of knowledge who give back to the technical community. There are only 37 PowerPoint MVPs in the world, and 9 in the United States.

What are your needs? Contact us to learn more about training and workshops for you or your organization.

Consulting, Coaching and Training

Choose the type of service that best meets your needs or ask for a blend.

  • Consulting focuses on a specific presentation or situation. If you have a presentation that you give often, such as a sales presentation, or a high-stakes presentation coming up, contract with us to make sure your presentation is high-quality and effective.Get feedback, rewriting, makeovers, and delivery pointers.
  • Coaching involves intensive sessions (often all day or over several days) that include consulting but also guided practice (including videotaping) until you achieve a high level of performance
  • Training provides systematic modules to make sure you know the principles of effective presenting and the features of PowerPoint necessary to get the desired results. Ideal for a larger team.

Are you working on an important presentation? Contact us!

Clients have been from...

Microsoft, Disney, Citrix, University of Buffalo, University of Illinois, DirecTV, Trinidad Prime Minister's Office, Jefferson County Hospital, Brainshark, Pennsylvania State Education Association, LaFolleette Johnson De Haas Fesler & Ames, North Dakota State University's Transportation Learning Network, and numerous other organizations. Clients have been business executives, speakers, trainers, educators, managers, sole proprietors, and more.

What people say about Ellen Finkelstein

Rick Miller"As an independent Financial Advisor, my business depends upon presenting financial concepts quickly, clearly and with visual power. Ellen worked with me to create a presentation that is unified, beautiful and incorporates people, symbols, charts and numbers (and some humor) in a way that is strikingly effective and pleasing to watch. Using this presentation increased my conversion from an average of 50% to 70%! IF you want the best, work with Ellen." -Rick Miller, Financial Advisor


"Your PowerPoint coaching makes complex tasks much easier for me and I appreciate that." - Tony Dinkins, VP, Human Resources, Citrix Systems, Inc.


Mel Velez"I want to share how Ellen has helped me with my presentations. I was struggling at work putting convincing PowerPoint presentations together. So I started searching for a PowerPoint Coach and found Ellen. The results have been night and day! I hired Ellen to work with me one on one. The idea was for me to share with her my presentation ideas, and from that we worked together to put a theme and story together. My Manager has already complimented me several times on the quality of my PowerPoint decks. For those of you looking to enhance or learn PowerPoint quickly and at your pace, I highly recommend you consider working with Ellen." -Mel Velez, Director, Procure to Pay, Citrix Systems, Inc.

ginny hughes"I was in need of a professional, engaging presentation to play as a constant loop on televisions in our hospital.  Once I saw Ellen’s work, I knew that was the best option for us. Her company designed the overall look of the PowerPoint in such a way that it is appealing, conveys information in a clear and concise manner and is easy for me to update and maintain. She is a very good teacher either in person or via email and telephone instruction.  We are thrilled with our new professional looking PowerPoint presentation.  Ellen knows  all of the PowerPoint tools to create a powerful presentation.  I can’t thank her enough for making us look so good!" -Ginnie Hughes, Comm'y Health Relations Mgr., Jefferson County Hospital

Ann Dow"When Ms Finkelstein made her presentation at our Faculty Development Seminar, she was head and shoulders above the other presenters. Even though the others had useful things to say and had PhDs, their presentation and depth of communication could not match hers. She was well prepared and lively and right on target with very useful advice." -Ann Dow, PhD


neil dickie"Ellen's consultation was a huge help! Her answers to my questions about Powerpoint--questions for which I could not find answers in the help files--were very clear. And I appreciated the opportunity to go over an actual presentation with her. She had several very good and easily implemented suggestions. All in roughly half an hour! Thanks Ellen!" -Neil Dickie, MA & MBA


Helen"Ellen's tips on how to give an effective sales presentation incorporating PowerPoint was very lucid and valuable for our women professionals' monthly meeting. Ellen has clearly thought through the mechanics of selling and buying and offered practical advice which I know our members will be incorporating in their presentations."  - Helen Foster-Grimmett, Founder and VP, Enlightened Communications Int'l.

sam boothby"Ellen Finkelstein used Power Point slides to enhance a presentation on the most effective use of PowerPoint slides in making academic presentations:  as such, she 'walked the talk,' beautifully illustrating her practical suggestions.  These included tips on how the speaker can retain maximum audience attention while using slides and how the slides can increase retention of the material presented.  She's a lively, confident speaker who freely shared her substantial experience." -Samuel Boothby, PhD

nancy walker"Recently, when we were putting together a presentation on our homes for sale, we ... called Ellen Finkelstein and asked for her help. She zeroed in on exactly what knowledge we needed to easily create a professional-looking presentation. She knew the best way to add a voice-over, helped us download the program, and offered great tips that made the whole process easy for us. Miraculously, she did all this in a short, one-hour consultation. Consulting with Ellen made all the difference for us." -Nancy Walker, Co-Owner, Vastu Design & Construction, Inc.

Watch presentations I have given

Excerpts from "Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes" given to university faculty during Faculty Development sessions at M.U.M. in Fairfield, IA -- reduced from about 30 minutes to 7 minutes.

A webinar I gave for PresentationXpert. This is the full 1-hour webinar.

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Phone: 515-989-1832

Ellen Finkelstein, Inc.
2010 Coral Lane
Fairfield, IA 52556

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