Effective Presentation Skills – Be a Great Presenter

Speaker: Dr. Bob Tobin (Professor Emeritus at Keio University)
Date & Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, 5th September 2015
Organizer: Latitude AOM (Academy of Management)
Venue: JP Tower Hall & Conference


  • 9:30am – 10:00am Registration
  • 10:00am -1:00pm Morning Session
  • 2:00pm – 4:20pm Afternoon Session
  • 4:20pm – 5:00pm Coffee Networking


Learn how to be a great presenter and get the results you want when you make a presentation at work.

What You Can Expect

Spend a day developing presentation skills that will set you above the rest. In this interactive six hour workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to learn, practice and improve. At the end of the day you’ll be able to:

  • Present information clearly and persuasively
  • Organize information quickly
  • Make a great first impression [Even before you speak]
  • Prepare slides with impact
  • How to present without slides
  • Deliver presentations with courage and confidence ​
  • Focus on body language that enhances your presentation
  • Overcome nervousness and anxiety
  • Use storytelling to get your message across
  • Use and accept feedback and feedforward to improve
  • Get your peers and boss at work to help your presentation style
  • Quickly diagnose the audience and change your presentation on the spot
  • Think in images
  • Know what to put in your handouts
  • Handle Q&A


Each participant will receive a set of workshop materials including presentation planning sheets, and relevant articles and research materials.

Participant Profiles

Our participants are mid-career and executive professionals with substantial career track records in a Gaishikei company or in a global team within a Japanese company. Dr. Tobin will be leading the Workshop in English. You will have the opportunity to communicate in Business English throughout the whole day session. Please note: there will not be simultaneous Japanese translation service provided on the day the Workshop.

How You Will Learn

There will be a series of mini-lectures, a lot of chances to practice, individual and group activities, and customized feedback just for you. And we promise—a lot of fun. 

You will have the opportunity to meet and work with many people. You will get feedback and guidance from a variety of participants, including the instructor, throughout the day. The mini-lectures will be given in a large group, and your presentations and preparation exercises will be in smaller groups. You will eliminate any fear you might have about presenting to a large group.



“Through his years in academia and business, Bob has become a trusted advisor to countless professionals who have blossomed into successful leaders. He will inspire you.” Roy Tomizawa, Head of Global Talent Management, Nikko Asset Management

“Bob Tobin is a great presenter and teacher. He will inspire you and help you think in new and innovative ways.” Yasuhiko Shoji, Human Resources General Manager, Suntory Beverages

“Bob Tobin had an amazing record of inspiring so many young people every year to be creative, courageous and an excellent communicator. You will be glad you decided to take this course.” Shigeo Kashiwagi, Professor, Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Keio University