The Confident Presenter: Creating Wins through Presentations

Presenting with confidence requires discipline, preparation, and practice. The content of the presentation is important, but your delivery and setting the appropriate context are even more critical. Whether you need to sell an idea, a perspective, a vision, or yourself, there are some key things you need to know that will make the difference between winning or losing your audience.


  • Build confidence in how you sell yourself and ideas
  • Be better able to articulate your ideas and perspectives to gain followership


Dr. Suzanne Peterson is an associate professor of management and the Faculty Director of Executive Education at Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business. She teaches an Executive MBA course titled High Impact Leadership, and was awarded the 2012 MBA Outstanding Teaching Award. In her industry related work, she specializes in executive coaching and team-based coaching with a focus on the development of leadership behaviors that characterize extraordinary leaders. Emphasizing leadership style and credibility, effective communication, and relationship building as critical building blocks to leadership success, she has advised senior leaders in many Fortune 500 companies as well as many small- to-medium sized businesses.

Her work has appeared in top academic business journals and she has presented her leadership ideas to a variety of audiences worldwide. She has been quoted or references in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and Business Inc. and just recently become a leadership columnist for the Arizona Republic. She is also a contributor on a book titled The Handbook of Research on Top Management Teams by Edward Elgar. Before joining academia, Suzanne worked as a change management consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Registration Procedures and Deadlines

Registration and payment is due by February 4, 2015.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation request received at least one week prior to the program will be refunded in full minus a 10% cancellation fee.

A cancellation request received less than one week prior to the start of the program will have the option to apply registration to a 2015 course.

A cancellation request received on or after the day of the program will not be eligible for a refund.

workshop details

Date: February 6, 2015, 8am – 12pm
Location: Skysong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
Price: $550 ($495 for ASU alumni)
Registration Deadline: February 4, 2015

contact us

Executive Education
Phone: 480-965-7579
Fax: 480-727-7929