October 29 Online Event

Present With Impact: An Engineer's Guide to Making Effective Presentations

Engineering great solutions is not enough. Engineers must also be engaging and persuasive when presenting their cases. Learn how.

About this Event

This is an online event held via GoToMeeting.

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — Optional networking

Meet the presenter and the other attendees.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Presentation

It is not enough to engineer great solutions. Great solutions must be explained, approved, and, in many cases, sold to customers. That means engineers must be clear, engaging, and persuasive when presenting their cases.

Have you ever overwhelmed an audience with too many details, delivered talking points that missed the mark, or failed to gain approval? Present With Impact will help you present like a pro. In this engaging and practical session, you will learn how to:

  • Analyze your audience.
  • Develop one central message that stays with the audience long after you deliver.
  • Utilize seven tools of persuasion.
  • Incorporate stories.
  • Structure presentations for maximum impact.
  • Get others to say “yes.”

Login credentials will be sent with your registration confirmation and again the morning of the event.

Speaker: Roger Grannis

Roger Grannis

Roger Grannis is the son of a lifetime member of NSPE and IEEE. He understands engineers and has dedicated his career to helping them communicate more effectively. Roger has improved business performance at some of the biggest names in business: GE, Gartner, Underwriters Laboratories, Symantec, Pepsi, Foot Locker, Wells Fargo.

If the secret to learning is laughter, Roger delivers every time. He brings a rare combination of expertise and humor to every speaking engagement.

Prior to forming Grannis Group, in 2004, Roger spent 17 years at Gartner. He contributed to growing revenues from $22 million to $850 million by building Gartner Sales University, producing Gartner’s popular podcast Talking Technology, and hosting panels with industry luminaries such as Steve Ballmer, then CEO of Microsoft.

Roger holds a BA in speech and psychology from Willamette University and did post-graduate studies in theatre and creative writing at San Francisco State University. Roger and his son have backpacked 1,000 miles together.


Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020,
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Where: Online

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by NSPE-California

NSPE-California Advance