Move from Good to Great Presentations: Audience Aboard, Not Bored (1.5 CME)

3.67 (3 votes)

Back to Package

(1.5 CME) In this conference recording from the 2018 Annual Conference, you will learn about how great presentations are the result of knowledge, skills, and resources that can be applied in any type of educational setting. This workshop will feature brief didactic information to enhance knowledge with tips on how to master stage presence, gain and hold audience attention, avoid distracting mannerisms and movements, and manage difficult audiences. 

  • The "rule of three" and elements that characterize an effective presentation will be described: tell 'em what you're going to tell 'em, tell 'em, tell 'em what you told them. 
  • Effective vs. ineffective slides will be illustrated, and the incorporation of other visual resources to motivate audience learning will be highlighted. 
  • The workshop will conclude with the audience members forming dyads, wherein each member will make a brief presentation in their area of expertise to the other, who will, in turn, provide feedback. 
  • As a concluding activity, two to three volunteers will be asked to make their presentation for the entire audience, and a group discussion with feedback will be led by the audience and leaders. 

The session incorporates humor, which not only makes the workshop a fun experience, but also eases any "jitters" and apprehension among the audience members. Residents and fellows might especially benefit from this workshop, but anyone who wants to move from making good presentations to great presentations will find this workshop to be of value.

Marcia Jackson


Dr. Marcia Jackson is President of CME by Design, a consulting group that provides the full range of instructional design services in the field of continuing medical education. Dr. Jackson served as division vice president and senior advisor for education at the American College of Cardiology from 1992-2007. She is a past President of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, a past member of the National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration, and current chair of the Medscape Education Advisory Board, She is a recipient of the ACCME Robert Razskowski Award and the Alliance for CME Distinguished Service Award.  She has been an ASAM consultant since 2013.

Mike Monahan


Mike Monahan MEd, RN  President, Healthcare Resources Associates.  Mike provides performance improvement coaching, consulting and training serving the learning and development needs of individuals, teams, and organizations primarily in healthcare.  He has developed a particular interest in the needs of leaders facing the personal and professional challenges of today’s workplace.  He has been focusing on helping teams and individuals improve measurable performance and tend to the human side of work relationships.  Mike serves as a faculty development consultant for the American College of Cardiology and Mayo.  Mike is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and has published in journals as well as co-authoring several books.

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.5 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (tMOC)

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification Program (tMOC) can apply a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this course.


Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Watch the conference recording.
CME Quiz
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass 3 Questions
CME Evaluation
15 Questions
CME Credit and Certificate
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™