A department manager had a list of improvements to present to his director, but needed to deliver the content effectively to a busy executive.
To prepare the manager for this critical conversation, we applied an information gathering framework to identify what the director's goals were and what he knew about the director's preferred communication style. Then we crafted the manager's key messages in terms of the director's priorities and communication preferences.
In the resulting conversation, the manager was commended for being prepared, concise, and respectful of the director's time, opening the door to implementing the proposed changes.
The head of a start up wanted to improve her presenting style when pitching to funders, and when speaking at conferences.
After a quick assessment, we created a learning plan that addressed:
+ How to rehearse a presentation effectively
+ How to generate performance-level energy
+ How approach her content fresh every time
After an initial one-on-one coaching session, the training was extended to the rest of the team to make everyone better advocates and ambassadors for the company.
A senior technology executive was presenting to a global conference and needed to tell "her" story, without the tech sales content she was comfortable with.
We worked to identify a compelling event in her life that could be used as the frame for the journey of discovery she would share with the audience.
At the conference, she was regarded as one of the best speakers of the day with a presentation that touched, engaged, and excited the audience.
Two subject-matter experts were asked to be the instructors for an online learning platform, but had never appeared on camera before.
We focused our sessions on generating an authentic camera-ready presence, teleprompter technique, and script analysis. They were also given an outline of what to expect on set.
The project director was impressed with their high level of preparedness. The learning platform was hugely popular with users, and the instructors were signed up for a second series of programs.