Design data to feel simple, then uncover the insights
Our presentations often need to be full of data, yet do we know how to design a basic data table or chart? Do we know how to guide someone through our analysis? What can we do to hold their attention as we do so? A few principles change everything about presenting data.
Complex to Simple
Reform your content to feel simpler to your audience
Sometimes we have complex information to share, where we cannot just cut ideas down to a few key points. We need a broader range of tools that will turns the incomprehensible complexity into information that feels more simple, to our audience.
These topics are designed to meet the challenges of specific situations or roles. That is real presentation situations where particular skills are needed.
All of these courses were created in response to direct requests from clients, where they came to us with a real world problem that they needed help with, so we know they support real needs.
Talks, keynotes and hosting
The topics above are originally designed as short training courses, but all can be delivered as short keynote talks. They can entertain an audience while also inspiring new thinking and share key tips.
We also support the running of big events. We are sometimes asked to host conferences for clients. Contact us to find out more.
Design messages that the audience cannot forget
The brain has evolved to forget the majority of information that we read and hear. This means many excellent messages are lost forever within moments of the presentation ending (if not sooner). Fortunately, the brain will remember your messages if you pull the right levers - we offer you six.
Help people get the information you need them to have
We all struggle under a torrent of daily information. Sometimes we need to add to the deluge ourselves, to broadcast news of some sort. How do we offer our information so the audience notices it, engages with it, and takes in key messages? How do we do this so the audience still feels in control?
Host with the Most
Guide people through an event
Hosting an event takes a unique set of skills different from other forms of presenting. Setting up the day, introducing speakers, connecting sections, managing breaks, leading panel discussions, and more. All set before an emcee a minefield of tricky processes to master. How does the expert emcee be immediately trusted and yet soon forgotten, as the event runs smoothly without a hitch?
Announcing and launching
Persuade people to listen to, and buy into, your idea
We all learn to organise our recommendations into a logical sell, but we then struggle as our 'buyer' loses interest through our delivery. Perhaps the magical ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster, the tricks that make a story so compelling, will help engage and persuade our buyer? [Spoiler: they will!]
Credibility and Rapport
Move consciously from authority to an equal
When selling an idea, we sometimes need to be seen as a credible expert: confident, assertive, comfortable in our topic. At other times we need to be seen by our audience as an equal partner: collaborative, fair, trusting. Can we learn to portray both? We find this status skill is hard-wired into all of us, so accessible to us all once we consciously make the choice.