“Jed” is an engineering manager at a big tech company. The guys that work for him (yes, they’re all guys) sometimes deliver presentations at technical conferences. You know those presos…..lots of detailed, boring charts that the presenter mostly reads to you. Jed said that there was no need to train the guys on how to deliver more engaging presentations because boring, death-by-powerpoint presentations are the norm at those conferences. That’s what everybody expects.
We worked with Jed to help him imagine the impact his team could have if only they could differentiate themselves from the pack and deliver interesting, engaging, memorable presentations that connected with their audience.
Jed was skeptical but agreed to personally give it a try at his next user’s group conference.
We worked with Jed to help him think strategically about his presentation objectives, analyze his audience, and customize his presentation using the Mandel Blueprint™. We helped him simplify his charts and find interesting stories, examples and analogies to help his audience “get” and remember his key points. We helped Jed prepare and coached his practice.
Jed delivered his presentation at the annual User’s Group conference. And what do you suppose happened?
People came up to him in droves after the presentation wanting to share their own stories, ask questions, get his business card, and stay in touch.
And now we’re working with Jed’s team to transform their presentations internally and externally.
Imagine what a difference a little structured preparation, practice with feedback, and effective delivery could make in your next presentation.