The Marketing & Communication team at The Princes Trust present regularly to both internal and external stakeholders and were keen to develop their skills. They were looking to learn new techniques to help them to feel confident in challenging themselves to become the best presenter they can be, in any situation, at any time.
Sarah Quinn, Learning & Development Manager at The Princes Trust knew of Partners With You from a previous role and she knew that their hands-on approach to presentation skills training would appeal.
Following a meeting with Sarah and Jack Lowman, Senior Head of Marketing, Partners With You delivered their Presentation & Confidence Building workshop to up-skill eight of the team. Each was asked how they currently present at the start of the course and advice and guidance was given on this. The actors used practical, theory and expert examples which help whether you are presenting on a phone, to a small group of colleagues or to 500 people at a conference.
“You could see the result on the day” reported Jack, “you could see the confidence of each team member increasing. It was amazing to see them tweak and improve their approach to presenting as the course went on. I’m confident it will have a long-term impact on how they prepare and deliver presentations in the future”.
Every team member really enjoyed the course. There was lots of chat in the office afterwards about what they learnt, which is always a good sign!
Jack continued “I found the use of professional actors gave a different dynamic to the training. The team really trusted the actors and their advice and they out everyone at ease to enable them to test out new presenting techniques”
Sarah added “The event ran very smoothly, was delivered on time and at a great pace, and everything that was promised was covered. Everyone was highly enthusiastic about the course, and would fully recommend it to others. And as the organiser I would love to work with the Partners With You team again in the future!”
And the delegates? Well here are a few comments from them …
“It was fantastic – not only did it improve presenting skills, but I think it builds general confidence and self-awareness.”
“It’s very engaging and you learn a lot of practical tips that are easy to replicate.”
“It can help anyone & you see progress in a day.”
“I came away with plenty of practical skills which can be put into action straight away.”
“I found the training really valuable. I have come away with lots of ideas and things to try, not just in formal face-to-face presentations but in day-to-day meetings and on webinars too.”
“I wasn’t sure if I would be able to improve and I felt I did.”
“We each got so much valuable, individual feedback, both positive and constructive.”
“The individual feedback is so useful – it feels like the session leaders really pay attention to each person.”
“It was progressively thought out – and felt tailored to us.”