A manufacturer approached me to inquire about a Presentation Skills program for their engineers. The engineers in this firm were extremely knowledgeable and frequently were required to give presentations to both customers and suppliers. The Director of Human Resources had been asked to source a program that would give the engineers the tools they needed to deliver more professional presentations. This was an easy one for me because I personally deliver a very powerful half day program that includes a follow up session.
Like most people today, these engineers were very busy and did not want to take a lot of time out of their busy schedules to take a course. I recommended they do our half day course which is designed so the participants deliver presentations within an hour from the beginning of the program. The participants loved receiving feedback from both their peers and the facilitator. They also left with a DVD of their presentations so they could see where they needed to improve and prepare for the follow up session. The General Manager also attended the session and at the end he said he was impressed with the impact the program had within a short period of time. We continue to run programs several times a year.