26.09.2014: Daytime Event, 9:30am-5:30pm
with Neil Chalmers
It’s not always what you say but more often how you say it…
How often have you or a colleague you know well made a successful presentation one day and the next day made a complete mess of the same material? If your delivery of presentations however formal or informal is all too often variable, or even uniformly poor don’t despair, help is at hand. A day spent with Neil learning how to get your message across effectively as well as stamping your personality on your presentations could dramatically improve your performance not just occasionally but every time.
Working with your own material and intensive video playback in a group of 8-10 people, the day works to improve your skills at developing a presentation strategy, presenting from a set text, working from notes and headings, speaking off the cuff, answering tough questions and the use of visual aids, helping you to learn how to harness the effects of stress and adrenalin and enabling you to get both your message and personality effectively across to whatever audience you might have to deal with.
…repeated due to popular demand.
Graduating from Manchester University with one of the few recorded degrees in Politics and American Literature, Neil spent 20 years in advertising. His experience in both the UK and North America was as an account handler and board director of a number of major agencies-JWT, Y&R, Leo Burnett working on accounts such as Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury, Smirnoff and Mc Donalds, culminating with a period as a Group Account Director on the Board at Saatchi & Saatchi London, responsible for the Tory Party, Gillette, Courvoisier and the Department of Energy accounts amongst others
After Saatchis, Neil set up his own communications consultancy with a focus on spoken communications, presentations and speeches, and has worked with such clients as Eurotunnel, JP Morgan New York, Bogle Bartle and Hegarty, Lowe Howard Spink, US Surgical, Kleinwort Benson, James Capel, Docklands Development Corporation and XL Insurance of Bermuda on a range of projects from group courses, individual coaching, crisis management, new business pitches and culture change programmes.
Not content with all this, Neil also bought and ran, as chef proprietor in partnership with his wife, a small country hotel for the ten years from 1992-2002 and then ran a property in South West France for seasonal rental until 2013. So, not only can he follow a script and make it work for others, he can also follow a recipe and make that palatable too, not to mention an ability to answer questions about wine, off the cuff!