Presentation skills…

…TED-style!

Making a presentation is often said to be one of life’s most stressful events. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It can actually be fun! Especially if you tap into the secrets of the TEDx presenters – the world’s best speakers.

Let Susie Ashfield show you how. Whether you want to prepare for a speech at a major conference or build confidence ahead of your first ever client pitch, Susie can help make sure your message ‘lands’.

Susie works across the board, one-to-one with Chief Execs, with managers at all levels, and on graduate development programmes. She’s helped thousands of people improve their presentation skills, from hundreds of different organisations of all shapes and sizes, across the UK and internationally. Her work has been featured in Forbes magazine, City AM, the Daily ExpressMetro and elsewhere.

Just think how much she could help you… your team… or your organisation.

Susie Ashfield

THE MAIN EVENT

A one-day workshop

This is the main event, our very popular ‘flagship’ programme.

A workshop structured around the iconic TED Talks, the gold standard for public speaking.

Learn a step-by-step method to inspire and motivate your audience over the course of a day.

Master the art of storytelling, learn to paint strong visual imagery and understand how to get your audience behind your ideas, no matter how audacious or complex they seem.

A fun and challenging session for those who need to shock, wow and captivate!

VIRTUAL

A two- or three-part virtual session (depending on group size)

The main event works perfectly when delivered virtually – because we’ve changed it! It’s run over two or three two-hour sessions instead. Preferably on Zoom.

In the first session, for a group of up to 12, Susie reveals the secrets behind great presentations. The second session is when you get to practise – in a group of up to 6. So if there are up to 12 in the main group, that means a second practice session.

This way, you spend four hours on the programme rather than six, but you cover just as much, get practice and feedback, and with just as much fun along the way!

BITE-SIZED

The 60-minute version

If you need to start slowly, then whet people’s appetites with a 60-minute virtual session.

This session will open people’s eyes to what they could – and should – be doing to improve their presentation skills.

It will give them a lot to think about.

But be warned – it’s likely to leave them wanting more. It’s only an hour and it’s virtual, so there’s not a lot of opportunity for skills practice. Best keep some budget up your sleeve for when you see the feedback!

OPEN PROGRAMME

A one-day open programme

Not enough people for an in-house event? Then come to the open programme instead and practise with supportive strangers, rather than colleagues!

Usually held in London – and we cap the group size at 8 to ensure that everyone has a chance to practise and get personal feedback.

MASTERCLASS

A two-day workshop

For those who can’t have too much of a good thing!

It’s a more in-depth workshop than the one-day session, giving you a chance to really stretch yourself and polish a ‘live’ presentation (bring one you’re working on already).

This masterclass is recommended for those who already have a good understanding of presentation skills and stage presence, but want to further improve their ability to inspire an audience.

BESPOKE

Just a tweak or shall we start over? Your choice!

Naturally, clients sometimes have very specific objectives that can’t really be achieved with an off-the-shelf programme.

We’re more than happy to design a programme just for your organisation, to meet your specific objectives.

This might mean designing something from scratch, completely bespoke. Or it might mean taking the existing programme as a starting point, tailoring it, as we did for one client who wanted sessions for three different levels within their multi-national organisation. See what we came up with:

COACHING

One-to-one support for greater impact

As a director or senior manager, you may well already be an accomplished presenter.

There’s also a fair chance that you’re not. After all, it takes far more than good presentation skills to get within sight of a seat on the Board. You may even have severe stage-fright – lots of people do, even at Board level.

Some one-to-one support could do wonders for your presentation style. Just think how much more of an impact you could make with some voice coaching – how much more authority you would wield with greater control over your body language – how much of a difference it would make if you could get rid of the nerves.

This is where Susie comes in. She ‘gets it’.

SPEECHWRITING

A different approach – from script to stage

How often are you called upon to deliver a really important speech or presentation?

At a product launch, perhaps, with key buyers and stakeholders present? Or at an industry conference, with the media reporting it? Or making a business-critical announcement to staff?

For events such as these, you really need to make sure your material ‘lands’. These can be career-defining moments. You need to get it right. You need to prepare.

This is where Susie comes in. Her unique ‘anti-speechwriting’ approach to content creation – from helping articulate the idea, to crafting the script, ensuring the message ‘lands’ and making you look really confident when delivering – has helped lots of senior executives surpass all expectation. What could she do for you?

OTHER OPTIONS

Not all organisations want the TED-style approach.

Other approaches can be equally valid. It depends on the organisation, the circumstances, the learning objectives.

So here are some other options you might find more suitable:

SPECIAL EVENTS

Every organisation needs to put on a different type of event from time to time. It might be an off-site board meeting, a team or company ‘away-day’, a personal development day or just a ‘lite bite’.

A high octane session on presentation skills can lift the mood yet still achieve worthwhile learning objectives. Especially when based around TED principles – and, of course, when delivered by Susie!

If you’ve got something in mind, give us a call today on 01582 463460 so that we can talk it through and see how we can help.

Great clients – and great feedback!

Tailored, one-to-one support – from script to stage

We have an impressive roll-call of clients for our presentation skills training, including:

Alzheimer’s Society • Amey plc • Amnesty International • AO Retail • ao.com • APR • Aquent • AS Watson • Asahi Beer • Aston Manor Cider • Aviva • Axis Capital • Barth Haas UK • Ben • Benfield Motor Group • BIG Lottery Fund • Blenheim CDP • Boohoo.com • Bourne Leisure • British Council • British Dental Association • Britvic • BT • Buckinghamshire County Council • Bumblebee Conservation Trust • Caesars • Carmarthenshire County Council • Cathedral Capital • CDK Global • Centrica Hive • Century Link • Charles Taylor • Citation • Clarks • Coldstream Guards • College of Policing • Companion Care • Continuous Improvement Projects Ltd • Credit Safe Group • Curo Group • Deloitte • Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service • Disclosure Scotland • easyJet • Eisai • England Korfball • English Cricket Board • Epson • ESI Media • Eton College • EUSAPharma • First Central • Flight Centre Travel Group • Formula 1 • Fresenius Medical Care • Gardiner & Theobald • General Pharmaceutical Council • Hampshire County Council • Highlands & Islands Enterprise • Hope and Homes • Hormann • HSBC • Ian Williams • ICAEW (North West) • ICSA • Intelex • Intersystems • Jacobs • Juniper Networks • Kantar • Lancaster University • Landmark • Latham & Watkins LLP • Leonardo Company • Living Ventures • London Business School • Lookers • McBride • McLaren Construction Group • Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency • METRO Italia Cash and Carry • Mkodo • Mourant Ozannes • N Studio • Nationwide Building Society • Nectar Imports • Newlon Housing • Nichols • Nomad Foods Europe • Northgate plc • Novacyt • NSSL Global • Ofqual • One Touch Property Investment • Opsview • Palatine EP • Phase Four Solutions • Plantronics Ltd • Qubit • Repairtalks • Riverside • Roehampton Club • Rolls Royce • Royal Ascot • S&P Global Sainsburys • Sales Force • Salvation Army • SCA • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) • Seetec • Selectamark Security Systems • Shipowners’ Club • SITA • Sitecore • South East Water • Steria Group • STFC • Superdrug • Surrey & Borders NHS Trust • Synexus • Takeda • Talkspace Group • Tate Gallery • TGS • the Alchemist • The BIO Agency • The British Horse Society • The Data Factory • The Disney Store • The Lansdowne Club • The Walt Disney Company • Thermo Fisher • TJX Europe • Travel Counsellors • Turner Contemporary • Ultra Electronics • University of Strathclyde • Unilever • URBN Urban Outfitters Ltd • VAHT • Vale of Aylesbury Housing • Vegan Society • Viking Cruises • Volac • Wates • West Coast Limited • West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service • Westminster City Council • Wincanton plc • Wine & Spirit Education Trust • Xcede • Zeiss

See what some of them have said about Susie’s training and coaching support:

‘My speech last week couldn’t have gone better, all thanks to your training. I’ve never actually heard that level of applause before and the feedback I’ve had was absolutely FANTASTIC. I can’t thank you enough.’

‘Fabulous!

Fantastic, really engaging.’

‘A genuinely helpful toolkit, that will be really useful to focus how I deliver presentations in the future.’

Superb, compelling, authentic.’

Engaging training that will change how you present.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Pitched perfectly to the attendees.’

Brilliant! Really engaging.’

‘Invaluable.’

‘Different, fresh, uplifting.’

‘A real confidence-builder.’

‘Breath of fresh air.’

‘It’s more than just presentation skills, it’s a new way of thinking about work and life!’

‘Very passionate about the subject and theory, experienced and knowledgeable.’

‘A different and effective programme to make you think differently about how to deliver high impact presentations.’

Excellent presenter – puts into practice what she preaches every time she speaks.’

‘Do it! Presenting is not as scary as you think. This course is phenomenal.’

Brilliant! Really engaging. Clear and informative, a subject expert, conveys confidence.’

Superb, compelling, authentic.’

‘She is just amazing – one of the best I have seen.’

Trainer of the year.’

Why TED-style?

The best TED Talks set the gold standard for public speaking today. We can also learn from the worst. Read Susie’s article, here, to see why taking a TED-style approach could help transform your presentation skills.

Any questions? Not sure which option’s right for you? Just give us a call today on 01582 463460 so that we can talk through your requirements and come up with the best solution.