Venda Plc – COO OF PROMINENT I.T. FIRM

1:1 EXECUTIVE COACHING/CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS

– GOALS

  • To present more dynamically, particularly when conducting formal presentations to large audiences
  • To have better postural and vocal self awareness
  • To develop constructive ways in dealing with demanding face to face client situations and crucial conversations
  • To have greater confidence in networking
  • To project assertiveness

 ACTIONS

  • Specific physical and vocal exercises; emphasis on physical relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing and identifying deeper vocal resonances
  • Rehearsed dramatic texts to explore and stretch emotional connection
  • Devised suitable template/structure for formal presentations; thorough rehearsal of existing presentation
  • Revised Powerpoint slides to minimise text and introduced use of dynamic, inspiring visuals
  • Used specific exercises to unblock creative impulses
  • Simulated difficult client conversations and rehearsed repeatedly providing practical, constructive feedback
  • Use of video playback and analysis to assess rehearsed presentation

– OUTCOME

  • Greater physical presence and vocal self awareness
  • Improved ability to detect and self-correct posture, vocal pace, vocal modulation
  • Ownership of a more dynamic presentation structure
  • Far more able to convey a message with true passion, conviction and authority.
  • Significant improvement in delivering a formal presentation – fully embedded learning points from rigorous rehearsal
  • Greater confidence in dealing with difficult clients; ownership of conflict resolution model

– QUOTES FROM CLIENT

“Sartaj improved my presentation skills through 3 days of intensive sessions. The sessions were focused, informative, challenging, stretching, and fun. They also delivered results – afterwards, many people complimented me on my step-change improvement in presentation/communication. Highly recommended.” – Damon Mannion, COO Venda PLC

– FOLLOW UP

Client feels braver in addressing large audiences and is now creating more visually arresting presentations with strong opening grabbers. Is better able to project assertiveness during difficult client situations.