An EXPERT COMMUNICATION
learning programme available face-to-face,
virtually, and as an eLearning
Available a consultancy service where we create your financial presentation for you!
The main work of a defense attorney is to make the jury like his client.
– Clarence Darrow
Why do this?
Psychological research has demonstrated that we care more about what we can lose than what we can gain. This is called Psychological Reactance Theory, and it’s the reason why my wife has more vivid memories about the one wedding anniversary that I forgot over the twelve that I have so far remembered.
This has obvious implications when you take your organisation’s key financial results to your non-financial stakeholders. Rich people stay that way because they are cautious about losing what they’ve got. So the information which you give them will be vital – and it’s essential that it’s easy for them to understand.
Your audience does not want to lose. Therefore, your presentation needs to be flawless in terms of your slide deck, your performance and especially the way in which you handle their questions.
But in today’s fast-paced and distracting business environment, you also need an additional “X-factor” to stand out from the crowd, make a memorable impact and get your non-financial stakeholders to understand, remember and buy-in to your action plans.
Show non-financial stakeholders what they need
to do through confident, fluent, memorable
and persuasive financial presentations which
What are the benefits?
You will start by understanding exactly what your audience wants from you and how to create compelling content which will engage, inspire and persuade as well as showcasing your gravitas and authority.
You will master the preparation process so that you are able to create slide decks which lead the audience to your conclusions and so that you can guarantee that your spoken performance is confident and fluent, even when presenting in high-stress situations and to intimidating large groups.
Furthermore, you will learn how to always make your audience want to listen to you at the performance stage, no matter what time of the afternoon or evening you end up in front of them.
- ELC Consultants’ Fast-Track Presentation Planning Toolkit which will enable you to prepare your key value message and content to exactly fit both your aims, and more importantly, those of your audience
- How to make the content of your presentation as easy to understand and logically compelling for non-financial stakeholders so that you can keep your audience with you and maximize your chances of getting them to buy
- The most effective way to present numerical data and trends like tables, graphs, and charts to prove your points
- The 5 best performance techniques to fully engage your audience, lead their thoughts to your conclusions and guarantee that they always want to listen to you
- How to confidently, effectively and successfully handle questions from the audience … no matter what they ask you. And how to answer their objections to persuade them to agree with you
This is a practical and engaging workshop backed up by robust theories from psychology and communication theory and with role-play exercises replicating the exact challenges you will face on the job.
Show your stakeholders the real story of your organisation’s finances
so you can persuade them to accept your action plans with confident, fluent and authoritative financial presentations
I expected the EMPOWERED AUDIT REPORTS workshop to be a very dry and theoretical course with instructions on how we write reports in Vodafone.
But to tell you the truth, I came home and I said to my wife: “Susan, today I’ve had the most amazing training I’ve ever had!” – and I’ve had some great training!
The training was fantastic – the difference being that the trainer really knew how to bring the message across. The training was very interactive. It not only taught me how to write in the most efficient and professional way but also how to make a powerful connection with the reader.
All in all, we not only learnt how to write reports, but we also learnt how to communicate effectively which I think is the key. That was the real added value of this course.
Senior Internal Auditor
As a training experience, EMPOWERED FINANCIAL REPORTS took our attention from the very start – not just me, but the whole group.
People were saying: “Wow! It’s 9 o’clock on the day of the first session and we have already defined exactly what the key problem is with our report writing.”
I would definitely recommend this financial report writing training. It’s not just about the books and the materials, but it’s important to learn things that you will remember at work and know how to use.
I immediately applied what I learnt from the training into my real business life. The expertise of the trainer and how the training was delivered was the key to success here. What is delivered is important, but how it was delivered was what I would also like to recommend. In this sense, it was better than 99% of the training I have had till now.
Corporate Business Account Manager
The reason why I chose this training is because I’m writing emails every day – thousands of them! I’ve been trying to handle this volume of writing in the best way possible using some templates which I’ve created, but I wanted to gain more power and control over my word choice.
The training was long enough, and the content was very rich. Also, the Self-Study Tasks and Toolkit were all real lifesavers. I would definitely recommend TOTAL WORD POWER to everybody. After the training, I said to myself, “I wish I’d had this beforehand. So I advise all HR professionals to offer this to the employees in their companies; especially as early as possible in their careers.
What’s more, the TOTAL WORD POWER trainer, Andy Kovacs, was brilliant. He knew how to put the right focus on the training topics and how to keep attention high throughout. He gave the right amount of information, and his performance was meticulous and very impressive. It was a great experience – interesting, engaging and interactive!
Deputy Head of Internal Audit
I think that the topic of report writing is absolutely crucial and, to be honest, I thought that it could not be taught. Writing skills are learnt through on-the-job experience and they are not an easy skill to acquire. EMPOWERED AUDIT REPORTS completely changed my opinion on this and now I’m spending all of my effort to use all of the writing techniques that I learnt.
How to make your sentences shorter; how to get rid of unclear sentences which can confuse the reader; eliminating jargon and terminology; and how to be more economic in the report – these were the most important report writing lessons which I learnt from the course.
But this training offered so much more than just report writing techniques. We learnt so much about the wider subject of effective communication.It’s essential to understand what your stakeholders want to see in your report and to fulfill these objectives. This is a big part of our mission and the course really helped me with this.
I loved that it was so interactive. You have theory and then you have direct participation, so we put what we had learnt straight into practice.
What I also really loved was the trainer’s exceptional presentation techniques. Just attending the training has taught me so much about how to present and how to build up my message logically and make it get through to my audience.
I immediately recommended this training to my line manager, Guido, and to our Country Head. I told them: “You must participate in this training because I’m now going to be using these great report writing techniques which you’re not even aware of.”
Compliance & Antibribery Manager
In my job, I generally communicate with people by writing emails – and it’s really important that the information which I give is short, clear and well-explained. However, when I choose words in English, my explanations often get long.
TOTAL WORD POWER helped me to solve this. I learnt how to choose the right words – professional and sophisticated words – so my emails have become more economic and the writing process has become faster and more efficient. So I’m doing my job so much faster than before.
The delivery of TOTAL WORD POWER was very clear and detailed. Also, it was very visually engaging, so this helped to keep my interest throughout the 2 Live Learning Webinars. It was very practical and it was very interesting.
I would definitely recommend TOTAL WORD POWER to anybody who needs to write lots of emails in English in their job.
Customer Services Country Manager
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