Sky approached City Academy to hone and sharpen their teams presentation skills.
Sky’s sales team are extremely adept at pitching to clients and internal stakeholders. However, even for the most experienced presenters, it can be useful to work on delivering statements with confidence and making that crucial connection with an audience.
We were asked to help give the team training to hone their existing skills and give them practical tools to help present to an even higher standard.
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We designed and delivered a very practical workshop for Sky that refreshed the team on the many aspects of planning and delivering an excellent presentation. We provided the attendees with vocal techniques to execute a presentation that packs a punch. By using role play and video recording we brought habits to the fore and we used personalised exercises to improve performance. This involved peer feedback together with expert advice from our tutor over the course of 2 days.
Following the training we had an internal recommendation from the Creative Director to the Design Director and subsequently ran a version of this workshop for Sky’s Product Design team.
“The group really enjoyed the course. They found the practical exercises and techniques (breathing, vocal, hand gestures, etc.) very useful and felt comfortable and confident. I think this is in part down to the facilitator (Thank you Kate!) and in part down to it being a small group. They also appreciated the opportunity to do the full process of preparing and delivering a talk and then immediately getting feedback.”
Jose Das Neves Alves (Creative Director)