Communicating Complex Ideas in Any Industry

Regardless of your role, you likely find yourself presenting on a daily basis. It may be sharing your task list to your team in a weekly huddle, pitching a recommendation to a client, or even presenting complex data to the C-Suite.

Our Communication workshops aim to prepare professionals at any skill level for any type of presentation big or small. With six topics – including a small-group intensive course – we have a workshop that will fit the needs of your people.

Use Cases for Communication Training

Commanding the Financials

One department (or industry) that needs skilled communicators is finance. It’s one thing to manage money, but being able to communicate coherently and concisely takes practice. That’s why we recommend our classic public speaking course, Commanding the Room, for Finance professionals at any level.

“Technical skills are table stakes—the ability to tell your company’s financial story in an understandable and compelling way is a great differentiator. First and foremost is just getting out there, getting over your fear of public speaking, and being able to hone your craft as a storyteller by just doing it over and over.”

John McCauley, CFO @ Calendly [1]

Storytelling for Healthcare Professionals

Another industry we often work on communication skills with is healthcare. We train several different types of healthcare professionals at hospital systems, healthcare consultancies, and even pharma and biopharma companies. There is a distinct ability to utilize Storytelling to extrapolate business imperatives from patient experiences.

“Storytelling plays a vital role in conveying the investment thesis & showcasing what differentiates your company within the context of the competitive landscape.” 

Neha Krishnamohan, CFO and EVP of Corporate Development @ Kinnate Biopharma Inc. [2]

The Art of Influence

When pitching a new idea, it’s not usually the best IDEA that wins, but rather the best presented idea that does. Sales teams, advertising agencies, engineers, and even summer interns have found our course on Influence useful to sell their big ideas and predict how their audience might react when presenting recommendations.

“Our companies these days are flatter and require greater levels of collaboration across departments and across silos. You can’t fall back on authority. You need to enlist people. You need to get their buy-in.” 

Dorie Clark, Adjunct Professor @ Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business [3]