Simplify a presentation for stakeholders
Let us upgrade your communication skills!
Agencies constantly ugrade technology but don't see the need to upgrade people skills--especially communication. The outcome is predictable.
More people ignore emails that are hard to read. They doze through presentations. Confusing reports are put aside.
We'll teach you strategies that bring your message TO the audience -- rather than make them hunt through pages and charts and slides to find it.
A federal agency director complained: "My staff make ME think for them!"
A two-star general confided that he rewrote staff action reports every Friday afternoon before he sent them to headquarters.
We can design a course that targets your typical communication. We can coach individuals to improve their writing and how to improve what their colleagues produce-documents, training materials, or presentations - and how to work with their colleagues.
It comes down to this:
Read. (and something besides what's in your inbox)
Read it aloud..
Tell the truth.
And you DO have a story!
Tell a STORY about your project as a way hook an audience to listen, read, watch, and remember! Facts won't hook an audience.
Stories can be an image like this vacuum tube. A scientist almost lost his research budget with a boring presentation...until, in a panic, he went off his script. He compared 60-year-old parts in military weapons to a 1950s TV set. The committee got the point: no spare parts. They must be re-invented.
We become accustomed to an agency culture. Everyday habits determine what we think is good or poor communication.
Sometimes you want to look at the whole operation to identify what and how to improve internal and external communication.
We can put together the right team to work with you.
The Dudley family were African-American entreprenueurs in Dublin, GA. Beginning in the 1920s, they opened a general store, a funeral home, a cafe, a hotel, a gas station to serve their under-served community. Many in Dublin do not know their story.
Tell a STORY from history to engage a class in the people and the drama of history. A story can hook your reluctant readers.
Old-fashioned teaching tools connect kids to curriculum. History is full of stories! Introduce art so students can see history. Build critical thinking skills by analyzing the artists' message. Use readers theater to understand the people that made history. That's the history they will remember.