Transform your Business Presentations
August 01, 2012
How can you improve your firm’s success in pitching? In business presenting? And in giving conference talks? How much would a 10% improvement across your company be worth?
You can learn a lot by reviewing how other people present their business presentations.
We analyse great speakers to help our clients be more effective when pitching or presenting. That’s why clients such as Statoil, Deutsche Bank and Miele use Benjamin Ball Associates for their business presentation skills training.
Three Persuasive Videos for Summer
Despite huge differences in the following three videos, you will see that all three speakers:
- Make a connection with the audience in the first 15 seconds
- Explain complex ideas clearly and simply
- Look and sound confident
They do this using different techniques. For example, as you watch, note how they:
- Tell personal stories
- Use short sentences
- Incorporate many pauses
- Talk directly to the audience
- Ask questions
- Use rhetorical techniques such as contrasts and triplets
Each talk has a different purpose. But each works well for similar reasons. You too can learn how to use these persuasive techniques for better business presentations.
Sheryl Sandberg – Why we have too few women leaders
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook. She gives a highly personal and compelling talk explaining why few women get to the top. She has practical advice about how to change this.
Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders
Lt Tim Collins – Eve of battle talk
How do you get your men fired up to risk their lives and still remain disciplined under pressure? This re-enactment by Kenneth Branagh of a reported off-the-cuff speech is a perfect example.
Col Tim Collins’ inspirational speech – Kenneth Branagh
CFO of Walmart – annual shareholders meeting
Not every firm has an annual shareholders meeting as big as this. Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley of Walmart shows how you can speak to analysts, shareholders and employees and keep them all engaged.
Walmart Shareholders Meeting 2011 – Financial Report
Start your journey to world-class public speaking skills now
Download our free ebook to start your journey towards becoming a Powerful Presenter.
You’ll learn our 5-step process for transforming dull, forgettable and un-engaging presentations into your most Powerful Presentations yet: inspirational, memorable and persuasive.
It’s full of practical tips and insightful quotes that will help you make immediate improvements to your leadership talks and presentations, including:
- Increased confidence when you talk and present.
- Improved ability to persuade your audience.
- Greater engagement with your audience.
- Practical ways to plan and structure your talks.
- The inspiration and motivation to change.
Download your free copy of our Five Steps to Transform your Leadership Talks ebook now.
Pitch, Present and Persuade
If you want to give impressive presentations and pitch more successfully we’d be delighted to help. You will find us particularly strong in making complex financial and business presentations persuasive. That is why businesses, lawyers and private equity firms all use us. The difference you will appreciate is that all our advice and training is specifically designed to help you achieve your business objectives. You can use our services throughout Europe and the Middle East.
“I honestly thought it was the most valuable 3 hours I’ve spent with anyone in a long time. I was blown away by what we achieved.”
Mick May, CEO, Blue Sky
If you have an important pitch or presentation coming up, or you want to improve the skills of your team, contact us to discuss how we can help.
Contact us for a chat about how we can help you with your presenting.
What leaders say about Benjamin Ball Associates
"Essential if you are going to be a spokesperson for your business"
Senior Analyst, Sloane Robinson
"Being an effective communicator is essential to get your stock ideas across. This course is exactly what's needed to help you do just that!"
CEO, Blast! Films
“Our investment in the coaching has paid for itself many times over.”
Corporate Finance House
“You address 95% of the issues in a quarter of the time of your competitor.”
“Good insight and a great toolbox to improve on my presentations and delivery of messages to not only boards, analysts and shareholders but to all audiences”
“We had a good story to tell, but you helped us deliver it more coherently and more positively.”
CEO, IPSO Ventures
“Ben did a great job on our presentation. He transformed an ordinary set of slides into a great presentation with a clear message. Would definitely use him again and recommend him highly.”
“Moved our presentation into a different league and undoubtedly improved the outcome and offer we received.”
Head of IR, Equinox
“A fantastic job reviewing and transforming our marketing material and helping us get our message across with clarity to potential investors.”