For a large multinational company such as Air France KLM it is important that their professionals know how to present themselves. To that end, they are being trained at Schiphol. However effective these trainings are, they are rather ineffective when time away from work is taken into account. Therefore, Edwin Bleumink, INNOVATION Manager Learning Technology, has asked Marieke de Boer in 2013 to develop an online presentation training. KLM Business Campus and Marieke de Boer have co-created the blended program Engage your Audience.
It gives professionals 24/7 access to an online community with training videos, discussion forums, information and blogs. Additionally, participants can register for online events with interesting themes or for one-on-one coaching sessions. This way, the blended training program will tailor to the needs of individual participants and address specific questions from the business. Professional development in your own workplace when it suits best, helps to focus on the goal. Travel time is avoided making this learning program highly efficient.
Examples of virtual events
Presenting before the board
How can you present yourself and your story in the best possible way while you are under pressure and you only have ten minutes time? In preparation of such a presentation, Marieke de Boer helps the presenters to step into the shoes of the board. By understanding the rules of the game at this level, presenters will be more at ease, more to the point and will deliver a better presentation all in all.
A presentation about numbers and figures
Organization wide understanding of the numbers and figures is crucial for success, but presenters often find it challenging to present this matter in a clear and comprehensible way. During the online training events led by Marieke de Boer, presenters will learn how to help their audience get a grasp on the numbers and figures. With clear and to the point conclusions and practical examples tailored to the needs of the audience, the message behind the numbers and figures becomes coherent. The presenter reaches his or her goal: the audience understands the impact of the numbers and figures, and can relate to the priorities and actions that are required. As long as you cater to the needs of your audience, presenting numbers is never boring.
Important presentation? How to deal with nerves and anxiety?
Each presenter will experience some nerves, some more than others. A critical audience can raise the level of anxiety for any experienced and self-confident speaker. Especially when a lot depends on the success of the presentation; for the company or for the presenter’s career. Marieke de Boer specializes in helping presenters to contain stress and manage their nerves by redirecting the energy to positive behavior. As a result, presenters will have a firm and relaxed poise, a clear voice, and a lively interaction with the audience.
Behind the scenes, Laura van Duin is the skilled producer of the events. At the same time, her thorough knowledge of sales and the internal organization makes her the ideal co-trainer. Nomadic Meetings provides the virtual platform and friendly technical support and back-up that will enable you to have a worry-free and highly professional training experience.
‘The blended program helped me a lot to diagnose clearly the type of “presentation types” I have in me and to establish a set of responsive disciplines I practice in my day-to-day work to reveal the best of it. It is a genuinely cool experience to see a tangible improvement of myself after each presentation and to have a constant enthusiasm to grow my presentation skills further’
Özge Öztürk, Regional Marketing & E-Commerce Manager, Mediterranean, AIR FRANCE KLM
A high learning efficiency
Blended work gives the freedom to set up a programme to fit the needs of individual professionals, teams and also the global organisation. The flexibility of (online) meetings and offline activities to support them offers surprising opportunities to create customised solutions to individual and team learning needs, combining sustainable learning and high impact in one powerful training program.