I and my co-director, Nick Lloyd, attended a training day with Ashley on 9th August, which we were told was all about ‘introducing humour into presentations’. As a new business start-up and having to deliver presentations to Local Authority Commissioners, we thought this would be a worthwhile day away from the office even with the trek up to Bradford.
Well, we were certainly not disappointed and probably had the best day ever out of the office, coming back with a bucket full of ideas, which actually completely turned our current thinking and approach on its head. Ashley is an amazing guy, clearly a professional in his field of effective and engaging communication. As well as being given some golden nuggets about how to engage with people through dialogue and when and how to inject the right amount of humour, we learned what constituted a good presentation and how to avoid falling into the trap of ‘death by PowerPoint’.
If you have a need to communicate with people, either one to one, with small or large groups or need some valuable hints on how to engage effectively with any audience, Ashley is your man.
Thank you Ashley for a fun, inspiring and very worthwhile day, your training will serve us well and has already made a difference on how we go about our business.