Next local branch, virtual branch and regional events

As we have not been able to attract enough members to some of our local events, CIM Northamptonshire's committee has created a CIM Virtual Branch on LinkedIn. If you are a member of LinkedIn, please join the group here

Following a break, CIM Northamptonshire's next two events are shown in the posting below and on the CIM Events Pages.

The first will be in Northampton on 22ndMay 2013, helping you to "Find out where social media fits in the new customer-driven marketing mix"

The second will be a "Survive and thrive" afternoon event on 6th June 2013 at the University of Northampton, Sunley Management Centre.

If you have any questions, please post them on this blog or on the CIM Virtual Branch on LinkedIn.

13th May 2008 - Northampton - Killer Presentations Workshop

Following the very successful evening event last autumn, Chas Williams will be leading a half day workshop on how to produce and deliver effective presentations which will engage your audience.

Have you ever wondered how simple changes to your PowerPoint presentation could have a big impact on its success?

Have you got a business pitch or important presentation coming up? Will yours kill your competition and/or your audience?

If you use PowerPoint, then this Killer Presentations Workshop will be the most valuable half-day event you attend this year.

How many companies actually measure the 'effectiveness' of their presentations? We estimate that only around 5% of companies are able to answer this. Our research shows that most companies believe that their material is 'good' and is 'likely to be as good as their competitors'. But is that really good enough?

Have you ever wondered how simple changes to your presentation could have a big impact on its success? Do you really know what makes an effective presentation? In the past, you may have received training on how to deliver a presentation but chances are you won't have been given PowerPoint Effectiveness training.

The Killer Presentations Workshop is unlike any other. It focuses on what is effective on slides and why - based on academic research and experience. Why not send us some samples of your current material and we can provide feedback in the session?

Who will benefit from the Workshop?
* Marketing and support staff who prepare presentations for themselves or others
* Sales professionals who want to improve the success rate of their presentations
* Communications managers
* Analysts and Specialists who inform others or seek approval for projects

By attending, you will learn how to produce and deliver effective presentations which will engage your audience. You will instantly improve your ability to transform average presentations into 'Killer Presentations' - those that have visual impact, high recall and create bottom-line results.
After all, a memorable presentation can make the difference between you winning and losing an order, gaining acceptance of an idea or failing, or creating a meaningful exchange of information rather than misunderstanding.

During the workshop you will work on your own PowerPoint presentation and take away a much improved version. You will also hear real case study examples and take away ideas that you can implement right away. Delegates will be given the knowledge and methodology to create, and opportunities to deliver, presentations in an easy to use and ground-breaking format that re-defines the fundamentals of great presentations.

The workshop format focuses on how to:
* develop and structure compelling messages
* initiate the visualisation process
* increase audience retention through synchronised visual communication
* present a seamless flow of visual information

Places are restricted due to the intensity of the session, so we advise you to book early to secure your place.

Tuesday 13th May 2008

09:00 - 12:30

Sunley Management Centre
University of Northampton

CIM Member £35
CIM Student & Student £35
Guest £45

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