ENGAGING. MOTIVATING. LEADING.
Just because you present, does not mean you are heard! But, with the right storytelling and presentation skills, you can motivate people to think and act in news ways! Benchmark delivers high-quality storytelling strategies and presentation skills training, consulting and coaching programs to help transform your image and capabilities.
Our presentation experts have invested more than 30 years refining our strategies to help leaders become more engaging presenters and master storytellers. Our expertise in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) adds additional value to our approach, as it is the study of human behavior and language – both verbal and nonverbal.
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You absolutely changed the way I approach preparing for and giving presentations! I recently presented to an audience of about 800 people in Dallas and remarkably I wasn’t nervous. I am being invited to speak at more industry events – and found out that at a recent conference I was ranked as one of the top 4 industry presenters out of 65 other professionals! I’ve used so many of Benchmark’s strategies – I don’t even know where to start. ‘Thank you’ doesn’t seem enough.
Benchmark Communications helped us create a powerful and visually compelling presentation for a major industry conference in China. Our group had the opportunity to present to more than one hundred top leaders and potential clients, so we needed to hit a homerun. What the Benchmark team created was simply fantastic! They helped us hone our messages and delivered a rich, visual and engaging presentation that far exceeded our expectations. The methodology and scripts for the breakout sessions were also very effective at getting the participants to contribute to a list of key actions. All in all it was a great event and Benchmark made a huge difference for us! Much thanks!
Your presentation to our Association’s meeting far exceeded our expectations and drew the largest attendance for all of our luncheons over the past two years! We have received great feedback from the attendees – you are a very talented speaker, and your presentation was on target with lots of useful information that our members can put to good use in their jobs and in their personal lives. We look forward to working with you more in the future!
Benchmark's training went far beyond my expectations. This was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone – including those who think they are seasoned presenters. Benchmark’s coaches delivered a comprehensive agenda, spanning the first thoughts for forming an agenda, to advanced methods to connect with your audience. Benchmark wants you to succeed; they are creative and fun to work with – their knowledge about presentations is outstanding, based on extensive experience and research. The personalized feedback and personalized interactions ensure you get the most from each session. I look forward to mastering their techniques!
Getting up in front of a group and having them look at you is one thing – getting them to listen and really hear your message is something else. Benchmark taught me many techniques to gain the interest of the audience and keep their focus on the presentation, so that I can lead them to the message and create a powerful impact! A very worthwhile investment!
Benchmark’s training is worth every penny! We’ve had employees tell us their presentation and storytelling training is life transforming. We had a manager who experienced Benchmark’s training in another state and recommended we offer their programs to the Houston Office. We did and it was immediately a huge success. I cannot say enough good things about the staff at Benchmark or the product they deliver. The time your employees spend with Benchmark will make a positive difference on them immediately. Benchmark goes above and beyond our expectations with their training.
I was shocked at how much I thought I knew about making presentations and really I didn’t. The Benchmark team members were huge in helping me to gain better rapport with my audience, and showing me strategies to make sure the presentation flows properly. They also helped me discover numerous ways to keep my audience’s attention. This was fun, challenging and worth every minute!
I have had several opportunities to utilize what I learned from Benchmark during meetings with executives and training sessions that I facilitate for our company. While some of the audiences were very small and I really didn’t have to open with a story, I took myself out of my comfort zone and did it anyway. I have found it’s much easier to relate to the audience now by looking at the bigger picture and focusing on what they would want to know about in that first 30 seconds so I can capture their attention. I have received great feedback!
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