Presentation skills for Finance Directors xx

 

 

M&G is a leading international asset management house, known for its long-term and conviction-led approach to investing. They have been an active manager for investments for individual and institutional clients for over 80 years. They manage £351 billion of customer assets (as of 31 December 2017) in investments including: bonds, equities, infrastructure, property, alternatives and cash. Headquartered in London, they have offices in 16 countries and distribute funds in 23 territories.

CHALLENGE

As a finance professional in a global investment business, Grant Speirs, Group Finance Director is a seasoned communicator. For more than two decades Grant has been making presentations, which he felt were somewhat formal. Grant wanted to raise his game, to initially benchmark his current performance and then develop a range of communication approaches which allowed him to flex for different audiences.

Immediately after the initial diagnostic session Grant had to make a major in-house presentation and unprompted, colleagues remarked on a significant improvement in Grant’s style, observing that he came across as both authoritative and relaxed.

“This approach perfectly matched what I was hoping to achieve and, even better, the actual sessions that I have completed so far have delivered on the promise. I know that I am by no means the complete article, however I have been given the tools that can help me get there and the rest is up to me.”

Grant Speirs, Group Finance Director
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“I wanted to take some of the stress out of preparing for both format and informal communications and to feel far more relaxed about the process.”

 

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Grant Speirs, Group Finance Director
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“My roles requires me to present, formally or informally, to a variety of different audiences about the business. I have never had presentation training, and apart from wanting to understand how I could deliver more effective, authoritative presentations, I was hoping to pick up some tips on how to de-stress an activity that for me, always involved a lot of anxiety in the lead up.”

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Grant Spiers, Group Finance Director
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“This approach perfectly matched what I was hoping to achieve and, even better, the actual sessions that I have completed so far have delivered on the promise. I know that I am by no means the complete article, however I have been given the tools that can help me get there and the rest is up to me.”

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