The results of my “no visual” presentation are in…

shutterstock_400996384I spoke with the president of the company on Friday because I wanted his opinion first.  Since the employee feedback dropped significantly, I wanted to make sure that HE was impressed before I published the results. I expected about 200 responses; I got about 50.

So how did I do?

How would you rate the impact/usefulness of the presentation     8.6
This rating was ok, considering I had no visuals.  Could it be higher?  YES!

How useful were the exercises?    7.6
This area will need some work.  Only a few people can with pens.  In the future, we will hand out pens.  Also, the president suggested that we send out an emails telling them what we are doing and telling them to come prepared to write down just a few goals.  When I have that email prepared, I will send it to you for you feedback.

The Challenges you face

  • Setting goals
  • Never giving up
  • Develop consistent work process
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Having a strong faith
  • To keep going, even though the odds are against you
  • Perseverance
  • Not allowing failure to define you

This was really inspiring! We asked the people to write down their contact name and titles so we could send them a FREE copy of the book, Painful Blessings.  Only a third of them had a sales title.   That means, 67% came from a non-sales role!   That’s impressive.  The president suggested that I change the presentation slightly to make it more about being a professional.  This made sense and I will incorporate this in my next speech.

So I guess I did ok!  I can’t wait for the next time I do it; it will even be better!