The Presentation Company, which teaches practical business storytelling techniques to teams at the world’s top brands, won Brandon Hall Group’s coveted “Best Advance in Senior Manager Development” award with its client Medtronic.
In a process that included hundreds of global applicants and extensive documentation of the learning program, TPC was recognized in the Excellence Awards for its success in transforming 650+ Medtronic employees into strategic, authentic storytellers.
“When you only have one shot at being memorable, having the right tools and strategies to influence, be credible, and come across authentically cannot be understated. It’s a privilege to help so many talented businesspeople up-level the way they communicate their ideas, and ultimately advance their career,” said Lee Lazarus, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at The Presentation Company. “Being recognized for the tangible results of our corporate storytelling workshop is a tremendous honor.”
Storytelling Workshop Turns High-potential Teams into Inspirational Leaders
In 2017, Medtronic sought TPC’s help in transforming senior managers from its Elevate program into influential, engaging leaders. After hearing Medtronic’s business challenges, TPC recognized a pattern of common communication issues and designed programs that would arm these managers with the ability to tell compelling, audience-centric stories (including in an impersonal virtual meeting environment) and find the right balance of information, rather than relying too heavily on data and bullet points.
Seeing overwhelming success of the workshops during early engagements, Medtronic expanded its target audience from the original 500 Elevate members to another 150+ high-potential employees.
After completing the workshop, one Medtronic participant noted, “I led our management team through the ‘Crafting Strategic Visual Stories’ process (using TPC’s Visual Story Planner) to create a presentation on a difficult and contentious topic. The presentation was very successful and, in addition to positive verbal feedback, we received the following written feedback as well: ‘This was one of the best and most compelling presentations I have seen at Medtronic. So simple but so powerful and persuasive.’”
About Brandon Hall Group and the Excellence Awards Program
“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program has recognized leading organizations for the past twenty-plus years for the latest trends in Human Capital Management,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program. “The initiatives that were honored are not only innovative but fit the unique needs of the business and create truly remarkable success stories.”
Award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.
The Excellence Awards recognize organizations that have led the way in innovation: successfully deploying programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.
“The HCM Excellence Awards recognize programs that measurably benefit organizations,” said Mike Cooke, Brandon Hall Group CEO. “Many human capital management departments are unable to confirm that their initiatives help the business’s bottom line. Because we focus on measurable benefits, our awards program is universally recognized and highly prestigious.”
Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.
About The Presentation Company
For two decades, TPC has offered workshops that help Fortune 500 companies tell visual stories that powerfully connect with their audience. Co-founders (and sisters) Janine Kurnoff and Lee Lazarus, along with their team, have developed award-winning strategy and tools that give people the confidence and skills to turn their data and recommendations into engaging, audience-centric business narratives.
Want to learn more about our award-winning training? Call us at 888-991-0208 or check out our Crafting Strategic Visual Stories workshop.