The Presentation Company, which teaches practical visual storytelling and data visualization techniques to teams at the world’s top brands, won Brandon Hall Group’s coveted “Best Result of a Learning Program” with its client Boston Scientific.
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 700+ Boston Scientific employees into clear, succinct visual storytellers.
Janine Kurnoff, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at TPC, said upon winning the achievement, “When communicating complicated and highly critical information like Boston Scientific’s teams are, the ability to distill your ideas into visual—and therefore memorable—messages is imperative. We’re honored to be recognized for making an impact on so many highly skilled professionals, and that the impact has rippled throughout the company.”
Storytelling and Data Visualization Workshops Turn Technical Teams into Visual Storytellers
Boston Scientific began its partnership with TPC in 2017, in search of training solutions that would help its project managers convey complex information to business partners clearly and succinctly. TPC analyzed Boston Scientific’s business challenges and knew that, to be successful, they would need to put audiences and customers at the center of their stories, learn to highlight insights and key points, and communicate data and information in a digestible, actionable way.
After rolling the program out to an initial group of ~80 project managers with tremendous success, Boston Scientific expanded its audience for the training, which now totals roughly 700 employees. Today, colleagues and management of participants continue to notice a dramatic, visible improvement in the quality of communications.
Kathy Shields, Boston Scientific’s Central Region Talent Development Manager, said this about TPC’s storytelling and data visualization workshops: “This program has simply exploded—there’s no other word to describe it. In my 6 ½ years at Boston Scientific, I have not seen this level of interest in a learning initiative…and it was all generated by word of mouth. We have done no marketing for this program, yet people are seeing an immediate difference in the way their colleagues communicate and are asking if they can take part. We were very pleased with the first pilot and course offerings and continue to see sustained strong interest because people see the difference in presentations across the company.”
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.