You're an ambitious high-flyer!
You’ve got drive and ambition and you make presenting look easy!Strong, bold and confident. That’s your style.I’ll tell you a secret. When you present, other people look at you and admire your confidence and relaxed style.You are concise and get to the point quickly. This is especially powerful when presenting to senior leaders. They don’t want all the detail and you give them exactly what they want.You’re quick and can think on your feet. You can answer any question and handle any comment coming your way.If you were a dessert, you'd be dark chocolate mousse. Strong, packed with flavour, no frills or fuss.These are your strengths. Keep reading for your customized plan to take your presentations to the next level.Connect with your audience. Used to relying on yourself and working quickly. Without connection, your audience will disengage from you and your presentation. Here are two things you can do to connect with your audience: First up: smiling. Do more of this :) You don't have to be a clown with a smile permanently painted on. No, stay natural but focus on smiling more during your presentations.Use their names. When you're asked a question, you can say 'Great question, Ben.' or 'Yes, I agree, Denise'. Simple use of people's names will increase the connection you have with your audience.Slow down. Quick to make decisions. Quick speech. Your audience can miss your key messages when you speak to fast. Or when you don't explain complex concepts in more detail. This is especially true when presenting virtually.Slow down. General rule of thumb: if you think you're at the right pace, you're likely too fast.There you go! Your customized plan to take your presentations to the next level.HI! I'M JEANETTESpeaker, Presenter, Facilitator, Professional Coach.and when there's time also photographer.I’m full-time employed at a multi-national company based in Europe where I’m the VP of Sales Development. I lead all sales projects, campaigns and programs with the 40 Europen countries to deliver the revenue targets. Before this, I was Senior Director Sales Training and Development Global. Here my focus was designing sales training for all 7000 people in our sales teams in 220+ countries. I’ve done 5000+ hours of facilitation, presenting and speaking. In 47 countries (yes, I counted 😉). I've presented to all the "levels". From new starters to CEOs and C-suite Executives.When it comes to presenting and speaking, I know what I'm doing.In 2015, I completed my international coaching certification (through ICF) and started my business (my side-hustle). I have over 250 hours of coaching experience with clients from 21 countries.I’ve worked in the banking, financial, logistics, retail and hospitality sectors. And have lived and worked in South Africa, Singapore and now Germany.I’m proudly South African. My heart beats for picturesque South Africa. African sunsets. Safaris. A beautiful and resilient nation. Want to grow your professional visibility?Check out my blog to get my best presentation skills advice.Download my 4-page PDF guide for presenters and speakers 8 Simple and Powerful Presentation StrategiesConnect with me on LinkedIn or on InstagramGet my best strategies to be instantly better at presenting and speaking.CLIENTS I'VE WORKED WITH• Airbus• EasyJet• GE Healthcare• GlaxoSmithKline• Sanofi• UN ICC International Computing Centre• Deutsche Post• Ensono• Legal & GeneralWHAT MY CLIENTS SAY“Before working with Jeanette, it was not clear to me how to set boundaries. I was working through imposter syndrome and needed concrete feedback on my performance and how to develop.Jeanette is very sharp and helpful. And while she’s warm and kind, she’s also no nonsense and gives clear, solid advice. She has been a big help to me at key moments in my career. Working with Jeanette has been a terrific experience. She helped me understand my leadership style. Not only is she a positive force and a great listener but she can be honest, tough and supportive at the same time. Her advice is steeped in experience and is always on point and practical.”Anusha Dandapani, Chief, Data & Analztics ServicesUN International Computing Centre. New York, United States“I worked with Jeanette as part of my enrolment in Sanofi’s Leadership Campus program. This program is targeted for those taking on senior level management positions in the company.After the coaching, I increased my self-awareness and had a high focus on balancing leadership stzles. Driving change is difficult, and I’m happy to share that investing the time in aligning my stakeholders to a vision and executing upon the vision has proven to be successful. I appreciated Jeanette’s style and how she gave me space to process the challenging scenarios that I raised and suggested effective tools to address each. I’m very pleased with the coaching she provided.”Donna Wolfington, AVP – Head of Global Submissions Management, Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA)Sanofi, United States"Jeanette is not only an effective coach and facilitator, she brings a strong commercial background, passion and high degree of integrity to her work. She is very easy to work with and 100% reliable. Jeanette always goes the extra mile to achieve excellent results for her clients."Julie Havard, Account Manager Global Projects and Executive Coach, United Kingdom "When you work with Jeanette, you find professionalism, approachability and authenticity coming all at once. With tremendous professional and personal experience she brings maturity to the discussions. She knows her core values very well and she brings them “to work”, meaning that she does what she does with passion and commitment. She is her word and when she promises something, you can be assured it will be done!"Margit Takasz, Change Management Consultant,Geneva, Switzerland