Really excellent, straightforward, simple to put into practice. The take-aways from the talk have been brought up multiple times. People really remember the material and are putting it into practice.
Chris’ approach was open, welcoming and engaging. Team members had the chance to learn, reflect and practice throughout the morning. Chris helped us enhance our common language about how we communicate as a group and as an organization. Not only did I see individual team members’ self-confidence grow, TellPeople gave us the chance to come together and grow as a team.
I thought the workshop content was fabulous and that your skill and enthusiasm in delivering it were incredible. You have a real gift.
The workshop was fun, informative, and relevant. I only wish we had a full day. People were highly engaged and had a lot of insights to share.
‘Awesome speaker!’ ‘Very excellent.’ ‘Great information.’ ‘I loved it and will use your strategies in my workplace and beyond!’
Your ability to help us improve our storytelling was incredible—we look forward to working with you well into the future!
Speaking at events is the number one way I generate business and Chris’s advice brought me to the next level. In addition to learning techniques to craft a story, he taught me some tips that were easy to implement and make a huge difference to audience engagement. We also worked on simplifying the slides I was using which also helps because instead of reading the copy, they are listening to me!
An exceptional workshop on every level. Well beyond my expectations. Offer this workshop again and again.
‘Inspiring and introspective.’ ‘I wish my whole team was here for this—great!’ ‘It made me feel like being a better communicator was within reach.’ ‘I just found the whole experience really inspiring, loved the slide show, loved how simple everything was.’ ‘It was awesome!’ ‘I loved it!’
I was engaged the whole session and think I took away a lot of valuable information. I left feeling more awake and inspired than when I started, which is the highest compliment I can give for a training seminar.
Excellent. Really dynamic speaker.
The workshop exceeded expectations, and it was clear just how much work you did to tailor the presentation to the diverse skill sets and backgrounds of people in the audience. Overnight, peoples’ approach to our work has changed and they are already speaking in the language that you taught.
Chris took the time to understand the needs of the group and engaged very well with the group during the workshop. The workshop was fantastic, with a great balance of skill introduction and practice. There was not one moment in the workshop where anyone glanced at his or her phone. Thank you!
Engaging, fun, low-pressure, digestible and concrete take-aways. Polished and perfectly timed. The presentation itself was an excellent example of the skills discussed.
Thanks again for all your help! I ended up accepting a summer position at [dream law job]! What got me through was really your exercises and tools, and repetition over the two days of “you can choose your reaction”. Couldn’t have done it without you!
I will practice more active communication and now have the tools to help me understand how I might be being heard and how to be more clear and understandable in a delivery.
Useful to think in channels one does not normally naturally deliberate in.
Working with Chris has helped me develop presentations differently, be mindful of how I send meeting invites/run meetings, and be mindful of thinking about the other person’s perspective rather than my own (in both personal and professional interactions).
I will undoubtedly think more, in my personal and professional life, about the person I am talking to. It was a wonderful reminder that no one likes being “talked at”, but it also provided the tools to think more deeply about how exactly to avoid creating that type of situation.
I think the most powerful message of the workshop was the idea that “it’s not about you” or, in other words, really considering the person that you’re talking to and their needs and experiences. Since taking the workshop, I feel like I’ve been more conscious of that in my conversations, both personally and professionally. Chris is a warm and engaging presenter and created an environment that felt supportive.
I enjoyed having an opportunity to practice the lessons with other participants. I also really liked the [Doorbell—Commercial] technique and have already used and shared the thinking behind it with others.
The clear structure helped maintain audience attention. Call-backs during Chris’s own presentation to techniques that he had previously explained (i.e. showing that he himself was using them) were a good, subtle way of demonstrating the effectiveness of the material.
I thought the whole workshop was useful.
The content was easy to grasp. The postcards and slides will help me continue to improve/incorporate these concepts into varying aspects of my life.
After taking the workshop, I’m spending much more time, and dedicating much more mental energy, to thinking about the “why” and “how” of communicating, rather than focussing time and energy on the “what”.
The Table of Contents exercise is really helping me with writing the book I’m working on. In some ways it’s an obvious approach but there was something about the workshop that really made me have an “aha” moment.
I’d recommend people take the workshop so they can spend time with Chris.
I found that both the pace and the quantity of content were ideal, such that it was much easier (as compared to a typical CPD session) to absorb the material and have the time to reflect upon it. I also found that structuring the workshop to have an opportunity to practice concepts immediately after learning them was very helpful in grasping each concept.
The workshop will be useful in my work—definitely. I do a lot of presentations for training purposes and for legal cases. The “doorbell—commercial” tool is super-useful and I can incorporate a lot more story telling as well.
After taking the workshop, I will make my starting point for communication to consider if my message is appropriate for all concerned and addresses different participants’ perspectives.
Since taking the workshop, I have tried to change the focus of my communications and conversations from “what do I want to say” to “what do I want the other person to understand”, which I think has had positive effects both at work and in my personal life.
Very foundational and relevant to my concerns and preoccupations arising out of my work.
There was nothing I did not benefit from during the workshop.
What I really liked was that we were given actionable tools that will make communications easier and better.