I was nominated by my management to attend an off-site training the last couple of days. The topic was Performance Based Presentations. I thought, oh goody, another class on PowerPoint. I could not have been more wrong.
The content of the course was absolutely amazing. I got some great strategies for both preparing and delivering presentations in different scenarios. In the next few weeks I have a few important presentations that this will no doubt make a difference in not only my success, but also help my self-confidence.
The moral of this story though isn’t about this great course. A manager I had at one point had a theory about training. There are three value propositions for training: getting away from the daily grind at the office to focus, the people you meet and collaborate with during the experience, and, of course, the content itself.
I have a lot going on in my world right now, especially at work. Getting a break from my office and those fun meetings to build a skill, and the chance to meet some great people when added to the content of the course made this an encounter that will impact me going forward. I am grateful for this opportunity.