How to Effectively Communicate Innovative Ideas

How do I make sure management understand my results?
How can I present technical information to non-technical colleagues?
How do I make my conference presentation really stand-out?

Get the answers to these questions and more with this transformative course.

Using techniques and materials which have been adopted by many of the major companies in the engineering analysis and simulation industry, this course will supercharge your communication skills and give you a unique advantage.


How to Effectively Communicate Innovative Ideas

The Articulate Engineer

 

You’re the expert. The thing is, many of the people making final decisions on hardware and software investments, and signing-off your final designs, aren’t. You need to be able to communicate your ideas and conclusions in a way that everyone will understand, not just those in the know.

Turning up with a PowerPoint deck full of equations isn’t enough. You need to show your information in a relatable, real life context in order to help your audience understand what you’re saying, and enable them to confidently make solid, informed decisions at the end.

Historically, colorful graphics and snappy acronyms have been the engineer’s go-to, but in today’s information rich environment, you need to go beyond informing. You need to persuade.

This course will help you become world class at constructing and delivering messages that help others make decisions. You will learn how to deliver clear, compelling and concise communications, even for very complex ideas. You’ll become what we call an “Articulate Engineer”.

Still not sure if this course would be helpful to you? Watch this two-minute summary video.

You can either attend the live sessions or take the course on-demand at your leisure.

NAFEMS gives you real, practical knowledge that you can use day-to-day.


What will you learn?

This course will help you deal with complex ideas and communicate your point of view so people can take action. It will help you to

  • Improve your ability to communicate a complicated topic.
  • Help others make decisions based on your recommendations.
  • Keep people awake while you are going over your analysis results.
  • Become more memorable.
  • Become better at deciding how much to say and how much NOT to say.

 

Who should attend?

  • Past course attendees include Account Managers, Technical Sales, Application Engineers, Analysts, R&D Managers, Executives, and more. If you need to communicate complex subject with anyone else, this course is for you.

Course Process and Details

Students will join the audio portion of the meetings by utilizing the VoIP (i.e. headset connected to the computer via headphone and microphone jacks) or by calling into a standard toll line. If you are interested in additional pricing to call-in using a toll-free line, please send an email to: americas @ nafems.org.


Course Program

The 4-session course offers guidance on what you need to get to the point and help people make decisions even when dealing with complex topics.

You can attend the sessions live, and/or by listening to the recordings, which will be made available shortly after the end of each session.

Prework:

Get started thinking about a real situation where you need to deliver your point of view.

Session 1: So, What?

Why should they care? We need to work on making sure this is valuable for your audience.

Session 2: Your Point of View

What is your point of view? How can we put this into context and help our audience have the right perception?

Session 3: Sense of Urgency & Proof Points

We need to prove to them that it is for real. Some proof is better than others. Let’s decide what is the best proof for your situation.

Session 4: Bring it All Together

What’s the recommended order of the Ingredients of Persuasion? What if you have multiple topics?

Details

Event Type Training Course
Member Price £382.01 | $495.00 | €418.33
Non-member Price £536.35 | $695.00 | €587.35
Tutor: Brian O'Keefe

Dates

Start Date End Date Location


Session Times






Online

Four-Session Online Training Course

2 hours per session
PDH Credits - 8

Attend the live sessions, or view the recordings at your convenience.

Not Available to Attend this Time?


Please click here to view the FAQ section, or if you need to contact NAFEMS about this course.

Special Note(s):

Telephony surcharges may apply for attendees who are located outside of North America, South America and Europe. These surcharges are related to individuals who join the audio portion of the web-meeting by calling in to the provided toll/toll-free teleconferencing lines. We have made a VoIP option available so anyone attending the class can join using a headset (headphones) connected to the computer. There is no associated surcharge to utilize the VoIP option, and is actually encouraged to ensure NAFEMS is able to keep the course fees as low as possible. Please send an email to the coordinator (americas @ nafems.org) to determine if these surcharges may apply to your specific case.

Just as with a live face-to-face training course, each registration only covers one person. If you plan to register a large group (10+), please send an email to americas @ nafems.org for group discounts.

For NAFEMS cancellation and transfer policy, click here.