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?
Note: If you have already completed this course, we recommend that you enroll in "The Articulate Engineer: 2 of 2: How to Effectively Display Innovative Ideas."
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, are not. 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.
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
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.
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.
Get started thinking about a real situation where you need to deliver your point of view.
Why should they care? We need to work on making sure this is valuable for your audience.
What is your point of view? How can we put this into context and help our audience have the right perception?
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.
What’s the recommended order of the Ingredients of Persuasion? What if you have multiple topics?
|Event Type||Professional Development|
|Member Price||£361.25 | $495.00 | €422.54|
|Non-member Price||£507.21 | $695.00 | €593.26|
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Not Available to Attend this Time?
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.
“In the field of technical analysis, we might forget how important it is to transform our complex ideas into strong, receptible messages fitted to our audience. This course highlights the most important aspects and steps of this process. I truly recommend everyone who would like to deliver fascinating and effective technical presentations to attend this course.”
- Balázs D.
“As a career analyst, basic FEA work is straightforward and our internal customers “get-it” for routine components. However, it is much more challenging to explain how we can leverage more advanced methods to improve our simulation processes to create better designs. I intend to use the strategies learned in this course to help sell why my ideas are worth pursuing and obtain the time and budget to develop the improvements.”
- Ryan H.
“This course challenged my preconceptions of how technical staff should communicate innovative ideas and information. It has given me an approach to make messaging the key to my communication format and style, allowing me to better tailor proposals towards customer requirements, and to better engage an audience using their point of view. The course also provides a useful workbook tool to support me in the future.”
"Facts and figures are what count. Not at all, the way we present them to our counterpart plays an essential role, if not the most important one. The method from this course on how to systematically approach the presentation of complex issues will certainly help me a lot in one or the other upcoming presentation.”
- Martin K.