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How to Effectively Display Innovative Ideas

How do I help others see what I see?
How can I simplify this for others?
How can I make this more memorable for the people I am talking to?

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 Display Innovative Ideas

The Articulate Engineer: 2 of 2

Note: It is highly recommended that you complete "The Articulate Engineer: 1 of 2: How to Effectively Communicate Innovative Ideas" prior to taking this course.

You need people to trust you. Therefore, you will show them information to support your points. What if they are not looking when you show it? Or, what if they are looking but they do not see what you want them to see. It is not enough to show them your simulation results, you need to make sure they are impacted by them. This course will help you get your audience’s attention and make sure they get the point.

You have an important point to make. To prove your point, you will want to show your audience some information. Is it possible for them to look directly at the information you are providing and not truly see it? Is it possible for them to listen to some information and not truly “hear” to it? Yes! There can be several reasons why this might happen.

One example is due to Inattentional Blindness. As defined here, “Inattentional blindness is the failure to notice a fully-visible, but unexpected object because attention was engaged on another task, event, or object.” How do you prevent your audience from experiencing this phenomenon?

That is just one example of what might be hindering your audience from agreeing with you. There are many other reasons why they might not absorb your point:

  • Are they simply bored?
  • Perhaps it is too complicated.

To make your point, you need them to trust you. Trust is achieved by giving them the right information in the right way so they can convince themselves. That can only happen if they actually see what you are showing them and hear what you are saying. This course will give you some guidance on how to give the right information in the right way.

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

  • Help others make decisions based on your recommendations.
  • Increase the audience’s confidence in your ideas.
  • Improve your ability to communicate a complicated topic.
  • Keep people awake while you are going over your analysis results.
  • Be more memorable.
  • Learn how to use visual information to *help* (not hurt) your message.
  • Learn about alternatives to PowerPoint for showing information.


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 @


Course Program

The 3-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.

Session 1:Micromanaging Your Audience’s Attention Span

Don’t distract them from what they need to see.

Session 2: How to Change Things for a Virtual Meeting

Virtual Meetings are even more difficult to keep people’s attention. There are further steps that need to be taken for a virtual meeting.

Session 3:More Impactful Proof Points


How to Effectively Display Innovative Ideas

Three-Session Online Training Course

1.5 hours per session
PDH Credits - 4.5

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 @ 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 @ for group discounts.

For NAFEMS cancellation and transfer policy, click here.

How to Effectively Display Innovative Ideas