Do you know how to deliver technical, industry-specific presentations and add theatrical techniques?
Yes, it is possible. Here is a great example of an industry expert who knows how to open her presentation with impact and capture an audience’s attention after a fun, late-night party.
Lisa Poole, CPP, is the 2021 Payroll Woman of the Year, VP, Payroll Governance Manager, Truist and part of the Speakers Bureau for the American Payroll Association. Engaging an audience with a somewhat technical topic can be a challenge. Not for Lisa!
Lisa said the techniques she learned in 18 years of my APA Speaker training helped her create the following introduction to her session on “Adding Value to Your Organization Through Job Costing.”
“Good morning! Did you enjoy last evening’s Payroll Palooza? After that party, I bet you slept very soundly! Would it interest you to know that 37 separate components go into making the mattress you slept on?
“While working at Simmons Bedding Company, I learned that we manufactured over 50 different styles of mattresses that were comprised of up to 37 distinct parts. Imagine the following job positions having a hand in making your great night’s sleep last night:
A Cutter and Closer
A Sewer and Quilter
A Coiler and Foamer
A Hog Ringer and Nailer
A Ruffler and Borderer – is that even a word?
A Baler and an Edger
An Assembler and Stitcher
A Topper and Stager
A Builder and Mechanic
A Packer and Shipper
An Inspector and a Sweeper
A Scanner and an Upholsterer
And finally, a Capper!
And I’m sure I left a few off this list!
“Our Production Managers knew to the penny the exact cost of each mattress type by raw material and labor function.
In the next 90 minutes, you will learn what costing is, the different types of costs, what to consider in setting up a costing system, and the elements that will make your costing solution a success.”
I challenge you to capture your audiences’ attention with Interesting Statistics and Little-Known Facts!
Lisa is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in Payroll Auditing, Compliance, and Operations.
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– Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association.
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