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EPO is a consultancy and training agency, which trains and develops staff on all levels, so that they can communicate in a more effective and convincing way.
We are not a full service consultancy that delivers overall communication strategies for the boardroom. We focus on what we do best. And that is to train the specific skills of individuals.
We deliver specialized training in effective presentation technique, development of sales presentations, training in PowerPoint and argumentation.
All courses, pep talks and extended learning programs are developed with our clients. The training is always tailored to your needs.
EPO is an official TEDxCopenhagen Partner. Alle speakers go through an intensive training programme, which enables them to deliver the world-class presentations the TED stage is famous for.
Kenn L. Hansen has a master degree in Rhetoric from University of Copenhagen with a master thesis on the persuasive possibilities of PowerPoint. As the founder of EPO, he has trained more than 10,000 people since 2005. Some might also remember Kenn from the Danish football arenas. He was a Superliga referee for 8 years, until he stopped in 2015 as Denmark’s highest ranking referee with awards as referee of the year in 2012 and 2014. Kenn uses his experience from top-level refereeing in his training and as a preferred speaker on conferences. He is furthermore the preferred choice as trainer in several of Denmark’s leading consultancies, with extensive experience in coaching top-level executives.
Christel Ladegaard holds an MSc in Communication and Leadership from Copenhagen Business School and she studied Marketing and Management at the Carlson School of Management in the United states. Christel has a background in the insurance industry and has for the last 10 years been teaching communication and sales in many of the biggest companies in Denmark. Christel has created measurable results with clients and she has trained over 1,000 executives, specialists, project managers and sales people to communicate more clearly in written and verbal communication.
Jacob Schjødt is educated from Rethoric in University of Copenhagen and is furthermore an award-winning stage director with an education from the Danish National School of Performing Arts. This unique combination of academia, rhetorical practice and deep insights in body language and theatrical techniques, creates the foundation for Jacob’s courses in verbal communication. He has more than 10 years experience as a trainer in presentation technique and PowerPoint, and he has trained a long range of companies and organisations together with this extensive theatre work on Østre Gasværk, Odense Teater and many others.
Pelle Nordhøj Kann is an educated actor from the National School of Performing arts at Aarhus Theater. He has performed and directed at the big and small stages throughout the country and has more than 10 years of experience as a theater manager.
As a teacher, Pelle’s diverse work ranges from a position as permanent teacher for The National Radio’s Ensembles, across the Conservatory of Music to the journalists at the Zetland Network. With years of experience in the spotlight and in the offices behind the stage, Pelle’s training is always focused on increasing the participants’ toolbox, and giving them practical experience through eye-to-eye communication. Training that will make the individual participant more effective in their daily practice.
Dorte Koch is presentation technique specialist and voice coach. Her educational background is from Central School of Speech and Drama in London and an MA from Roskilde University. She has 30 years experience in voice training and verbal communication skills training in the corporate world and she has taught speech, expression and voice at the Danish National School of Performing Arts for many years.
With her experience from the theatrical world, Dorte uses techniques and exercises, which has been developed to improve the speaker’s presence, connection to the audience and ability to get the message across. Dorte is also the author of the book “Find din stemme” (2010).
Toni McKee is a communications consultant with 18 years’ experience helping Danish multinational companies communicate strategically. With a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota, Toni applies her acting training and storytelling expertise to a plethora of corporate projects – from marketing campaigns and corporate journalism to presentation writing and training. Toni has created presentations and speeches for a wide range of executives across Denmark. As a presentation trainer, she helps clients unearth their most interesting stories and unleash their most charismatic performance.
Anne Kristine Schwartzbach er oprindeligt uddannet lærer med speciale inden for angst og den kognitive adfærdsterapi. I mere end 10 år har Anne hjulpet mennesker med massiv angst, og nu bidrager hun hos EPO med netop denne erfaring inden for håndtering af talerangst. Anne har udviklet en banebrydende eksponeringsmetode i form af virtual reality, hvorigennem man som deltager får mulighed for at træne sit oplæg i trygge rammer. Med den unikke kombination af Annes lange erfaring, kognitiv adfærdsterapi og virtual reality skabes de nødvendige rammer for personer, der har kæmper ekstra meget med at stille sig op på scenen foran kollegerne eller kunderne.
Caroline Stenderup Korch helps EPO clients assemble optimum training programmes. She also develops and quality assures course material and facilitation methods based on updated research within the communication field. Besides studying Rhetoric on University of Copenhagen, Caroline trains in presentation technique and other EPO courses.
Traditional courses sometimes have high satisfaction, but moderat effect.
This is why we developed EPO Academy, which is a platform that creates a 3 month learning experience for participants on our courses.
They will receive e-learning, videos from the trainers, presentations for inspiration and many other tools and techniques for download. And the really clever thing is, that all the material is tailored to the focus areas of the individual participant. The training course might show, for example, that you should improve your storyline, eye contact and PowerPoint slides. In this case, you will receive guidance on those specific areas.
For further information, take a look at the PowerPoint presentation.
“The creation and delivery of strong sales presentations is essential to Carlsberg’s Brand Managers. Christel had great success in the training of these skills. With convincing competence and a very engaged coaching style, she was able to develop the participants significantly within this field.”
“In TDC Group we have availed ourselves of EPO’s services for a number of internal courses for both leaders and employees. For example, they provided comprehensive training in written communication for the financial sector, so staff are now writing much more clearly. They also coached a talent programme and the Marketing Department’s executive team in PowerPoint presentation techniques. After each and every course, the level of satisfaction was extremely high. This is due, not only to their captivating and empathetic teaching, but also to the fact that participants leave the courses with excellent tools, which they can easily deploy in their everyday lives. For the benefit of our customers.”
“NNIT has been working with EPO since 2013. From the outset we found that they achieve tangible results with our course participants thanks to their committed approach to learning. Altogether, approximately 400 members of staff have taken part in EPO courses. All those courses concentrated on improving the presentation technique, argumentation and PowerPoint skills of the participants. Participants include leaders, senior specialists and graduates. The quality is top drawer.”
“Kenn Hansen makes a unique impression as trainer on Q8’s internal leadership training. On his modul, the managers work with communication and motivation of their employees. Observing Kenn master the very skills he is coaching himself – presentation technique etc. – adds even more value to the course. We, in Q8, give our warmest and best recommendations to EPO.”
“EPO have been teaching regularly for us over the last seven years. Until now, we have never seen them having a bad day and evaluations always award them top marks. Participants report back on their extremely high level of professionalism combined with a rare capacity to bring the material to life, making it specifically relevant to them. We can only give them our highest recommendation.”
“EPO train the staff of AS3 in presentation technique and PowerPoint. The EPO consultants are skilled, super inspiring and very professional. All our participants makes it clear, that they achieve concrete communication tools. And they actually do! Everybody learned something new – both for the meeting with clients, candidates and for the training on our own internal Academy. So we are very satisfied with the corporation.”
“In the medical department of Roche, we convey data-heavy material. We saw the need to develop our presentation skills – but also to simplify our slides. The trainers in EPO were fully able to combine these needs, and the courses have been such a great success, that almost every department of the company has been trained subsequently.”
“HK/Privat use EPO on a variety of workshops and training sessions for our members, and we are certainly satisfied with their deliveries. The trainers are very competent, and they have the ability to understand the audience. The average score of the trainers has been 9,6 out of 10.”
“I have used the book TÆND in my pursuit of making our politicians better to communicate our politics. It contains good and relevant tools that work. I would recommend TÆND for everyone who stands in front of a crowd.”
“EPO’s kursus kombineret med e-learning på EPO Academy gav masser af træning og reel læring, som vi kunne leve ud i hverdagen fra dag ét på Lungeforeningen. Kenn skabte med sin personlighed og store professionalisme en atmosfære, hvor alle følte sig trygge til at eksperimentere og afprøve nye ting. Kurset gav os reelt en fornyet faglighed, og alle medarbejdere har rykket sig mærkbart. Bogen TÆND gjorde vi tilgængelig før kurset – den skulle vise sig at blive en fin teaser og fundament for dagen og fungerer nu som glimrende opslagsværk efter forløbet. UK”
“EPO completely lived up to our expectations with their excellent presentation of extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience. There is no doubt that the course changed our view of how to set the bar in the future for good presentations. It was an immense help in terms of improving the presentation and communication skills of our staff. I would certainly hire them again and hereby give them my highest recommendation.”
“Kenn Hansen served as a sounding board and provided advice in the context of Formuepleje’s presentations at our investor meetings, which are attended by 1,500 of our 10,000 clients. Kenn Hansen possesses unique rhetorical and presentation skills. The feedback he provided for our speakers has given us immense surplus value, both for speakers dealing with dense professional topics and for speakers dealing with more lightweight topics.”
“”Everybody should participate!”…
”Exceptionally good trainer – phenomenal communication skills”…
This is just a sample of the extensive positive feedback we have received from participants, who have experienced Kenn’s world-class PowerPoint training. It is certainly not the last time, we will use him on our Academy.”
“Christel was able to motivate even experienced speakers to look critically on their own performance. She is engaged, committed and well-prepared. She is actually, herself, a role model as a trainer and speaker.”
“Since 2011, EPO have taught more than 400 of our graduates. Satisfaction has been really high, and feedback from participants states that he is a fantastic, energetic teacher, who has done his utmost to communicate material in the best possible way.”
“We engaged with EPO to give our employees inspiration and training in delivering crisp and effective PowerPoint presentations. The training was both inspiring and educative – as a matter of fact the training was such a great success that we booked another round. The participants were able to implement the learning as well as tips and tricks immediately.”
“The course has clearly provided all our staff with a qualitative boost. Now, whenever they have to make PowerPoint presentations, they think much more about the communicative and visual aspects. Nor is there any doubt that the Centre’s staff have improved their communication skills and now deliver much better oral presentations, talks and PowerPoint presentations. It is indisputable that, within the framework of the Centre, the course has provided the greatest cost benefit and dividends for the staff.”
We deliver our courses in all possible combinations and formats, everything from short inspirational talks to longer courses with a duration of several days.
PowerPoint presentations often end up being convenient notes for the speaker, crowded with text and data. On this course, you will learn how to convey your message effectively through PowerPoint with the use of simple tools and techniques. The course is built on top of the extensive research on the area of multimedia presentations, and it will enable you to make much more effective presentations. It is not a technical PowerPoint course. It focuses on effective communication through PowerPoint, and you will get concrete tools to create neat and good-looking slides for the benefit of your audience, as well as the ability to improve your colleagues’ presentations.
Presentation Technique With Impact
Whether you present ideas, sell products, describe projects or convey strategies, you need to make an impact and catch the attention of the audience. On the presentation technique course, you will get the necessary tools to get your message across in a convincing manner. The days are variations between input and practical, rhetorical training, and the presentations on stage will be recorded for the participants’ own subsequent self-reflection and learning. Since everyone is unique, this is not a one size fits all. The participants will receive personal coaching so that they realise their individual potential. The starting point is always what works well. When this is defined, the participants will find the energy and motivation to develop even further.
Personal Coaching / Conference preparation
PowerPoint and presentation technique can be combined in a personal development program for an individual. Every year, we train a large number of managers and specialists in their presentation and communication skills. On a personal coaching program, our starting point is always your concrete presentations, which we rehearse until they are magnificent. The amount of training depends on the specific needs – in some cases we are part of an executive’s setup for years, and in other cases, we only participate in a one-off trial run before e.g. an important conference, which needs to be of TED quality.
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