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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).
Jesper Vilstrup holds an MSc in Finance from CBS and he studied communication at the University of Oregon. Jesper has helped a many of the largest private and public organizations with internal and external communication for more than 20 years. A focus area has been consulting and training in connection with the development and delivery of presentations as part of leadership and sales development initiatives. As a former employee in banking and insurance as well as being an independent consultant and trainer, Jesper knows the challenges of creating effective communication from both an inside and outside perspective.
Anne Kristine Schwartzbach is originally an educated teacher with a speciality in anxiety and cognitive behavioural therapy. For more than 10 years, Anne have helped people with massive anxiety, and now she contributes on EPO’s courses with the treatment of stage fright. She has developed a groundbreaking method within virtual reality, where the participants get opportunity to train their presentations in a safe environment. With this unique combination of Anne’s long experience within cognitive therapy and virtual reality, the setting for optimum learning is excellent, especially for the participants, who battle with extra nervousness in front of clients or colleagues.
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.
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“EPO trained Netto’s regional managers as part of a theme to sell messages through the organization. The training got amazing feedback from the managers, and months after the course, they are still talking about the content. For that reason, EPO subsequently trained Netto’s more than 500 store managers. The trainers had a unique ability to acquaint themselves with Netto as a company, and the message was tailored perfectly to the audience.”
Sales Director, Anders Leer
“The creation and delivery of strong sales presentations is essential to Carlsberg’s Brand Managers. EPO had great success in the training of these skills. With convincing competence and a very engaged coaching style, they were able to develop the participants significantly within this field.”
Regional Director, Malin Gardeström
“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.”
Head of Communication, Peter Glüsing
“NNIT has worked with EPO since 2013. From the very beginning, we have experienced concrete and significant resultats with our delegates, thanks to EPO’s engaged approach to learning. In total, more than 600 employees have participated on EPO courses through these years – training sessions for executives, senior specialists and graduates, which have focused on improving presentation, argumentation and PowerPoint skills. Quality is at the very top.”
Senior Org. Development Consultant, Annemarie Falk
“EPO has made a unique impression on a large number of Q8 courses, among others the internal leadership courses, the ECTS qualifying manager trainee education as well as several kickoffs etc. To experience EPO master their own tools in terms of presentation technique and PowerPoint only increases learning for the delegates. Q8 gives EPO our warmest and most thorough recommendations.”
Retail Training Manager, Kathrine Hindsig
“EPO have been teaching regularly for us since 2010. 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.”
Head of Organisational Development, Signe Jensen
“EPO trains KMD internally in PowerPoint with focus on storytelling, layout and presentation technique. The participants are both managers and their team members. EPO has ensured an even higher level of delivery of both written and verbal communication. This is due to the trainers’ unique ability to make complex things simple and to create an overview. On top of that, training was conducted in a safe environment with room for development. Focus were on exercises and the online EPO Academy between the training days, and this ensured that our employees got most out of the modules, and used what they had learned. We warmly recommend EPO.”
HR Project Manager, Louise Larsen
“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.”
HR Manager, Regitze Rose
“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.”
Medical Director, Trine Voigt
“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.”
HK/Privat Communication, Katrine Ansbøl
“”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.”
Project Coordinator, Inge Sørensen
“We create many presentations at 3, and they are often loaded with technical information. EPO was the obvious choice to strengthen our project managers and brand managers in the interplay between PowerPoint and presentation technique. The course days were very professional, acute and captivating. It is actually the first time we have experienced, that all participants were thrilled about a course, and that they have actively used the techniques immediately after first course day. The training has evidently increased the quality of our presentations.”
Head of Transformation & Delivery Business Development, Thomas Møller
“Since 2011, EPO has trained more than 800 of our candidates. Satisfaction is always very high, and the participant feedback is, that training is extremely good and very energetic. Everything has been done to convey the material in the best way possible. “
Course Secretary, Annette Andersen
“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.”
Press Officer, Andreas Hemmeth
“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.”
Organisational consultant, Marianne Vogelius Hansen
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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