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, written communication 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 5,000 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 a regular instructor 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 studied Marketing and Management at the Carlson School of Management in the United States. For 8 years, Christel, who formerly worked in the insurance industry, has been teaching communication in many of Denmark’s biggest companies. Christel has successfully coached leaders in effective presentation skills and PowerPoint. She has also taught the academic subject, Psychology of Sales, guiding her students to top marks in their exams.
Jacob Schjødt er uddannet fra Retorik på Københavns Universitet og er desuden prisvindende teaterinstruktør med uddannelse fra Statens Teaterskole. Denne unikke kombination af akademisk, retorisk viden og indgående kendskab til kropssprog og sceniske virkemidler danner fundamentet for Jacobs undervisning i præsentationsteknik. Jacob har mere end ti års erfaring som underviser i præsentationsteknik og PowerPoint, og han har undervist i en lang række virksomheder og organisationer ved siden af sit teaterarbejde på Østre Gasværk, Odense Teater og mange andre.
Julie Nilsson holds an MSc in Organisational Communication from Copenhagen Business School. She is an experienced and professional communicator with a resume from three of the largest companies in Denmark working as head of communication in both TDC Group and Nordea. She has throughout her career gained great experience training executives, managers and projects managers in presentation skills and verbally and written communication.
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 about increasing the participants’ toolbox, and giving them practical experience through eye-to-eye communication. Training that will make the individual participant stronger in their daily practice.
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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“Carlsberg’s Brand Managers needed to enhance their expertise in developing more precise sales presentations and conveying them more cogently. Our instructor, Christel was extremely successful. Her extensive expertise in the field and her committed teaching and feedback made a significant impact on the participants.”
Brand Manager Grøn Tuborg, 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 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.”
Senior Org. Development Consultant, Annemarie Falk
“Kenn Hansen has made a unique impact as an instructor in Q8’s internal management training. In this module, the managers work on such issues as communication and staff motivation. Just seeing Kenn excelling in the use of his own tools of the trade (for example, presentation technique) means that participants learn even more in the process. We at Q8 highly recommend EPO without reservation.”
Retail Training Manager, Tommy Møller Jensen
“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.”
HR Development Manager, Deloitte Consulting, Signe Gro Jensen
“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.”
Andreas B. Hemmeth, Press Officer
“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.”
Head of Research, Communication & IT, Rasmus B. Andersen
“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.”
Partner og direktør, Henry Høeg
“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.”
Course Secretary, Annette Terp Andersen
“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.”
Communication, Lena Møller
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