Increase Quality and ProductivityTraining your employees the right way is essential to your business’s success. Despite the importance of both the employee and the business, it’s ironic how much resistance comes from both the employees and the managers. “It’s taking time away from doing my job,” you often hear. It’s important that both employees and managers learn what’s in it for them. If they see the benefits for themselves, they will be much more likely receptive to your lesson. Typical preliminary training takes place in a conference room and consists of videos, talking, and maybe even a PowerPoint presentation (if they are really trying to put you to sleep). Taking all that into account, you end up:
- Detaching your employees from the training
- Spending additional time reteaching the material
- Slowing productivity rates and quality of new employees
- Every minute spent X the number of people in the room = time really lost
Executing the TrainingNow that you know your training is, at best, causing as much waste and damage as it is giving benefits, let’s move on to how to change all this. First, Prezi will engage your audience’s memory and stimulate their active participation. By displaying visuals representations and less text, you imprint their memory with your message. Next, you can show the whole process and the big picture. As you approach a detail, you zoom into it and pan from point to point. When those details are finished, you zoom out to the whole picture again. By training your employees using a Prezi presentation, you will:
- Educate workers about the effective use of technology
- Ensure a competitive edge in the market
- Promote opportunities for career and personal growth
- Improve total quality, productivity, and profitability
Prezi Examples on Training your ClientsCall it what you want, but you train your clients. From pitching your product or services to implementing after a sale, you are training your clients each step of the way. To convert them from a prospect to a client, you have to train them on what you have to offer and how you do it. Prezi presentations are the only tool you need. Here is a Prezi example of how one of our clients, Telluride Rentals, uses Prezi to bring the conversation to the next level. Make sure you use the autoplay feature (click here to watch). Even more originally, they are able to tailor the Prezi to specific clients. So every experience with this will be slightly different! Embedding a Prezi presentation on your homepage, like these examples start the conversation from the first click. Our own Prezi example shows anyone our tone and what to expect from us. Clients can control the presentation, moving forward and back to fully grasp each point. Prezi allows you to guide your client through any sort of process. Even better yet, you can remote present to your prospect and convert them, without leaving your desk! You send the link to them and once you start the presentation, you can control what they see. On the phone or through a chat box, you can train your client on what you do and what to expect. Here is another Prezi example that UGO Language, another great client of ours, uses for remote Presentations with their prospects (click here to view). They can’t go to Brazil to meet with every prospect because they are based in the US. So they use Prezi presentations to remotely accomplish their goal.
Training Is Growth
Save Money and Increase EffectivenessIn an article by Josh Bersin featured in Forbes Magazine he says, “(It)…takes 3-5 years to take a seasoned professional and make them fully productive.” Why should it take this long? If you increase training retention, you reduce the time it takes to reach the “seasoned” and productive person you seek. Bersin also says that there has been a steady increase in spending on training in the last two years and that: “Corporate training is always a very good indicator of economic activity: when companies slow down they often cut training spending, and then as business grows they ramp back up to train new hires, salespeople, and leaders.” This is good news for everyone that has been hit by the global recession. From this article, funds spent last year on training were $130 billion worldwide. Don’t spend more on training. Increase productivity from the start using Prezi presentations. You can even convert the Prezi, or a portion of the Prezi, into a printable PDF to use as a handout. Need help designing a presentation that will increase your message impact and deliverability up to 30% or more? Get in touch with us and we can start the conversation today. We are Independent Prezi Experts here to add the “wOw” factor into your training material. For more Prezi examples go to our Prezi Presentation page.
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