At the end of the program, each participant will be able to:
The workshop combines the following elements:
Through mini-lectures, we share tips and techniques for making better presentations.
Each participant is expected to deliver work-related presentations on both days. These are recorded and critiqued. They get personalized feedback on their strengths and areas to improve.
Participants will be involved in communication exercises, such as eye contact, voice techniques, gestures, and movements to learn techniques to use body language effectively.
By the end of the program, participants will have more control and confidence. Their presentation will be more effective as they will be able to persuade and convince their audience more successfully.
Certificates are given to those who have attended the session satisfactorily and have done presentations on both days.
A test will be given on the first and last day to measure the participants’ knowledge on the theoretical aspects of presenting. These marks are included in the report which will be submitted to the management after the program.
BA Hons (TESL), Masters in TESL (MESL), Certificate in Training Practice (CITP)(UK),
Certified Executive Coach (UM), Certified NLP Practitioner (NFNLP)
PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, DIRECTOR
STRATFORD TRAINING & CONSULTANCY SDN BHD
After graduating with a degree in English and Mass Communications, Sumathi’s career took off at Universiti Sains Malaysia as a language tutor. Here she was exposed to a vast range of experience including developing and coordinating courses for universities, government, and corporate sectors. The desire to be more knowledgeable and better qualified prompted her to pursue her Masters degree in English As A Second Language. Having read her masters, she worked in several organizations, developing and conducting language programs.
In 1998, she was headhunted by a communication skills training company – QLA Learning Associates to be the resource person for Business English programs. Her odyssey as a trainer for Business English continued.
Her job stint at QLA involved tailoring and designing Business English / Business Communication programs to meet each client’s training and development needs, to make the training relevant and practical.
In 2003, Sumathi founded Stratford Training & Consultancy Sdn Bhd, a communication skills training company based in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. She is currently the Principal Consultant & Director of Stratford Training.
She specializes in programs such as Presentation Skills, Customer Service Skills, Business English, Effective Telephone Techniques, Personal Branding, E-mail Etiquette, and Business Writing.
Sumathi strongly believes in personal development and has completed a course in training practice with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK. She is also a Certified Coach, specializing in Executive Coaching. She does one-on-one and group coaching for clients. She is also a Certified NLP Practitioner from NFNLP. Altogether, she has 25 years of experience teaching English and she has been in the corporate training industry for the past 18 years.
In 2019 & 2020, Sumathi was on the list of “100 Most inspirational LinkedIn Icons in Malaysia you should follow” by the Marketing In Asia online magazine.