Ideas on Stage Europe's Public Presentation Expert Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:54:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spend an exclusive afternoon with Garr Reynolds Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:25:23 +0000 Jpresentation_zen_stones.jpgoin Garr Reynolds and the Ideas on Stage team for a relaxing Sunday afternoon to exchange on presenting, storytelling and changing the world. The event will take place in Paris, on October 27th 2013 from 12.00pm to 5.00pm.

In a private room in a sumptuous Paris restaurant, we will begin with lunch, coffee and chocolate, and then throughout the afternoon we will exchange informally on all kinds of subjects related to presenting and storytelling. Garr will give a short presentation, and participants are invited to prepare a short (4-6 minute) presentation which they can deliver to the group, followed by discussions, tips and ideas. The aim is to have an enjoyable, relaxing afternoon with like-minded Presentation Zen enthusiasts, to make new friends and perhaps see some old ones, and to pick up new tips to further develop our presentation and communication skills.

For this rare opportunity to exchange with Garr, there are only 15 places available. We will start selling the tickets on October 11. We anticipate they will be reserved very quickly so please don’t delay. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Conference Season for Ideas on Stage Fri, 20 Sep 2013 05:02:40 +0000 Autumn 2013 is a busy one for Ideas on Stage, with many conferences to support in addition to our usual training, coaching and design business.

It starts with the LH Forum, in Le Havre, from September 24-27. This conference is the main annual event organized by PlaNet Finance as part of its ‘Movement for a Positive Economy’ under the leadership of Jacques Attali. With 150+ speakers, there’s something for everyone, and we’re coaching the international speakers so their talks are high-quality, just like we did at last year’s inaugural event.

It’s fantastic to work with people from NGOs like the Rainforest Alliance, microfinance firms, the Bhutanese government (Gross National Happiness, anyone?), and social entrepreneurs from all continents to see how people can really make a difference when we work together in a positive way. And that’s our aim in participating in this event.

The end of October will be extremely busy. Phil will be in Grasse for the Centifolia congress, the bi-annual event for the cosmetic and perfume industry co-organised by our good friend Jean-François Noubel from the Collective Intelligence Research Institute, and the amazing Catherine Peyreaud from the Club des Entrepreneurs de Grasse. In 2011, it was a remarkable experience, and this year promises to be even better. Once again, we’ll be coaching a brilliant line-up of speakers who promise to inspire the audience, and once again Phil will be the Master of Ceremonies.

At the same time, in Marseille, Marion will be at the congress of the Association pour le Progrès du Management, working with a classy list of speakers and a very large number of participants – perhaps the largest of all our Autumn conferences.

That weekend, on Sunday October 27th, we’ll be in Paris for a special event featuring Garr Reynolds, bestselling author of Presentation Zen and a regular visitor to Ideas on Stage events. We’ll be coaching the speakers and probably doing a talk or two ourselves as well.
Tickets: to be announced

November is fairly busy too. We’re coaching 9 speakers for the Rencontres de l’Innovation, a bi-annual event for entrepreneurs organized by Réseau Entreprendre in Paris.

And then there’s the Presentation Conference in Darmstadt (Germany), organized by our friends at Smavicon, where Phil will be giving a talk about presentation lessons from TED.

So with all these great conferences, plus two StartupWeekends we’re supporting, and Season 5 of Le Camping about to begin, it will be a busy Autumn for us all, and we’ll be touching thousands of people with the power of great presentations.

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Welcome Marion! Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:14:21 +0000 marion_chapsal.jpg

Ideas on Stage, the leading European presentation specialists, today announced that well-known international speaking and leadership coach Marion Chapsal is joining the company full-time effective September 1st 2013.

Marion brings many years of top-level experience coaching senior executives and delivering high-quality training courses about presenting, communicating, leadership and intercultural skills. Furthermore, as a renowned expert coach for senior professional women, she brings a new dimension to Ideas on Stage’s wide range of competencies.

“Marion is a great addition to our team,” said Phil Waknell, joint Managing Director of Ideas on Stage. “Our company mission is to provide best-quality presentation design, coaching and training services to quality-focused customers, and that means we need world-class people. Marion’s record speaks for itself, and I have no doubt she will delight our customers and make a significant contribution to Ideas on Stage’s continued success.”

Apart from delivering executive coaching and training, Marion’s primary focus will be to develop the Ideas on Stage European training business. “Over the past three years, Ideas on Stage has developed and honed best-in-class presentation courses that our customers love,” Phil added. “Now our challenge is to bring those courses to a wider audience. This is a business with huge potential, and Marion is ideally placed to develop it.”

“I am delighted to join the fantastic company Ideas on Stage,” commented Marion. “We first met at their exclusive event with international expert Garr Reynolds in 2010. I knew then I wanted to be part of such an innovative and cosmopolitan team. We share the same vision about the future of presentations and I intend to bring my expertise, my creativity and my passion to make this vision a reality in Europe.”

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Pitch 2.0 Workshop @ Made in ESCP Europe Wed, 25 Apr 2012 06:46:48 +0000 We’re pleased to announce that Ideas on Stage will deliver a unique Pitch 2.0 workshop during Made in ESCP Europe, 24th of May 2012 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. This workshop is aimed primarily at Entrepreneurs who want to learn how create a great pitch to raise capital and find new customers.

The event takes place at ESCP Europe, 79 avenue de la République - 75543 Paris France. Anyone can register. The price for Made in ESCP Europe participants is €10, the regular price of admission is €40.

Register to Pitch 2.0 @ Made in ESCP Europe

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Ideas on Stage partners with TEDxParisUniversités 2012 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:46:40 +0000 We’re pleased to announce that Ideas on Stage will partner with TEDxParisUniversités to coach the Speakers. The event will take place May 19, 2012 in la Cité des Sciences, Paris, France. The event mixes a panel of professional and student Speakers.

TEDxParisUniversités website

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Ideas on Stage partners with TEDxLaDéfense 2012 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:44:08 +0000 We’re pleased to announce that Ideas on Stage will partner with TEDxLaDéfense to coach the Speakers. The event will take place June 14th, 2012 in La Défense, close to Paris, France.

TEDx La Défense website

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Ideas on Stage partners with TEDxGoodenoughCollege 2012 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:41:52 +0000 We’re pleased to announce that Ideas on Stage Europe will partner with TEDxGoodenoughCollege to coach the Speakers. The event will take place May 5th, 2012 in London, U.K. The theme is : Future of Humanity : The Big Picture.

TEDxGoodenoughCollege website

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