me about a time when you had to use your presentation skills to influence
During a project, within an educational organisation, I was responsible
for laying on events, encouraging schools to use film broadcasting as
an educational tool, used to instruct students alongside their existing
curriculum reading material.
One sector within education, which had been marginalized
by this organization was special needs and disadvantaged schools.
I focused my attention on communication, the most time-consuming activity
and the one most critical to success, by helping this organization and
its partners dramatically increase productivity, achieve intended results,
and present the appropriate image to both regional schools and local
By creating relationships with special needs and disadvantaged schools,
the organisation would be seen, as a forward thinking and assertive
company, willing to address the economic, and social issues faced by
a minority of schools, in favour of creative opportunities, but lacking
the facilities and required help to take advantage of the service.
Having displayed relationship and customer building skills, I was instrumental
in creating partnerships with local media outlets, transport and hospitality
firms, who, in turn, worked together with the schools to successful
perform film showcases for those disadvantaged schools.