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Chris Davidson delivers powerful presentations which help audiences at all levels improve and perfect the presentation and communication skills and techniques. Chris’ impressive client list includes Ernst & Young, Virgin Trains, EMC Conchango, Penna plc, Rococo Chocolates and the Bank of England among many other organisations.
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Chris Davidson helps clients develop effective communication skills
Chris is a self-motivated, delivery focused, company director with strong project management skills (PRINCE2 Practitioner). A highly articulate and creative individual – enjoys presenting complex information and concepts in simple, innovative ways. Has developed major government business opportunities for IBM and SITA, with a strong focus on the client’s requirements.
Chris is a very articulate and creative individual. He enjoys presenting complex information and concepts in simple, innovative ways. He gains satisfaction from getting to the heart of the matter, adding value, engendering respect and pioneering novel approaches.
In addition to being a Chartered Engineer and professionally qualified project manager, Chris is also a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association and past President of the North West Chapter.
Prior to establishing Active Presence Limited, Chris worked in the IT, telecommunications and aviation industries for more than 20 years. During this time, he lived and worked overseas and managed major international consulting engagements. His extensive bid and project management experience enabled him to deliver an exceptional level of service to his clients – something he continues to do with the Active Presence brand.
Understanding facilitation: What it is that facilitators do (and don’t do), defining the core practices, focussing on questioning techniques, testing your own skill level as a facilitator, importance of wording (particularly with respect to flip charts and other presentation technologies).
Overall meeting management: The role of chairman versus facilitator, what makes effective meetings, facilitating teleconferences, using process checklists, meeting effectiveness surveys.
The seven stages of facilitation:
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