Serpil and James are great presenters and created a ‘safe’ space for our team to practice their skills and encouraged peer review on how to improve. We’ve now got a team of designers who are prepared for their next presentation opportunity, and I might even say some are excited about it.

We worked with Serpil and James from Written and Recorded recently when they delivered a presentation skills workshop to our design team and also when they delivered a pitching workshop and practice session at our annual conference.

The presentation skills workshop gave a simple framework on communicating ideas effectively and overcoming nerves. Serpil and James are great presenters themselves and created a ‘safe’ space for our team to practice their skills and encouraged peer review on how to improve. The workshop was the perfect balance of facts, learnings, putting the team at ease and even a bit of fun. We’ve now got a team of designers who are prepared for their next presentation opportunity, and I might even say some are excited about it.

At our conference, we asked Serpil and James to deliver a pitching workshop to our team on how to articulate the value of what we do, culminating in a big main-room pitching extravaganza. Diadem’s annual conference is the only time we all get to be together in the same room and the time is very precious to us. The workshop gave simple tips on how to convince another party of your idea that resonated with our whole team, could be used in any situation and for the whole of our team – from designers to finance to project managers. ‘The Pitch’ was a live gameshow style event that saw them pitching against each other. Serpil is definitely the hostess with the mostest and the afternoon couldn’t have run any better for us.

Serpil and James are a pleasure to deal with. They quickly grasped the finer details of our business (even after the first meet) which meant they could tailor their training to our team. They are credible and really know their stuff which came across in training sessions. I am looking forward to working with them again.