Kind Words From Past Clients
NxtGEN has had the priviledge of working with some of the highest calibre of companies and individuals over the past 20 years. Some of these clients have kindly shared their feedback and experience with us for your benefit.
Kind words from Southside Partnership
Paul delivered a training course to all customer facing members of the Equinix Ireland team. The remit was to present a programme which would give everybody the confidence to develop business relationships, on a personal and professional level, in a way which would enhance their image and the perception of the company in the eyes of the customer. This involved tweaking and developing sales and presentation skills. We as a management team were absolutely delighted with the results. A number of team members, who previously lacked confidence, have delivered internal and external presentations that were of a noticeably higher standard. We now have a team of people who can represent the company in all manner of presentation scenarios. The training also served as a team building exercise which was very positively received by all.
The NxtGEN Corporate Ovations one day training course was very intense and very practical. In a small group environment, the participants made obvious transformation with practical tools, attentive guidance and endless tips from Paul. Public speaking was de-mystified and broken down scientifically. The session was an eye opener that presenting is about the audience and the message, not the speaker. This perspective has really helped me to build confidence in my learning journey of public speaking.
Through a 2-day public speaking training course, Paul was instrumental in helping me improve my public speaking capability. Paul taught me how to create a compelling, engaging and memorable presentation. He taught me the importance of good delivery, which is mainly in the preparation. The audience pays more attention when a presentation is just like a good story: with a structured beginning, middle and end; and that’s what I can now deliver. I have put Paul’s guidance into practice and I am very grateful for his advice and direction.
Fantastic experience. Best knowledge I have gained since starting in my role. Showing me my strengths and helping me learn through my weaknesses was helpful for me.
The course was very entertaining and informative. It brought real life situations into the workshop which really highlighted how to deal with these things during work. Thank you to Paul who helped me to feel as comfortable as possible. Being a new member of the company I had more pressure and Paul was very patient with me.
I can honestly say that this course + facilitator was the “best ever”. Really enjoyed throughout and so beneficial. I would highly recommend this course to other colleagues. Many thanks.
Every learning experience should light a fire within us and this is certainly true of the NxtGEN programme. Paul has a wonderful ability to tailor his courses and advice to specific needs and target any areas of concern in a business. The delivery of his programme was inspiring, entertaining and informative and was well worth the time and money invested. As a company, I felt that we all benefited from the NxtGEN programme and would certainly recommend it.
We worked with Paul and his NxtGEN team on a Sales and Organisational Development programme over a four-month period, and I must say we are delighted with the outcome. Paul helped identify a number of areas where we could improve performance, and he tailored the communications module of the course to ensure our sales and engineering teams had the tools to dig beneath the surface of what the client initially asked. I’d highly recommend NxtGEN to any organisation who want to upskill their sales negotiation skills..
Paul was very engaging and helpful. He had a wealth of knowledge and was eager to impart his wisdom to the group. The energy levels on the course were excellent. Personally, I found the course extremely beneficial to my limited presentation experience.
I have recently done the “Corporate ovations” training and I have to say it is a complete game-changer. It is the most useful personal development course that I have done in the past few years. Paul is excellent presenter and delivered the content in very engaging way. The training gives you tips that you can actually use in practice. I am really happy with the way I deliver presentations now. The skills set gained from the training can be applied even in conversations when you want to make impact. I would highly recommend the training to anyone.
It made me think about my approach. It forced me to step back and look at how I approach different situations and different types. Made it fun, moved everything along quickly. Made a “big” topic easier to absorb.
I am writing to thank you for the impact you have had on my career. I had the opportunity twice in the last month to present off-the-cuff to two separate groups of 20 or more individuals. In both cases I was tremendously successful and I owned the space in front of my audience. Each time I was asked afterwards if I presented for a living, which you will know I do not. In fact, you might remember our first workshop during which I was a shambles having to stand and present in front of a small number of peers and friends alike. In short, the guidance, training, and experience you have given me has allowed me to take my own skills development into my own hands and I am now looking for any opportunity whereby I can increase my presentation skills. I have confidence in my own ability to deliver a killer speech, and I am armed with a toolkit thanks to you that will allow me to grow from strength to strength. I work for a large multinational and have recently changed roles within. I now find there is an even greater demand on me to present in front of senior stakeholders and my ability to do so is with doubt having an impact on my career. This career change comes as I am closing out my MBA with Smurfit which you will recall, I chose initially because of your “Sample Lecture” two years ago. You impacted my decision to do my MBA with Smurfit and you have impacted my ability to overcome my presentation fears in a most glorious way. Because of these influences you have had a massive impact on my career and I am very grateful. If anyone is considering engaging you as a mentor, professional trainer, especially around the area of developing presentation and / or negotiation skills, please send them my way for a most sincere and strong recommendation.
Paul and team did a great job and delivered the subject matter flawlessly. Irrespective of ability, everyone took a lot from the course and this was down to Paul’s fantastic approach.
Paul is very knowledgeable on the subject matter. He has lots of insights and new experiences to share. I learnt so much it was a great two days.
In my entire MBA Leadership and Development course the best part was training of Presentation Skills and Public Speaking skills by Paul Slattery. He is the best coach and mentor I met so far in Ireland. Today, I feel way more confident in presenting in front of wider audience and this is all because of the training that I received from Paul. Would highly recommend Paul training for both Native and Non-Native English speakers as it is all about developing a personality that can be demonstrated to Worldwide multi culture audience.
Many training courses sell themselves as the turning point to your career, I truly think this can be the one that will make the difference for me. I normally score the material low because I do not like workbooks but even in this aspect NxtGEN was spot on. I loved it. More than a training course, a journey of discovery.
I have attended many presentation skills programmes but this one was significantly better than any previous course. Paul was excellent and was really interested in ensuring we all improved.