Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Team BVI Participates in High Level Media and Presentation Training Session

Team BVI has actively started their mission and here is another news from BVI IFC.

Last week the British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre enlisted Sally Eden, which is top BBC News 24 business presenter, for management coaching. She will provide high level media and presentation training, for the BVI key spokesmen including members of Team BVI, officially launched last month.

The IFC sponsored training initiative last week comprised professionals and senior practitioners from the private sector, including Team BVI and members of the IFC's Marketing Advisory Committee, as well as FSC representatives and Government officials. A total of 17 delegates participated in the training arrangement which took place on November 6 – 10. Coaching and training sessions generally included theoretical and practical modules on public speaking and presentation skills; all delegates were practicing in media interview techniques and the introduction of broader management-skills development.

Sally Eden has commented on her assignment and work at the IFC's offices in Road Town:

“Research shows that, when listening to someone speak, more than 90% of what we take on board is through non-verbal communication – body language, the tone, speed and pitch of the voice. In high-level seminars, briefings and conferences such as the ones Team BVI and others representing the jurisdiction will be involved with going forward, it’s vital that as well as the content, the non-verbal communication helps get the message across.”

Humphry Leue, Chief Operating Officer at the BVI IFC, has commented:

“The media training and presentation coaching initiative has proved to be invaluable, particularly in advance of the IFC’s investment business seminar in London on the 15th November where several of the participants in this initiative will be making presentations and giving media interviews. We have received extremely positive feedback from all those that participated and we will be looking to host further sessions next year.

“Through initiatives like this, the IFC is attempting to provide high value, practical support to the public and private sectors in our joint efforts to promulgate the jurisdiction and its successes in the financial services arena on the international stage.”

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