When you know 2,500 people will be watching, you definitely want to capture and hold attention. That’s why Didem sometimes seeks Susan out for dry runs. Working together, they define and refine key elements of major presentations to maximise impact and bring content to life.
Accelerating digital transformation
As Head of Applied Strategy, Data & AI at the CDO Office of Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions, Didem engages with customers and partners to accelerate their digital transformation. By strategically targeting relevant use cases and impactful industry solutions, she helps them unblock business challenges, drive rapid business growth, and create positive social impact.
An in-demand public speaker
A frequent, highly sought-after public speaker, Didem has talked to audiences around the world about her work with artificial intelligence (AI); how to scale this tech responsibly, inclusively and ethically; and how to encourage more young women into the technology sector.
More than business voice training
While prepping for one such extremely important presentation, Didem had a half-day, 1-2-1
voice coaching session with Susan.
Reflecting on that experience Didem says: “I’ve had public speaking coaches before but Susan’s amazing. I thought she’d give me some voice exercises and training, but she went way beyond that, providing wonderful feedback and advice to improve the flow of the presentation I was preparing to give.
What impresses me about Susan is how authentic she is – she really cares. She takes on the topic and has a way of bringing out the best in people."
"That presentation I gave was a huge, huge success. There were about 200 in the audience and what I said and how I delivered it moved some of them to tears. The feedback I received was it was one of the most inspirational presentations some had ever seen."
"The value of that single session with Susan continues to live on. I’ve used that presentation to anchor many more I’ve subsequently given. The guidance and feedback Susan shared is as useful to me today as the day she shared it.
I just feel honoured to have met Susan and I’m delighted that our joint passion for gender equality and inspiring women into technology and AI, means we continue to remain in touch.”
Want to communicate with greater confidence, authority and presence?
I offer four online business voice coaching solutions to suit different needs and budgets. All are designed to give you tailored advice and support. Whether you’re preparing an important interview, pitch, appraisal, meeting, conversation, project or presentation, or just want an objective opinion on how you come across, I’ll give you perspective, feedback and practical things you can do straightaway.