Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.
Daniel: When I was asked to do a presentation on 'Where WebWare is going and what I can do to help it get there', my first thought was simple: me! As you've already seen, I've got a lot of skills and the right kind of personality needed to do a job like this. Here's a slide I made! You see that? That's my sales team. They love me! Certainly going to be sad to see me leave. Outside-the-box thinking – that's what I've got!
Sarah: OK. To start with, I did a careful SWOT analysis using the data I had available, which is obviously only partial. I looked at aspects such as competitors, online visibility, changing technologies and R&D. On the basis of this, I believe WebWare should carry out some careful market research, strengthen its brand awareness in secondary markets and improve the flexibility of its offer. If this produces positive results, I think it should be possible to maintain the premium pricing policy.
Daniel: Here's the sales figures for the last job I did – all down to me. Blue-sky thinking! Finally, to finish my presentation, I'd like to play you a song I wrote ...
Philip: OK, OK ... that's enough. Thanks, Daniel.
Daniel: Great! So, does that mean I've got the job?
Marcia: Erm, we'll be in touch over the next five days to let you know.
Daniel: OK, great. Thank you.
Sarah: This is how I predict a sales pattern would go. I have to emphasise these are only speculative results at the moment. The key words are caution, adaptability and consolidation of main product lines – WebWare's 'cash cows', if you like. It's important to be flexible, yet reliable. Oh, and another thing is you need to improve the delivery times on your online orders. I hope all that's clear. Do you have any questions?
Philip: No, thank you, Sarah. That's all very clear. You've given us quite a lot to think about, there!
Marcia: Yeah, thanks a lot, Sarah. We'll be in touch over the next few days to let you know about the appointment.
Sarah: Thank you both for your time. It's been a pleasure meeting both of you.
Marcia: Bye bye!
Whose presentation impressed you more, and why?
I was impressed with Sarah's presentation. she is amazing and takes in a formal way. overall the interview will pass by Sarah...
Sara with her presentation shows that she's the best candidate for this job: she did a swat analysis to make her strategy and presentation reliable, she also demonstrate sales skills, attention to details and she's open to questions. Unfortunately Daniel has not the correct attitude, he doesn't explain why he's the write candidate and what he can do for the company.