Jason Anker MBE, one of the UK’s leading behavioural speakers, explains why taking the Proud2bSafe offering online could help save lives.
‘Pivoting’ has become the business word of 2020 and sums up what thousands of companies have had to do as COVID-19 took hold.
Like many firms, we saw our order book disappear overnight with the impact of social distancing wiping out a full diary of live presentations on health, safety and wellbeing.
We had two choices. One, ride it out and hope that we can all get together sooner rather than later or, alternatively, we could ensure our vital messaging continues by adopting a new type of delivery.
It will come as little surprise that we chose the latter, after all we are used to confronting adversity head-on and most things seem achievable if you’ve got back on track after a life-changing workplace accident.
We invested over £50,000 into launching the P2BS virtual offer, which helps our clients maximise their training budgets by delivering expertise to more people than was previously possible.
This is no idle boast. Up to 2,500 individuals will be able to access each live inspirational story we present and there is also an option for others to catch-up with ‘playback’ presentations made by myself, Matt Hazelton and James Howard of Red Orchid.
It also promises to have a positive impact on the environment, as thousands of journeys will be replaced by virtual learning.
“Our network of speakers has delivered presentations to thousands of companies all over the world since we began in 2011, including some major names such as Babcock, Bombardier, Network Rail and Xylem,” explained P2BS Managing Director, Abbi Taylor.
“Our existing clients were very positive when we trialed the idea of moving online so we’ve invested in the latest audio visual and IT technology to deliver high quality, interactive production content to enhance the audience experience.”
P2BS’s virtual offer is based on three different tiers of subscription, starting at Premium then moving up to Premium+ and Bespoke.
These include a minimum of 52 live presentations over the course of the year, with the enhanced packages offering additional talks by hand-picked speakers from around the world and interactive break-out chats with the speakers.
COVID-19 has accelerated our move to online delivery, but this could well be the ‘new normal’ for the business motivational speaking and training circuit.