Local pupils’ presentation skills are fantastic!

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Young Enterprises Area Final, Banbury

Young Enterprises Area Final, Banbury

I act as a business mentor to pupils at my local school in Chipping Norton. As part of the Young Enterprises initiative. Pupils start a company, raise share capital, produce products and sell them before distributing profits and winding up their company. Successful companies go forward to Area and National finals where they present to a large audience of local dignitaries, business people and of course their competitor schools.

I was particularly chuffed that last night Chippy school’s Polkdots & Bobs (a company selling handmade bags, earrings and other gifts) won the Area final’s Best Presentation Award. Their presentation skills put to shame many presenters that I see (nay endure) at large corporates. They were relaxed, looked eminently confident, spoke clearly and  succinctly – yet giving the essential information needed by the judges. What’s more their Powerpoint presentation was mercifully light on words and used images to great effect.

Well done guys and gals!

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