Presentation coaching for CTOs

Talk to the dog and get better buy-in
"Talk to the dog"?! What does that mean?Why CTOs?

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Why CTOs?

CTOs have a special need when they are presenting: They are technical people speaking to non-technical people. Getting those non-technical people to buy in is much easier if the CTO “talks to the dog” — speaks in their language, not in tech language.

How do I know if my CTO needs a coach?
If you experience one or more of these situations:

  • Other departments ignore major tech initiatives.
  • You would like your CTO to represent the organization in public.
  • Other departments groan when they hear the CTO will be presenting.
  • You feel like the tech voice is being drowned out in board meetings.

Companies & People We’ve Worked With

“Recipient Labs helped me get buy-in across the company, even from Marketing!”

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