Boris Hristov is the Founder of presentation agency 356labs and a PowerPoint MVP. He has presented in 25+ countries and has been rated as the top speaker numerous times. Boris has years of experience as a trainer, mentor and consultant and works with companies like Deutsche Telekom, KPMG, Renault, Societe Generale, Roche, Publicis, Experian, Bosch, VMWARE, adidas and many, many more to help them craft and deliver truly effective presentations. His agency is also the only presentation agency in the world speaking at Microsoft Ignite – the biggest yearly event of Microsoft, attended by more than 25000 people.
In this conversation, Boris discusses the upcoming Present to Succeed 2021 online conference, being held from April 15th to 17th, 2021.
Geetesh: Boris, tell us more about your Present to Succeed online conference in April 2021. What motivated you folks at 356labs to create this new conference platform, and how is it different from other presentation conferences?
Boris: I have always believed that presentation skills play a vital role in the career of every business professional. They may like presenting or not, but that does not change the fact they are going to be asked to present, and based on how they good they are at communicating their ideas, they will either grow and benefit or lose and miss on opportunities. That is why we had this idea for 2 years now and somehow the COVID-19 situation gave us a sign that the moment is now, and we need to execute.
What is Present to Succeed? It’s the largest premium yet super affordable presentation skills event targeted for the business professional. The main difference between our event and others is that (at least in my view), we are targeted to business professionals rather than just presentation experts. If I have to mention a second difference, I will say that the word “premium” plays a huge role here. At 356labs we are known for delivering presentations and trainings, that are nothing short but exceptional. This event will be no different.
Geetesh: Boris, tell us more about the speakers you have lined up for the Present to Succeed online conference.
Boris: We have a very specific list of speakers we are inviting. Again, we are positioning this event as the industry-leading presentation skills conference. Thus, if the presentations we have are not on that level and this event is for… presentations, it will be extremely, I would say, strange, right?
That’s why we are not only inviting selected speakers that are some of the brightest minds in the industry, but we will also work with them to help them deliver outstanding sessions. What does that mean? Well, it means that we will be looking at their sessions before the audience sees them and if needed, we will ask them to change something in their story, update their slides, or do something different in the delivery. The reason – again – we cannot allow anything but 20 out of 20 top-rated sessions.
Geetesh: How many types of access options are available and how much do they cost?
Boris: There are three main ticket categories to join the conference:
- Standard, where you get complete access to the platform, sponsors, networking opportunities, and sessions. This ticket is only 49 Euros with VAT. Don’t even ask how we made this possible because it truly took us a lot of effort to even enable such an option.
- Premium, where you get everything from above and lifetime access to the session recordings. This one costs just 79 Euros.
- VIP; this is the most expensive one. Costing 179, it covers everything in Premium but also gets you lifetime access to the Masterclasses and 30-minute 1:1 consulting session with our team.
That’s not all, though, because we also have 4 Masterclasses that are 4-hours in length. These are complete immersions into topics like storytelling, slide design, data visualization, and presentation skills with some of the brightest minds in the industry. Each one of those is just 149 Euros. Again – don’t ask how we managed to do it.
Interested in learning more and get your ticket? Here is how to do it.
What is Present to Succeed?
Date: April 15 to 17, 2021
Location: Virtual Event
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