We are now living in a world where environmental consciousness is a growing concern. ‘Going green’ is a top priority for savvy consumers and entrepreneurs. Find out how to choose green when choosing professional presentation skills training.

With more focus on environmental safety, it’s important to look for a presentation training firm that shares the value of responsibility. Green focus is more than a marketing gimmick. It’s a core value that applies to product creation, distribution, and communication.

When choosing a green provider for presentation skills training, use this quick and easy tip sheet.

1. Are trainings available online?
Choose a provider, which offers training online. This helps reduce carbon footprint of travel, facilities costs, commuting and printing.

2. Are materials available online?
Look for a training provider where you can view and use materials online. This reduces waste of paper, printing, and binders. If you remember the waste from training classes of yesteryear—you know exactly why this is so valuable.

3. Are training curriculums offered with online video?
Rather than relying on curriculums that are only available in onsite seminars, look for programs taught via video. Video tutorials provide real-world examples, direct contact with experts and over-the-shoulder personal instruction.

Many students prefer video tutorials. You can see exactly how professionals deliver material. Plus, it’s easy to go at your own pace, reviewing as often as you wish. This is just not possible in a real-world classroom.

And…it’s very environmentally friendly.

4. Are communications sent via email?
Save trees. Look for training providers who value email over paper. Plus, take things a step further. If you’re printing emails, stop and ask. “Do I really need to print this?” If the answer is ‘no’ or ‘not really,’ then you’ve just done a good deed for the environment.

5. Is it possible to get all training anywhere-anytime?
With more workers checking in remotely, and mobile commuting skyrocketing, getting training remotely is a must. Make sure that your training provider is in tune with going green and mobile access.

6. Is coaching available virtually?
We all need a helping hand sometime. But not all providers offer virtual coaching—especially emergency or last minute sessions. Look for a presentation training provider who is ready to help you when you need it—wherever you are.

Funny story here. Last week, I coached a colleague in the U.K. to get ready for his presentation on entrepreneurship. I’m on west coast time. He’s in London. We found the perfect ‘sweet spot’ for our Skype calls: his end of the day—was my start.

Plus, we also found an added benefit. With the time difference, he was able to do practice exercises and trial runs. By timing and sequencing our coaching sessions, he could learn a new skill, practice it, and test it. Then, when we met again, he had new questions based on his experience.

When looking for an executive coach, make sure he or she is available virtually. This is good for you—and good for the environment.

See, it’s a lot easier than you might imagine to boost your presentation skills—and take care of the earth at the same time.

Author's Bio: 

Milly Sonneman is a recognized expert in visual language. She is the co-director of Presentation Storyboarding, a leading presentation training firm, and author of the popular guides: Beyond Words and Rainmaker Stories available on Amazon. Milly helps business professionals give winning presentations, through Email Marketing skills trainings at Presentation Storyboarding. You can find out more about our courses or contact Milly through our website at: http://www.presentationstoryboarding.com/