It has been a busy week for Star Bamboo.
Last Wednesday I gave a lecture on bamboo flooring to 2 groups of design students at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). I was invited by Kenneth, owner of Infiniti Studio who also lectures part-time there.
It’s certainly a refreshing experience for me. My usual sales presentations are delivered to individual designers/architects or very small groups. I realised that I had to deliver my content differently when faced with over 30 young people.
I decided to use loads of photos and very few words in my slides, and then tell a story revolving around each photo.
The reception seemed pretty positive. They paid enough attention to ask pertinent questions, and thankfully no one fell asleep even though it was right after lunch time.
That was my warm-up for the big presentation on Friday to Ong & Ong Architects Pte Ltd.
Even though I’m already working with Ong & Ong on a current project, the company has so many architects in various departments. So it was a great chance to create awareness of our bamboo flooring.
I’ve a soft spot for this company, because the founder of the company is not only a former President of Singapore, but we happened to be alumni of the same school.
I was a bit concerned when the conference room was still empty at the stipulated time. But thanks to the energetic efforts of the secretary, people began to troop in.
I delivered a tweaked version of the NAFA talk, and once again, the feedback was positive.
I think I could begin to enjoy this.