A group of thirty-five scientists, engineers, technicians, and managers from Weatherford's Houston facilities, recently participated in a two-day workshop designed to give them the confidence and skills they need to think clearly, organize their ideas, and deliver compelling presentations.

The Clear Communication workshop teaches people how to uncover the real value of why they communicate; how to understand their audience’s perception and expectations; and how to speak with confidence to an audience.

John Sturtevant uses of principles of acting and acellerated learning to teach participants how to use their own strengths and experiences when they develop and deliver presentations.

“John is a fantastic instructor with great material,” said Rustum Challa, Production Manager. “He taught me an accurate approach to getting my message to my audience, how to tell a business story, and how to keep my audience in focus.”

“Excellent material and more importantly, an excellent instructor,” said Brent Rennick Production Manager. "I started using what I learned immediately."

Jason Hall, Manufacturing Lead, added “John created a relaxed atmosphere that allowed us to participate. I learned how to convey my ideas without the complexity and confusion I have done for years.”

“For the first time ever, I feel I can convey my ideas to my engineers and peers in a way they can understand…thank you!” said Kevin Wilkinson, Manufacturing Manager.


Weatherford International is one of the world’s largest diversified upstream oilfield service company. The company has $6.1 billion in annual revenues, approximately 33,000 employees in over 100 countries, and 87 manufacturing facilities supporting 730 service bases. The company provides one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of services and products: drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention.