Training Philosophy

NotaBene provides training programs, workshops and coaching for teams and individuals who need to better structure, simplify and influence through all their communications - be it oral communications, proposal writing, presentations or even emails.

Learning Objectives

NotaBene conducts blended learning programs, including 1-3 day workshops which present frameworks and approaches for succinct and effective communications and problem disaggregation. The programs draw upon core elements of logical rationale as well as some best practices in structured thinking used within management consulting, advertising and the hi-tech industry, e.g., Pyramid Principle, Situation Complication Resolution and Stimulus/Response.

About us

NotaBene LLC is a San Francisco based boutique firm founded in 2007. It is dedicated to making companies and business leaders become more effective through problem solving and structured communication. Clients include Fortune 100 in industries ranging from pharmaceutical, financial, shipping to telecom and NGO's.

NotaBene is a boutique firm whose aim is to be internationally recognized in Capability Development of leaders. We strive to create value for our clients and ensure that they perform at their best

NotaBene's mission is to help leaders and companies achieve their business goals through the organizational development of individuals and have them perform at their full potential

NotaBene (nô'tə bĕn'ç) - The word nota bene comes from the Latin verb notāre - to note. It is used to draw the attention of the reader to a certain aspect or detail of the subject on hand. The focus of NotaBene is to develop leaders and help them to clarify what they want to communicate.

Murugasan C. Nielsen
Managing Partner

Murugasan brings a diverse background in international business and has 14 years of communication and presentation workshop experience. He started his career at IBM where he was responsible for internal communications and has worked in the Bay Area for 8 years.

Before NotaBene, he worked in New York City at PA Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, where he delivered communications workshops to top management and executives at fortune 500 companies around the world.

He holds an MBA from Monterey Institute of International studies and a M.Sc. in Economics from Copenhagen Business School. Murugasan is also fluent in Danish and conversant in Spanish and German. 

The programs draw upon core elements of logical rationale as well as some best practices in structured thinking used within management consulting, advertising and the hi-tech industry


Please feel free to download any of the items below to obtain samples of our Workshops and Agenda

A Structured Approach to Defining & Disaggregating the Problem
Enhance Client Engagement through Structured Solution Sales
– Gain client insight and engage through problem solving
Client Marketing / Strategic selling workshop
Define problem - structure and prioritize - plan and conduct work
Sample Agenda
Please download our sample agenda
Single Minded Message (SMM) Framework
Please download our SMM Framework Template


Structured Thinking and Delivery - creating your Single Minded Message™

Many people struggle with putting their ideas and thoughts on paper and delivering a message. Delivering clear and persuasive communication is becoming more and more important, with the increase of email and work load.

Critical Thinking/Prob disaggregation

In an ever-changing business environment, the ability to think clearly and rationally is important whatever we choose to do. We are daily forced to make decisions with little information or vast amount of complex data.

Advanced Problem Solving
Client Engagement and Sales
Facilitation Skills

In a complex business environment we often experience conflicting interests of individuals or departments. This can create a tense working environment, leading to lack of cooperation, miscommunication and decision-making.

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