Help You Create and Deliver Great Presentations
Few things will position you as a leader more than delivering a great speech.
Our coaches can help you create and deliver speeches that will inspire confidence and move audiences to action.
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Coach You to Sell Ideas andInspire Confidence
Great leaders communicate in a way that connects with audiences.
We can help you find and hone your personal communication style, allowing you to inspire confidence and sell your ideas.
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Teach You How to Deliver a Winning Sales Pitch
For over twenty years, we have helped our clients deliver presentations that win business.
Our workshops and coaching services can improve your team’s communication fundamental.
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And you think you have a tough boss? Consider the poor Amazon engineer that gave a presentation to CEO Jeff Bezos only to have him say, “Why are you wasting my life?”
Bezos is notoriously difficult in meetings, according to “The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” a fascinating new book by Brad Stone.
According to Stone, Bezos berates employees with “Jeffisms” like “Are you lazy or just incompetent” and “Do I need to go down and get the certificate that says I’m CEO of the company to get you to stop challenging me on this?”
Most of us must meet with tough bosses occasionally. Here are some rules for presenting to tyrants and other senior executives.
Rule #1: Know Your Listener.
I know a group of engineers that prepared a presentation to the CEO on a new technology that would allow the company to charge customers more money. They were stunned when the CEO rejected their plan.
It turned out that the CEO wasn’t focused on generating revenue. At the time, 2008, he was focused on cutting costs.
Three months later the engineers returned to the CEO with a presentation focusing on how the same technology would reduce costs. By understanding their listener, they were able to win approval.
The best leaders build credibility with stories.
In particular, they share examples of the times in their lives when their character and skills were formed through personal experience. These narratives illustrate to the listener what they can expect of a leader as well as what a leader will most likely expect of them. People remember stories long after they forget the policy book and the vision statement on the wall.
There are five stories you should be able to deliver that will build your credibility as a leader. Learn how in Jan McKenzie's White Paper "The Five Stories Credible Leaders Tell."
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Read Joey Asher’s article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, ‘Keys to the Falcons’ Stadium commission.
Atlanta will soon be the site of a $1 billion "bake off." I'm referring to the competition to win one of the biggest architectural commissions in Georgia history—a new stadium for the Falcons...
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Learning By Doing
At Speechworks we believe that people learn best by doing. Our workshops are designed around the principle that each person should be involved in every aspect of learning. Our Open Enrollment programs focus on the most common communication skills challenges, presenting to audiences and speaking in meetings.
Executive Speaker Workshop
During this workshop, you will learn how to exert influence in a variety of settings, from formal presentations, to one-on-one, or to large group meetings. Combines The Persuasive Speaker and The Impromptu Speaker workshops into a single program with on-camera presenting and role-playing.
2013 Dates: October 16-17, December 11-122014 Dates: February 12-13, April 16-17, June 18-19, August 13-14, October 15-16, December 10-11
Impromptu Speaker WorkshopLearn how to communicate confidently and sell ideas in impromptu settings including group meetings, one-on-one meetings, and during Q&A sessions. You will also develop a personal style that builds personal and business relationships.2014 Dates: July 17
Persuasive Speaker Workshop
Improve your public speaking skills in this intensive one-day program through video sessions and individualized coaching. Learn to organize your information and deliver it with confidence and credibility, whether speaking to individuals or to small or large groups.
2013 Dates: November 152014 Dates: January 17, March 14, May 16, July 18, September 19, November 14
Non-Native Speaker WorkshopPublic speaking is hard enough. Delivering presentations when English is not your native language is particularly difficult. In The Non-Native Speaker on-camera workshop, you will learn how to create and deliver presentations with confidence. 2014 Dates: February 5-6
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Since 1986, Speechworks has been coaching America’s top businesspeople to communicate in a way that connects with listeners, sells ideas, and inspires confidence. Let our coaches help you develop a communication style that inspires confidence.