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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Guy Kawasaki is a technology guru and venture capitalist who listens to a lot of presentations from entrepreneurs seeking money for start-up ventures. The overwhelming majority of the presentations he hears are, as he says, “crap.”
And so he demands that all presentations at his business, Garage Technology Ventures, follow what he calls the “10/20/30 rule." It’s a rule that should be embraced by anyone else who wants to connect with audiences.
The rule states that all presentations should be limited to 10 slides, 20 minutes, and have no words on the slides smaller than 30-point type. I love the rule because it keeps you out of the weeds by forcing you to keep your message focused on key issues.
Limit Your Presentation to 10 slides. Too many of us create presentations by opening up PowerPoint, picking a template, and typing. Before long, we have a “presentation” with 40 slides.
I was coaching an executive once as he prepared to speak at an industry event. He arrived at our practice session with 60 slides for a 45-minute presentation. Flipping through, I noted that every slide was loaded with bullet points.
“Let me ask you a question,” I said. “Would you want to listen to this presentation?”
“Well . . . , ” he muttered, seeming startled. “I guess not.”
His presentation was packed with too much information. Limiting your message to 10 slides forces you to answer the question “What do I really want to say?”
PowerPoint has no template for that question.
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."
For a Great Presentation, Practice the 10/20/30 Rule
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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...
Read Joey Asher's The Daily Report Column
Scheller College of Business students all take Speechworks' class as part of their MBA program.
If you want to be a leader, you need to look like one. With that in mind, we conducted a webinar yesterday on “Five Keys to a Leadership Look for Women.”
Lori Wynne, a nationally-known fashion consultant, spoke with Speechworks' Marilyn Ringo for an hour about how women can dress with leadership style. During the wide-ranging, hour-long program, Lori fielded dozens of questions related to women’s style, everything from how to wear accessories to how to make sure that your suit fits properly.
If you participated in the program, thanks for your great questions and your participation. If you missed it, click on the link below to hear the full recording. If you’re interested in learning how to communicate like a leader, consider coming to a Speechworks program or working with our coaches. We can help you connect like a leader.
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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.
The 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.
2015 Dates: February 11-12, April 15-16, June 17-18, August 12-13, October 14-15, December 9-10
The 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.2015 Dates: July 16
The 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.
2015 Dates: January 16, March 13, May 15, July 17, September 18, November 13
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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.