OUR SERVICES

Our services include private coaching with C-Suite executives as well as coaching and training with managers and teams in business, healthcare, sales and technical professions. Clients quickly achieve their communication results with the direct, supportive and enjoyable techniques of our consultants.

Presentation and communication training

In every aspect of management, you communicate every day. Whether leading team meetings, launching new products or initiatives, or strategic communications within your organization, how you present yourself and your message can be as vital as the information itself.

Our training programs combine group sessions and one-on-one coaching. They are direct, supportive, and enjoyable.

We’ll work with you to understand your needs, and tailor a program that meets your goals and schedule.

Program elements may include:

• Executive presence
• Presentation and communication skills: in-person, audio and video conferences
• Delivery skills: posture, gestures, facial expression, eye contact, movement, voice and pause
• Managing anxiety
• Message development: Wise Communications Outline tool, concise and compelling openings and closings
• Transitional bridging statements
• Effective storytelling
• Understanding your audience
• Interacting with slides
• Managing challenging questions and “pivoting”
• Effective product demonstrations
• Technical and sales presentations
• Product and initiative launches
• Corporate event and trade show communications
• Leading panel discussions

Executive communication coaching

In one-on-one coaching sessions, we'll show you how to truly connect with your audience, whether in internal meetings, keynote addresses, board and investor presentations, or media events. In powerful video feedback sessions, you will see yourself as others do. You’ll learn to inspire, motivate and persuade your listeners to understand -- and take action.

We'll help you reduce anxiety, maximize your natural strengths and executive presence, and minimize anything that would distract your audience from your message.

Areas of focus include:

• Executive presence
• Presentation and communication skills for 1-1,000: in-person, audio and video conferences
• Delivery skills: posture, gestures, facial expression, eye contact, movement, voice and pause
• Managing anxiety
• Message development: Wise Communications Outline tool, concise and compelling openings and closings and effective storytelling
• Board, shareholder and investor meetings
• Keynote address and conference panels
• Interacting with slides
• Managing challenging questions
• IPO (initial public offering) and funding road shows
• Media training: TV, satellite media tours, web, radio, studio and on-site interviews
• Quarterly earnings and analyst calls
• All-hands meetings
• Initiative and product launches
• Microphone and teleprompter techniques

Media training

Effectively communicating to the media has never been more important, or more challenging, than in today's lightning-fast, multiplatform environment.

We’ll teach you to get your message across, handle tough questions, or manage a crisis -- whether in print, on TV or radio, or via social media.

We’ll show you how to stay calm, on message, and prepared for even the toughest questions – whether speaking with analysts, appearing on CNN, CNBC, Today or Fox News, or being interviewed by the Wall Street Journal or trade or local media.

A customized program may cover:

• Executive presence under pressure
• Broadcast interviews: television and radio
• Broadcast body language: posture, gestures, facial expression, eye contact, voice, and pause
• Remote and satellite media tour interviews
• Studio and in-person scenarios
• Print interviews: face to face, phone and remote
• Managing anxiety
• Understanding media roles and controlling the interview
• Delivering succinct talking points and sound bites
• Staying concise and “on message”
• Understanding being on and off the record
• Concise storytelling
• Focusing on your audience
• Anticipating questions, avoiding “no comment,” handling situations when you don’t know the answer
• Answering challenging questions and “pivoting” with transitional bridging statements
• Lights, cameras, microphones and ear pieces
• Anticipating audio and visual distractions: producer comments, red lights and prompters