Any of these communication skills courses can be customized for your specific participants. Use the contact form on the right to start the conversation.
Stop, Drop and Roll: Managing Conflicting Personalities (One Day)
Trainers, Group Leaders and Project Managers are often faced with a variety of participants: on a team, with internal and external clients, and training participants. Different ages, cultures, values and priorities can cause participants in a group activity or meeting to become confused, angry and disruptive. Learn skills in the Stop, Drop and Roll technique: Stop reacting, Drop the level of tension, and Roll ahead with an agenda. Put out fires by gaining clarity with basic rules, be heard by different personalities, and manage differences to get the best result from each participant.
Listen-Up Presentations: Fresh Approaches to PowerPoint (One Day)
PowerPoint (or Keynote) is useful, but was never meant to be a stand-alone education tool. Unfortunately most presentations are unclear, cluttered, vague and nap-inducing. Presentations benefit from structure, visuals, and story-telling techniques to create compelling materials. Participants will learn how to tell their story to an audience and use visuals that relate and wake up the material and the participants. (Participants are expected to know a slide presentation software; it will not be taught in class.)
‘Winging It’ Doesn’t Fly: Preparing, Practicing and Presenting Without Fear
Presentations use important business communication skills, yet many presenters don’t plan, prepare, practice or present with conviction or polish. Many presentations are a mash-up of previous work, put together too quickly and with little thought. This course helps presenters organize their thoughts, plan a presentation, and practice public speaking. The emphasis in this class is presenting material: eye contact, voice control, preparing a deck to fit the time, handling Q&As, and managing an audience.
What if you don’t need a full-day class? Let’s talk. I teach short classes (1-1/2 hours) several times a day, over more than one day. For example, if you need a full day of training, but have a large class (more than 30 people), I can teach a 1-1/2 hour class three times in a single day for four days. That would allow for 90 people to take a full day class in four sessions. Pricing will be worked out, depending on location. Full-day teaching prices are below.
Pricing (In U.S., but outside Arizona ) For international pricing, please use contact form
Each one-day course: $4,000 Includes airline and travel expenses, including all class materials.
Each two-day course: $6,000 Includes airline and travel expenses, including all class materials.
Two consecutive one-day courses $6,000 Includes airline and travel expenses. Different participants may attend each class.
Please contact me for various arrangements of half-day and multiple-day classes.
Each class that has more than 30 participants will be charged at $150 per each participant above 30 in the class, per day, in addition to the daily fee.
Pricing for Phoenix/ Valley/Arizona
Please contact me for quotes on one-day, half-day, multiple-day and custom communication skills classes.