What If? What if your next presentation closed that big deal, secured agency funding, inspired your organization to new heights, engaged conference audiences, and so forth? What difference could that “right presentation” mean to you?

When they come to us, speakers, trainers, and professionals alike ask, “How can I make a bigger impact?” “How can I be more memorable?” “How can I truly inspire action?”

Based on more than 25 years of consulting and coaching professionals, speakers, and trainers from around the world in corporate America, Government, Academia, and Associations (success stories, customers, and testimonials), we developed The Inspire ActionTM Public Speaking System to help you become the type of presenter you want to be. AND become the type of presenter audiences want to see.

We also offer hands-on coaching and mentoring covering a variety of communications topics. Our Public Speaking MasterMind Groups are popular with aspiring professional speakers and those new/fairly new to speaking professionally. Ask about our “Better Presentations Review Service,” where we provide constructive feedback based on a video you provide.

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INSPIRE ACTIONTM PUBLIC SPEAKING SYSTEM

Based on over 25 years of research and experience, we created this system to make learning and skill-building easier and faster for you. The system was designed around a structured and flexible process. Structured in the sense of providing specific coaching advice, hands-on help, and skill-building exercises. Flexible in the sense of offering more than 30 learning modules customized to your goals.

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THE BIG 3 - THE 3 KEY PARTS TO SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC SPEAKING

The Inspire ActionTM Public Speaking System has three key parts, what we call The Big 3:

  1. Compelling Content:  Use data, stories, and examples relevant to your audience to engage their hearts and minds
  2. Engaging Visuals:  Ensure your visuals complement your messages and that the visuals are quickly understood
  3. Dynamic Delivery:  Hold your audience’s attention, from your first word to your last

TYPES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING WE CAN HELP WITH

The system was designed around a structured and flexible process. Structured in the sense of providing specific advice, hands-on training, and skill-building exercises. Flexible in the sense of offering more than 30 learning modules customized to your goals (see directly below).

Whether you are “New and dreading public speaking” or a “Seasoned pro,” We know we can help. Here’s a comprehensive list:

MEETINGS

  • Capabilities Presentations (Government Contractors)
  • Executive Team Briefings
  • In the office
  • For development, outreach, and sales
  • Product demonstrations
  • Office tours
  • All-hands
  • Executive team briefings
  • Board meetings
  • Holiday party speeches
  • Retreats

PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Conference Sessions
  • Board Meetings
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Training Workshops
  • Emcee
  • Facilitation / Facilitator
  • Investor road show / investor pitch
  • Being a moderator
  • Being a panelist
  • TED Talks

GOVERNMENT SPECIFIC

  • In-Process Reviews (IPRs)
  • Capabilities presentations
  • “Beauty Pageants”
  • Subcontractors seeking to join a prime’s team

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

  • Holiday parties
  • Networking at events, conferences, etc.
  • Small talk

BENEFITS TO YOU AND BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

In support of your building skills and building confidence, we offer a wide variety of tools, learning aids, and practice exercises. Examples include:

KEY BENEFITS TO YOU

  • Become comfortable and confident speaking and training in front of any size audience
  • Learn how to make your complex messages relevant and easily understandable
  • Developing repeatable best practices before and after public speaking
  • Learn how to concept out entire presentations in 15 minutes or less
  • Inspire your audiences to act

KEY BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

  • Prepare your staff with the knowledge, skills and abilities to be confident public speakers who are interesting, engaging, memorable, and compelling
  • Acquire an easy-to-implement set of tools and templates
  • Learn how to bring to life outdated and perceived “boring” presentations and training
  • Develop repeatable best practices before and after public speaking
  • Inspire your target audiences to act

6 SKILL- AND CONFIDENCE-BUILDING CATEGORIES WITH OVER 30 LEARNING MODULES

The Inspire Action Public Speaking SystemTM spans 6 skill- and confidence-building categories. There are more than 30 modules with examples below.

1 PRE-EVENT PREPARATION

  • Analysis of audience
  • Interviewing audience members
  • Engaging the Planning Committee

2 PRESENTATION DEVELOPMENT

  • Better Tomorrow MessageTM
  • Words & Language
  • Storytelling for Impact

3 PRESENTATION DESIGN

  • Selecting visuals
  • Data visualization
  • Data storytelling

4 PRESENTATION DELIVERY

  • Executive presence
  • Better body language
  • Vocal variety

5 BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

  • Speaker Onesheets
  • Programs & Titles
  • Setting speaking fees

6 ON-GOING SKILL BUILDING

  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Skill-building exercises
  • Building confidence

TOOLS, LEARNING AIDS, & EXERCISES

In support of your building skills and building confidence, we offer a wide variety of tools, learning aids, and practice exercises. Examples include:

TOOLS & LEARNING AIDS

  • Storytelling FrameworkTM
  • List of Verbs
  • How to – Repetition
  • How to – Alliteration
  • How to – Metaphors
  • Analysis of Audience Questionnaire
  • Speaker Evaluation form
  • Storyboards
  • Presentation “Walk-Back” Timeline Checklist

PRACTICE EXERCISES

  • Yes And
  • Story-on-the-Spot
  • 1-2-5-10
  • Noun Engine
  • My Name is Alice
  • Constant Motion
  • Archie’s Alliteration
  • Poke Your “I” Out
  • Deliberate Repetition

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