We Specialize In Advanced Communication Skills Training
Over 25 years of delivering world-class communication skills training designed for Executives, Managers, Accountants, Lawyers, and Leaders.
In-Person Workshops in Toronto, Canada: June 12-13 & August 28-29. REGISTER NOW
About Our Two-Day Advanced Communication Skills Training
In Commanding Presence’s highly effective and transformational Two-Day Advanced Communication Skills Training, you will achieve a substantial and permanent improvement in your comfort, confidence, and communication skills. Our participants receive all the expert coaching, exercises, practice, and video feedback they require and learn effective speaking skills in a comfortable and supportive learning environment. Participants will quickly improve every aspect of their business communication skills and presentation skills, from strategy and text preparation to voice quality, body language, establishing rapport, and overcoming speaking anxiety.
After this advanced communication skills training, participants will be able to:
Speak with more confidence and authority in all business and social environments
Quickly prepare and deliver memorable, persuasive presentations and talks to small and large groups
“Think on your feet”: respond quickly and eloquently to questions and inquiries in meetings, on the telephone, and in presentations
Connect with the audience and establish rapport with different personality types: persuade and influence with integrity
Develop your authentic and natural speaking style
Manage personal stress and communicate effectively under pressure
What Makes This Training Unique?
Executives, company leaders, accountants, lawyers, finance professionals, engineers, and other service professionals both new and established, who want to raise their communication skills and presentation skills to match their high-level writing skills.
The workshops are of tremendous value to those who are in the early years of their career, as well as those who are already successful speakers and leaders.
World-Class Coaching. You will receive expert personal coaching and video feedback tailored to your unique speaking skills. The objective is to develop the full power of your natural speaking style and your unique personality. We provide a detailed pre-workshop assessment to each participant so that the coach is familiar with the areas of need and goals for each participant. Which helps our speaking skills coach customize personal coaching during the course. Coach bios can be found here
Small Groups. With only 10 participants, you will receive all of the personal coaching you require and learn new skills in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Videotaping & Video Feedback. Time and time again, participants have indicated that our videotaping sessions have been transformational. You will have the opportunity to record four presentations throughout the workshop – and receive feedback from participants and your coach.
Enjoyable. Our clients appreciate the comfortable workshop environment and find the experience challenging, enjoyable and very rewarding.
Continuous Improvement. You will receive a written analysis from your communication skills coach with personal recommendations for continuous improvement. The Commanding Presence Handbook is filled with “best practices” that will help you continue the momentum from the communication skills training.
What Will I Learn In This Advanced Communication Skills Training?
Two of our most popular units during the communication skills training are the FOCUS! Method and Connecting with Your Audience.
For subject experts and leaders there is a lot of pressure in choosing what to say, how much to say, and how to begin and how to end to ensure your message is effective, understood, and retained. That is why we created the FOCUS! Method which factors in the limitations of people’s short-term memory. We can cause people to rehearse, replay, or have strong images connected to our messages that transfer the message from working memory to longer-term memory. Thereby removing the “stickiness” of your messages and presentations.
The FOCUS! Method also provides a way for both introverts and extroverts to essentially “say less, and say it better”. It is a way to take complex thoughts and ideas and quickly and effectively present them in a way that is designed to be heard, retained, and persuasive. Participants will get a chance to create their own Focus Method presentations using current topics or issues and practice presenting them to other participants. We will record the presentations and provide coaching.
The Connecting With Your Audience unit will help the participants to understand the behavioural cues of when your message is being received when to slow down, and when you need to clarify your message. Participants will also learn how to speak effectively from notes and text while using a conversational style of speaking that will help to imprint their message. Participants will practice this method with each other while receiving expert coaching. We will record each participant presenting using this method.
During the communication skills training, we will also cover: managing anxiety while speaking, controlling the room while presenting, preparing to speak, preparing your voice, and how to analyze your audience.
Fee & Deliverables
The Two-Day Workshop fee is $2,400 + HST and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days and the following deliverables:
- Pre-workshop personal assessment of each participant that helps the coach customize the workshop to the goals and needs of the participants. This will be in the form of an online questionnaire.
- Highly interactive workshop with group exercises, practice, and expert personal coaching
- Commanding Presence Workbook
- Videotaping sessions (4 sessions)
- Video feedback session with feedback from the workshop coach and your workshop participant peers.
- Customized personal coaching
- USB of your workshop recordings
90-Day Post-Workshop Deliverables
- A letter of recommendations for continuous improvement from the workshop coach
- Commanding Presence Handbook for continuous communication skills improvement
- Commanding Presence Video Refreshers which help maintain and reinforce the progress achieved at the workshop
- Communication Skills and Presentation Skills coaching updates and quick tips for the techniques and material learned in the workshop
Our Communication Skills Training is Accredited by the Following Associations