Services

Training and Coaching …

Presentation skills (virtual and live), content development, basic communications skills and more.

Services

Virtual Presenting (Presenting Online)

Virtual meetings, presentations and training are our new norm. Are you up to speed? Learn to develop strategic messages that connect and engage. Learn to optimize lighting, sound, setting (background) and camera technique. Learn to use breath-work to get focused, centered and energized.

Christie was positive in sooo many ways. I liked that she’s patient and gives positive feedback.

Samantha, customer service

Great course to boost presenter’s confidence. Learn ways to relax and trust your training technique.

Tameka, corporate trainer

Was able to properly redirect information to fit the class. Understood how we will use the material in our positions.

Paul, IT

Live Presenting

On hold due to Covid-19

Strategic messaging coupled with a dynamic, natural presenting style bring presentations, meetings, and trainings alive. Learn to develop strategic messages that connect and engage. Learn to use breath-work to get focused, centered and energized. Learn to optimize verbal and non-verbal delivery (body language, tone-of-voice) to own and turn on the room.

Good use of acting background. Did a great job of loosening everyone up and getting us to participate.

Robert, bank executive

Very knowledgeable. Interesting class. Time went quickly because of class flow. Inspiring.

Pat, sales

Basic Communication

Basic communications skills are essential for effective work relationships, public speaking, and leadership. Explore the processes and tools we use to connect, the impact of non-verbal communication, and learn to identify and fix issues that get in the way.

Useful. The course was helpful for work and for everyday communications.

John, manager

Some theory, but great use of examples to ground and add practical insight. Class discussions were very helpful.

Heather, sales

Professional Development

Want to increase your or your team’s ability to develop and manage professional relationships, to set goals and create strategically sounds plans, or to plan and run effective meetings? Let’s talk about an out-of-the-box or customized training solution.

So bright. Lightens the mood.

Marcus, intern

Will be able to use what I learned in real-world situations.

Joaquin, non-profit manager

Content Development

Presentations, meeting leadership, and training benefit from content strategy, imaginative tactics, visuals, and activities.

Consulting and content design assistance can help you up relevance and engagement, convert in-person presentations and trainings into dynamic virtual experiences, even grow a spoken-word presentation into a lived group adventure.

Keep it going by learning to generate your own creative and dynamic ideas with creativity training.

Portfolio samples.

Case Studies

Case Study: Core Message

Like so many, he had a presentation to get ready. His doctoral degree depended on getting it right. He dove in and ended up with a big wordy mess.

Shep reached out and we worked together to determine the essential purpose of his presentation – the core message – and a strategy for making it relevant.

Once the presentation’s ‘bones’ were established, we built out the body. Outline, story, data, imagery, questions, quotes … they came together more coherently with a concrete, concise core message. We designed engagement and, in doing so, built Shep’s confidence before he even said a word.

Shep realized the value of creating a message that both he and his audience could buy into. He became excited about his presentation. His delivery technique became more natural, confident and dynamic. Win! Shep has his doctorate and a presentation technique he can count on.

Testimonials

Class evaluation comments:

AgFirst Bank
BCBS,
SC DHHS
SC DOT
and more!

Christie was absolutely fabulous! I felt comfortable and ready to go and teach. I felt good about it before, but she made me feel like I can fly!

Very informative. Tools I can use every day.

Remote presentations are new to me. I’m used to live ones and being able to walk around, engage and have eye contact. This was so helpful for a transition!

Very informed. She provided great examples to help us understand.

Always a pleasure. Always leave with something new. She’s very engaging and makes the class interactive.

Great course to boost presenters’ confidence – ways to relax and trust your technique.

Really enjoyed the course! Would love to take it again when it is offered.

She was great. Positive, energetic, well organized.

Helps me improve myself overall, not just for work, but for life.

Let’s build something great together.