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Speech Training, Coaching & Consulting for Executives

Executive speech coaching, consulting, and training are tailored for corporate leadership and cover the strategic presentation, public speaking, and leadership communication skills required for high-stakes public speaking events such as keynotes, road shows, major sales presentations, board presentations, and shareholders’ meetings. Speech coaching and training conducted by a highly qualified and experienced coach who understands a client’s business and goals, focuses on all aspects of the project, from speech development and messaging skills through executive presence and delivery technique.

Ruth collaborates closely with the leader and/or the designated team to implement the following strategies in a measured process:

  • SPEECH DEVELOPMENT & MESSAGING: Speech training starts by developing compelling personal messages and stories, weaving them into the speech or presentation in a strategic way to keep audiences rapt and engaged throughout. Ruth calls this technique “rhythm.”
  • SLIDES & VISUALS: Presentation slide decks are ubiquitous. Unfortunately, they are frequently terrible, detracting immeasurably from a presentation’s effectiveness. We solve the problem by reviewing and suggesting revisions to accompanying visuals including multimedia. In particular, we seek to avoid bulleted lists and slides that are overcrowded or dense.
  • DELIVERY: Executive speech coaching focuses intensively on the delivery of the content via current and proven public speaking and executive presentation techniques including body language and voice. This is a performance and must be viewed as such in the context of a business setting.
  • TELEPROMPTER & CONFIDENCE MONITOR:  Effectively and flawlessly manage and use tools such as a teleprompter and/or “confidence” monitor to easily stay on track, avoid the stress of memorizing, and present in a relaxed and confident manner.
  • QUESTIONS & OBJECTIONS: High-level presenting entails dealing with tough questions. Our proprietary presentation training system enables clients to anticipate over 90% of questions and objections, and prepare answers in a variety of scenarios that averts stumbles and leaves nothing to chance.
  • PRACTICE & REHEARSAL: Executive speech coaching is incomplete without the critical elements of efficient and effective practice and rehearsal, including full “dress” rehearsal. This is how the best and most effective speakers attain mastery. It is where “world class” is born.
  • VENUE COORDINATION: Our presentation training coordinates equipment, lighting, and timings with conference organizers and venues to ensure an optimum experience, freeing the client from logistical concerns and allowing he or she to be fully present for the public speaking performance.

When delivering executive speech coaching, video recording and playback are always used. In exceptional situations, and upon discussion, the coach can accompany client to the event venue to act as on-site coach, advisor, and confidante, as well as intervene and consult in real time for peak performance. On-site management ensures that everything runs as smoothly as possible for the client without any surprises.

Ruth works with corporate clients across a range of required communication needs:

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