Programs

We break our core communication training and development programs into two simple core competencies – what you say, and how you say it

and, we offer a variety of follow-up programs, packaged development tracks and consulting… as well as a new micro-learning portal developed exclusively for the new generation of young business professionals.

 

 

 

What You Say

You need content that can drive business results. You need ideas and visuals that can close the sale with a prospect, inspire confidence with security analysts, make a tough meeting with a colleague easier, or get the executive committee’s approval for your new marketing strategy. Our content planning process will help you and your teams develop content for situations like these. Content that is results-focused and listener-sensitive. Content that will help you make that vital connection. Our process combines big-picture, strategic thinking with a specific, step-by-step approach to content development. With this approach, you’ll add the impact of what you say to the impact of how you say it. A powerful combination.

CPE Accreditation

  • Atlanta, San Francisco, New York = $975 for individuals.
  • Also available to teams of up to 10…
    • All US locations = $7,500.
    • Amsterdam = €6,675 (excl.VAT).
    • All other international locations, contact Speakeasy for pricing.

Plan For Results is a one-day program. This program is for those executives who need powerful communication to accomplish their business goals, but who do not design their own visual support. They are introduced to a new way of thinking about the content of their communication ­ how to select messages targeted on a desired result and yet also sensitive to the listeners’ values and needs. And how to avoid the negative impact of unexamined assumptions and hidden agendas. Participants also have the opportunity to apply the process to a presentation of their own and receive feedback on it. In addition to the “planner,” all participants receive access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

You gain:

  • A strategic approach to content planning
  • A “planner” that guides you through each step in the process
  • Greater flexibility in the design of listener-focused content

Teams gain:

  • A common language for planning
  • Listener/customer focus
  • New synergy to move toward shared goals
  • Listener/customer focus
  • Greater consistency in communication

If there are no open program dates listed below call us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for  more information.

Time is a precious commodity at our firm and this planning process is certainly making communication more efficient. But, beyond that, it’s making us more effective — more focused and results oriented in all forms of communication. It’s providing a framework for our professionals to work together and is fostering better teamwork. Effective communication, both internally and externally, is a key to corporate success, and this program is definitely positioning us to excel.
Brent Uken / Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
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Plan Presentations That WorkSM

CPE Accreditation

  • Atlanta, San Francisco, New York = $1,950 for individuals.
  • Amsterdam – €2,150 for individuals (excl. VAT).
  • Also available to teams of up to 10…

Plan Presentations That Work is a two-day program gives each participant all the tools necessary to develop content that gets results. The focus of the first day is on the planning process – selecting messages targeted on a desired result and also sensitive to the listeners’ values and needs. And avoiding the negative impact of unexamined assumptions and hidden agendas. On the second day the planning process is applied to the selection of visuals that support and enhance the speaker’s words. What medium to use for visuals, how to design them, where to place them in the talk – these are among the key skills participants learn. In addition to “planners” for both content and visuals development, all participants receive access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

You gain:

  • A strategic approach to content planning
  • A “planner” that guides you through each step in the process
  • Greater flexibility in the design of content
  • A broader understanding of the power of visual communication in all types of business situations
  • Criteria for selecting effective visuals

Teams gain:

  • A common language for planning
  • New synergy to move toward shared goals
  • Greater consistency in communication

If there are no open program dates listed below call us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for future dates or more information.

Our team had some very special needs when it came to planning our presentations and this process gave us the all the tools we needed to address them. The way it keeps us focused, both as individuals and as a group, has really had an impact. And the basic concepts go even further -- they really help keep us aligned as a team. We're much more consistent across all of our communication.
Yvette Robinson / Director of Marketing Communications, Nextel

How You Say It

The qualities or characteristics of your communication “style,” powerfully affect your ability to have the personal impact you want in any situation, from one-on-one interactions and group meetings to stand-up presentations. It takes courage to explore all the possibilities, but the satisfaction can be enormous – and the results immediate. Delivered through both public and private programs our “style” work helps evaluate, define, and then improve your ability to more powerfully deliver a message. Working with executives individually and in teams, we use a highly individualized approach – applicable in both “one-to-one” and “one-to-many” communications – to raise self-awareness, articulate an ideal, and drive progress toward a communication style that is uniquely your own.

CPE Accreditation

  • By invitation only.
  • Offered only in Atlanta, San Francisco, New York = $6950 for individuals.
  • Not offered to teams.

The Leader’s Edge is a three-day program for corporate leaders or Senior Executives with high communication experience.  Invitations to this program are extended to executives who are positioned to influence the way their organization’s messages are communicated, internally and externally. Speakeasy’s most senior instructors conduct this special program, working with each participant to help them develop a communication style that can meet the challenges and maximize the opportunities of their position ­ one that can lead others, build trust, and achieve greater results for themselves and their organization. In this program participants receive the kind of candid, detailed feedback seldom heard by people at their level.

Participant titles typically include CEO, President, Executive Vice President or similar.  Check out our “Making the Right Choice” guidelines or contact us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for more information.

To remain competitive in a global economy driven by human, as well as intellectual capital, it's critical that leaders at all levels develop the ability to connect with and motivate others -- and that they commit to developing that ability in those they lead.
Frank Gori / Global Director of Assurance Services, Ernst & Young
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Communicate To Drive Results SM

CPE Accreditation

  • By invitation only. Not offered to teams.
  • All US and India locations = $4,950 for individuals.
  • Amsterdam = €4,500 for individuals (excl. VAT).
  • All East Asia locations = $5,200 for individuals.

Communicate to Drive Results is a three-day program for executive leaders who are responsible for driving team performance and have moderate high-consequence communication experience. This program is offered exclusively to executives with high-consequence communication responsibilities – both internal and external – requiring them to influence and inspire teams to action. Conducted only by Speakeasy’s most senior-level instructors, each participant receives the individual help they need to develop a style that makes the most of every communication opportunity – one that can help them drive greater results for their organization. Participants receive direct and detailed feedback from both instructors and peers – and the time needed to explore, experiment with, and then own the specific skills that will make them more effective communicators. Enrollment is limited to ten participants from different companies and industries.

You gain:

  • A deeper understanding of how you are perceived by others
  • Greater awareness of what makes an effective style
  • Evaluation and coaching by a voice specialist
  • An orientation for developing more effective, results-oriented content
  • Specialized work on communicating more effectively in meetings
  • Guidance for continued communication development
  • To support continued progress after the program, participants receive a copy of their videotaped presentations and access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

Typical participant titles may be Senior Vice President, Vice President, Senior Director or similar.  Check out our “Making the Right Choice” guidelines or contact us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for more information.

 

Each one of us has the ability to touch and influence others, yet no two of us can do it in the same way. Connecting as a communicator isn't about trying to become someone else - it's about reaching inside yourself and bringing out the best of what is uniquely you.
Ron Ricci / Vice President, Market Positioning, Cisco Systems

CPE Accreditation

  • 18All US and India locations = $2,900 for individuals.
  • Amsterdam = €2,900 for individuals (excl. VAT).
  • London and all East Asia locations = $3,500 for individuals.
  • Also available for teams – contact Speakeasy for pricing.

Talk So People Listen is a three-day program designed to develop a stronger communication style in any individual contributor or high potential in your company.  This program is for the individual who understands the importance of communication to driving business results ­ and who is committed to developing a style that can positively impact those results. In this program, participants get all the information and all the insight they need to develop a communication style that is uniquely their own. And they have the time needed to explore, experiment with, and then own the specific skills that will make them more comfortable and more effective communicators. To help you continue to improve after the course, we provide a copy of your videotaped presentations and access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

You gain:

  • Comfort with fundamental skills
  • A personal – and effective – style
  • Deeper awareness of listeners
  • Greater power to get results through communication

Teams gain:

  • A framework for coaching and supporting each other
  • Greater team commitment to communication
  • An environment that supports open communication

If there are no open program dates listed below call us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for future dates or more information.

Speakeasy gave me a framework for incorporating my own style into my presentations. I got more focused and I feel more in control. And by practicing and getting individualized feedback I've learned how to help myself in any communication situation.
Marty Paradise / General Manager of WW Industry Strategy, Microsoft Corporation
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Develop Your Speaking Style SM

CPE Accreditation

  • Offered only to teams of up to 10.
  • All US locations = $15,000.
  • Amsterdam = €13,350 (excl. VAT).
  • All other international locations, contact Speakeasy for pricing.

Develop Your Speaking Style is a two-day, program for entry level managers. In this program participants receive an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of their current communication style. Then they experiment with specific choices that will help them gain a greater level of comfort, a deeper awareness of their listeners, and a more effective personal style. Through multiple video recordings and individualized coaching, participants experience the positive difference these choices can make in their communication. To help you continue to improve after the course, we provide a copy of your videotaped presentations and access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

You gain:

  • Comfort with fundamental skills
  • A personal – and effective – style
  • Deeper awareness of listeners
  • Greater power to get results through communication

Teams gain:

  • A framework for coaching and supporting each other
  • Greater team commitment to communication

Please contact us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for more information.

How you deliver a message is every bit as important as the message content -- and a smooth, polished delivery is no substitute for believability! That's exactly where Speakeasy has helped me be more effective in understanding, and speaking to the needs of my audience. The exercises and colleague critiques are done in a very supportive, non-threatening way that really help you work on your individual needs. The basic learning's are still effective in my day to day communications -- they really help me bring
Colin Gour / Vice President of Operations, Volkswagen Canada

CPE Accreditation

  • Offered only to teams of up to 10.
  • All US locations = $7,500.
  • Amsterdam = €6,675 (excl. VAT).
  • All other international locations, contact Speakeasy for pricing.

Take the First Step is a one-day, on-site program for individuals with up to five years experience. Is your communication making the contribution it could to your business success? Could increasing the impact of your style increase your results ­ and your personal satisfaction? In this program participants address questions like these, individually and as members of a team. Through videotaping and exercises, individuals receive an assessment of their current communication style, and explore ways to enhance their comfort and effectiveness. Participants leave with an increased understanding of what is possible for them through their communication. To help you continue to improve after the course, we provide a copy of your videotaped presentations and access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

You gain:

  • An introduction to fundamental skills
  • Specific techniques to increase their comfort and effectiveness
  • Greater awareness of what is possible for them as communicators

Teams gain:

  • Increased understanding of the benefits of individual and team communication
    development
  • Group commitment to continue that development

Please contact us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for more information.

I was amazed at how much progress could be made in such a short period of time. The video taping, the straight feedback -- everything combined to help me begin making real improvement immediately. And not just in formal presentations, but in all of my communication.
Ari Raulerson / Vice President, Private Lending, Bank of America
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Make Your First Impression CountSM

Offered only in Atlanta = $500 for individuals. Not offered to teams.

Make Your First Impression Count is a one and one-half day program for juniors and seniors faced with upcoming interviews, speaking engagements and leadership opportunities. This program – developed and delivered specifically for high school students – is designed to give participants an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of their communication style and explore ways to enhance their comfort and effectiveness. Each participant will be videotaped and coached through at least three exercises designed to help them look and feel more in charge of crucial speaking situations, including college or job interviews, community service and student or community leadership.

Students gain:

  • A deeper understanding of how they are perceived by others
  • An awareness of the fundamentals required to create a positive impression
  • An introduction to their personal style of delivery
  • Basic tools to feel more relaxed and in-charge when speaking
  • An awareness of the importance of effective communication
  • A framework to support and encourage ongoing communication development

To support continued progress after the program, students receive a copy of their videotaped presentations and access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

If there are no open program dates listed below call us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form to request future dates or more information.

At this stage in my life it’s important that I interact on a more complete level with adults – in social, as well as interview situations. I have to get beyond just being comfortable and establish credibility. What I got most out of this program was the ability to speak more convincingly – a way to be more assertive and thoughtful with my communication – to be as commanding and as graceful in everyday conversation as the most engaging adults. That’s what it takes to get the edge I need.
May Alston / Freshman & Jefferson Scholar, University of Virginia

Advanced Programs and Consulting

You may be pretty effective already -- getting good results in your communication situations, and impacting your world more the way you want. But let’s face it. There are some situations where the pressure is greater, the stakes are higher. Maybe it’s a pitch presentation where you’re up against your major competition for a huge new contract. Maybe it’s your first appearance as CFO before security analysts. Or your first speech to an industry or trade association in your new position. Maybe you’re proposing a dramatic new initiative to your board. Speakeasy has an impressive track record, not only of helping clients develop their impact over time, but also of coming in right before a critical communication situation and giving them the extra edge they need. When you’re facing situations like these, situations critical to your success, we can help – giving you the expertise, the coaching, the support you need to take the greater risk these situations demand.

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Advance Your Communication Impact

CPE Accreditation

  • Atlanta, San Francisco, New York = $1,950 for individuals.
  • Amsterdam – €2,150 for individuals (excl. VAT).
  • Also available to teams of up to 8…

Prerequisite: A two or three-day Speakeasy Style program. This is a two-day, advanced workshop for clients who have already explored their personal communication style in a Speakeasy delivery program. In this workshop, the focus is on interaction, on becoming a more powerful communicator by listening for understanding, as well as speaking more effectively. It includes tools for handling pressure gracefully, particularly in responding to questions, and for focusing content to secure listener interest. This workshop helps you navigate the “give and take” of successful interaction. To support continued progress after the program, participants receive a copy of their recorded presentations and access to Speakeasy’s on-line help center Speakeasy Connect.

You gain:

  • Greater ownership of key style choices for you
  • The ability to develop confident answers in pressured situations
  • Greater understanding of your listener¹s needs
  • The tools to be more persuasive in conversations and meetings

Teams gain:

  • Increased support for effective communication development.
  • A unified process to handle high consequence and/or contentious issues in discussion.

If there are no open programs listed below call us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form for future dates or more information.

This certainly reinforces the Speakeasy methods I learned previously ­ but this is far more than just additional practice time. The program provides critical insights on how to really reach your listeners. In my opinion, this is simply the best development program available to take you to the next level.
Fred Jefferson / Director, Customer Care Verizon Wireless

Fees vary. Contact Speakeasy for details.

Private Coaching gives you the opportunity to receive expert assistance when you face important communication situations. Working with you, we help you prepare for major presentations and meetings, plan effective strategies to meet your objectives, and strengthen your ability to make a greater impact with your listeners. Sessions typically include videotaped presentations and one-on-one coaching.

You gain:

  • A specific plan for communication development for you and your team
  • Individuals and teams who are better prepared for important situations like board meetings, competitive bid presentations, and analysts’ meetings
  • More effectively integrated visual support for your internal and external presentations

Please contact us now at 404.541.4800 or use our contact form to request future dates or more information.

Great communication takes more than knowing the result you want for yourself. When you also focus on your listeners - and their needs - you connect in a way that makes things happen. You create an energy that helps everyone move forward together.
Kim Rosenblum / Vice President, TV Land Creative Group Nickelodeon
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Visual Communication Consulting

The single most important thing you can do to improve the impact of your communication is… to stop trying to find the single most important thing! It’s the full continuum that counts. It begins when you find your inner voice… who you really are – and it manifests itself in your message, your marketing, and your physical presence. You know that powerful communication is essential to success. It’s how you get things done. It’s how you establish position, how you create image, move markets… and how you motivate. It’s based on connection, and… it thrives on congruency. And both of those begin with you.

At Speakeasy everything we do is designed to help you get better connected with yourself… and then to help you connect more effectively with others. Our Communication Development programs do that on a personal level — and our Visual Communication Group can help you do that in every way you communicate when you’re not there to do it yourself.

We are designers, yes… but we don’t view design as art or personal preference. It is communication. It has a specific purpose and it has to perform. Using design and communication to create specific action takes strategic thinking, it takes connection, and it takes congruency. And while both begin with you… they only finish with a guide who is willing and able to take you deeper into the result you’re really looking for… deeper into who your audience really is… and deeper into what will move them. That’s where you build connection. And, to become congruent you need someone with enough experience in a broad enough range of communication applications to help you identify, balance and maximize coordinated communication opportunities across a full range of platforms. Someone who can help ensure that every communication your organization delivers – from a senior executive speech or an internal eMail to an advertisement, an annual report, or your built environment – is grounded in your unique position, expressive of your businesses beliefs… and working together to connect with the audience you’ve identified.

At Speakeasy’s Visual Communication Group, it is first, our ability to help you develop your unique message or image… and second, our diverse experience across the range of opportunities to deliver it, that differentiates us from other design organizations. The benefit to you…

When all your communication delivers a common message, through a common language, from a confident and common vision, the results are greater than the sum of the individual parts. Your communication has greater impact, greater power — greater opportunity to achieve results.

Visual Communication Consulting

  • Communication Opportunities in Facility Planning
  • Architectural Communication Programming
  • Facilities Design Management
  • Interior Design Consulting

Marketing Centers

  • Communication in Building Lobbies & Public Areas
  • Retail Environments
  • Graphic Design

Logos & Corporate Identity Programs

  • Stationery
  • Brochures
  • Direct Mail
  • Advertisements
  • Posters

Displays

  • Video & Multi-Media Presentations
  • Electronic Communication and Web Concepting
  • Environmental Graphics

Interior & Exterior Sign Programs

  • Special Features
  • Exhibits & Displays
  • Art Programs

Please contact us now at 404.541.4180 or use our contact form for more information.

For New Young Professionals

Speakeasy has developed a new on-line, micro-learning portal aimed exclusively at today's new generation of young professionals. If you or your team fit that description, check it out at SelfLink.com

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