Spoken with Authority workshops are dynamic and interactive learning events that conveniently take place in your environment, or at any other desired location (e.g. retreat, conference, expo, etc.).
What participants are saying…
We were able to analyze our strengths and weaknesses throughout the session through partner and individual activities. Our class was leaps and bounds better at presenting than when we arrived.
It was engaging. I like learning then doing, and I was able to do that.
Christine’s workshop was clear and to the point.
It was excellent! I’m usually a cynic who rolls his eyes at professional development, but I found this very useful.
This is what I came for and I got it.
Christine provided honest feedback in a supportive environment.
Christine practices what she preaches.
I liked that there were actual tools presented that are easy to take with me. Christine is clear, organized with time, and uses no junk words!
I was initially dreading this workshop! Now that it’s over I’m so happy and grateful for the opportunity. It was not intimidating or nearly as awkward as I thought.
Targeted to Your Audience
Spoken with Authority will collaborate with your organization to customize the learning plan, and map the educational experience to your specific human capital training and development objectives. We not only provide group presentations, but also facilitate breakout sessions led by Christine and the team of Spoken with Authority coaches, for a lasting training experience.
Ongoing Support & Encouragement
Christine and the SWA team don’t “run a workshop and ride off into the sunset.” You can count on us to provide your team with ongoing support and encouragement, and ensure that they’re applying their emerging presentation skills — and reaping the rewards!
Popular Workshop Topics
Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence
Whether you’re in the boardroom, on the sales floor, around the proverbial “water cooler,” at a conference, on the phone, or anywhere else: your ability to speak with confidence will drive your career forward — just as a lack of confidence will frustratingly hold you back.
In Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence, Spoken with Authority gives you a set of powerful insights and practical strategies that will rapidly transform your public speaking anxiety and apprehension into poise and polish.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to develop your speaking skills in a way that will transform your career — and change your life!
Speak Like a Leader
How often have you marvelled at presentations by great leaders of this or a previous generation, and imagined that it was you connecting with a rapt audience hanging on every word?
In Speak Like a Leader, Spoken with Authority will take you on a remarkable tour of the five habits that influential leaders – from political heavyweights, to business icons, to entertainment moguls – rely on to convey confidence, command a room, and transform their listeners.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to open doors, opportunities, and possibilities by speaking like a leader!
Bolster Your Credibility, Avoid Common Speaking Mistakes
Did you know that bad speaking habits can undermine your credibility, holding your career back even though you have the knowledge and experience needed to move forward?
In Bolster your Credibility, Avoid Common Speaking Mistakes, Spoken with Authority will reveal costly communication mistakes made by many professionals so that you can avoid them and adopt polished speaking behaviors that will propel your career forward.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to replace problematic speaking habits with powerful ones so you can fulfill your leadership potential.
Craft Memorable and Engaging Presentations
Let’s face it: for many people, the only thing worse than being asked to give a presentation is being invited to sit through one. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
In Craft Memorable and Engaging Presentations, Spoken with Authority will teach you our foolproof Sandwich Structure, which you’ll use to deliver game-changing presentations — even if you don’t have ample time to prepare, or if you’re striving to get through to a “tough audience.” Before you know it, they’ll be on your side, in your hands, and ready to applaud.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to become a presentation legend in your workplace, and across your industry!
Powerful Visual Presentations
While there are plenty of things that audiences can dislike about a presentation, their #1 pet peeve is when presenters read off slides. There’s simply no faster way to turn off an audience and get them eyeing the exits.
In Powerful Visual Presentations, Spoken with Authority will show you how to design dynamic and engaging presentation aids and augment them with compelling stories, so that you bring any presentation to life – whether it’s in the boardroom, on stage, or anywhere else.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to turn your presentations into must-attend events that will have people remembering fondly and talking positively for weeks, months, or maybe even years!
Say it Right the First Time
How often do you fall short when trying to clearly, convincingly and confidently get your message across “in the moment” – such as when someone asks you a question in a meeting, during a chance encounter, job interviews, media interviews, or in any other situation where you want and need to be at your most articulate?
In Say it Right the First Time, Spoken with Authority gives you a set of little known – but profoundly effective – tools and tips to ensure that you always express yourself with clarity and composure; even when the last thing you were expecting was to be under the spotlight.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to go from thwarted and tongue tied, to polished, poised, and pointed — the first time, and every time!
How to Transition from Subject Expert to Thought Leader
Do you want to become an indispensable thought leader in your organization and among professionals in your field? You need to go beyond a behind-the-scenes subject expert who skillfully manages the details of programs, initiatives, and budgets. You need to become a visionary leader who clearly and convincingly charts a course for future innovation and action.
In How to Transition from Subject Expert to Thought Leader, Spoken with Authority will introduce you to the mindset and presentation skills you need to support your transition from subject expert to thought leader. Get ready to go from the person your colleagues call on when they want to know what’s going on now, to the person who they rely on to understand trends that will shape the future.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to take your leadership role to the next level.
Savvy Telephone Skills in an Era of E-mail
Does the thought of calling a client or colleague on the phone make you uncomfortable? You’re not alone. With the rise of e-mail, text messages, and other forms of computer-media communication, professionals find themselves speaking on the phone less and less. But this trend could be causing you to wait longer than necessary to get the information you need to move forward on a project, or to miss out on important opportunities to build professional relationships.
In Savvy Telephone Skills in an Era of E-mail, you’ll explore situations when picking up the phone will increase your efficiency and effectiveness. You’ll also learn best practices of phone conversations and voicemails, which you’ll test out in a supportive learning environment. Get ready to go from tongue-tied to silver-tongued each and every time you pick up the phone.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to get comfortable with the lost art of the phone call.
Conference Readiness Intensive
Are members of your organization presenting at an upcoming conference or event? Will they shine in their speaking roles and make a great impression on the people in attendance?
In the Conference Readiness Intensive, Spoken with Authority will not only share best practices of crafting and delivering effective presentations; we’ll coach your speakers so they develop exciting content for events and communicate it with confidence to the most discerning attendees.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to wow participants and compel them to sign up for the next event at which your team members will present.
Plan Productive Meetings and Facilitate them with Finesse
Do you remember the last truly productive meeting you attended — one that made the best use of your limited time, and empowered you with valuable insights and knowledge? Indeed, such meetings are few and far between. That is, they used to be!
In Plan Productive Meetings and Facilitate them with Ease, Spoken with Authority will show you precisely how to design and deliver meetings that make an immediate and lasting impact, so you can dramatically enhance your personal brand and drive your career forward.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to turn any meeting into an eagerly anticipated, must-attend event that will get you remembered, respected and revered!
Moderate Panels with Polish
As you’ve surely experienced from being a speaker or in the audience: not all panels are created equal! While a few are informative, insightful, and inspiring, others are unimpressive, unmemorable, and unfocused.
In Moderate Panels with Polish, Spoken with Authority will show you how to use your influence and power as a moderator to ensure that your panel has focus and flow, and that your speakers are prepared and poised to make a lasting impact.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to make the next panel you moderate memorable for all of the right reasons!
If you’re one of the millions of people who find evaluating colleagues “easier said than done” — you aren’t alone! Even some of the most seasoned professionals dread evaluations, and will do almost anything to delay or avoid the experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
In Evaluation Excellence, Spoken with Authority will teach you our unique system for providing the kind of practical, yet visionary feedback that colleagues find motivating, honest, insightful, and helpful. Instead of resenting your efforts, they’ll be grateful for your support.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to let your refined leadership skills shine through your transformative evaluation efforts!
Perfect the Art of Pitching Yourself
“What do you do?” may seem like an ordinary question that you’re asked all the time — but guess what? In truth, it’s really a hidden opportunity to take your personal brand and career to the next level.
In Perfect the Art of Pitching Yourself, Spoken with Authority will show you how to craft an engaging and illuminating strategic introduction — also known as an elevator pitch — for conferences, networking events, meetings, and all other formal, casual or social situations.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to separate yourself from those who merely answer the question “What do you do?” — instead of exploit it as a unique and invaluable opportunity to make a powerful, lasting impact!
Job Interview Success Strategies
The most devastating mistake professional job seekers make is also the most common: they assume that potential employers are merely looking to “fill an open position,” when in reality they’re really looking for someone special to drive their organization forward.
In Job Interview Excellence, Spoken with Authority will empower you with a new framework that dramatically changes how you approach job interviews, and teaches you potent strategies for leveraging your compelling personal story.
Contact Spoken with Authority to book your workshop today, and get ready to clearly separate yourself from other candidates – and get that dream job!