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Whether it’s making a sales presentation to close that deal, giving an effective powerpoint presentation, motivating your employees, or delivering that career-changing keynote speech, it’s all riding on your communication skills. It’s no longer a luxury to have effective speaking skills, it is essential.

Effective communicators provide an enjoyable and memorable experience for the listener, eliminate distracting verbal and non-verbal content, and deliver clear messages that demand action. Few of us naturally possess the skills, passion, and discipline to transmit our ideas with such clarity, charisma, and power. But with training and practice, virtually anyone can become such a communicator.

You have what it takes. We can show you how!

On-site corporate training classes that will turn your managers and employees into communications rock stars, giving them the communication skills they need to represent your company well.

One-on-one coaching programs that will give you the skills you need to deliver clear, concise, and compelling messages. We have packages to fit wherever you are in your speaking ability, from the novice to the professional speaker.

Public workshops designed to give you personal instruction to reach your own communication goals while having fun in a safe, supportive and highly effective setting.

Become a Powerful, Persuasive Speaker — call MillsWyck Communications today

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  • Rule #1

Speech Introductions: The one question you should never answer first (Who Am I?)

In our July newsletter we shared a tip about speech introductions, and it’s a question I get a lot: “How should I introduce myself?” If I hear another speaker open with “Well, let me tell you a little about myself…”, I may scream.  And usually in the audiences I’m in, screaming is NOT appropriate.  But this could be the second worst opening of all time (Worst, closely related: “Hi, my name is ___, and I’m […]

  • 2016.08.HOF

Five Ways to Make Speeches Worthy of the Hall of Fame

I recently attended the baseball Hall of Fame (HOF) Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, NY.  It was a once-in-a-lifetime event to hear the speeches of the inductees, even if I did have to pay $20 to park in some random farmer’s field and still had to walk to the ceremony.

The event had two basic parts (notwithstanding the superfluous infrastructure and the MLB network commercial delays, which drew boos from the audience).  First, every living member of […]

  • Trip Report

Trip Report — Public Speaking Lessons From Around the World

When I worked in the corporate world, you were supposed to give a trip report when you returned from a conference or client travel.  This was an opportunity to share learned information with the home office, and also provided some nice accountability to participate fully while you were away.

Since I’m the director of the company, there might not be as much an incentive to give trip reports, but I feel like I should give an […]

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Presentation Sin: The Practical Guide to Stop Offending (and Start Impressing) Your Audience

Presentation Sin: The Practical Guide to Stop Offending (and Start Impressing) Your Audience

Avoid the trap of presentation sins that are haunting most speakers. Get over 100 simple tips you can make to your communication skills that will easily turn you into a rock star on any size stage, whether you have an audience of one or one thousand.

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“I have a minor in Speech Communications that was earned by taking 60 hours of college level courses. That college level training didn’t come close to the practical skills I learned from Alan Hoffler’s Speaker Circle training at StepUp. I feel more comfortable and competent making presentations as a result of his training. I know I better represent StepUp and its mission when speaking to groups. And I have watched the entire Speaker Circle group transform their presentations from a series of “uh” and “so” to compelling and memorable stories. Without exception, I would recommend Alan Hoffler’s training workshops to anyone seeking improvement of their presentation skills.”
Linda Nunnallee, Executive Director, StepUp Ministry
“I have been fortunate to work with Alan on several occasions and have always found his support to be exactly what I needed. His classes are outstanding and I recommend them to anyone who speaks for a living. The content is excellent and the classes are not only powerful but fun. Recently, I asked Alan to coach me in the writing of an important speech. He was not only supportive and generous with his time, but he also has amazing insight. His guidance helped make my speech much more powerful than anything I could have written on my own. Thanks Alan!”
Stephanie McDilda, Flashpoint International
I attended Alan’s 2-day “Powerful, Persuasive Speaking” workshop. Wow. I’ve taken several very good public speaking courses in the past, but Alan’s class brought it all together for me. It made things click. It was like watching magic as Alan coached the participants—every single person improved dramatically. And the skills taught benefited not only formal public speaking, but interviews, meeting facilitation, and everyday conversations. I highly recommend Alan Hoffler and MillsWyck Communications to experienced speakers, novice speakers, and everyone in between. I look forward to more coaching from Alan in the future!
Karin Wiberg, Clear Sight Consulting
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