Powerful, Persuasive Speaking

Speak with Confidence, Power, and Ease

People who possess effective communication skills have a distinct competitive advantage over those who don’t.  Like it or not, when you’re speaking or delivering a presentation, you are selling your ideas and your business, and more importantly, your competency and credibility.

In this highly interactive, hands-on workshop you’ll implement and practice skills to face a public audience to deliver clear, concise and compelling messages.  Using peer feedback, video evaluation, instructor coaching, and group exercises, you will experience first-hand the impact that small changes make in the audience’s perceptions and takeaways.  Multiple practice sessions transfer the knowledge into an action plan that develops positive habits quickly.

Given the right tools, anyone can become a confident, influential speaker.

Who Should Attend?

Aspiring speakers, Sales professionals, Technical experts, Managers, Trainers, Teachers, Students, Clergy, Politicians, Supervisors, Club/Organizational leaders –ANYONE who desires to make their public speaking skills an integral part of their success.

What you will learn. . . .

Delivery Mechanics

Public Speaking workshops Alan Hoffler with MillsWyck Communications

  • Posture and body language
  • Eye contact
  • Use of pauses for dramatic effect
  • Gestures
  • Vocal variety (rate, volume & inflection)
  • Movement
  • Facial expressions


  • Conquering fear
  • Handling room and meeting logistics
  • Handling issues
  • Leading meetings effectively

You can speak with Confidence, Power, and Ease.  Send us an email, or call us at (919) 386-9238 to discuss how you can get started today.

Raleigh, NC public class dates and registration

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 Ministry in Raleigh. 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, StepUp

Attending MillsWyck Communication’s 2-day workshop on Powerful, Persuasive Speaking was more important to my feelings of confidence and overall success than I realized when I first signed up. In just two days, I learned and practiced skills that allowed me to take my upcoming Key5 speech from good to great! I felt confident and came to understand how I could make my message really shine.
Sally Orcutt, Stretch 4 Success, LLC

I went through Alan’s “Powerful Public Speaking” workshop several years ago and it was simply incredible! The techniques, the training, and the overall experience is top-notch. I won’t lie, it can be somewhat intense at times, but it’s exactly what you need to change your habits when it comes to your communication skills. I’ve continued working with Alan since then and every conversation with him I seem to glean new insight on how to improve my skills. Do not hesitate to work with Alan – I can promise, you won’t regret it!
Alex Ferguson, Your Local Studio

I never would have delivered my content at the pace or with expression as I did had it not been for your class.  I was nervous walking on stage as the CEO introduced me, but in that moment I recognized I wasn’t as nervous as I could have been.  I never would have felt as confident and comfortable speaking that morning if it had not been for your class.
Julie Bray, Virginia Women’s Center

I have been a public speaker for more than 25 years.  I majored in communications in college, and have studied it and practiced it ever since. Alan’s class was transformative.  He took what I knew and moved me to a whole new level of skill even after decades of work.  I highly recommend you take Alan’s classes in presentation skills.  If you’re scared, he’ll get you comfortable.  If you’re okay, he’ll make you good.  If you’re good, he’ll make you great.  He even has follow-up classes to keep your skills fresh. Toastmasters has nothing on Alan!
Craig Mathews, Big Think

World-class training learning all about what does not come naturally. That is communicating effectively with everyone in your life, your school or your profession. I highly recommend you, your company or your church invest in learning from Alan how to elevate your level of communication with everyone you meet…eye to eye!

D.Hamilton, FCA

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

About a year and a half ago, I decided it was time for me to address my issues with public speaking.  I don’t know of a more important skill to possess, and yet I was woefully undertrained.  Throughout my career I have had lots of opportunities to speak in front of people, whether it was my team at work, or even to a room full of people at a conference.  I never enjoyed it.  I wasn’t very good at it.  Something needed to change. My options at the time were to join a Toastmasters group or find someone to help me.  As I was considering my options, I met Alan Hoffler.  Alan is the CEO of Millswyck Communications, a professional speaker training company here in Raleigh, NC.  Alan and I met for other reasons, but I really liked his energy and how he presented himself.  I wanted some of what he had.  Alan teaches an introductory two-day workshop called “Powerful, Persuasive Speaking.”   It is….
Read more of this personal testimony on Scott Barstow’s blog post here

Scott Barstow, CEO/Founder, Rocket Hangar

I recently attended Alan’s Powerful, Persuasive Speaking Workshop. In a matter of just two days, I completely changed how I view public speaking. Instead of being fearful of speaking in front of an audience, I am now excited to share my professional organizing expertise with others. The skills I learned have not only helped me better engage my audience during presentations, but also in day-to-day conversations.
Allison Flinn, Professional Organizer and Founder of Reclaim Professional Organizing, LLC

A year ago, I signed up for Alan Hoffler’s two-day workshop “Powerful Public Speaking.” Alan delivered the best training I’d ever experienced. Since then, I’ve continued taking workshops and training with Alan— to magical effect in my life. Alan is now coaching “StepUp’s Speakers’ Circle” to further develop our public speaking skills so that we may better share the true value our work in the community. He is, without a doubt, the best at what he does and how he does it.
Mary Jane Clark, Inspirer at RaleighwoodBiz

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