Alumni Feedback

Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz

US COAST GUARD 
First Female Leader of a U.S. Service Academy

“Jan Fox made me believe I could speak without notes. Now I do it all the time and I’m being recognized for it.”
 

 

Jordan Heichel

Sr. Project Manager, IBM

"I never thought you could turn that group around, but in two days of storytelling, they became cheerleaders for each other! Their support for each other continues today."

 

 

David L. Porter

CPA, Associate V.P., Controller & Assistant Treasurer
Brookings Institution

"Jan did a wonderful job training about 15 employees on public speaking.  We wanted her to help a group of “introverted finance professionals” be better prepared to perform training sessions (mostly on PeopleSoft topics) to other Brookings employees.  Jan’s message was clear and her method to get these people out of their comfort zones was spot on.  We have received very positive feedback from those who attended the two full-day sessions."
 

 

Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz

US COAST GUARD 
First Female Leader of a U.S. Service Academy

“Jan Fox made me believe I could speak without notes. Now I do it all the time and I’m being recognized for it.”
 

 

Jordan Heichel

Sr. Project Manager, IBM

"I never thought you could turn that group around, but in two days of storytelling, they became cheerleaders for each other! Their support for each other continues today."

 

 

David L. Porter

CPA, Associate V.P., Controller & Assistant Treasurer
Brookings Institution

"Jan did a wonderful job training about 15 employees on public speaking.  We wanted her to help a group of “introverted finance professionals” be better prepared to perform training sessions (mostly on PeopleSoft topics) to other Brookings employees.  Jan’s message was clear and her method to get these people out of their comfort zones was spot on.  We have received very positive feedback from those who attended the two full-day sessions."
 

 

Executive Communications: Step up to the Mic

Bold Speaking for Greater Impact

One thing is certain: You and your organization will face more change in the future. You may be walking through it right now. How you SPEAK about change determines how your teams will follow. The Power of TWEAKS - MICRO Acts for MAXimum Impact – can help you lead your team from change conception through buy-in. 

We’re not talking hammer, “Do as I say,” BOLD. We mean BOLD, as in using your fullest potential to:

  • connect more deeply
  • persuade more effectively
  • present more powerfully
  • communicate your vision more clearly

This this 2-day program conducted by 4-time Emmy winner Jan Fox, will help you identify and learn the four basic characteristics of a BOLD speaker. You’ll find out why BOLD speaking is critical. You’ll need it, if you want to go to the top of the leader board – whereever you are in your career. 

This action-packed, uber-interactive, prop-filled program guarantees that you will walk out a more compelling influencer, a more powerful leader, and a more comfortable speaker.  You will be FULLY PREPARED TO SPEAK YOUR WAY to your desired outcomes.

Target Audience
This program works well for leaders at all levels across all sectors who:

  • aspire to positions of greater influence and who want to practice BOLD speaking
  • have a compelling vision and want to practice bringing it to life
  • want to boost their speaking presence in large convenings or small meetings
  • are looking to sharpen their public speaking skills and take them to the next level
  • want to gain new skills in effective communication for everyday business

Program Outline

Module 1: Why BOLD Speaking Matters

  • Audience Response and Sphere of Influence
  • 4 Basic Bedrocks of with many short exercises (Note: You will often see and feel quick results in this first module)
  • Introduction to Storytelling
  • Engagement Continuum
  • Introduction to Speak Tweaks – Micro Acts for Macro Impact
  • Explanation of TEDx research on what makes a great presentation – either formal or informal reporting in meetings
  • Development of homework practice plan

Module 2: Skillset Work

  • Presence. Posture, Voice Variation, Hand Gestures, Pace, Eye Contact, Working the Room
  • Stories and storytelling practice
  • Adding Passion,Perspective, and Purpose
  • Use of Humor
  • Plan and prep for next speaking opportunity for audience of one or many

 

Module 3: Specific Skillset Practice

  • Development of talk or presentation as needed, including power point slides
  • The Art of Clicking
  • Interviewing skills on TV
  • Q&A is Not the Enemy
  • Communicate to facilitate change

Module 4: Final Presentation

  • Story, pitch, or report – whatever was suggested to prepare for in the first module
  • Feedback, fixes, and further practice plan to do on your own

 

Professional Development Units:
Upon successful completion of the 2-day course, participants receive 2 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
NOTE: The program does not offer academic credits from GW.

 

DATES: November 17–18, 2020

 

PRICE: $1,950/person ($1,755 for GW CEPL alumni)
Executive Communications Program + 2 hours of 1-1 Coaching Bundle: $2,850/person 
($2,707 Bundle cost for GW CEPL alumni)

 

Venue: GW Alexandria Education Center, located at 413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250, Alexandria, VA 22314.

 

For more information and to apply contact:

 

Britt Nwadiashi
Program Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-402-6649

 

or

 

Ina Gjikondi
Director, Executive Education & Coaching
Email: [email protected]  
Phone: 202-994-5313 (Direct)
             703-980-2545 (Cell)