Speak Like a Leader Course
You’re on stage and people are breathless.
They’re leaning in and hanging on your every word. Your initial fear has turned to excitement and you’re fully present in the moment. The air crackles with electricity as the audience embraces your ideas. And now, as you say “thank you,” the audience leaps to their feet as one. The applause is deafening. You did it. You did the work and you have become the person you want to be. People are already lining up to talk to you. Congratulations!
The bar has gone up dramatically on public speaking. Over the last decade people have gotten used to TED talks and other great speeches. These days you are quite actually competing for people’s attention with the greatest speakers in the world.
Over more than a decade I have developed my own take on the TED-like talk format. Success demands a very special blend of characteristics. Being succinct, vulnerable, personal, authentic, and ultra-clear are all necessary ingredients and they work no matter where you’re speaking. If you combine that with well-chosen, well-crafted, and well-delivered stories that flesh out your talk and illuminate your vision you’ll be not only one of the best speakers anywhere you go, you’ll be dramatically boosting your leadership, as well. I have found, for myself and my clients, that creating your communications in line with the TED-format is one of the most amazing and productive journeys a leader can take.
Is This Course For You?
Available both as a self-paced, 12 unit course that takes approximately 4 hours to complete, or as an 8 person cohort-based 10 week course wherein you go on the journey of choosing, crafting, and delivering your TED-like talk with weekly guidance, accountability, and office hours. Both versions include excellent support material which guides you through the program. In these short, pithy videos, you will be introduced to principles that are immediately actionable, inherently memorable, and are easily applied to your unique style of speaking. You will discover and apply your superhero origin story, and other meaningful leadership stories to dramatically increase your influence, leadership, and fulfillment in life.
You’ll also be invited to regular Ask Me Anything calls as Bonus (happening at least 2x monthly, times and dates TBD and which will take into account global time zones) where you can be supported, and you will be able to connect with other committed leaders in our community (launching on or before January 2022).
The Speak Like a Leader Experience 10 Week, Cohort-Based-Course
This is the Speak Like a Leader Self-Paced course combined with personalized instruction and support. Over the course of 10 weeks, with a cohort of 7 other leaders, you will go on one of the most important and useful leadership journeys possible as you conceive, create and deliver your TED-like talk. Since our cohort is a maximum of 8 people the experience is intimate and personal. There are weekly course sessions and regular, optional, office hours so you can get the support and personal assistance you need to craft the talk of your life.