Speaking as a Leader®

The spoken word is one of the most powerful tools in a leader’s toolkit. Learn to leverage this power with training on leadership speaking skills.

When leaders speak with clarity and confidence, they inspire and motivate their teams, gain the support of their peers and key stakeholders, and create the direction and alignment that enable groups to achieve their goals. When leaders learn how to inspire every time they speak – whether formally or informally – the results are transformative.

Business casual executive woman presenting to a smiling group, embodying 'Speaking As A Leader' traits for influential leadership.

Ideal Audience

Experienced leaders, or individuals preparing to move into a leadership role, who need to improve their speaking skills. 

Delivery Method

In-Person or virtual. Hybrid learning options are also available.

Available In: English, French, and Spanish.

Timing

In-Person: 2 days, or;

Virtual: 4, 1.5-hour live online sessions over four weeks + pre-program, self-paced learning modules + 30-minutes of 1:1 virtual coaching.

Sustainment

Upon program completion, participants gain access to ELI, an AI-powered coach designed to provide personalized, on-the-job feedback and support as they implement new skills and techniques.

What Participants Learn in our Speaking as a Leader® Program:

In Speaking as a Leader®, participants learn how to improve their leadership speaking skills and speak as a leader in any interaction. They will receive individual coaching, feedback, and collaborative practice in applying our simple, replicable model to formal and informal communication.

In this Signature Learning Experience, participants receive the knowledge and tools to:  

  • Inspire action through communication.  
  • Speak with clarity and conviction in every interaction. 
  • Create powerful, message-driven communications. 
  • Support every message with the right amount of information.  
  • Conclude each interaction with a clear call to action.  
  • Elevate their physical and verbal leadership presence. 
  • Plan for critical conversations and how to navigate them. 
  • Structure their thinking on the fly in impromptu conversations.

Is Speaking as a Leader® Right for You?

Speaking as a Leader® is designed for anyone who is struggling with one or more of the following challenges:  

  • Communicating with clarity and conviction in every interaction.  
  • Gaining buy-in and commitment from others. 
  • Building the confidence to speak up and make sure their voice is heard when needed. 
  • Shifting from being informational to inspirational.

Delivery & Partnership Options

A variety of delivery and partnership options are available to meet your needs.

We Deliver

Our expert facilitators deliver this training directly to teams in your organization. 

You Deliver

Licensing options are available. We will train your facilitators to deliver this training internally.

Our Partners Deliver

Connect with our open enrollment partners to find program options for individuals. 

Spark Your Learning With Tailored Program Add-Ons:

As part of our extensive suite of offerings, we have a number of additional Spark modules that complement Speaking as a Leader®. If you are interested in strengthening a particular skill that is not covered in the core program, we make it easy to add additional modules to your core program design. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact our Sales team to learn more about our full library of Spark add-on modules. Here are our top recommendations for Speaking as a Leader®:

Handling Q&A

The ability to handle questions from an audience and provide clear answers is an invaluable leadership skill, one that is taught in this learning experience.

Storytelling For Leaders

Storytelling builds a level of rapport and connection that facts and data cannot. It’s a skill that takes any communication to the next level—if you know how to use it. 

Two members in board meeting giving each other a 'high five' demonstrating positive communication skills.