Speaking to Influence Public Workshop

Speaking to Influence Public Workshop

Expand Your Speaking Skill Set to Engage and Influence

At each stage of our career we develop as a business speaker and presenter.  Early on we obtain the skills to be more confident and comfortable in front of a group.  From there we progress to learn best practices to develop and deliver a message.  Now, as a key leader or manager in your organization, you are in a position to move to the next level of speaking excellence.  This session focuses on the skills that ensure you can truly connect and engage with the people in the room which is essential if you are going to influence them.

We will look at what it takes to be a presenter who can adapt delivery and content to best fit the needs of the audience and situation.  And in doing so – maximize the connection and engagement that gets a message heard and acted on. You will learn the four communication styles of a leader and have an opportunity to practice some of the skills that make each style effective.  Your practice talks will be video recorded, and you will receive feedback.  The video is yours to keep.

What You Will Learn:

  • To develop new skill sets as a speaker so that you can handle a wider range of communication scenarios more effectively
  • How to evaluate communication situations and determine which speaking elements will help you to better influence the audience
  • How to identify your preferred speaking style and how to leverage it
  • How to adapt your presentation skills to new styles and still come across authentically.
  • Best practices for telling stories
  • Best practices for coming across more commanding
  • Best practices for telling stories
  • Best practices for coming across more commanding

Who Should Attend:

  • Business professionals and executives who have already developed some effective speaking skills and are ready to take these skills to the next level.
  • Those who are encountering a wider range of speaking situations from talking to teams, Board of Directors and senior leaders as well as presenting at industry events and major conferences.
  • Those who know that their ability to influence those in the room is key to their success.

Prep Work Required:

You will be giving two short (2-3 minute) presentations during this workshop.  One presentation will be a business recommendation and the other will be a business story. More information will be sent with your registration confirmation about the presentations.

Workshop size:

Minimum 5 - Maximum 9 participants
If we don't reach the minimum we will refund your money or give the option of attending the workshop at a future date.


12:15 pm: Registration
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Workshop


5775 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 700
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

Parking: Free surface lot parking

Fee: $449



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Business Edge Speaking Groups Terms & Conditions

Business Edge Speaking Groups:
Cancellation/Change Policy

  1.  If you cancel 30 days prior to start date you will receive a full refund less $25 processing fee.
  2. If you cancel in the one month period before start date you have two options:
    1. transfer registration to another person – and there is no charge or
    2. receive credit towards future Speaking Group program less our $150 set-up fee
  3. If you cancel after the program starts you will receive credit towards future Speaking Group program less $150 set-up fee and less $75 for each session you have attended. Credits for future groups are valid for six months from the date of the original registration.

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On Demand (Purchased) Webinars
Cancellation/Change Policy

  1. Purchase of an on-demand recorded webinar gives you unlimited viewing access to that webinar for 30 days from the date of purchase.
  2. The 30 day access is only for the individual listed as attendee on your registration confirmation. (Our recordings are not designed for conference room (group) settings.)
  3. Refunds or extensions are not available should you not be able to view the video within 30 days of purchase.