How to Speak Persuasively to Close Every Deal!

Public Speaking and Business Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs

10-Hour Online Master Class

Why a course specifically designed for business owners?

If your negotiations or business model is not communicated effectively, the opportunity will go to a competitor. As a result, revenue will be lost and your business will not grow.

Close every deal! Learn how to increase your company’s value with confident and concise sounding communication while eliminating ineffective speech and voice habits. Demonstrate people should be doing business with you with our online public speaking and business communication skills class designed for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Five Courses in One Package

Instructor: Elizabeth Peterson, speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience

Course One

 How to Sound Smarter, More Confident, and More Persuasive

course 1 business owner
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How to Sound Smarter, More Confident, and More Persuasive

As a business owner, it is vital that you clearly communicate your value to customers and clients and lead your employees with intention and confidence. This course will teach you how to speak with smart-sounding melody patterns with more vocal variety, moving inflection, sharper articulation while speaking at a rate that is more controlled and sounds convincing. This is known as intonation and speaking in this style is the most important skill for business communication. Master how to be more effective in consulting, delivering presentations, and directing staff to communicate to people that they should be doing business with you.

By the end of Course One, you will be able to do the following:

  • Speak using the “speech stairs strategy” to sound clear, smart, fluid, and confident as you represent your business
  • Speak with improved articulation and diction
  • Eliminate poor speech habits that can hurt credibility, such as talking too fast, sounding monotone, mumbling, trailing off, and using up-speak
  • Understand why speaking with intonation is the most important skill for effective communication
  • Turn new communication skills into habits by applying the speech notebook, speech triggers, and red-light drill exercises in the real world

 

Course Two

How to Use Communication Strategically to Enhance Your Leadership Persona

Liz presenting
Q

How to Use Communication Strategically to Enhance Your Leadership Persona

Be viewed as a leader as you present your products by applying skilled and strategic communication. Learn the ineffective behaviors that can compromise your credibility and leadership persona and gain new strategies to eliminate them. Weak vocabulary, use of filler words, and other poor speech habits will be revealed and replaced with new skills so you can speak with more authority when you represent your business.

By the end of Course Two, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the three types of up-speak behavior and utilize strategies to eliminate it
  • Replace minimizing vocabulary with more impactful communication
  • Understand how to apply strategic pauses for more impact
  • Pose questions to sound more confident and like a leader
  • Employ strategies to keep from talking too fast
  • Apply the “cure” to stop “verbal viruses” from discrediting your message

 

Course Three

How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

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Q

How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

Learn how to present your business offerings from your optimal pitch range by producing vocal tones that are strong, powerful, and confident while keeping the voice safe from injury due to continual speaking. Tones that are too soft, weak, high in pitch, or nasal are ineffective and should be replaced with those that are strong and clear. Communication will sound professional and smart when spoken from the optimal pitch range.

By the end of Course Three, you will be able to do the following:

  • Speak with a stronger and more powerful voice
  • Utilize multiple strategies for finding the power spot in your voice
  • Eliminate ineffective vocal behaviors, such as vocal fry or using tones that are too high, thin, or nasal
  • Understand the three types of resonance
  • Pass the test for nasal speech

Course Four

How to Diaphragm Breathe for More Effective and Powerful Communication

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Q

How to Diaphragm Breathe for More Effective and Powerful Communication

Learn how to speak with from a full diaphragm breath at the conversational level through our easy four-step process. Speaking from a full breath allows speech to feel fluid and well-coordinated when explaining your points to potential customers. Shallow chest breathing will be replaced with fuller and more comfortable breaths that project the voice for clear communication. If speaking before others causes anxiety, diaphragmatic breathing is a great strategy for calming nerves.

By the end of Course Four, you will be able to do the following:

  • Learn how to speak using a full diaphragm breath at the conversational level
  • Understand how to coordinate diaphragmatic breathing and talking
  • Utilize diaphragm breathing as a strategy for managing anxiety
  • Eliminate short, shallow chest breathing
  • Increase the projection and power in their voice through diaphragm breathing

Course Five

 Becoming a Powerhouse Speaker: How to Make “Power Points” with Your Audience

course 5 business owner
Q

Becoming a Powerhouse Speaker: How to Make “Power Points” with Your Audience

After mastering essential communication and voice skills, it is time to apply those new skills to give an outstanding presentation. It is not unusual for business owners to deliver a pitch or more formal presentation. This bonus course will prepare you to deliver a modern, on-point presentation that will bring actionable results. You will learn the crucial skill of delivering information through storytelling, which will keep audience members engaged and help them remember the content. Multiple physical and cognitive strategies to combat fear of public speaking will be offered. Body language techniques for how to stand, show confidence, and what to do with your hands will be revealed, along with numerous tips on how to organize content on a slide (less is more) and manage a presentation effectively. By the end of this course, you will look forward to presentations, not dread them.

By the end of Course Five, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand how to be an interesting storyteller for every type of presentation
  • Learn how to “ground yourself” to appear strong and confident in your presentation
  • Develop an action plan for combating state fright with proven physical and cognitive strategies
  • Speak brilliantly without notes with the visual mapping strategy
  • Organize slide content with modern day principals (less is more)
  • Gain multiple strategies for answering unexpected questions and managing audience expectations
  • Apply a variety of body language techniques that demonstrate confidence and authority for both in-person and online presentations

 

A Note from Liz

It takes time to learn new habits. This course has been designed to take approximately six weeks for skill mastery. We recommend taking two to three weeks for Courses One and Two, one to two weeks for Course Three, and one to two weeks for Courses Four and Five. You control the pace—no need to rush. Take the time to practice these new skills. Once these skills become habits, they will become natural. Enjoy!

Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

Try a FREE Class from Each Course!

Free Lesson – Course One

An Introduction to the Speech Stairs Strategy with Course Highlights and How Skills Blend Together

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Free Lesson – Course Two

How Strategic Communication Enhances Your Leadership Persona

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Free Lesson – Course Three

Take a Journey through Your Resonating Cavities

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Free Lesson – Course Four

Introduction to Diaphragm Breathing

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Free Lesson – Course Five

The Number One Cause of Fear of Public Speaking

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Download Your Free E-book

Accent Reduction 101 Live-Recorded Training Seminar and Instructors Manual for Teachers of Accent Reduction

How to Speak like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader

Want to improve your public speaking skills? Download our free e-book, Speak Like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader (2023) 4th Ed. Learn the “Speech Stairs Strategy” for speaking in a melody pattern that sounds smart, engaging, and confident. Understand vocal pitch and how to strengthen it. Breathing for life is different from ideal communication. Learn how to breathe from the diaphragm for natural projection. Get tips on how to deliver presentations effectively and with confidence. Plus, more.

Testimonials & Success Stories

Nelson Ramos Ruballos
Nelson Ramos Ruballos
2024-01-02
I came to Liz with a heavy Hispanic accent and struggling to effectively communicate my ideas. By the second session, my friend who brought my accent to my attention recognized that I had drastically improved my speech!
Fiyin Aregbe
Fiyin Aregbe
2023-11-25
Elizabeth did a good job of explaining the technique behind voice intonation in order to speak clearer.
Dominika Kaminska
Dominika Kaminska
2023-11-07
I reached out to Liz for interpersonal coaching and I’m so happy with the results! I struggle to make connections and don’t know how to approach people or maintain conversations. Once I approach someone, I never know where to go from there. I have many gaps in knowing how to connect with people beyond a surface level. Liz has been helping me bridge those gaps and I’ve been able to make new friends and know how to communicate very quickly. I’ve also been learning so many new skills that I wasn’t aware of. She’s also so great to work with, I love her energy and I enjoy the conversations we have. She’s honest, fun and she’s got my best interests in mind. I’ve been getting so much insight about myself, and I’ve gained a larger awareness of the things that are holding me back. Every meeting we have I get actionable and specific assignments for me to use in the real world and they always pay off. I feel myself becoming so much better at my social interactions and I’m so happy. I’m so grateful to work with Liz, thank you so much for helping me be less socially awkward and misunderstood 😊
Max Liu
Max Liu
2023-11-07
When I started sessions with Liz, I wanted to get better at American intonation, and she delivered! Liz has been amazing to work with, she takes the time to custom-build a plan to help you speak and sound like a strong leader. Liz has a way of teaching that is easy to understand. Her method is clear and simple, which means I could follow along without any trouble. It's been amazing to see how much I've improved.
Kevin Schaal
Kevin Schaal
2023-11-06
Liz gave me many useful tips and techniques for improving the sound quality of my voice. She is understanding and caring. She's clearly an expert in the field and I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Liz!
Heather Hukari
Heather Hukari
2023-11-05
Elizabeth is a fantastic instructor in all areas or speech. I have seen her help people immensely with their public speaking and leadership skills, along with VASTLY reducing accents in people who aren't native English speakers. She literally knows everything about speech! I would highly recommend booking a call with her to see how she can help you specifically. You won't regret it. She's a true pro and gets people RESULTS.
Sumana Moole
Sumana Moole
2023-10-23
Liz Peterson is a true gem in the world of speech coaching and speech-language pathology. With a unique niche that focuses on the intricate connection between voice utilization, communication style, and leadership persona, Liz has become a beacon of guidance for those seeking to speak effectively and with unwavering confidence. Her passion for speech therapy is palpable, and it shines through in her work. Liz's dedication to helping individuals harness the power of their voice and communication skills is both inspiring and transformative. If you're looking to unlock your full potential as a communicator and leader, Liz Peterson is the professional to turn to. Her elegant approach to teaching and coaching will undoubtedly help you find your voice, both figuratively and literally, and propel you toward success in any endeavor. Liz is not just a speech coach; she's a catalyst for personal and professional growth through effective communication.
Tetiana Kholevan
Tetiana Kholevan
2023-03-29
Elizabeth was very helpful for my accent reduction and speech improvement. I worked was Elizabeth for over 5 months. We worked on exercises to improve my pronunciation of the most difficult sounds. I noticed a significant reduction in my accent and other people noticed it as well. Also, I worked on improving my presentation skills, which helped me make my speech more clear and have a better intonation when I speak. I am very grateful to Elizabeth for my progress. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who is looking to reduce their accent and improve their speech.
Yvelande Brice
Yvelande Brice
2023-03-13
I had great experience working with Liz. My speech was choppy, fast, and mumbled. Liz took time to help me reduce my accent, and speak better English in American Intonation. I saw good result after our first session.
Yanny
Yanny
2023-03-01
I have been working with Elizabeth for almost a month now. She is an amazing speech therapist. My intonation has improved so much with her help. She explains things clearly, and she knows people who have the same first languages sharing similar common “mistakes” or patterns as they speak American English. She is a true expert.

Corporate Clients

Membership Affiliations

asha logo

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org)

CSHA logo 457x128 1

Colorado Speech Hearing Association (csha.org)

 

download

National Speakers Association Colorado (nsacolorado.org)

Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

“Liz is awesome. She has provided me with all the best tools to implement in my setting. I am effectively communicating in my meetings and presentations. She is full of so much energy. Liz is a true expert and professional. She is able to take a concept and break it down into useful information you can use beyond the class.”

- Aileen

“Her class has taught me to slow down. Liz’s teaching style is so different from what I have had before. She is about how to deliver that message clearly and with impact. She also focuses on how you sound. You know that when you sound good that you are confident. She knows that based on how you sound is how you will appear. Her training has helped me so much. I feel ready to deliver a presentation.”

- Preston

How to Speak Persuasively to Close Every Deal!

Public Speaking and Business Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs

10-Hour Online Master Class

Why a course specifically designed for business owners?

If your negotiations or business model is not communicated effectively, the opportunity will go to a competitor. As a result, revenue will be lost and your business will not grow.

Close every deal! Learn how to increase your company’s value with confident and concise sounding communication while eliminating ineffective speech and voice habits. Demonstrate people should be doing business with you with our online public speaking and business communication skills class designed for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Five Courses in One Package

Instructor: Elizabeth Peterson, speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience

Course One

 How to Sound Smarter, More Confident, and More Persuasive

course 1 business owner
Q

How to Sound Smarter, More Confident, and More Persuasive

As a business owner, it is vital that you clearly communicate your value to customers and clients and lead your employees with intention and confidence. This course will teach you how to speak with smart-sounding melody patterns with more vocal variety, moving inflection, sharper articulation while speaking at a rate that is more controlled and sounds convincing. This is known as intonation and speaking in this style is the most important skill for business communication. Master how to be more effective in consulting, delivering presentations, and directing staff to communicate to people that they should be doing business with you.

By the end of Course One, you will be able to do the following:

  • Speak using the “speech stairs strategy” to sound clear, smart, fluid, and confident as you represent your business
  • Speak with improved articulation and diction
  • Eliminate poor speech habits that can hurt credibility, such as talking too fast, sounding monotone, mumbling, trailing off, and using up-speak
  • Understand why speaking with intonation is the most important skill for effective communication
  • Turn new communication skills into habits by applying the speech notebook, speech triggers, and red-light drill exercises in the real world

 

Course Two

How to Use Communication Strategically to Enhance Your Leadership Persona

Liz presenting
Q

How to Use Communication Strategically to Enhance Your Leadership Persona

Be viewed as a leader as you present your products by applying skilled and strategic communication. Learn the ineffective behaviors that can compromise your credibility and leadership persona and gain new strategies to eliminate them. Weak vocabulary, use of filler words, and other poor speech habits will be revealed and replaced with new skills so you can speak with more authority when you represent your business.

By the end of Course Two, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the three types of up-speak behavior and utilize strategies to eliminate it
  • Replace minimizing vocabulary with more impactful communication
  • Understand how to apply strategic pauses for more impact
  • Pose questions to sound more confident and like a leader
  • Employ strategies to keep from talking too fast
  • Apply the “cure” to stop “verbal viruses” from discrediting your message

 

Course Three

How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

entrepreneur2
Q

How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

Learn how to present your business offerings from your optimal pitch range by producing vocal tones that are strong, powerful, and confident while keeping the voice safe from injury due to continual speaking. Tones that are too soft, weak, high in pitch, or nasal are ineffective and should be replaced with those that are strong and clear. Communication will sound professional and smart when spoken from the optimal pitch range.

By the end of Course Three, you will be able to do the following:

  • Speak with a stronger and more powerful voice
  • Utilize multiple strategies for finding the power spot in your voice
  • Eliminate ineffective vocal behaviors, such as vocal fry or using tones that are too high, thin, or nasal
  • Understand the three types of resonance
  • Pass the test for nasal speech

Course Four

How to Diaphragm Breathe for More Effective and Powerful Communication

course4
Q

How to Diaphragm Breathe for More Effective and Powerful Communication

Learn how to speak with from a full diaphragm breath at the conversational level through our easy four-step process. Speaking from a full breath allows speech to feel fluid and well-coordinated when explaining your points to potential customers. Shallow chest breathing will be replaced with fuller and more comfortable breaths that project the voice for clear communication. If speaking before others causes anxiety, diaphragmatic breathing is a great strategy for calming nerves.

By the end of Course Four, you will be able to do the following:

  • Learn how to speak using a full diaphragm breath at the conversational level
  • Understand how to coordinate diaphragmatic breathing and talking
  • Utilize diaphragm breathing as a strategy for managing anxiety
  • Eliminate short, shallow chest breathing
  • Increase the projection and power in their voice through diaphragm breathing

Course Five

 Becoming a Powerhouse Speaker: How to Make “Power Points” with Your Audience

course 5 business owner
Q

Becoming a Powerhouse Speaker: How to Make “Power Points” with Your Audience

After mastering essential communication and voice skills, it is time to apply those new skills to give an outstanding presentation. It is not unusual for business owners to deliver a pitch or more formal presentation. This bonus course will prepare you to deliver a modern, on-point presentation that will bring actionable results. You will learn the crucial skill of delivering information through storytelling, which will keep audience members engaged and help them remember the content. Multiple physical and cognitive strategies to combat fear of public speaking will be offered. Body language techniques for how to stand, show confidence, and what to do with your hands will be revealed, along with numerous tips on how to organize content on a slide (less is more) and manage a presentation effectively. By the end of this course, you will look forward to presentations, not dread them.

By the end of Course Five, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand how to be an interesting storyteller for every type of presentation
  • Learn how to “ground yourself” to appear strong and confident in your presentation
  • Develop an action plan for combating state fright with proven physical and cognitive strategies
  • Speak brilliantly without notes with the visual mapping strategy
  • Organize slide content with modern day principals (less is more)
  • Gain multiple strategies for answering unexpected questions and managing audience expectations
  • Apply a variety of body language techniques that demonstrate confidence and authority for both in-person and online presentations

 

A Note from Liz

It takes time to learn new habits. This course has been designed to take approximately six weeks for skill mastery. We recommend taking two to three weeks for Courses One and Two, one to two weeks for Course Three, and one to two weeks for Courses Four and Five. You control the pace—no need to rush. Take the time to practice these new skills. Once these skills become habits, they will become natural. Enjoy!

Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

Try a FREE Class from Each Course!

Free Lesson – Course One

An Introduction to the Speech Stairs Strategy with Course Highlights and How Skills Blend Together

Q

Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

Free Lesson – Course Two

How Strategic Communication Enhances Your Leadership Persona

Q

Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

Free Lesson – Course Three

Take a Journey through Your Resonating Cavities

Q

Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

Free Lesson – Course Four

Introduction to Diaphragm Breathing

Q

Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

Free Lesson – Course Five

The Number One Cause of Fear of Public Speaking

Q

Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

Download Your Free E-book

Accent Reduction 101 Live-Recorded Training Seminar and Instructors Manual for Teachers of Accent Reduction

How to Speak like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader

Want to improve your public speaking skills? Download our free e-book, Speak Like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader (2023) 4th Ed. Learn the “Speech Stairs Strategy” for speaking in a melody pattern that sounds smart, engaging, and confident. Understand vocal pitch and how to strengthen it. Breathing for life is different from ideal communication. Learn how to breathe from the diaphragm for natural projection. Get tips on how to deliver presentations effectively and with confidence. Plus, more.

Testimonials & Success Stories

Nelson Ramos Ruballos
Nelson Ramos Ruballos
2024-01-02
I came to Liz with a heavy Hispanic accent and struggling to effectively communicate my ideas. By the second session, my friend who brought my accent to my attention recognized that I had drastically improved my speech!
Fiyin Aregbe
Fiyin Aregbe
2023-11-25
Elizabeth did a good job of explaining the technique behind voice intonation in order to speak clearer.
Dominika Kaminska
Dominika Kaminska
2023-11-07
I reached out to Liz for interpersonal coaching and I’m so happy with the results! I struggle to make connections and don’t know how to approach people or maintain conversations. Once I approach someone, I never know where to go from there. I have many gaps in knowing how to connect with people beyond a surface level. Liz has been helping me bridge those gaps and I’ve been able to make new friends and know how to communicate very quickly. I’ve also been learning so many new skills that I wasn’t aware of. She’s also so great to work with, I love her energy and I enjoy the conversations we have. She’s honest, fun and she’s got my best interests in mind. I’ve been getting so much insight about myself, and I’ve gained a larger awareness of the things that are holding me back. Every meeting we have I get actionable and specific assignments for me to use in the real world and they always pay off. I feel myself becoming so much better at my social interactions and I’m so happy. I’m so grateful to work with Liz, thank you so much for helping me be less socially awkward and misunderstood 😊
Max Liu
Max Liu
2023-11-07
When I started sessions with Liz, I wanted to get better at American intonation, and she delivered! Liz has been amazing to work with, she takes the time to custom-build a plan to help you speak and sound like a strong leader. Liz has a way of teaching that is easy to understand. Her method is clear and simple, which means I could follow along without any trouble. It's been amazing to see how much I've improved.
Kevin Schaal
Kevin Schaal
2023-11-06
Liz gave me many useful tips and techniques for improving the sound quality of my voice. She is understanding and caring. She's clearly an expert in the field and I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Liz!
Heather Hukari
Heather Hukari
2023-11-05
Elizabeth is a fantastic instructor in all areas or speech. I have seen her help people immensely with their public speaking and leadership skills, along with VASTLY reducing accents in people who aren't native English speakers. She literally knows everything about speech! I would highly recommend booking a call with her to see how she can help you specifically. You won't regret it. She's a true pro and gets people RESULTS.
Sumana Moole
Sumana Moole
2023-10-23
Liz Peterson is a true gem in the world of speech coaching and speech-language pathology. With a unique niche that focuses on the intricate connection between voice utilization, communication style, and leadership persona, Liz has become a beacon of guidance for those seeking to speak effectively and with unwavering confidence. Her passion for speech therapy is palpable, and it shines through in her work. Liz's dedication to helping individuals harness the power of their voice and communication skills is both inspiring and transformative. If you're looking to unlock your full potential as a communicator and leader, Liz Peterson is the professional to turn to. Her elegant approach to teaching and coaching will undoubtedly help you find your voice, both figuratively and literally, and propel you toward success in any endeavor. Liz is not just a speech coach; she's a catalyst for personal and professional growth through effective communication.
Tetiana Kholevan
Tetiana Kholevan
2023-03-29
Elizabeth was very helpful for my accent reduction and speech improvement. I worked was Elizabeth for over 5 months. We worked on exercises to improve my pronunciation of the most difficult sounds. I noticed a significant reduction in my accent and other people noticed it as well. Also, I worked on improving my presentation skills, which helped me make my speech more clear and have a better intonation when I speak. I am very grateful to Elizabeth for my progress. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who is looking to reduce their accent and improve their speech.
Yvelande Brice
Yvelande Brice
2023-03-13
I had great experience working with Liz. My speech was choppy, fast, and mumbled. Liz took time to help me reduce my accent, and speak better English in American Intonation. I saw good result after our first session.
Yanny
Yanny
2023-03-01
I have been working with Elizabeth for almost a month now. She is an amazing speech therapist. My intonation has improved so much with her help. She explains things clearly, and she knows people who have the same first languages sharing similar common “mistakes” or patterns as they speak American English. She is a true expert.

Corporate Clients

Membership Affiliations

asha logo

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org)

CSHA logo 457x128 1

Colorado Speech Hearing Association (csha.org)

 

download

National Speakers Association Colorado (nsacolorado.org)

Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

“Liz is awesome. She has provided me with all the best tools to implement in my setting. I am effectively communicating in my meetings and presentations. She is full of so much energy. Liz is a true expert and professional. She is able to take a concept and break it down into useful information you can use beyond the class.”

- Aileen

“Her class has taught me to slow down. Liz’s teaching style is so different from what I have had before. She is about how to deliver that message clearly and with impact. She also focuses on how you sound. You know that when you sound good that you are confident. She knows that based on how you sound is how you will appear. Her training has helped me so much. I feel ready to deliver a presentation.”

- Preston