Train Your Team to Sound Smart, Confident, and More Engaging

How to Improve Public Speaking and Business Communication Skills for All Employees

10-Hour Online Master Class

Why a course specifically designed for training your team?

When team members struggle with communication, they become ineffective in their roles. As a result, meeting and presentations can lose purpose and impact.

We have the solution! Grow your team’s value with our online public speaking and business communication skills class designed to position team members to communicate more effectively and be confident in every setting.

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    Why Our Online eLearning Public Speaking Courses?

    Become an effective communicator with a more powerful voice in three weeks.

    • Team members set their own schedule and on their own timeline
    • Learn in small increments. Team members are set up to achieve new skills
    • Several practice exercises and tools
    • Team members will gain better speech and voice skills with video and audio instruction
    • Motivation not a problem with weekly emails to keep team members moving forward
    • Progress checked in every course with self-evaluation tools
    • Team members will know they mastered it with quizzes 
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Instruction by Elizabeth Peterson, M.A., CCC-SLP licensed speech-language pathologist and speech coach with over 20 years of experience. Author of Speak like a Leader and Sound like an Expert. 4th ed. 202

    This class will give employees all of the tools to be viewed as a leader when they speak and present

    Five Courses in One Package

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

    Course One

     How to Sound Smart, Confident, and More Engaging

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    How to Sound Smart, Confident, and More Engaging

    Train your staff to speak more clearly and confidently while leading meetings, delivering presentations, or communicating with clients. This course will teach your team how to speak with smart-sounding melody patterns with more vocal variety, moving inflection, and sharper articulation while speaking at a rate that is controlled and sounds interesting known as intonation. Speaking with skilled intonation is the most important skill for effective business communication. Team members will learn how to be more impactful with their communication while looking and sounding more confident. 

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

    • Speak using the “speech stairs strategy” to sound clear, smart, fluid, and confident
    • Speak with improved articulation and diction
    • Eliminate poor speech habits such as speaking 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

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    How to Use Communication Strategically to Enhance Your Leadership Persona

    Team members will be viewed as leaders by applying skilled and strategic communication styles. Team members will learn why certain behaviors can compromise their credibility and leadership persona and gain new strategies to eliminate them. Weak vocabulary and other poor speech habits will be revealed and replaced with new skills to speak with more authority and confidence.

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

    • Identify the three types of up-speak behavior and utilize strategies to eliminate it
    • Replace minimizing vocabulary with more impactful communication
    • 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 their message

    Course Three

    How to Speak with a Stronger and More Course Powerful Voice

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    How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

    Team members will learn how to speak in their optimal pitch range by producing vocal tones that are strong, powerful, and confident while keeping the voice safe from injury due to overuse. 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 in the optimal pitch range.

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

    • Speak with a stronger and more powerful voice
    • Utilize multiple strategies for finding the power spot in their 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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    How to Diaphragm Breathe for More Effective and Powerful Communication

    Team members will learn how to speak with 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. Shallow chest breathing will be replaced with fuller and more comfortable breaths that project the voice for clear communication. If team members feel that speaking before others causes anxiety, diaphragmatic breathing is a great strategy for calming nerves.

    By the end of Course Four, team members 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

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    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. This course will prepare team members to deliver modern, on-point presentations that will bring actionable results. Team members 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 also be offered. Body language techniques for how to stand, show confidence, and what to do with one’s hands will be revealed, along with numerous tips on how to organize content on a slide (less is more) and manage presentations effectively. By the end of this course, team members will be looking forward to presentations.

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

    • Understand how to be an interesting storyteller for every type of presentation
    • Learn how to “ground” themselves to appear strong and confident in their presentations
    • Develop an action plan for combating stage fright with proven physical and cognitive strategies
    • Speak brilliantly without notes with the visual mapping strategy
    • Organize slide content with modern principals (less is more)
    • Use 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!

    Choose the Training Option that is Best for Your Team

    -All 5 Courses
    Bonus Material: e-book How to Sound like an Expert and Speak like a Leader (8-hour full audio files included)
    Community Access: Ask questions, read posts and communicate with members

    Discounted Bulk Pricing

    Try a FREE Class from Each Course!

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    Course One

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

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    Course Two

    How Strategic Communication Enhances Your Leadership Persona

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    Course Three

    Take a Journey through Your Resonating Cavities

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    Course Four

    Introduction to Diaphragm Breathing

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    Course Five

    The Number One Cause of Fear of Public Speaking

    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.

    Corporate Clients

    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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long is there access to the course?

    There is lifetime access to purchased course.

    Is online as good as private instruction?

    We did our best to make it so! These online courses cover all of the essential topics that would be taught in our private classes. Each video demonstrates instruction that a private client would receive. The printed and auditory files come from the book. You can join our webinars for personal feedback and additional coaching. It is of course not the same as working directly with a coach but it is close.
    *The book is available for purchase to have all of the content and auditory files together.

    What are the advantages of an online self-paced class?

    Flexibility! You can take this course on any device and on your own timeline. All of the topics covered in private instruction are covered in this online class. There are self-assessments across the program so you can check your progress. The causal style of the videos and auditory support creates a personal feel.

    Will I get results from an online self-paced class?

    Every online lesson has a targeted learning objective. However, even private clients need to practice new skills for them to turn into natural habit. You will develop your skills through printed drills, auditory support, the speech notebook, speech triggers, red-light drills and other tips on how to reinforce skills out into the real-world. If you reinforce your skills as directed thorough the class, you should achieve your goals.

    How will I know if I am making progress?

    There is opportunity to join our free webinars to receive feedback and custom coaching. In addition, there are several self-assessments on communication, voice, breathing and other related areas so you can identify your strengths and where more practice may be needed.

    Will my company pay for this class?

    Possibly yes. Find out through your HR representative or supervisor if Professional Development Funds are available for continuing education. If not, check with your tax accountant. Often a professional development seminar can be written off in your taxes under the Miscellaneous category.

    Is my class refundable if I don’t like it or see progress?

    No. Our online, self-paced classes are not refundable after having access to the content. We have provided enormous information on what the class is about, what you will learn and how your will learn from our website and videos. There is a free lesson from each chapter for you to try before you buy. Before you purchase it, determine if your technology, learning style or level of self-discipline is ideal for a self-paced learning experience.