“For a genuine experience
If you are looking for a speaking coaching experience that moves way beyond cookie-cutter, that reaches out to you as a unique and special person and focuses on enhancing your natural abilities — not squeezing you into a mold…
If you are looking for professional analysis, key insights into your natural strengths, and clear articulation of your opportunities for growth — not cheerleading and flattery…
If you are looking for systematic skill building that teaches you critical fundamentals and solid techniques — not quick tips and a pep talk…
C-Suite Speaking will meet your goals and exceed your expectations.
CEO Tune-Up — Coming in May of 2017
Program Length: 4 hours
Goal: To increase your ability to make a powerful connection with your audience every time you speak.
Process: Your CEO Tune-Up begins with Anett observing your natural speaking style over breakfast, looking for the moments where you’re at your best. When you return from breakfast, Anett will interview you on camera, giving you samples of these moments. Then, she will show you how your natural style contrasts with your style in a formal presentation in a dynamic, split-screen format. Finally, you’ll get clear and concise direction on how to incorporate your natural strengths into all your speaking, formal and informal.
Outcome: By the end of your CEO Tune-Up, you’ll have insights into your strengths, awareness of your facial expressions, gestures, and voice, and direction on how to move forward — your way.
Speaking With Power and Precision
Program Length: 1 or 2 days
Goal: To help you develop a more dynamic speaking style.
Process: Your Speaking With Power and Precision program begins with Anett observing your natural speaking style over breakfast, looking for the moments where you’re at your best. When you return from breakfast, Anett will interview you on camera, analyze your speaking, and give you feedback on your areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Then, you will work on skill building exercises — exercises that have proven effective for 38 years. Finally, Anett will help you integrate the skills into your natural style, giving you a road map for speaking success.
Outcome: By the end of your program, you will project a stronger leadership presence, communicate complexity with ease and impact, and have the confidence to be your authentic self in every speaking situation.
Program Length: 1 or 2 days
Goal: To feel comfortable speaking without a script.
Process: Your Speaking Spontaneously program begins with Anett observing your speaking style over breakfast, looking for your natural patterns. When you return from breakfast, Anett will interview you on camera, analyze your patterns, and give you feedback on your how you organize your thoughts, use rhythm, and transition from point to point. Then, you will learn the Core-Satellite System, a proven visual mapping tool that will help you get away from your script while still having structure to your presentations. Finally, you’ll get clear and concise direction on how to use your natural strengths to shine in every spontaneous speaking situation.
Outcome: By the end of your program, you will be able to speak with ease, spontaneity, and control in town halls, global conferences, interviews, and celebrations of success — without a script.
Speaking to the Board
Program Length: 2 days (optimal timing: 6 weeks before board meeting)
Goal: To increase your impact in pivotal board meetings, whether you’re presenting to the board for the first time or competing for the highest-level position.
Process: You’ll begin your Speaking to the Board program by having breakfast with Anett to help her understand the dynamics of your board as well as get an idea of your natural strengths. When you return from breakfast, Anett will interview you on camera, analyze your speaking, and look for whether you position your ideas strategically, focus on impacts, demonstrate conviction, and command a room (sitting or standing). Then, you will learn the Core-Satellite System, a proven visual mapping tool that will give you the flexibility you need to adjust to the changing dynamics of board meetings. Finally, you will work on skill building exercises that will help you be more agile and dynamic in responding to questions.
Outcome: By the end of your program, you will be able to position yourself as a strong leader for the present and an even stronger leader for the future by communicating your ideas with precision, power, and conviction.
Selling Your Company
Program Length: Multiple-phase — Varied
Goal: To help you get the deal you want.
Process: First, Anett will meet with your CEO to understand his/her vision and goals. Then, she’ll coach each of the leaders involved privately, helping them to position their ideas and enhance their natural styles. You will also have the option for Anett to review the presentation deck. Finally, she will observe dress rehearsal and provide feedback on how you can tell a compelling story that encourages buyers to take a big leap of faith.
Outcome: By the end of your program, you’ll be able to achieve total alignment in communication when selling your company.
Program Length: 4 hours to 2 days
Goal: To fine-tune your keynote speech so you can be even more spontaneous and inspiring.
Process: You’ll begin your Keynote Polish program by having a candid conversation with Anett to help her understand your natural speaking style. Then, Anett will videotape you delivering your keynote speech, finding opportunities for improvement. You’ll continue practicing and fine-tuning your presentation for the remainder of the program — the longer your program is, the more value Anett can add.
Outcome: After Keynote Polish, you’ll be able to deliver a keynote speech that is more memorable, receives more positive comments, and has a greater impact on key stakeholders.
Program Length: 2 days
Goal: To help you overcome career-limiting communication obstacles.
Process: Overcoming Obstacles is designed for leaders who struggle with issues like speaking anxiety, too many “ahs” and “ers,” or being perceived as too aggressive (or not aggressive enough). This program begins with Anett observing your natural speaking style over breakfast. When you return from breakfast, Anett will interview you on camera, analyze your speaking, and give you feedback on the particular issues you want to work on. Then, you will work on skill building exercises that will help you address your obstacles. Finally, Anett will help you integrate the skills into your natural style, giving you a road map for speaking success.
Outcome: By the end of your program, you will make significant progress toward overcoming your obstacles and projecting a stronger leadership presence.
Projecting Your Personality in English
Program Length: 2 days
Goal: To speak with fluency and confidence in the American business environment.
Process: Projecting Your Personality in English is designed for leaders who have English as their second, third, or even fourth language — Anett has worked extensively with leaders from Latin America, China, the Middle-East, and Europe. This program begins with Anett observing your natural speaking style over breakfast. When you return from breakfast, she will interview you on camera, analyze your speaking, and give you feedback on how you can make the cultural adjustments necessary to be effective in front of American audiences. Then, you will work on skill building exercises that will help you increase your fluency and allow you to be more spontaneous. Finally, Anett will help you integrate the skills into your natural style, giving you the freedom to show your true personality.
Outcome: By the end of your program, you will be able to communicate your vision in English with confidence and clarity.
My focus on quality is relentless. I seek out feedback from my clients. I listen. I react thoughtfully. I learn more. Each day I resolve to listen with more sensitivity, to act with greater humility, to react with even greater respect.
I have spent years developing tools, props, and techniques to accelerate learning, producing materials that combine function with creativity.
I have spent years designing, refining and building the best possible training facility — soundproofed to assure privacy, technically excellent, and aesthetically warm.
As a teacher, as a director, and as a coach, I have always strived to reach beyond expectation, to push for more — faster. Call it creativity. Call it results-focused.
My goal is to achieve breakthroughs in all areas — voice, movement, organization, gesture, integration — so that each individual believes sooner, risks more and continues to achieve new levels of performance, new levels of pride, and new levels of self-esteem.
My goal as an executive speaking coach is to be at the forefront of knowledge in the area of oral communication worldwide.
When I founded Executive Speaking, Inc., in 1979, I dedicated myself to learning about every aspect of executive communication — positions and politics, companies and industries, across the United States and around the world — in order to provide the best speaking coaching.
I toured factories, field offices, and headquarters. I rode in a tank in Detroit with General Dynamics. I rode in a Lincoln Continental in Tokyo with Ford. Everywhere I went I questioned, observed, and sought to understand the pressures, realities, and dimensions leaders face in their communication — from daily interactions to board presentations.
After 37 years, my experiences have led me to understand not only how corporations work, but how people in corporations have to communicate authentically — in their location, in their company, in their corporations, and around the world.
I am committed to being a thought leader. I invite you to read my 50+ articles on speaking and leadership skill development.
I am committed to helping each client discover that elusive obvious — authentic leadership presence.
I am committed to being present with you at every stage of your journey.
When you come for C-Suite Speaking, we begin a relationship. I am determined to support and inspire your development in your C-Suite Speaking program and beyond.
In addition to your standard program materials, upon completion of your C-Suite Speaking program you will receive a flash drive of my “Thoughts.” I want you to refresh your practice with key reviews by hearing examples of the skills you learned. I want you to hear the sounds, understand the rhythms, and connect the concepts.
One week later, you will receive a personal letter highlighting your strengths and opportunities and outlining your critical areas of focus going forward.
Approximately three months after your program ends, you will receive a personal email reviewing key areas of focus — soliciting questions and a progress report.
Additionally, I offer continued availability for all my clients. You are invited to call or email me at any time after your program ends — day or night, even weekends. I am always available to address any questions or concerns.
To keep you mindful of key insights and continuously improve your speaking after your program ends, I send you my articles from The Business Journals and Fast Company.
C-Suite Speaking – Two-Day Agenda
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. — Breakfast: I will observe your natural speaking style, and we will discuss your priorities.
8:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Analysis: You will be interviewed, videotaped, and receive feedback.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Intense Skill Building: You will learn how to implement step-by-step processes your way.
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Intense Skill Building Continued
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Integration: We will bring together skills so that you see how everything connects into a meaningful whole.
Studio One — Suite 3610
Located on the 36th floor of the RBC Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, Studio One is our C-Suite Speaking facility. Studio One features top quality acoustics, video, and lighting — embedded in an environment of comfort and creativity. You will also be provided with a personal office for working on assignments and handling any business issues that may arise throughout the day.