What We Do
Change starts with passion for an idea. And someone with the courage to want to make that idea real. We work alongside remarkable people like you – and organizations like yours – to help you craft your stories, get the world’s attention, connect with audiences, and move people to action.
An idea by itself is not enough for success today. Too much information competes for your audience’s overloaded attention. We work with you to shape and structure the idea to make it memorable and compelling. We help you find the story in your experience – the story that audiences won’t be able to forget.
There are many ways to communicate today, yet giving a speech is still the most immediate and compelling way to move people to action.
There are a number of reasons why you might call us about public speaking. Perhaps you’ve been invited to give a keynote speech and the stakes are high. Or you give a lot of speeches and want to improve. Or you have a brilliant idea but the phone’s not ringing. We take you through an intensive, well-honed process designed to create a powerful speech that you’ll love and feel confident delivering, every time.
A great message alone is not enough to make a great communicator. Just as important is executive presence and charisma. We let you in on the mysteries of non-verbal communications. As a result, you can strengthen your own presence and understand it better in others. We show you how to use these ‘dark arts’ authentically to connect with your audiences. And yes, you must use your new-found powers for good!
A well-written book is still the required entrance ticket to the professional public speaking business – yet the publishing process is mysterious and tricky to navigate. Writing a book is a lot of work; selling a book is even harder. We help you develop your ideas, craft the proposal and even write the book itself. We’ll get you in front of some of the industry’s best agents, who’ll in turn get you in front of some of the industry’s best publishers. By the time we’re through, you will not only have a great book, but will know what it takes to turn it into a bestseller.
When you reach out to a community, you need to do so with a very clear brand. Just because a person is charismatic and has a brilliant message, the world won’t necessarily pay attention. The same goes for organizations. The people (and companies) who stand out are those with well-crafted brands and active communities of fans and fellow enthusiasts. We help you with your ‘packaging’ – advising on everything from websites, blogs and show reels to marketing materials, articles and product design. We also help you get to grips with community building tools like Twitter and Facebook. And we help craft promotional campaigns to speaker bureaus, event planners and media outlets.
You come from all over the world and all kinds of organizations. Perhaps you are a high-level executive and need help getting the message to employees in your corporation – or to various stakeholders and communities you interact with. Or maybe you are a professional speaker, entrepreneur or small business owner. Perhaps you are a celebrity, politician or teacher at a world-famous academic institution. Sometimes the organization itself wants to expand into a new market, redo its brand, or get a new message out to the world. All of you have one thing in common: you are passionate about what you do, and you want to change the world. We celebrate – and share – your passion.
PEOPLE WE’VE WORKED WITH
Speakers and Celebrities
Chris Brogan, Susan Ershler, Steve Farber, Les Gold, Adam Hartung, Sally Hogshead, Josh Linkner, Glenn Llopis, David Meerman Scott, Lisa Merlo-Booth, David J. Pollay, Tim Sanders, Vince Thompson, Montel Williams
Biogen Idec, CCA Global Partners, CSC, Deloitte Consulting, Edgewater Systems, Harvard University, Henry Rak Consulting Partners, HRET, IBM, ISS, Kaiser Permanente, Knightsbridge, Pfizer, Prudential Real Estate, Shell, St Jude’s Ranch For Children, US Air Force, US Army, VHA, Yahoo!