MOVE AUDIENCES TO ACTION WHEN YOU SPEAK

PRESENTATION SKILLS COACHING

When it comes to public speaking, no one is or ever was a “natural.”

From Steve Jobs to Barack Obama to Brené Brown, every great speaker only became great through intense hours of preparation and rehearsing with a coach. (If you don’t believe me, let us show you Steve Jobs’ first TV appearance and an early speech by Jeff Bezos.)

Our presentation skills training will help you develop the leadership presence to move your target audiences to action.

WHY YOU CAN TRUST US

Dean Foust has 35+ years of experience in presentation skills coaching, speechwriting, storytelling, and business journalism.

Dean has coached executives who have presented at such illustrious events as the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Fortune Global Forum, the Detroit Economic Club, the Chief Executive Club of Boston, the Consumer Electronics Show, the CECP CEO Investor Conference, and Congressional hearings.

As Director of Executive Communications for UPS, Dean led the company’s partnership with the TED Institute to produce four annual TED@UPS events — coaching speakers on their topics, scripts, and presentations. Fourteen of the TED@UPS presentations were selected as a TED Talk of the Day.

In his 23 years as a writer, editor, and bureau chief for BusinessWeek magazine, he won numerous journalism awards, spoke at major conferences, and made upwards of 200 TV and radio appearances on CNBC, CNN, The BBC, Fox Business, and other top networks.

HOW WE WORK

We offer 1:1 presentation coaching for C-Suite leaders and high-potential executives — and group workshops for rising executives and managers. We offer an array of formats, including 90-minute individual or group sessions, half- and full-day workshops, either in person or online. Our speechwriting experience also enable us to help you sharpen your message in real time.

The group workshops mix interactive discussion, exercises, breakouts, and on-camera rehearsal and coaching. After each session, you’ll receive a video of your rehearsal and a personalized speaking skills assessment.

We also offer follow-up support so clients may share clips of their post-training interviews for feedback and ongoing skill development.

We provide flexibility in scheduling to accommodate our clients’ busy and unpredictable schedules.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You'll learn presentation skills you can apply right away, including how to:

WHO OUR TRAINING IS FOR

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POST–TRAINING
BENEFITS

COACHING MODULES

KEY MESSAGE DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPEAKING

On stage and virtually, individually, and in team presentations.

NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION

VOCAL IMPACT

PRESENTING TO THE C-SUITE AND BOARD

OTHER PRESENTATION FORMATS

Note: We work with clients to understand their needs and objectives and then we draw from the modules above to create highly personalized coaching sessions and workshops.

MEET THE COACH

Dean Foust is an award-winning communications executive who helps CEOs, senior executives — and the companies they lead — become world-class communicators. 

As Director of Executive Communications for UPS, Dean launched a presentation skills coaching program that put more than 300 top executives through presentation and media training.

In addition, he has coached executives who appeared on CNN, CNBC, and Euro news; who were interviewed and quoted in The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Fast Company; and were published in The Financial Times and Harvard Business Review.

Dean knows how to help executives deliver persuasive and inspiring presentations based on his first-hand experience on stage and on TV. Over his career, Dean has spoken at leading conferences hosted by NASDAQ, The Conference Board, the Professional Speechwriters Association, and many others.

And during his 23 years as a writer, editor and bureau chief for BusinessWeek magazine, Dean made upwards of 200 TV and radio appearances on networks including CNN, CNN International, the BBC, CNBC, MSNBC, C-Span, Fox Business News, PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

He was also a regular on PBS’s This Week in Business roundtable discussion show with Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes and Fortune magazine Editor Andy Serwer.