Communication & Leadership Workshops

I offer several workshops that cover a variety of communication topics including presenting, listening, and leading. All of the workshops below can be customized for your specific needs and delivered remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interested in discussing a workshop for your team, or a one-on-one session for yourself?

Listening Workshop by Michael Piperno

10 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener 

Practical tips that you can use right away to help improve your listening skills.

We all know that we need to listen well. Yet it’s a skill that is rarely taught, let alone practiced. During this workshop I’ll share my 10 tips for improving your listening skills, and then we’ll have a discussion about what challenges or tips we can share as a group that will help us be more effective listeners and communicators.

Workshop: Leading Remote Teams

Communicating Your Best When Leading Remote Teams 

How to be a more effective communicator when leading remotely.

Whether you are new to virtual team leadership or are simply looking for tips to improve your remote team leadership skills, this workshop is for you. Topics include leading through technology, running more effective virtual meetings, ensuring the lines of communication are clear and appropriate, and ensuring we keep the personal in interpersonal communication when we are geographically dispersed.

This workshop is for mid- to senior-level managers and leaders. 

Tips for Creating and Delivering Presentations that Work

Power Presentations: Tips for Creating and Delivering Presentations That Work

Improve your presentation development and delivery skills.

From your script to your slides to your delivery, there are many things you need to do to ensure your presentation or speech is clear and effective. Whether you’re presenting to a crowd or to a small group in a conference room, this workshop will help you plan and create presentations that work — and deliver them with confidence.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to get more comfortable, and effective in, creating and delivering presentations.

If public speaking makes you or your team extremely nervous or anxious, I recommend my other workshop Public Speaking (Dealing with Anxiety and Nervousness) before this one.

Dealing with Public Speaking Anxiety

Public Speaking (Dealing with Anxiety and Nervousness)

Proven tips that will help you feel less nervous and more comfortable speaking in public.

Most people get nervous when they have to speak in public. However, some people have so much anxiety and reservations about it that they truly, honestly fear it. The truth is that there is no quick fix for a fear of public speaking. It takes work to overcome. This workshop will help you get on the path to feeling less nervous or anxious about it. 

This workshop is for professionals who feel overly nervous or anxious when it comes to public speaking. If you are already fairly comfortable speaking in public, then my other workshop Power Presentations: Tips and Tricks for Presenting More Effectively is likely a better fit.

Running Effective Remote Meetings Workshop

Running Effective Remote Meetings

How to plan and facilitate highly effective virtual meetings.

Conducting a remote meeting well takes work. In this workshop, I’ll teach you how to plan and facilitate highly effective meetings in the virtual setting. You’ll also learn how to moderate discussions, and to leverage technology like Zoom and Teams to make your meetings more engaging.

Best Practices for Handling Questions Workshop

Best Practices for Handling Questions After a Presentation

Learn how to field questions and answer them like a pro.

The question and answer, or Q&A, part of a presentation is often the part that makes presenters the most anxious. What if I don’t have the answer? How do I deal with aggressive questioners? In this workshop, you’ll get tips you can use to make sure you answer questions confidently and appropriately every time.

Mastering the Elevator Pitch Workshop

Mastering the Elevator Pitch

Confidently and clearly tell people about you or your organization without boring them to death.

You need to be prepared to tell someone about your product, service, personal brand, or organization quickly and clearly. My Non-elevator Pitch™ method teaches you how to make it a conversation instead of a boring, dry, mini-speech.

Custom Workshops

All of the workshops above can be customized for your specific needs. Some additional topics I can cover for your team include: 

  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Internal Communication Best Practices
  • Leadership Boot Camp
  • Remote Team Leadership
  • Communicating Science
  • Communicating Complex Concepts
  • Writing for Results
  • Building Your Personal Brand
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