Communication & Leadership Workshops
I offer several workshops through my company The Comvia Group that cover a variety of communication topics including interpersonal communication, team effectiveness, presenting, listening, and leading. Listed below is a sampling of our offerings.
Interested in discussing a workshop for your team, or a one-on-one session for yourself?
Results Through Relationships
Teams with stronger relationships and a better understanding of each other’s strengths and motives know how to adjust their approach with each other to make sure ideas get heard and problems get solved. This workshop will empower your people to:
- Improve Collaboration — Leverage differences and build trust to overcome innovation-killers while rapidly achieving goals.
- Build Better Teams — Whether in person or remote, teams with resilient relationships achieve breakthrough when others break down. They shape the conversations that solve problems and get work done.
- Coach for Performance — Turn managers into effective coaches. Relationship intelligence elevates the manager-team relationship, allowing them to rise to challenges and respond to opportunities, together.
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.
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.
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.
Remote Leadership Presence: Bringing Your Best When Leading & Meeting Virtually
Remote meetings are here to stay. This workshop will help you bring your best when participating in, or leading, any remote or virtual business meeting. You’ll learn:
• How to look and sound your remote best.
• Virtual room video and audio dos and don’ts.
• Best practices for facilitating and leading effective and engaging remote meetings.
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.
The Listening Lab
We all know that we need to listen well. Yet it’s a skill that is rarely taught, let alone practiced. Let’s fix that.
Are you really a good listener? You likely aren’t as good as you might think. This interactive workshop will help you gain a better understanding of your true listening skills and will teach you strategies you can use right away to be a better listener and leader — at work and at home.
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
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.
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