Bring Purpose, Power and Impact to Your Communications

Purpose: Audience targeted, goal focused, and strategically structured

Power: Making the most of story, emotion and empathy to lend strength and stickiness to your arguments

Impact: Get results – changes minds, compels action and achieves your business goals

Read on to Learn About Rob’s Most Popular Programs

Unleash the Power of Storytelling

Build Trust, Win Hearts, Change Minds

Study after study attests to the power of stories to move and persuade audiences. Stories humanize us. They put a face on an issue. They give life to data. And they help us connect with and relate to each other in a way that ordinary words just can’t do. But what exactly goes into a good story? And how can you find, shape and tell powerful stories that will win hearts and change minds? In this keynote, you’ll learn:

  • The important brain science behind the power of storytelling
  • Three key ingredients necessary for every successful story
  • Key elements that elevate good stories to greatness
  • A simple process for finding great stories among your customers and other audiences
  • Advice for cutting the clutter from your stories for greater impact
  • Tips to help you bring out the best stories in others

11 Deadly Presentation Sins

A Path to Redemption for Public Speakers

Few things in business are more important than the ability to present your ideas in clear and compelling terms. Solid presentation skills can help win new business, gain approval for projects and budgets, rally teams, motivate employees and position the speaker as an industry and community leader. Yet it’s all too easy to succumb to the worst sins of public speaking, from listless delivery to lackluster content, from meandering stories to mundane visuals. This engaging and information-packed session teaches practical techniques to help you escape from PowerPoint Hell. You’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze and understand an audience’s needs
  • Focus and structure content
  • Find, shape and tell more powerful stories
  • Invest arguments with emotion to win hearts and change minds
  • Create more compelling visuals
  • Ignore common body language myths and focus on what matters

Act Like You Mean Business

Lessons for Success from Stage and Screen

Too often we go from meeting to meeting, phone call to phone call, without stopping to think about what we want to accomplish and how we’re going to do it. We treat life like an improv scene when it should be planned, scripted and rehearsed. This intensive session offers an actor’s guide to setting the stage for any interaction, from a formal meeting to a casual conversation. Participants come away with a simple, repeatable blueprint they can use to make every communication a success. You’ll learn:

  • 5 questions to help you approach your communications more strategically
  • 6 questions to help you shape your message to your audience’s needs
  • A simple 5-part framework for structuring a compelling argument
  • Listening techniques to help you tune into what people are really telling you
  • Tips for making a bigger impact on those who don’t listen (which is everybody!)
  • How to capitalize on the power of emotion to move and persuade people
  • Ways to humanize yourself to form a more authentic connection with others

Other Programs

Rob's Other Programs Include

Are Your PowerPoints Hurting Your Reputation?

A Simple Guide to Creating TED-Style Slides

Bullets kill and visuals rule. Here you’ll get a step-by-step guide to breaking out of the Death by PowerPoint mold and creating more visually compelling and effective slides.

Advanced Speaking Tips to Supercharge Your Next Presentation

The 11 Deadly Presentation Sins cover common mistakes that can make or break your presentation.  These advanced tips will help take your presentation from good to great and help you make a lasting impact on audiences.

Ditch the Elevator Pitch!

Tell Your Story Instead

You are more than the sum of your LinkedIn profile!  So ditch the tired elevator pitch, dispense with the dry recitations of your career history, and learn to tell the story of who you are and the value you offer employers, customers and co-workers.

Position Yourself for Success

Discover and Promote Your Brand Story

An important part of career development is discovering who you are and the value you offer in the marketplace.  This session will help you define your personal brand story, positioning yourself for greater career success and satisfaction.

Storytelling for Lawyers

Build Your Business, Advance Your Career

Whether you’re arguing in court, counseling a client, navigating your way through the workplace or interviewing for a new position, the better you’re able to control your story, the more successful you’ll be.  Rob’s popular storytelling session geared toward lawyers.

These keynotes are often adapted and combined to create longer workshops of several hours to a full day.