SPOKEN WITH AUTHORITY

Elevating Presence | Expanding Influence | Promoting Inclusion
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Being a confident speaker is necessary throughout your career.”

Many professionals assume that polished presentation skills are only necessary for CEO’s and politicians – people who routinely give keynote addresses and televised speeches. Don’t make this costly mistake! Being a confident speaker is necessary throughout your career – whether you are communicating to an audience of one, several, or many, and whether you are presenting in person or online.
In fact, the ability to speak with authority in a wide range of workplace situations will propel your career forward. Spoken with Authority training programs and coaching engagements have helped thousands of professionals gain confidence while participating in meetings, introducing themselves at networking events, interviewing for jobs, moderating panels, briefing colleagues, training learners, pitching clients, presenting at conferences, offering toasts, and even delivering TED-style Talks or ceremonial speeches.

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Training

Live Webinars | Recorded Virtual Trainings | In-Person Workshops

Looking for a dynamic and interactive live webinar, recorded virtual training, or in-person workshop for your staff, members of your organization, or attendees at your event? Spoken with Authority training programs will increase engagement, improve communication outcomes, promote inclusion, and earn rave reviews.

Coaching

Presentation Prep | Leadership Communication | Training Reinforcement 

Are your presentations as good as they could be? Do you come across as confident and compelling in meetings and conversations? Spoken with Authority’s virtual coaching engagements will elevate your speaking, boost your confidence, advance your career, and help you reach your leadership potential.

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About Our Firm

Spoken with Authority is a values-driven organization. Our efforts and engagements reflect our unwavering commitment to authenticity, empathy, and diversity. 

Spoken with Authority

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Since 2008, Spoken with Authority has helped thousands of professionals — from emerging talent to seasoned leaders — elevate their presence and expand their influence, and has helped hundreds of organizations promote inclusion through training programs and coaching engagements.

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Our Team

Our team consists of a diverse group of eight presentation skills experts, who conduct coaching engagements and facilitate training programs with hundreds of clients each year in locations across the United States.  

Our Team

Our team consists of a diverse group of eight presentation skills experts, who conduct coaching engagements and facilitate training programs with hundreds of clients each year in locations across the United States.  

Our Books

Spoken with Authority team members Christine Clapp and Bjørn Stillion Southard have co-authored two books on workplace presentation skills with insightful, practical, and immediately useful tools, strategies, and advice.

Our Books

Spoken with Authority team members Christine Clapp and Bjørn Stillion Southard have co-authored two books on workplace presentation skills with insightful, practical, and immediately useful tools, strategies, and advice.

Let ‘Em Speak Podcast

Spoken with Authority team members Christine Clapp, David Henderson, and Bjørn Stillion Southard are collaborators on the Let ‘Em Speak podcast, which explores the intersection of presentations skills / public speaking and diversity / inclusion. It’s about the risks and rewards of real talk, by real people, in the real world.

Let ‘Em Speak Podcast

Spoken with Authority team members Christine Clapp, David Henderson, and Bjørn Stillion Southard are collaborators on the Let ‘Em Speak podcast, which explores the intersection of presentations skills / public speaking and diversity / inclusion. It’s about the risks and rewards of real talk, by real people, in the real world.

Success Stories

“Spoken with Authority’s dynamic and interactive webinar immersed participants in a valuable consciousness raising exercise allowing them to identify the key strengths and weaknesses in their professional presence. Her creative exercises and insightful illustrations provided participants with the tools they need to immediately reinforce their ability to speak with confidence in any setting.”

Manar Morales

President and CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

“I had avoided public speaking for a long time. With Spoken with Authority’s coaching and motivation, I successfully navigated several public speaking engagements and continue to look for new opportunities to do more.” 

Steve vonBerg

Associate, Buckley LLP

Christine Clapp has done some work with some of the lawyers in our firm regarding their presentation and delivery styles and you can see the improvements. She impressed so many folks that we invited her to present to our Senior Administrative team (approximately 100 people). She provided us with an excellent presentation on how to present and carry yourself in our ‘new normal’ aka the virtual world. “

Bill Wiggins

Director of Administration North & South Carolina Offices, K&L Gates, LLP

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO DO YOU WORK WITH?
Spoken with Authority provides presentation skills training and coaching to subject-matter experts, emerging leaders, and leaders at law firms, consulting firms, associations, and nonprofits. We elevate the presence and expand the influence speakers who are novice, intermediate, and advanced.
Our clients are focused on improving outcomes in a wide range of interpersonal, small-group, and large-group communication situations that take place online, in-person, or as hybrid events. They include: presentations, briefings, reports, lectures, conferences, pitches, TED-style talks, ceremonial speeches, toasts, meetings, phone calls, panels, networking events, job interviews, performance reviews, casual conversations, and difficult conversations.
We have a track record of success supporting a diverse range of speakers, including those who have a deep-seated fear of public speaking, are non-native English speakers, or are neurodiverse (ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, etc.).
We do not specialize in helping professionals overcome shyness, improve written communication skills, script word-for-word speeches, or understand the nuances of communicating with listeners outside Western business culture. We can, however, connect you with highly regarded specialists in these fields.
WHY SHOULD WE WORK WITH YOU?

First, learn about our qualifications and values.

Then, consider how collaborating with Spoken with Authority on your training program or coaching engagement will get you better, faster, and easier results than doing it on your own; will prevent the reputational damage that can occur when you offer a lackluster training program or deliver a disappointing presentation; will give participants the oral communication skills necessary to achieve their full leadership potential; and will help your organization live up to its diversity and inclusion goals. 

ARE YOU DOING IN-PERSON TRAINING AND COACHING NOW?
No. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Spoken with Authority is currently conducting all work online. Learn more about our live webinars and recorded virtual training.
If you would like to plan an in-person workshop in the future, please schedule a time to discuss your goals, timing, and safety precautions to see if we can safely facilitate a program.
Spoken with Authority conducts all coaching online. In fact, we have used Zoom for coaching engagements since 2016 (and Skype before that) to enhance the presentation skills of professionals across the United States and around the globe.
HOW MUCH DOES TRAINING AND COACHING COST?

Live webinars start at $3500. Recorded virtual training starts at $899 per participant. In-person workshops (when available again) start at $4000 plus travel. Leadership communication coaching engagements start at $3500. Presentation preparation coaching engagements start at $995. If you would like a cost estimate for a training or coaching program tailored to your needs and goals, please schedule a time to discuss further.

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