Training

Bespoke training that fits your needs – personal coaching, small groups, large workshops, event presentations.

Communications Basics

Developing relationships, gaining insight, sharing ideas, influencing, motivating … it all starts with communication.

Do you know how communication works? How to shape it, fix it?

Communications Basics training explores the fundamentals. You’ll gain insight into the processes and tools we use to transmit information, ideas, intentions, and emotions. You will improve your ability to diagnose and respond to communications problems and increase your mastery of essential tools such as active listening and strategically directed messaging. Learn tactics for managing nerves, hot buttons, passive/aggressive responses, short attention spans, and for bridging gaps in understanding and motivation.

With Communications Basics, you increase your capacity for quality collaboration, customer service, and leadership.

Virtual Life

In 2020, virtual meetings, presentations, and training are becoming the norm bringing new communications challenges and opportunities.

Do your lighting, camera angle, backgrounds, and sound optimize you? your message? What do body language and eye contact mean when you’re online? Can you connect, impact, influence in this world? How does one shape a message to motivate in this medium? What if I’m invited to share my message on a public forum, podcast, or with the media?

With Virtual Life training, you’ll design and deliver more confident, engaging, effective virtual experiences for your clients, team, classroom, and the public.

Live Presenting / Public Speaking

Live presenting … the ancient communication skill that intimidates new comers and old timers alike.

And yet, as the ancient Greeks knew, live presenting is a learned skill. A few tips and tricks can up your connection and effectiveness, but, unexpectedly, the core of your confidence and dynamism lie in your message. Have you shaped a message that you believe in, have mastered and are excited about? If not, it’s an uphill battle.

Live PresentingMessaging offers a new look at your approach to presentation strategy that integrates your goals and audience relevancy. You’ll learn a simple, but elegant tried-and-true tool that keeps you grounded in reality while opening and guiding your creativity.

Live Presenting – Technique helps you fulfill the promise of your material with a natural, dynamic delivery. See how body language, vocal tone and words come together to help you build presence and trust. Learn how to reframe and manage nerves, and how to strategize your response to the audience (including difficult audience members). Exercises help improve diction, posture and projection, and personal coaching helps you identify and capitalize on your personal strengths (Option includes taping and feedback.).

Live Presenting training will launch you into a new relationship with Public Speaking, one you may begin to enjoy!

If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.

Diana Daniels Booker


Individual Coaching: One-on-one to develop/fine tune skills. Available to help with preparation for planned presentations and special events. Scheduled by the hour.

Small Group Training/Coaching: Small class or break out sessions. Level tuned to attendee experience and needs. Maximum of 8. Scheduled as 3, 6, or 9 hour sessions.

Workshop: Large group instruction. May include time to personally coach a few attendees. Scheduled as 3, 6, or 9 hour sessions.

Speaking Engagement: Presentation on any of the above crafted and delivered for conferences and special events.


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Still thinking? Don’t wait too long to join this list of happy clients:
Working independently or as an adjunct trainer with
Midlands Tech Corporate and Continuing Education

AgFirst Bank
Akebono Brake Corporation
Arbor One Farm Credit
BCBS of South Carolina
Colonial Farm Credit, Virginia
Comet (Central Regional Midlands Transit Authority)
Conservation Voters of S.C.
Electric Cooperatives of S.C.
Millie Lewis Talent Agency, Columbia
Richland County Public Library
Richland School District One
Rite Dose Corporation
S.C. Association of CPA‘s Young CPA‘s Program
S.C. Commission for the Blind
S.C. Dept. of Corrections
S.C. Dept. of Public Safety, Troopers Leadership School
S.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services
S.C. Dept. of Transportation
S.C. Election Commission
Spirax Sarco
TD Bank

Break-out sessions and speeches for:
Richland Sertoma Club Monthly Luncheon
Richland School District One Administrator’s Annual Conference
S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control, Annual Leadership Conference
S.C. Dept. of Transportation’s Annual Right-of-Way Conference
S.C. Dept. of Health & Human Service’s Statewide Annual Conference
Midlands Tech’s Annual Corporate Retreats