Training

Bespoke training fits your needs from personal coaching, to small groups, large workshops and event presentations.

Communications Basics

Developing relationships, gaining insight, sharing ideas, gaining influence, it all starts with communication. Do you know how it works? How to shape it, fix it?

Communications Basics training explores fundamentals giving you insight and control: the communications process, key tools, diagnosing and responding to problems, listening actively, and strategizing messaging. We work with tactics for addressing problem areas such as managing nerves, hot buttons, passive/aggressive responses, attention span, and bridging gaps in understanding and motivation.

Communications Basics training can increase your effectiveness, professionalism, and productivity. It’s an essential building block for leadership development.

Virtual Life

In 2020, virtual meetings, presentations, hanging out are the new norm. This shift from live to virtual introduces communications challenges and opportunities.

Do you know how to set up optimal lighting, camera angle, backgrounds, and sound? Can you connect, impact, influence online? How do you do body language in this medium, make eye contact, shake hands? And, what works best for shaping and sharing my message? How do I motivate in this medium? 

Virtual Life training explores all of this and more. It can amp up one-on-one get togethers, organizational meetings, and important presentations. This training can also help prepare you for appearances on broadcast media and video podcasts.

Live Presenting / Public Speaking

There’s still a little live presenting going on! And most people are most nervous about this type of communication.

The truth is, it’s a learned skill just like all the rest. And, the heart of your confidence lies in the quality of your message.

Do you know what you want to accomplish? Why? Is your message relevant and important to your audience? Do you know how to connect authentically? Build trust? Manage nerves? Do you practice? How? What about your diction, posture, projection? What do you do with difficult audience members, a shrinking timetable?

Live Presenting training helps you create relevant and engaging messaging and technique. It helps you grow solid ground to stand on, both literally and figuratively. You may become so comfortable you actually find it a little fun! (Option includes taping and feedback.)


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.


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
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

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

Diana Daniels Booker