Need to boost your confidence and beef up your public speaking skills?

Twice a year, I present two-day public speaking training programs open to the general public.

Here’s what’s coming up!

SkyGrabber Speaker Summit: 2-Day Presentation Skills Deep Dive!

A two-day public workshop designed to let you take a deep dive into nuts and bolts do’s and don’ts practices for exceptional, masterful, public speaking.

When:  Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd, 2016. 9am-5pm.

Where: ZingTrain’s spacious, cheerful, state-of-the art training space in Ann Arbor, MI

Register NOW!

Whether you’re conveying crucial information, or sharing a big idea with a client, a prospect, or to your colleagues, the pressure to present in a clear, confident and engaging manner is undeniable.

You might wonder:

“How do I make my presentations more interesting, relatable and persuasive?
“How do I convey facts and data in a way that keeps everyone engaged?”
“How can I make my Power Point slides work for and not against me?
“How can I manage the performance anxiety that can make me stumble or keep me from
delivering at full capacity?”
“What’s the best way to prepare and rehearse my presentation so I can feel relaxed and ready?”

This highly interactive two-day deep dive will answer those questions and more, giving you the tools you need to prepare and deliver effective, impactful pitches and presentations with more
confidence and clarity. Through hands-on practice, you’ll learn theatre-based presentation techniques that will help ignite what I call your Transformational Presence, so you can bring your most genuine and engaging self to the speaking platform.

You’ll need to come armed with a prepared presentation of no more than ten minutes in lengt

The workshop is limited to 12 people, so that you can get as much individual attention as possible.
You’ll learn in the manner way I was taught as an actress: Through a combination of discussion, demonstration, and individual, paired, and group interactive exercises—on your feet as much as possible!

Day One: The Foundations of Presentation Excellence

  • The fundamentals of Transformational Presence (The Five Presence Principles— Know Thy-self, Be Thyself, Prepare Thyself, Commit Thyself, Turn Thyself on so you can Turn Others On))
  • Taming the Fear Factor— preparation techniques to minimize presentation anxiety and bolster confidence.
  • Right Speaking and Right Listening techniques for optimum communication
  • “We’re Going to Disneyland!”— presentation basics for maximum audience engagement
  • The Fishbone Formula—A simple, modular approach to structuring your presentations
  • Taming the Power Point Monster—how to give slide presentations that work for– not against– you.

Day Two: Putting the Principles Into Practice

This day is devoted to getting you on your feet in front of your classmates, while you deliver a 5-10 minute presentation prepared for the occasion. I’ll be critiquing your performance, helping you appreciate and build on your strengths, and giving you tools to minimize limiting behaviors.

You’ll learn The Four Questions— a system of self-evaluation to help you continuously develop your speaking skills in a positive, focused manner.

Each attendee will receive:

  • A videotaped recording of their presentation.
  • A comprehensive 91-page interactive workbook supporting their experience
  • A “Breathe” wristband and companion Let Go of the Armor! Breathing and Relaxation Exercise mp3
  • One 30-minute follow up consultation via phone or SKYPE with Eleni Kelakos
  • Snacks and lunch are included—and we’re talking about the yummy deliciousness of food provided by Ann Arbor’s famed Zingerman’s Deli!

Your investment:

$997 by September 30th
$1,227 by October 14th  

Registration limited to 12 people!

Register NOW!

Got questions? Let’s talk.

Working with Eleni Kelakos was an amazing experience. I can’t imagine a coach and trainer who’s more creative and caring; direct yet delicate; funny but firm, respectful yet not afraid to say what really needs to be said. There’s no question that our commencement speech—to 50,000 people at Michigan Stadium—was significantly stronger because of Eleni’s insight, encouragement and (always constructive) suggestions. I feel completely confident saying that any client that engages her services will significantly improve the quality of any presentation they’re going to give! If you want to turn insecurity and uncertainty into excellence, call—and listen to—this kind and talented woman!

CEO, Zingerman’s

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