Improve skills during COVID-19 - Now is the time to polish your public speaking skills, leadership presence, & sales presentations.

Communication skills for leaders, salespeople, presenters, and professionals are more important than ever. Get training, 1-on-1 coaching, and workshops to boost your skills during the pandemic.

Can Eleni help you improve skills during COVID-19? You bet! 

If you’re like most people, the pandemic has caused a mighty shift in the way you conduct your work and life, but just because you may be hunkered down in your home and limiting your travel doesn’t mean you need to stop working on your personal and professional development.  

To stand out from the crowd and remain competitive, you still need to market, sell, and persuade, through pitches, presentations, and your ability to project a strong leadership presence.  

The only difference now is that you’ll need to do it (at least for a while) via a computer monitor, using online platforms.  

With all presentation and communication roads currently leading to Zoom, this is the perfect time to learn how to maximize your ability to pitch or present on a virtual platform.  It’s also the perfect time for you to boost other communication skillsets you’ve been thinking of working on but we’re too busy to do—like upgrading your presentation skills, refining your executive presence, or putting together a high-level keynote presentation that showcases your unique expertise.  And due to the magic of technology, you can work on mastering these skills from the comfort of your own chair, at your own desk (or the kitchen table, or that little nook in the basement—wherever you’ve set up shop during the pandemic).  

Considering how much my coaching and training work has picked up during the past few months, it appears that lots of people are taking advantage of online learning.  (Check out this New York Times article by Steve Lohr on how online courses are now booming.)  I’ve been busier than ever since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, working with clients all across the U.S.A. (Denver, Miami, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Maine) and as far flung as the U.K, the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, Kuwait, Africa, the Bahamas,  and China.

Here are some examples of the online services that I have been able to provide to my clients since the pandemic began:

Executive Presence Training

I have been coaching managers and business leaders in the tech and financial service industries who want to lead with a more focused, authentic, and persuasive presence. Courageous and compassionate leadership is especially important now, so that teams can keep moving forward with focus and purpose despite the many challenges of a COVID-19 reality.

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Virtual Presentation Skills Training

I’ve presented my Virtual Presentation on Presenting Virtually training to several groups of sales teams from a multinational corporation (USA, EU and Asia) who are now having to pitch their products virtually. As I said to them, being able to pitch or present well on a virtual platform is a must if you want to keep attracting customers and making sales during these socially-distancing times. 

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Take the Stage Career Coaching for Women

As a women’s career coach, I’ve been working with numerous women at all levels of leadership who want to stand out, speak up and step up more effectively as leaders and communicators.

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Executive Interview Coaching

The Coronavirus is forcing many individuals to brush off their resumes and apply for new positions. I’ve been working with individuals in the USA, the UAE, and the EU who are looking to bring a more persuasive focus, clarity and authenticity to their interviews.

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Presentation Skills Training

Being able to put together and deliver a masterful, meaningful presentation, and to manage performance anxiety, are evergreen skills that you will use for the rest of your life. I’ve recently been coaching professionals in the I.T./Tech, medical and dental sectors who want to become more effective speakers (whether they’re presenting virtually or live). And I’ve helped make their existing presentations, trainings, or workshops more effective and engaging for virtual, online delivery.

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Keynote Creation and Coaching

This has been the ideal time to help several thought leaders and authors create high-level, signature keynote speeches that reflect their wisdom and expertise.  Whether these individuals choose to deliver their keynotes virtually, (during the pandemic), or live (after we’ve entered into our post-pandemic new normal), they will have created powerful presentations that will advance their visibility and have lasting impact.

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Presentation Skills Workshops for the Public

My 2-Day Deep Dive presentation skills workshop (which I typically do live-in-person twice a year) is going virtual for at least the next six months.  Click here to find out more about this soup-to nuts immersion in public speaking best practices. 

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Presentation Skills Trainings for Companies (Now Delivered Virtually)

I’m happy to tell you that the coronavirus has not stopped me from being able to deliver almost every one of the private, in-house presentation skills training programs I offer (including my foundational Think Like an Actor, Speak Like a Pro training). The only difference is that instead of delivering them live within a place of business or at a conference, I’m now delivering them via Zoom! (FYI, the only training I’m currently unable to offer is my Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Improv Skills for Business Leaders workshop—still scratching my head over how to make that one work virtually!)  Click here if you want to see a list of these in-house classes.

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Online Presentation Skills Training Classes

I’ve also created three new virtual training courses that I deliver live via Zoom:  Build a Brilliant Keynote, Virtualize Your Presentation, and Rock Your Short Talk.  You can check out the content and dates of these workshops here. 

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Professional Keynote Speaker

Finally, I’m not letting this pandemic stop me from bringing my signature keynote presentations to association and convention audiences who need a much-needed boost of inspiration and practical expertise so they can perform at their peak under pressure.  As a die-hard Trekkie, let me put it like this:  Beam me into your virtual conference or event, and I can virtually deliver any one of my signature keynote presentations, including Touch the Sky, Perform at Your Peak, Stop Playing Small and Take the Stage

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I hope I’ve made it clear that I’m doing everything in my power to be of support to you though the ease and convenience of virtual coaching and training.

Let me help you get your executive presence and public speaking skills in tiptop shape so that you can be as competitive, impactful and influential as possible--now, and when this virus is vanquished and you step more fully again into a very changed world.

Interested in having a conversation with me to talk about coaching or training?  

Call me at 734-622-0522, or shoot me an email.

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!

Ari Weinzweig CEO, Zingerman’s July 19, 2016

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