Need help creating and delivering a critical presentation for a major conference or big meeting?

Keynote presentation coaching

Get keynote presentation coaching by keynote speaker, public speaking coach, and speech coach, Eleni Kelakos.

You’re an author, a coach, a visionary entrepreneur, or a thought leader with a big idea you want to share with the world.

You know you need to put together a killer keynote presentation that can help you move that idea out into the world with the greatest impact on the national or international stage.  But you’re not quite sure how to put that big keynote presentation together. Or maybe you’ve taken a stab at a rough keynote draft, and need help finessing and rehearsing it so you can deliver it for maximum effect and response.

Get presentation skills training from someone who’s been a sought-after keynote presenter for decades.

I’ve also acted on the big stage in New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. I’ve taken hundreds of acting classes, and I’ve sung the National Anthem at three NY Mets games (and they won every single time!).

Mic at a Public Speaking Training workshop for keynote presentation

What is my process for Keynote Presentation Coaching?

The two phases of Keynote Coaching – Content and Creation – can guide you through that process and improve your presentation skills.

PHASE ONE: Keynote Presentation Coaching - Content

The process of Keynote Presentation Creation begins with determining the blueprint of the keynote that is going to best serve your audience needs and reflect your expertise.  In this phase, we will:

  • Define your idea audience.
  • Identify the problem you’re there to solve on behalf of your audience.
  • Pinpoint your specific keynote theme (or intention).
  • Develop a structured, detailed framework of the presentation, from opening or closing.

This phase is complete once I have turned the contents of the whiteboard outline/notes we have brainstormed together into a basic, implementable, written outline, and thoroughly reviewed that outline with you in a final session.

Phase One can be completed via in-person or Skype sessions. The process (including transcription/completion and review of the final document) takes approximately 18 hours. Scheduling is determined on a per-client basis.

PHASE TWO: Keynote Presentation Coaching - Delivery

Once the keynote outline is developed, it’s time to deepen and finesse the stories and content, and get your keynote on its feet. During a series of rehearsals, with me as your director, you will:

  • Develop and finesse your signature stories.
  • Streamline and strengthen your performance (minimizing any vocal or physical liabilities).
  • Learn how to internalize (vs. memorize) the material.
  • Determine the strongest, most effective performance choices possible (both in staging and delivery).
  • Effectively rehearse the material for optimum engagement, flow, and impact.

Phase Two is most effective via in-person sessions (some clients opt to fly in and spend a day or two with me), though it can be implemented via Skype.  Like Phase One, it involves 18 hours of coaching, with scheduling determined on a per-client basis.

Seeking a speech coach in Ann Arbor or a public speaking coach near Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, or other areas in Michigan? My clients span the US!

I help clients across Michigan and all over the country to develop stellar keynote speeches. In fact, here’s what one of my clients said about working with me:

“Working with Eleni has transformed me as a speaker. She drew stories and ideas out of me that I couldn’t find on my own and she gave me a solid framework for creating a new keynote. As a professional presentation coach myself, I know how difficult it can be to guide speakers toward their best material. Eleni does it exceedingly well, all the while making you feel inspired to reach your highest potential.”

David Mann, Coach, Trainer, Speaker, Actor, Playwright and Director July 19, 2016

I was part of a hi-tech startup and was told by more than one person that my skills in pitching were less than adequate. Pitching the business to investors and potential customers was critical to our success. I was fortunate to take Eleni’s Presentation Skills workshop. Using her methods, I saw almost immediate success. I started performing better in pitch competitions; I won the best of Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp, and came in 2nd place at a clean tech conference in Chicago in front of 250 people. And best of all we raised $1.5M for our startup within 9 months. This training changed my life. Now, as the Director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Macomb Community College, I often speak in front of large numbers and students, community leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs. I do so with a confidence, ease and poise that I didn’t have before. Thank you Eleni.

Derrin Leppek
Director / Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MCC
July 19, 2016