The Concise Communication Training Program is an intensive, 30-day live online course to help you become a concise and effective speaker
NEXT PROGRAM DATES:
May 18 – June 17, 2021
The best way to improve your communication skills is to practice consistently, rigorously, and frequently under the guidance of experienced instructors.
This is a LIVE course. You will attend each class session with your instructors and fellow students over Zoom, in addition to completing weekly and daily assignments.
This course will take you through a series of structured drills, practice assignments, and group sessions that build and reinforce key communication skills:
- How to speak clearly and concisely
- How to stop rambling
- Clarity of message
- Summarization skills
- Simplifying technical language
- Impromptu speaking
Through a combination of verbal exercises, writing projects, group conversation drills, and analyzing the communication strategies of high-profile presenters, you will learn what makes an effective speaker, and (most importantly) you will develop the skill of clear and concise communication over the course of 30 days.
You will dedicate 30 minutes every day of the program for solo practice and assignments.
And during the weekly 2-hour Zoom classes, you will practice with fellow students and receive personalized feedback from your instructors.
Our Students Come from Over 20 Countries and
Work at World-Class Companies Including:
Self introductions, summarization skills, 2-minute presentation practice, analysis of effective concise speakers.
Simplifying messages, developing and refining work-related presentations, impromptu speaking practice, and more.
Making technical terminology accessible, developing and refining presentations, impromptu multiway conversations.
Simplifying long-form third party speeches, impromptu speaking practice and spontaneous multiway conversation practice.
By the end of the course, you will:
- Have the tools and tactics to summarize a complex message into a short, synthesized version
- Know how to make your speaking clear and understandable to any audience
- Learn a framework to make technical and dense information accessible to a lay audience
- Be able to express key points in a short timeframe (thirty seconds, one minute, or five minute intervals)
- Understand the best way to speak concisely, given your own natural speaking speed
- Feel greater confidence in your professional communication skills
Founder and Head Coach of Cool Communicator
I’ve delivered thousands of hours of coaching and training, with hundreds of clients from over 20 countries.
My students have succeeded at overcoming stage fright, pitching projects to executives, concise communication, presenting at TEDx and industry conferences, delivering media interviews with ABC News, Cheddar, Now This Media, Yahoo Finance, and more.
Working with Justin has been an excellent experience. He understands the nuances of effective communication and how to apply in a business setting. Highly recommended.
My manager and colleagues have commended me on my improved presence and ability to navigate and adapt in high stakes meetings, which I owe to working with Justin.
Capital Markets Product Development
Justin gives great advice on how to give effective presentations, how to persuade an audience in high-stakes meetings… he has given me tips on how to communicate more succinctly.
Award-Winning Copywriter, Speaker and Business Coach
With more than 20 years’ experience as a freelance copywriter and proofreader, I created my own course, Freelancing 101, and teach as an adjunct professor at the world-renowned Kansas City Art Institute.
Recognized with awards dozens of times over for my work, leadership, volunteerism and community involvement, I am regularly sought out for media interviews both locally and nationally.
Julie is a thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable professional who leaves you feeling empowered, excited, and better equipped to grow and evolve your business.
Say Simple Creative
It is a privilege and an honor to work with the best of the best. And, it’s a gift to be able to share her with you. Julie Cortes is truly a rockstar, authentic, smart as a whip, kind, loving, creative, and a true role model in her industry!
All Corner Media
Julie serves as a tireless business evangelist and educator. Her enviable expertise provides a beacon of light to those needing diverse creative and business insight, leadership and guidance. She is truly a rockstar.
Artist/ Author/ Performer
30 Audio/ Video Practice Assignments
(once per day)
6 Writing Projects
5 Presentation Projects
4 Group Classes
(once per week, 2 hours each)
Weekly time commitment: 5.5 hours per week, including class time
Daily time commitment: 30+ minutes per day
Maximum of 10 students per course to ensure personalized attention and feedback
Practice time: 90% of your time in the course will be dedicated to practice and/or feedback
WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES?
Here are some examples of drills and exercises you will do during the program:
You will introduce yourself while being timed for 30 seconds or one minute, and must include highlights from your career and your key skills. This is a foundational exercise for concise communication.
You will receive text passages (excerpts from articles, reports and others), and must rewrite the text into a shorter version, while preserving the main points. This will help you strengthen the mental habit of synthesis and concision.
Daily Audio/ Video
Each day of the program, you will record audios/ videos of yourself speaking on different topics, and submit the recordings to your instructors. You will be subject to various time limitations, so you are forced to get concise and sharp.
Structured Presentation Practice
You will create multiple versions of the same presentation, each with a different time limitation, to practice the skill of structuring and conveying information in different timeframes.
|May 18||Program Start/ Short Kickoff Session: (30 minutes over Zoom)|
|May 25||Class #1: (2 hours over Zoom)|
|June 1||Class #2: (2 hours over Zoom)|
|June 8||Class #3: (2 hours over Zoom)|
|June 15||Class #4: (2 hours over Zoom)|
|June 17||Program End/ Wrap-up Session: (30 minutes over Zoom)|
All Sessions and Classes @ 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET
AFTER SIGNING UP
After you register for the course below, you will receive, within 24 hours:
- A welcome message from your instructors
- The course calendar
- The Zoom link for all sessions during the program
- Instructions on how to submit your recordings and written assignments
Several days before the kickoff session, you will receive a reminder that the course is about to begin.
JOIN THE COURSE
DATES: May 18 – June 17, 2021
If you are unsatisfied with this training program for whatever reason, you are entitled to a full refund within 30 days of your purchase
- Is 30 days long enough to improve my communication skills?
- I have stage fright around public speaking. Will this course help with that?
- Is this a self-paced course? Can I watch the videos at my own pace?
- What is the age limit for this course?
- Can I attend if I live outside the United States?
- Will this help me if I am not a native English speaker?
- Have you worked with students in my industry?
- Have you worked with students like me? With my challenges?
- Will this course help me communicate better with my friends, family or partner?
- Can I get reimbursed by my company?
Is 30 days long enough to improve my communication skills?
Yes. We have structured the program so that any student who is dedicated, focused, and has at least a few hours every week, can achieve noticeable improvements.
I have stage fright around public speaking. Will this course help with that?
This course does not have specific content for stage fright. However, many of the practice exercises will help you reduce stage fright through practice and exposure, including presenting in front of your peers.
Is this a self-paced course? Can I watch the videos at my own pace?
No. This is a live course where you will attend each weekly class in real time with your fellow students and instructors.
What is the age limit for this course?
This course is open to everyone 18 years old or older.
Can I attend if I live outside the United States?
Yes. As long as you can make each live class, the course is open to all countries.
Will this help me if I am not a native English speaker?
Yes. About one-third of our students are non-native English speakers. While this is not a language course, it will help anyone to communicate and express themselves better. However, if you want to become more fluent in the English language, we would recommend classes for advanced English or business English.
Have you worked with students in my industry?
Probably yes. Our coaching clients and workshop students come from every industry and sector, from healthcare and finance, to tech and manufacturing. We have served CEOs, data scientists, fashion designers, product developers, college students, sales reps, and many more.
Have you worked with students like me? With my challenges?
Almost definitely. We’ve worked with men and women of all ages and backgrounds, including many non-native English speakers, from several dozen countries. We’ve helped our students with concise communication, impromptu speaking skills, handle challenges and pushbacks during presentations, develop compelling and persuasive messages, break down technical information for nontechnical audiences, and many other professional communication challenges.
Will this course help me communicate better with my friends, family or partner?
While the skills of effective communication are applicable in many areas of life, this course is focused on communication in professional or work settings, and is designed for working professionals.
Can I get reimbursed by my company?
Possibly, depending on your company’s learning and development policies. We are happy to provide invoices to help you request reimbursement from your organization.