A stronger presence as a speaker and presenter can make a dramatic impact on the success of your leadership, fundraising, or sales and marketing. Andrea’s speech coaching, presentation skills coaching and story performance training is focused on teaching you the skills to transform from rote or “salesy,” to authentic and engaging. You will learn to speak with greater clarity, confidence and yes, a little charisma. Bottom line, you will gain a competitive edge that can ignite opportunity and prosperity!

Andrea works with you to craft coaching and training to meet your goals and needs. In these sessions, your team will learn how to:

  • Structure your speech with an attention-grabbing open, powerful content and stories, and an inspiring close.
  • Explore your authentic “secret sauce” and how to bring it to life.
  • Gain the tools to move from stage fright to stage free.
  • Learn the trade secrets performers use to inspire, uplift and engage.
  • Create a real connection with your audience through creative expression and emotional engagement techniques.
  • Have a conversation with your audience by being yourself on purpose.
  • Find the humor in your stories to delight your audience and enjoy yourself!
  • Know what to do before, during and after your speaking engagement to prepare for and experience success.
  • Clarify, organize and refine your message for targeted focus.
  • Balance factual content with the drama of storytelling to amplify your points.
  • Inject emotional connections and theatrical techniques into your speech to engage your audiences while tapping into your natural style and strengths.
  • Take advantage of powerful “nonverbals” – vocal delivery, eye contact, silence, and use of space – for maximum attention and connection.
  • Understand how to move from the written to the spoken word and create those ever-elusive transitions.
  • Get past the audience’s mental gatekeeper and engage your audience for maximum effectiveness.
  • Handle things when they don’t go as planned and keep your cool.
  • Use the three tools that will ensure the success of any speaking engagement – preparation, authenticity and connection.
  • Develop communication skills you can apply with an audience or one on one
  • Learn how to craft a great story – the elements, the transitions – with Andrea’s Story Brainstorming Template.
  • Learn how to take charge if . . . your location changes, someone walks out, someone confronts you, your AV doesn’t work, your contact doesn’t show up, and a number of other challenging circumstances.
  • Excel at Q&A
  • Use PowerPoint, props and other visuals for their best effect.
  • Have the opportunity to “try out” your presentation with your peers and receive constructive, positive feedback.

“Our company has used Andrea multiple times to work with our conference presenters. Our presenters are now more confident when speaking and aware of how they come across to the audience. Andrea is a joy to work with and her energy is contagious.”

– Kim Sloan
Training Administrator
Colas, Inc.

“I recently had Andrea Beaulieu speak to a multi-state region of Wells Fargo Community Affairs professionals about “Telling Your Story” effectively. Together we established our content and purpose, then she created a customized presentation for our 65+ attendees. Even though she had to present via teleconference, which can be more challenging, she was impactful, memorable, knowledgeable, and personable. She created a high value presentation in a short timeframe where several colleagues emailed or mentioned to me how helpful it was and how great the takeaways were. To Andrea I say: thanks for helping me look like a star to my new team!”

Katie Campana
AVP, Community Affairs
, Officer
Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group
Phoenix, Arizona

“Andrea Beaulieu conducted the storytelling workshop for our Fast Pitch 2015 semi-finalists and is one of our feedback mentors. These nonprofit professionals have the chance to win thousands of dollars to support their organizations. You could feel the excitement in the room as they discovered cogent, engaging and energizing ways to share their stories that truly brought forth their organizations’ strengths, and their personalities. She helped them discern the important elements and share them in a powerful format. With only three minutes to tell the story, this was paramount! I highly recommend Andrea.”

Terri Wogan Caldarón
Executive Director & Partner
Social Venture Partners AZ