The Art & Science of Communication

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The Art & Science of Communication and Storytelling combines enhanced personal presence with storytelling skills so you can be comfortable with yourself and adapt every presentation for the audiences with whom you must connect -- from your team to your board, your customers and your investors.

The Art & Science of Communication and Storytelling is an advanced, 2-day presentation and storytelling skills training for corporate leaders and high-potential executives who seek to improve their abilities and connect with their audiences.   Through demonstration and practice, the program trains you to develop a presentation style that resonates with your audiences - from people who report to you, the boards and senior leadership that will advance your career. Led by experts in creative entrepreneurship, theatre and rhetoric, you will be better prepared to actualize your intention to influence and inspire teams, sell with passion, close deals, and serve others with excellence.

Proven effective in virtually any corporate context, at the core of this empirical, evidence-based process is discovery of the techniques and methods to highlight your authentic passion for the intended outcome. 

Develop a Presentation Style That Will Resonate With Your Audience 

This program will arm you with the skills to take your work into the world to meet your audience, market, or constituency and align your objectives with your ability to effect change with maximum impact. You will learn to:

  • Capitalize on verbal and nonverbal skills with honed, tangible presentation techniques
  • Strategically employ storytelling to compel audiences
  • Demonstrate ownership of your voice

Key Takeaways

Upon course completion, you will learn to:  

  • Strategically craft persuasive appeals
  • Plan and execute presentations tailored for a specific audience with maximum influence
  • Capitalize on verbal and non-verbal skills with honed, tangible presentation techniques
  • Demonstrate ownership of your voice
  • Overcome distractions and sustain focus
  • Practice and rehearse with a purpose

Who Should Attend

Senior leadership and high-potential professionals in areas such as:

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Leadership in non-profit and service organizations
  • Technical Management
  • Executive Management
  • Anyone benefiting from persuasive communication to achieve desired outcomes

Dates and Registration

Fee: $4,000
Location: Berkeley, California

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Saba Merchant


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Program Director
Adam Leipzig
Lecturer, Haas School of Business
Adam Leipzig has been a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 25 films that have exceeded expectations, including March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets...
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Program Director
Penny Kreitzer
Penny Kreitzer has been Voice and Dialogue Coach on Academy Award nominated documentaries “Promises” and “Regret to Inform”. As a professional, award-winning actress Kreitzer has performed at many...
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Program Director
Richard Freishtat
Director, UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Richard Freishtat serves as Senior Consultant in the Center for Teaching and Learning at UC Berkeley, where he designs and delivers a full range of enrichment initiatives and consultation...