Get a message developed

Message development is one of my strengths, and it's essential to develop a message if you want to get your point across crisply and clearly. A well-developed message ensures you won't get caught speechless. You can use a message as an elevator speech, a formal keynote, a guide for conducting a media interview, the core of what you say in a job interview, or as the template for a slide presentation.

Having a well-developed message means you:
  • won't need to reinvent the wheel every time you need to describe yourself, your company or your project;
  • will remember what you want to say, and will be better remembered by your audience;
  • won't lose your train of thought or get derailed in conversations or interviews;
  • will be able to be more persuasive when you're pitching projects, startups, ideas or causes;
  • will have a structure for your presentations, speeches and networking conversations;
  • will be able to describe complex concepts simply and clearly;
  • will have the confidence of a prepared speaker or interviewee.
I've provided message development consulting for such organizations as the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Wrigley, Johnson & Johnson, and numerous individual speakers.

If your topic is tough to explain or your issue is complex, so much the better. Good messaging makes clear complex ideas and makes it easier for you to share them widely.

You may need messages for many aspects of your work, and at different times in your career or even the life-cycle of a project. Any executive should have what I call a message wardrobe, a set of messages that position you and your product, service, or company, and can be used again and again in a variety of ways. From how you're introduced to the core of your next big speech, a message ensures you'll be presented effectively every time you're communicating in public.

Making your message into a speech

A formal speech is just one way to deliver a message--but often, a high-stakes delivery method. I offer speechwriting and speaker coaching to help you get your message across effectively, whether you need a keynote, a TED-quality talk, legislative testimony, a special occasion speech, or informal remarks. You can benefit from my experience writing and managing speeches at the highest levels of government, working with Cabinet secretaries, CEOs, and more than 100 speakers whose talks have been featured on the TEDMED stage, at TEDx conferences around the world, and on TED.com. I can help you get your message into as little as three to five minutes or as long as an hour, with impact, clarity and results. 

Let's get started

I can work with you 1:1 on developing a message or writing a speech, or facilitate a group session with your team to come up with a consistent message that works for your entire business. Email me at eloquentwoman AT gmail DOT com to get started.

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