Leadership Communication Training Program
This program is designed for companies with technical experts and executives who give presentations internally and to customers as part of the sales process.
Using their actual work as source material for the training, the participants learn active listening, storytelling, pitching, presentation development, and presentation delivery skills to:
- Scope initiatives accurately and drive stakeholder alignment.
- Customize compelling presentations for different decision-makers.
- Navigate meeting dynamics and deliver presentations effectively.
High-value Narrative and Presentation Support
This service is appropriate for companies who have tasked one or more technical experts or executives to deliver a specific presentation crucial to revenue generation, business strategy, resource allocation, or which is high-stakes for another reason.
What I do is work with you to:
- Sharpen the ideas and materials you already have.
- Add narrative frames and deep story elements.
- Clarify key ideas and simplify deck structure.
- Align slide content with talk track, and fine-tune performance.
Consulting Services Manager At Autodesk
"I had the privilege of attending several of Ben's sessions on active listening, story telling, and how to sell an great idea. These were some of the most impactful sessions I have had in my professional career and have changed how I approach executive presentations. His ability to take a message and masterfully help you to turn it into a compelling pitch for the intended hero or audience is amazing."
Tacey Baker, MBA, PMP
Chief Operating Officer, Sophic Synergistics
"I am very grateful for the opportunity to have taken Ben’s course on Active Listening and Storytelling with several of my colleagues. This is the best course I have ever taken.
Through a series of mentoring sessions, we developed active listening skills to confirm we understood each other’s perspectives and learned how to develop a presentation that would move and excite our audience to take action.
These active listening skills can be applied in professional and personal relationships to improve communication and understanding. I very much appreciate everything I learned from Ben. He is an amazing mentor and coach."
Paolo Emilio Serra
Principal Implementation Consultant, Autodesk
"Ben is the embodiment of talent, passion, and effective communication. He is making the world a better place one conversation at a time. He taught me and my colleagues how to truly listen, choose the right ingredients to convey a message, and make it memorable. I'm privileged to say that after working with Ben, I started to think, feel, and do things differently when it comes to communicating with others."
Sr. Consulting Project Manager at Autodesk
"Ben is an amazing mentor and coach. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have taken Ben's course on Active Listening, Storytelling, and Leadership. I have gained active listening & influencing without authority skills that can be applied to both personal and professional relationships to improve communication and understanding. Ben not only helped me recognize some inconvenient truth about my communication style, but also equipped me with tools and techniques to conquer it and become best at it. As a result, I not only have transitioned to be a great listener but also an impactful leader at work and for the society."
CEO of Tomorrow's Air
"In the 10+ years I have had the good fortune to collaborate with Ben Taxy he has never failed to bring about important improvements that translate directly into better outcomes for our projects.
When I bring him in early in a project he is invaluable in helping refine goals and scope. Later on, we benefit from that firm foundation to develop the core narrative and key messages, something he is masterful at coaxing out of all my extraneous words and ideas.
One reason Ben's work is magical - yes, magical! - is that he shows up to whatever challenge I bring with his own vast and varied intellectual background. He doesn't just listen closely and interrogate my vision to bring precision to what I'm trying to say, he also brings a truckload of his own personal factual wisdom. He will easily relate the task at hand to precedents in other industries, the arts, politics, technology. If he doesn't know much about the topic we've got on the table at the moment I first bring it to him, he'll show up to the second meeting having read and digested the seminal literature on the topic, to become as well versed as anyone in the room.
Our most recent collaboration is highly technical, and its success hinges on it feeling accessible and non-technical: we're working on mainstreaming carbon removal to restore Earth's climate through a new initiative called Tomorrow's Air. For Tomorrow's Air, Ben has supported every step of our journey: from my efforts to win internal support to create the initiative, to the core pillars of our brand story and the communications strategy that has helped us grow our audience from 0 to 20k+, ordering more than 50 tons of carbon removal from leading innovators, in a little over two years.
I highly endorse Ben Taxy! I have worked with a range of smart communicators over the years, but no one is as powerful and provocative and absolutely worth it as Ben."