Wixted & Company’s industry-leading training programs get results. They encompass a diverse range of topics, from media to presentation and beyond, and are delivered in a personalized, positive environment. These intense “boot camps” are designed to skill-build and see results in just one session. What you say and what people hear may be two different things, especially if you’re nervous or unprepared. Our team of experts will give you the understanding and tangible skills to ensure you will confidently communicate no matter the challenge.
Wixted trainers provide a custom experience that is highly interactive, and each of our programs combine lecture, discussion and on-camera exercises to help you respond to even the most uncomfortable questions with clarity and confidence. We have trained thousands of spokespersons and leaders – from small business owners and health care providers to Fortune Top 5 executives.
What is Communication Training?
Communication training prepares individuals for upcoming internal and external opportunities. Effective communication training provides individuals with information and best practices, as well as the chance to skill build through exercises in a controlled environment. Participants will practice, receive feedback from a trainer and refine skills. The exercises are recorded and played back to further the learning.
Media Training & Prep
Whether it’s an interview on the Today Show to share a unique offering or program, or responding to an issue via local media, our Media Training program will prepare you to respond to even the toughest questions with confidence. As former journalists, our trainers will show you where you have control in the interview process. They will share behind-the-scenes tips for interacting with reporters to help you build a relationship with the media.
Unique to Wixted & Company’s Media Training is our Press Corps, a group of former journalists from across the country. By calling on these individuals to participate in our Media Training, you can test your newly acquired skills with unfamiliar reporters in realistic situations with absolute confidentiality.
Stakeholder Engagement Training
From the boardroom to the newsroom, Stakeholder Engagement Training will prepare you to deliver a dynamic presentation and respond to reporter questions. Leaders know that to build consensus, all key stakeholders, not just the media, need to be involved. The ability to kick off a meeting or presentation with strength and keep the audience moving with you requires specific skills and intentional practice. Wixted trainers teach specific skills and coach each participant to exceed the expectations of today’s audiences.
Most professionals spend more and more time in meetings and giving presentations yet devote little time to preparing and improving them. We help leaders build the skills needed to develop an audience-centered message and deliver it with authenticity and confidence.
The most influential leaders know presentations are a platform for establishing thought leadership and industry presence. With the explosion of virtual face to face calls and meetings, executives have been thrust into a whole new world of presenting in front of a camera. Today’s speakers must establish a likeable and trusted presence, and develop a strong voice, regardless of the setting in which they’re presenting.
Custom Training Programs
Wixted can provide your team with a customized training session to meet any communication need, including coaching sessions for executives and leaders. We work with internal communication teams to design a curriculum to meet specific needs. Our focus is providing a training experience that prepares participants to succeed in real life situations. Additionally, all of our training programs can be conducted virtually.
Contact Us to Discuss Custom Stakeholder & Presentation Communication Skills & Media Training & Preparation
If you are interested in Wixted’s customizable communication training services give us a call at 515-226-0818 or send us your contact info.