From developing messages that resonate to coaching frontline communicators to more effectively advocate for their organizations, Bluestone Executive Communications helps clients better leverage all communication to their advantage. We provide communications training, coaching and specialty services that prepare executives to be at their professional best when the stakes are high.

Our CORE OFFERINGS include:

  • Media Training
  • Presentation and Speech Coaching
  • Message Development
  • Crisis Communication Planning and Management

OUR SERVICES:

Within our core offerings, we support clients through a wide range of services, including:

  • Crisis communication plans
  • Crisis communication assistance
  • Corporate video services
  • Debate preparation
  • Employee communications assistance
  • Employment interview prep
  • Event strategy and planning
  • Executive presence coaching
  • Media training
  • Message development
  • International communication coaching
  • On-camera coaching
  • Presentation coaching and assistance
  • Press conferences
  • Press releases
  • Prezi lessons and support
  • Public speaking coaching
  • Social media consulting
  • Speech writing and prep
  • TED talk preparation
  • Teleprompter training
  • Video production
  • Writing programs
  • Campaign strategy and assistance
  • Executive personal appearance consulting (wardrobe, makeup, hair, posture)
  • Business etiquette consulting and training

Our most popular programs are available in a number of formats. The following table may help you identify the program that is best for you or your team. (add chart)

Bluestone Executive Communications offers support to organizations and individuals through a number of formats: Large group training seminars, small group coaching sessions and one-on-one coaching. We also customize programs to meet the unique needs of an organization or individual.

View or download the full list of our New Offerings for 2016 by clicking here.


Presentation and Speech Coaching

PRESENTING WITH POWER AND IMPACT

Our most popular program, this hands-on workshop provides professionals at all levels a framework for conceptualizing, organizing, preparing and delivering compelling and impactful presentations while sidestepping the pit falls that too often sabotage speakers. Available as a large or small group workshop, in full-day, half-day or two-hour format.

PRESENTATION OR SPEECH COACHING

The fastest path to lasting improvement, our intensive but fun coaching sessions are customized to maximize each professional’s unique expertise, while developing and refining an authentic communication style and building front-of-the-room confidence. On-camera practice, review and critique included in every session. Available as a small group or individual offering in full-day or half-day format.

MASTERCLASS SPEAKER PACKAGE

For executives who aspire to be sought-after public speakers, give a TED talk or simply take their speaking skills to the realm of exceptional. We work intensely with the executive over multiple weeks to reveal authentic voice, develop gripping content, and refine delivery to ensure a performance that is commanding, effective and unforgettable.


Message Development

MESSAGING WORKSHOPS

Strong and authentic core messages are a prerequisite for any organization seeking to communicate effectively with customers and other key audiences. Our staff leads an intensive brainstorming session that results in unshakable messages and supporting points to serve as your company’s communication playbook for all critical communications.


High Stakes
Q and A Training

ROCK SOLID MEDIA TRAINING

In the digital age, every media interview has potentially global implications. Bluestone’s proprietary Rock Solid Media Training provides a surefire system for organizing thoughts and supporting points to skillfully answer even the toughest questions, while advancing the ideas and projecting the image that will help your organization soar. All sessions include on-camera mock interviews and first hand insights from major-market journalists to ensure success when the pressure is on. Available for small groups or individuals in half-day or full-day sessions.

FIELDING QUESTIONS WITH CONFIDENCE

Whether at a board meeting, an employee “town hall” or a hostile public hearing, answering questions in front of an audience can be nerve-wracking. Fielding Questions with Confidence reduces the stress and boosts confidence with a highly organized system for arranging one’s thoughts to empower executives to speak with clarity, conviction and confidence no matter the audience or the question. On-camera practice puts skills into immediate use. Available for small groups or individuals in half-day or full-day sessions.

ROCK THE PANEL

Panel discussions can be an excellent forum for advancing one’s ideas, organization and own career. Or they can be a frustrating waste of time. We prepare panelists and facilitators to stand apart from—and be heard above
—the crowd to make the most of every panel appearance.


Crisis Communication

CRISIS PLANNING

The time to plan for a crisis is long before the smoke is in the air. Working side by side with your team, our crisis communication experts create the detailed plan to ensure you stay in control of your story when disaster strikes, details are changing or emotions are running high. Your Crisis Communication Plan will include a survival guide for multiple crises (those that keep you up at night and those you’ve never thought of), sample holding statements, media releases, crisis checklists, a custom resource guide and media training for front-line communicators.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Our team of seasoned corporate communication professionals and veteran journalists provides real-time counsel and hands-on support to companies in the midst of or on the verge of a crisis. Our experts help your leaders quickly analyze and prioritize threats to your organization’s reputation, then take the critical steps essential to preserving your good name.


Executive Communication Clinics

Bluestone also
provides programs
that dive deeper into specialized communications.
These short courses help elevate the culture of world-class communication in four-hour, two-hour
or one-hour sessions.

STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS

Storytelling endures as the most engaging and effective form of communication. Yet most professionals struggle to effectively use this powerful tool in the workplace. “Storytelling for Business” reveals the fundamentals of great storytelling and simple tactics for finding, refining and relating the right story for the right audience. Packed with video examples of great storytellers and live practice sessions.

BUSINESS WRITING RE-HAB

This intensive hands-on course helps professionals at all levels confront and kick the bad habits that undermine their workplace writing. Modeled after the core curriculum at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, in-class exercises, drills and other activities empower professionals from all disciplines to return to shorter, sharper, stronger writing that stands out and gets results.

AND…WE’RE ROLLING: LOOK AND SOUND YOUR BEST ON VIDEO

In this YouTube age most professionals will sooner or later record a video that will leave a lasting digital footprint. This 90-minute primer offers the practical basics to ensure professionals set the stage for success to look and sound great and avoid unintended blunders when the red light
goes on.

OWN THE ROOM: NO-STRESS NETWORKING

In-person relationship building is an essential pillar of every company’s marketing plan. Yet, in this age of social media, more and more professionals find networking to be awkward, intimidating or an inefficient use of their time. This fun and interactive program makes clear the high value of networking and provides simple, practical tips that will help every professional make the most of their next networking opportunity.

MAXIMIZING WEBEX AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS

This program exposes the most common mistakes and gives practical tips to make your next WebEx meeting instantly more productive.

OWN THE TRADESHOW

Tradeshows provide a great marketing platform, but only if staff possess the necessary communication skills to maximize your trade show investment. From working the booth to mining new leads to effective follow up, we’ll prime your professionals to make the most of their time on the tradeshow floor.

EXECUTIVE IMAGE AND IMPACT (FOR MEN OR WOMEN OR MIXED AUDIENCES):

This extremely popular offering draws on the expertise of Bluestone Executive Stylist Jon Jordan, who lays out the professional, social and financial advantages of “visually communicating” one’s best executive image, particularly in a globally competitive marketplace. A practical guide to developing executive polish regardless of size, age, rank, budget or office dress code. Loaded with wardrobe, grooming, style and etiquette “dos,” don’ts” and “try this instead” tips. Available as a large-group, small group or individual program.

PREZI FOR PROFESSIONALS

Organizations can showcase an innovative spirit and stand apart from the competition through Prezi, a highly creative presentation platform. This hands-on program guides professionals from introduction to advanced Prezi creation.

COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES

Our international communications experts have taught across the world and offer the savvy, perspective and knowledge that are critical to navigating the cultural contexts of various business audiences across the globe.

LOST IN TRANSLATION: SECRET TO SUCCESSFULLY SPEAKING THROUGH INTERPRETERS

Our U.S. State Department–certified interpreter shares the three critical steps presenters must take to ensure their words are not lost in translation.