The 2 1/2 day workshop eliminates fear, promotes brevity and clarity, and produces stylish and persuasive speakers. Limited to no more than 14 participants, the program is conducted at the Buckley School in Camden by Mr. Buckley and his expert faculty.
You benefit from:
- 19 hours of expert practical instruction, of which 11 or more hours you are on your feet performing
- defending yourself in television interview and press conference situations
- a superb faculty, all trained personally by Reid Buckley, plus guest pros in writing, speaking, press relations, television, and business
- a take-home kit of valuable reference materials, including a personally inscribed copy of Speaking in Public: Buckley’s Techniques for Winning Arguments & Getting Your Point Across
- a handsome (and much prized) certificate of accomplishment, which singles you out as one of the select cadre (only 168 annually are accepted) to have dared to become better than you ever believed was possible
- a DVD of your performances in all the training exercises–invaluable for continuing self-instruction at home and a wonderful way to delight family and friends
- an invitation to join the Buckley School presentation and debate society (the “Forensic Society”), membership in which offers students continuing support at low cost as well as discounts on private coaching and other programs
- a detailed follow-up written critique with precise recommendations regarding your platform personality, strengths and weaknesses, and what to do to eliminate the second while reinforcing the first is optional for an additional fee
Programs held in conjunction with the Executive Seminar:
The Executive Seminar, Organization of Materials, Writing to Make Your Point and Executive Etiquette are taught on consecutive days, making it possible to complete them all in one visit to the Buckley School.
Organization of Materials Workshop
This 3-hour workshop is taught personally by Reid Buckley (in his home) on the morning of the Executive Seminar.
This remarkable three hours with Reid will give you the processes and disciplines that are essential to organizing and delivering the most effective written and oral communication. The workshop builds on Reid’s principle that you can only speak as well as you write. To succeed at both, you must hone your ability to organize your materials and thoughts. At the conclusion, you will learn how to answer tough questions on the spot in lucent and cogent fashion.”
“I’ve been a business writer and speaker for 30 years. The Organization of Materials Workshop gave me the missing links I needed to make my writing and speeches focused and organized to ensure that my message is understood and long lasting.” Neil Ducoff, Founder & CEO Strategies Publishing Group, Inc.
Writing to Make Your Point Workshop: Wit, Style & Persuasion
This scintillating 1-day crash course was handcrafted for the Buckley School of Written Expression by nationally syndicated columnist and USA Today feature writer Kathleen Parker, who taught it through May of 2002. It is now taught by veteran newspaper journalist Reid Buckley and other professional journalists selected for their talents as writers and teachers. No more than six participants are admitted, who are shown how to clean up turbid commercial and professional prose. The course takes place on Tuesday before each Executive Seminar. Order Mr. Buckley’s new book on writing, “Wresting Order Out of Chaos.”
Executive Etiquette — The Next Step
We’ve had a number of clients raise the delicate question of how executives should present themselves apart from ordinary contacts made during the business day. They have also mentioned insecurities relating to the critical moments of first contact with potential clients and other business associates. And a few have expressed concern about moving from the peripheries to corporate centers, and what may be expected of them in these new circumstances.
Others have brought these matters up because people in their companies (often new hires) need polishing.
In conjunction with Caroline Avinger of Protocol, LLC, we are offering a one-day workshop entitled Executive Etiquette—the Next Step. The course is designed to help handle a variety of difficult social situations—from business meetings and interviews to receptions and dinners—with confident urbanity. Instructional talks are interspersed with audience participation and hands-on exercises. Completing the course will give graduates an edge that differentiates them from the merely smart or talented.