Public Courses at Interact

Lou Solomon
Lou Solomon
It takes a bit of daring to sign up for a learning experience and open yourself to possibility, but the return can be life-changing.

Whether you take a course in speaking style development, presence, media training or leadership development, we can help you increase your personal impact and satisfaction.

The cohesive thread running through all of our courses is goal of uncovering the communication style that is uniquely your own. This is the source of your greatest influence.

  • Your Authentic Speaking Style™

    Your Authentic Speaking Style™ is the acclaimed, on-camera learning experience at Interact Studio that puts people on the path to being the great communicators they were meant to be; and connecting with the hearts and minds of clients, teammates, colleagues and community.

    In this 1.5-day on-camera course, you will give several recorded video presentations with candid feedback; and you will discover a deeper understanding of how you are perceived by others.

    You will gain:

    • Greater awareness of your authentic style of “showing up”
    • Experience with the level of listening that influences others
    • Practice rounds that will drive you to a level of comfort and self-expression
    • Insights into crafting message and engaging listeners
    • Fundamentals of storytelling in business
    • Framework for providing and receiving feedback
    • Innovative course materials and a copy of Lou Solomon’s book, Say Something Real

    To support continued growth after the course, participants receive a copy of their recorded video presentations on flash drive; a written assessment with a week; access to coaches for a “check-in” call; and inclusion on the Interact Network mailing list with articles and updates

    Details:  Tuition, $1100 per person. Your Authentic Speaking Style™ is a 10-hour course that runs over two days: 2:30pm to 5:00pm on Thursday; and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Friday. Interact Studio opens 15 minutes prior to each class start time. Development package includes initial course plus a separately scheduled private session with one of our coaches, $1,600.

     

    March 8th and 9th, 2018

    April 12th & 13th, 2018

    June 14th and 15th, 2018

    July 19th and 20th, 2018

    September 20th and 21st, 2018

    October 18th and 19th, 2018

    December 6th and 7th, 2018

  • Storylines: Developing Leadership Presence

    Developing Leadership Presence is an on-camera adventure that breaks down and demystifies how leaders use presence and story to inspire and influence.

    Leaders with presence make authentic connections. While depth of knowledge and expertise are crucial, individuals with presence are noticed and remembered for being genuine and fully in the moment. They understand the power of owning their story, the strength that comes from vulnerability, and the attractive energy that comes from passion and conviction.

    You will gain:

    • An understanding of presence through video clips, exercises and group discussion
    • Insights into body language, likability, engagement
    • A framework for uncovering and owning your story
    • A collaborative, facilitator’s approach to Q&A
    • Reconnection with the success, passion and conviction that connects you to your work
    • Innovative course materials and a copy of Lou Solomon’s book, Say Something Real

    To support continued growth after the course, participants receive a copy of their recorded video presentations on flash drive; a written assessment with a week; access to coaches for a “check-in” call; and inclusion on the Interact Network mailing list with articles and updates

    Details:  Tuition, $1100 per person. Developing Leadership Presence is a 10-hour course that runs over two days: 2:30pm to 5:00pm on Day One; and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Day Two. Interact Studio opens 15 minutes prior to each class start time. Development package includes initial course plus a separately scheduled private session with one of our coaches, $1,600.

    May 10th and 11th, 2018

    November 8th and 9th, 2018

  • Creating Memorable Presentations

    Creating Memorable Presentations is an interactive, 3.5-hour lab for learning techniques that will enable you to distill your ideas and put together presentations with impact.

    A memorable presentation is succinct and clear–by leveraging the brain science of engagement with organization and “story-bites.”

    You will work with the Interact Content Planner as a blueprint for your new approach to planning and preparation. You will also be encouraged to bring a sample presentation and specific questions about maximizing its impact.

    You gain:

    • A strategic approach to preparation
    • The Interact Content Planner to guide you through each step in the process
    • Hands-on application to a presentation of your own
    • Increased confidence around connecting with your listeners

    *Note: While we will cover fundamentals for effective slides, this workshop is not a slide design course for marketing professionals. It is for presenters who need a working knowledge how to craft, organize, “storify” and use visual aids that develop understanding among listeners.

    To support continued growth after the course, participants receive access to coaches for a “check-in” call; and inclusion on the Interact Network mailing list with articles and updates

    Details:  Tuition, $350 per person. Interact Studio opens 15 minutes prior to each class start time. Our development package for refinement of a specific presentation includes the initial course plus a separately scheduled private session with one of our coaches for script and slide review, inclusion of story-bites, videotaped practice. $800.

    April 6th, 2018

  • Mistakes to Avoid with the Media

    Mistakes to Avoid with the Media is a trove of techniques to avoid the missteps that can have long-lasting, expensive results. In this adventurous, 4-hour workshop, you will learn tools to avoid the costly missteps that have tainted some of the best of leaders and organizations among us.

    Led by veteran media professional Susie Adams, you will explore video examples of local and national leaders in the spotlight who wish they could go back and do it over. You’ll also review some of the techniques that corporate leaders and others have used to recover after it “hits the fan.”

    You will gain:

    • An experience with identifying key messages
    • Strategic tools such as the media map and charted steps for “bridging”
    • An understanding of how to manage an interview
    • Tips for building relationships with the media

    Details:  Tuition, $495 per person. Interact Studio opens 15 minutes prior to each class start time. Customized quotes for private, executive coaching with Susie are available upon request.

    Friday, March 30, 8:00am-12:00pm, 2018

  • Leadership Fundamentals for New Managers

    Leadership Fundamentals for New Manager is a 4-hour, interactive workshop for new managers and high-potentials who are advancing in their career toward leadership roles.

    The workshop defines the key skills that set outstanding leaders apart, helps participants understand the differences between leading and managing, and builds the foundation for fostering trust.

    Amber Lineback is an expert in leadership development and has a unique track record in facilitating to bring out the best in leaders, help them unveil and work through blind spots, and work through conflict to foster trust. Her sessions are engaging and energetic — come prepared for a fully active experience.

    Details: Tuition: $495 per person. The Interact Studio opens 15 minutes prior to each class start time. Customized quotes for workshops or coaching with Amber are available upon request.

    Friday, August 24, 8:00am-12:00pm, 2018

  • Speaker’s Night Out

    Professional speakers who seek the support of a speaking community are invited to join our Speaker’s Night Out program with quarterly, evening gatherings at Interact Studio.

    The purpose of the program is to give recorded presentations with candid feedback from your peers. You will also receive the benefit and wisdom of other speakers who share tips and lessons learned from their speaking engagements and their progress on topic-development.

    You gain:

    • Valuable feedback from pros
    • Expert advice on stories, organization and topic-development
    • Success stories and lessons learned
    • Fellowship and support from a speaking community

    Participation is limited to 8 individuals per a session.

    2018 Dates

    • March 29, 6-8pm
    • June 21, 6-8pm
    • September 27, 6-8pm

    If you are interested in joining us for Speaker’s Night Out, please contact Lou Solomon for more information.

  • Speaker Development

    If you’re facing a moment in the spotlight or a situation critical to your success, a private studio session can help—giving you the expertise, the coaching, and the support you need. We want to help you to evoke atmosphere, build trust and experience yourself as a leader with a meaningful point rather than simply as a conveyor of data.
    Maybe it’s your first appearance in your new position, or you’re proposing a dramatic new initiative to your board. You might be working on your personal development as you advance in your career as a speaker. Perhaps you are refining your topic, content and the way you show up. Whatever your mission, we will embrace your goals and help you succeed.

    You will learn to:

    • Become more of yourself as a speaker/communicator
    • Move from transferring data alone to communicating the story behind it
    • Create and nurture a relationship with your specific audience
    • Build presence and improve your impact in your arena

    If you are interested in private Speaker Development, please contact Lou Solomon and setup an initial conversation.

  • Course Reinforcement & Development Package

    Our best advice for learners who are committed to growing their authentic style is to add a private coaching session to your group course experience (you can do this when you register).

    You might use the session to review your growth during the course, or prepare for your next high-stakes presentation, using your new-found power.

    We can also help you be more concise in making a point, and to show up with more command using technology.

    Contact Tina Tyler with questions about your Development Package.