authentic communication

Whether you take a public or private course with Interact, in speaking, leading or commanding the media, you can stretch the limits of who you are being and become the communicator you were meant to be.

  • Your Authentic Speaking Style™

    Your Authentic Speaking Style™ (YASS) is the acclaimed, 1.5-day on-camera learning experience at Interact Studio. It is offered as an open-enrollment course and customized for organizations and teams.

    As a participant, you will give several recorded video presentations with real-time feedback to reach a new level of presence, command, and influence. In addition to increasing personal impact, clients tell us that YASS provides a transformational team experience. Members come away with a deeper level of trust that resets high-performance.

    You will gain:

    • Greater access to your strengths and authentic style of communication
    • An understanding of how to use storytelling in presentations
    • A coaching formula for giving and receiving feedback
    • Experience with the level of listening that influences others
    • Insights into crafting a message for listener engagement


    Tuition, $1200 per person. Hours on Day One, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm; on Day Two, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    Development packages include private coaching. Quotes for teams and organizations are customized.

    July 18th - 19th, 2019

    August 22nd - 23rd, 2019

    October 3rd - 4th, 2019

    October 31st - Nov. 1st, 2019

    December 5th - 6th, 2019

  • Interact Pitch Bootcamp

    You will lose people by talking about your company. People are not too interested in a company unless it’s their own. But your passion, ideas, stories and the problems you solve–they will fascinate us.

    In our 3.5-hour Story Lab (also known as Pitch Bootcamp for startups), you will learn the formula for sharing the story of personal connection to the problem you solve. You will find new confidence in commanding a 3-minute story that communicates your solution.

    Details. Tuition, $350 per person. Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm.

    For notification of the next workshop, join the list by sending your information to Please put “Story Lab” in the subject line.

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  • INTERACT 2.0 - Your Message

    INTERACT 2.0 is a hands-on workshop for creating memorable presentations through concise messaging, clean organization, visuals, story elements and a skilled facilitation of Q&A.

    We will encourage you to bring a sample presentation and specific questions about maximizing its impact. You will also work with the Interact Content Planner for a new approach to planning and preparation.

    You gain:

    • Practical formula for building memorable presentations
    • An understanding of how to use story-bites for engagement
    • The Interact Content Planner to guide you through each step in the process
    • Increased confidence in crafting a concise message
    • An understanding of how visuals develop comprehension

    Details:  $350 per person. Hours are 8:30am-2:00pm. Quotes for teams and organizations are customized.

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  • Tools for Success with Difficult Conversations

    Difficult conversations are — wait for it — difficult.  Whether it is a performance discussion with an employee, a challenging meeting with customers, or a media interview, we have some tools that can help you prepare and deliver.

    In this 3.5 hour workshop, led by Susie Adams, veteran corporate communications executive and leadership coach, you will be introduced to the tools, see them at work in some real life video examples. You’ll also practice in role play scenarios relevant to you.

    You’ll leave more confident and more prepared for your next challenging conversation.

    Details:  Tuition, $350 per person. Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm. Quotes for teams and organizations are customized. This workshop is for small groups to allow for rich discussion. Put your name on the list to be notified of the next session.

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  • Your Authentic Story

    What is energizing, authentic, collaborative, entertaining, memorable and moving? Story. The language human beings most understand.

    Our 3.5-hour STORY Seminar is an exploration into story structure, storybites, story forms and the storylines that connect us all. Participants practice spontaneous storytelling as a glimpse into shaping their own story—and how to use STORY in business with metaphors, mini-stories, quotes and analogies.

    STORY can cause a leap in understanding because it by-passes our analytical resistance. STORY helps us make sense of life.

    Details. Tuition, $350 per person. Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm. Development package includes private coaching. Quotes for teams and organizations are customized.

    October 1st, 2019

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  • Your Authentic Voice: Leadership Presence for Women

    We have designed a learning experience that supports women in leadership to speak not from who they think they should be, but from who they really are, with courage and daring.

    This on-camera program Your Authentic Voice and inspires leadership presence. You will join a group of 8-10 women to journey through fundamental questions such as “How do I lead authentically?” in a safe environment.

    You will practice commanding your space, owning your story, connecting with others at the level of trust. You will also emerge with a new network of smart and soulful women.

    Details: Tuition, $1500 per person. Hours on Day One, 1:00-5:00pm; Day Two, 8:30am-2:00pm. Development packages include private coaching.

    To schedule a call with Lou Solomon and discuss this program, contact Tina Tyler at

    October 10th - 11th, 2019

  • Introduction to CliftonStrengths®

    There is a reason that over 20 million people have completed Gallup’s CliftonStrengths® assessment. It is a positive, strengths-focused approach to understanding who you are, what you like and how to turn your talent’s into strengths.

    In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will be introduced to CliftonStrengths® and your top 5 strengths. Susie Adams is a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths® and she will lead an interactive workshop that is fun and enlightening. You’ll leave with your assessment reports and other information you can use at work and at home.

    Details: Tuition is $375 per person (this includes the CliftonStrengths® assessment). Hours are 8:30am to 12:00pm. Team, organization options are also available (link). This workshop is for small groups to allow for rich discussion. Put your name on the list to be notified of the next session.

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  • Private Studio Sessions

    Our private studio sessions are designed to give you an individualized understanding of your strengths and the stretch areas—all within the safe environment of Interact Studio. Most sessions involve script review, the development of story, on-camera practice, and video viewing.

    Speaker Development

    Are you facing a moment in the spotlight? Maybe it’s your first time speaking to a big crowd, or you’re making an important presentation to your board. Could be you’re working on your personal development as you advance in your career. Whatever your goals around delivery, presence, messaging or even slide simplification, we will embrace them as our own and help you succeed.

    Executive Media Sessions

    Many people are anxious about media interviews. But when you practice with expert coaching, you’ll be ready. We will help you define short and sturdy key messages, and bridge back to those messages to stay on track. These sessions are designed to help you be authentic in high-stakes moments, with the confidence of knowing how to answer any question that comes your way.

    Leadership Communication

    Commanding tough conversations, motivating teams, inspiring confidence, creating alignment – all are crucial in the role of a leader.  Whether you manage people or lead work, we can help you translate your vision into a compelling message for your team.

    Details: All quotes are customized according to the number and nature of sessions.

  • CliftonStrengths®

    People with a strengths mindset focus on their talents, leverage them for greater personal impact and enjoy quantum growth. People with a deficit mindset work hard to overcome flaws, but achieve only incremental growth. Managers who understand their own talents and those of their teams can leverage that understanding for stronger relationships and improved performance

    Susie Adams is certified in The CliftonStrengths® program, developed by our friends at the Gallup organization, pioneers in employee engagement and personal development.

    We can include this classic profile in combination with one of our courses, or as a stand-alone learning experience.

    • Individuals — 3/6/9 hour options — in studio, virtual, phone options
    • Managers — 3/6/9 hour options — in studio, virtual, phone options
    • Teams — 1/2 day, 1 day and 1.5-day options  — in studio or at client location
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The level breakthrough you experience is up to you. The Interact Ah-ha ranges from an ah-ha such as, “Wow, that’s helpful,” to an insight such as, “I’m a better communicator than I thought,” to a breakthrough that sounds like, “If I dare to show up as myself I can make the impact I want to make in my work, in my life.” Leaders who are all-in and committed to transformation will find what they’re looking for.