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Lead by Design

Speak by Design
Training overview
Professional Course
5 months
Application deadline: 1/1/2021
From 6,000 USD
Start dates
6,000 USD
Lead by Design Cohort

Course description

Lead by Design Cohort: Fall 2020

This leadership communication learning journey changes the way you show up at work, engage with your teams, speak to leadership, and partner with your customers and clients. We normally bring this course to companies, but are now offering it to the public through our leadership communication cohort program. This is geared towards professionals who lead teams or high-stake initiatives.  

The training includes:

  • 2 half-day leadership communication virtual trainings per month (8 in total)
  • 2 round-table discussions with participants on leadership communication topics
  • 4 private one-hour coaching sessions
  • 4 months of access to Speak by Design University

COVID-19 Update

In light of COVID-19, this provider is now delivering some or all of their courses online. Contact them for more information!

Who should attend?

The Lead by Design Cohort is suitable for Managers and above.

Training content

Lead by Design 8-part leadership communication training series, SBD 100-800


How do you establish instant credibility and connect easily with others? This interactive workshop focuses on the principles of personal style, helping you further define your professional style while capitalizing on your uniqueness. Learn how to leverage your unique style to establish a significant and differentiated personal brand.


What is the best way to prepare a message? This training introduces audience analysis and the pyramid structure for formulating messages clearly and logically. We will examine current client communications and work on pursuing written communication excellence. The training will cover message strategy, structure, and style.


This training focuses on how to design a meeting that facilitates engagement and accelerates problem-solving and decision-making. Participants will learn and practice two techniques for opening meetings: the interactive start and the fast start. Facilitation tools and techniques for steering conversation and handling dissenting viewpoints will be covered.


This program is for those seeking to strengthen the most critical communication skills to better present ideas and convey credibility. This program focuses on audience analysis, assertive communication structures, and handling questions. Participants find new, improved ways to present a recommendation and articulate a vision. We practice the skills in breakouts. Participants leave the program with an elevated presentation style and toolkit for connecting with their various stakeholders. Participants will develop and practice delivering a section of a presentation. Techniques for handling questions and pushback will also be addressed.


Create a compelling story of transformation for your organization or client.  A captivating vision helps align your audience on a common goal.  It accelerates the adoption of new ideas and minimizes resistance to change.  This session covers the fundamentals of change management and how to increase desire for innovation through leadership communication skills.  Participants will learn how to coach clients to craft, adapt, and deliver a change message everyone can stand behind.


Participants will learn the five leadership communication roles and their corresponding message frameworks.  Participants will practice responding in the moment to a multitude of scenarios to practice managing up, down, and across with the intention to command, assert, guide, motivate, and counsel.  The importance of being flexible in your leadership communication style and structure is emphasized.


This training prepares emerging leaders for higher stake interactions when they will need to handle objections and resistance to their ideas.  Participants will learn and practice the top 9 influencing skills, disagreeing with diplomacy, managing a room with dissenting viewpoints, and handling surprises.  We will also discuss ways to stay calm and controlled in difficult moments.


Transform your team with your coaching skills

Many things fall into place when you have a coaching mindset.  What is a coaching mindset? Participants will learn the difference between a reflexive and mindful approach to coaching others. The exercises will cover the 5 elements of a coaching/mentoring relationship: (1) establishing a relationship, (2) setting learning expectations, (3) building capabilities, (4) delivering feedback, and (5) counseling. This training is a role play based program where we will practice coaching others and giving pep talks in difficult moments.


The fee for the Lead by Design Cohort training is $6000 USD.

About Speak by Design

Speak by Design

Speak by Design

Strong leadership communication skills make you a consistently compelling force for your organization. We are committed to helping people develop exceptional communication skills and presentations that launch and transform their businesses, teams, and relationships to new heights. We help clients...

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Average rating 5

Based on 11 reviews

Mary, Chief HR Officer, Global Management Strategy Firm
I recommend the Lead by Design program wholeheartedly. Speak by Design is exceptional at what they do and get great results. They balance the time with you very well between instruction, letting you practice, and giving feedback.
Caryn, Chemical Corporation
After my presentation, my colleagues were very congratulatory, and the customer thanked me for the remarks. The colleague, who had been in the presentation the day before, asked if I had any formal speaking training. I told him briefly what I had been doing with Speak by Design, and he said it has paid off. He also left a 5-minute voicemail of m...
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Mark, Financial Advisor
I have taken 3 or 4 classes of this type from Dale Carnegie to employer based ones and you by far were the best.  I’m coming back. I think you can help me be way more than I thought possible.
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