Effective Communication: Inform, Influence and Inspire

Improve your communication skills and become a more dynamic public speaker.

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Effective Communication is an interactive and intensive online, limited enrollment public speaking program designed by Brown University's Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Barbara Tannenbaum, Ph.D. Our unique program provides direct access to the highly-effective core concepts, practices and one-on-one coaching techniques that are hallmarks of Dr. Tannenbaum’s academic and professional programs.

Maximize the impact of your voice and gain greater influence as a leader.

Our 4-week online program will transform how you communicate, both professionally and personally. Through live classes with Professor Tannenbaum, individualized coaching sessions from experts and practice in teams, you will build on your strengths while gaining new skills to dramatically improve your public speaking and communication in every scenario: one-on-one, small groups and large audiences. See your growth week-over-week and apply key concepts to your own work in real-time. Upon finishing this course, you will earn a certificate of completion.

Program Snapshot


October 10 - November 7, 2024

Highly-interactive format blending live online lectures, small group workshops and one-on-one coaching

4 Weeks

4 Hours Per Week

Approximate Time Commitment

$ 3,200

Tuition Cost

“ This course has forever changed my communication style. I trust in my credibility and my overall confidence in public speaking improved. You will see the difference in your speaking week over week if you allow yourself to be open to the feedback and apply the lessons learned. ”

Veronica Pickens Managing Director, MA Compliance Oversight, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

What You'll Learn

This program will change how you communicate and how you evaluate others’ communication.

  • Learn the key elements of effective communication, including audience-centered communication
  • Gain acceptance for your proposals or ideas by learning how to use different techniques for compelling audiences to take action or change their attitudes
  • Understand the impact of non-verbal, vocal and message elements of communication and manage these elements to maximize your effectiveness as a speaker
  • Find and develop your own authentic style of communication by building on your strengths and embracing your opportunities for growth

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Who Should Attend?

Effective Communication is designed for any professional who wants to substantially improve their communication skills quickly.

Examples of target program participants:

  • Sales and Business Development professionals 
  • Team leaders, managers and directors
  • Technical professionals who want to learn how to better communicate their ideas or proposals to non-technical audiences

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