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Alex B Ramsey
Chief Speaking Officer/Founder
Center Stage

How to Speak with More Influence
Back by Demand!

Do you know someone who wants to speak with more
influence? Perhaps, even you?!?

Speaking to a group trips most people up.

From communicating on the fly to formal presentations, the need for speedy, concise, and intelligent responses in today’s rapidly moving world is imperative. Are you up to speed and the influential speaker you can be?

It’s time to address your communication and speaking challenges by introducing you to Center Stage. This is an exclusive, limited seating communication workshop I’m hosting in December.

DECEMBER WORKSHOP

CENTER STAGE I: Speaking with Influence

Date:
Thursday 12/5 – Friday 12/6, 2019

Time:
Thursday) 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location:
Downstairs Conference Room
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219

(Intersection of Turtle Creek and Blackburn
Off Oak Lawn near West Village
Guest Parking in garage behind the building)

CENTER STAGE I: Speaking with Influence is perfect for anyone who needs to speak with eloquence and influence such as:

  • Coporate & association executives
  • Sales Professionals
  • Engineers
  • And Other Professionals

CENTER STAGE II: The ADVANCED Speaking with Influence

Date:
Saturday 12/7, 2019

Time:
Saturday) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location:
Downstairs Conference Room
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219

(Intersection of Turtle Creek and Blackburn
Off Oak Lawn near West Village
Guest Parking in garage behind the building)

Prerequisite: To enroll in the Center Stage II ADVANCED workshop, you must first have completed Center Stage I Speaking with Influence within the past 12 months.

CENTER STAGE I & II – 3-Day Package

Date:
Thursday 12/5 – Saturday 12/7, 2019

Time:
Thursday) 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location:
Downstairs Conference Room
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219

(Intersection of Turtle Creek and Blackburn
Off Oak Lawn near West Village
Guest Parking in garage behind the building)

What You can Expect!

Program Outcomes and Why We’re Different

CENTER STAGE I:

CENTER STAGE I takes the mystery, drudge, and fear out of speaking with influence by combining neuroscientific techniques in human performance and classic theater insights with video feedback.

This program is packed with practical skills that are useful for meetings, presentations, and many forms of communication. Our goals are to insure you advance to a significantly higher level of competence than where you began.

By mastering the CenterStage Competencies, you’ll achieve:

  • Increased ROI
  • Improved Sales
  • Reduced Stress
  • More Influence

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Enhance your confidence, influence, and professionalism so audiences really hear you instead of dismissing your message
  • Understand the psychology of influence and decision making when choosing your content
  • Convert nervous, anxious energy into a compelling, constructive energy
  • Master the psychology of credibility
  • Sort out which body language enhances your message and which detracts
  • Develop techniques that reinforce your credibility
  • Learn powerful and effective techniques that improve the impact or your visual aids and technology
  • Communicate technical information with ease and clarity
  • Think on your feet with authenticity and credibility so you don’t get caught without a powerful response
  • Discover an effective and practical approach for structure
  • Create powerful openings and closings to engage your audience quickly and leave them wanting more
  • Enhance your ability to be authentic speaking under stress and pressure
  • Produce presentations that colleagues, clients and others welcome hearing
  • Cure weak, fragile, or monotone voice
  • Speak on your feet on social media such as Facebook Live to engage audience where they are
    You will leave this program with:

    • Confidence
    • A stronger more authentic voice
    • CEU’s (Legal, Medical, Accounting)
    • Methods to reach any audience
    • Personal, private video of practice work (10-12′)
    • Manual: 3-ring binder with approx. 100 pages of worksheets, reference materials, comprehensive guide for future speaking assignments.

    CENTER STAGE II:

    CENTER STAGE II Advanced picks up where Center Stage I: Speaking with Influence left off. Now that much of the mystery, drudge, and fear of speaking with influence is put to rest, most speakers want more practice and feedback. The Advanced program provides you with just such an opportunity. You will put into practice your new skills as well as add to your understanding with several new ones.

    As with Center Stage I, this one-day Advanced program builds upon your current strengths. We are advocates for the latest neuroscientific breakthroughs in human performance and classic theater insights that are applicable to professional communication. Our goals are to insure you advance to a significantly higher level of competence than before the program. You learn with amazing speed thanks to neuroscientific techniques and videotaped feedback. This program is packed with practical skills that are useful for meetings, presentations, and many forms of communication. The following are the primary course objectives addressed

    • To review key concepts that you learned in Speaking with Influence
    • To further practice and apply the Star Structure to your content
    • To apply the most important skill for using PowerPoint or other presentation software
    • To practice the stage craft for using notes more professionally
    • To continue to enhance and improve your confidence, influence, and professionalism
    • To learn new techniques for handling questions
    • To obtain additional video documentation of your skills
    • To receive feedback from the instructor and participants
    • To provide you with a self-evaluation tool
    • To resolve additional questions and concerns

    To take your skills to the next level, you will continue to work on existing content and apply what you know to new content to improve your skills applying the Star Structure with more ease. You’ll receive additional video and participant feedback as well as receive another written chapter to add your Center Stage Speaking with Influence workbooks.

    Prerequisite: To enroll in the Center Stage II ADVANCED workshop, you must first have completed Center Stage I Speaking with Influence within the past 12 months.

    Customized Programs: A customized company and industry specific version of Center Stage I Speaking with Influence and Center Stage II ADVANCED are available. Please email Alex@speakingwithinfluence.com to explore the exceptional benefits of this option.

    What Others are Saying:

    “To become a kick-ass speaker, everyone needs what you do, every single person. That’s why I hired you. My kids use your info in college. My son uses it selling cars. Hell, I use it in conversations with my wife.” –

    Rodney J., President Economic Research Co.,
    Economist, financial commentator


    “I have a company that puts on ‘mba’ workshops for small business owners. Before Center Stage, my recruitment enrollment was between 65-75%. Now, my closing ratio is closer to 85%-90%. I am grateful Center Stage was available and that I took the time out to focus on myself in a way that will help me better help others. The program opened my eyes and has made a huge difference.

    Deb P., Banking Executive,
    US Olympic downhill ski champion, entrepreneur


    I’m the Llama Mama Travel Advisor! That is now I am! Before Center Stage, I was a luxury travel advisor and lumped together with many other travel advisors in our market. Now, though, when I introduce myself, I have a fun story to tell and a way to share how I’m different from others with my “new” title. I learned in Center Stage how to be more creative when I speak, how to be more appealing and create curiosity.

    Julie S., Luxury Travel Advisor,
    Vanderbilt University Alum


    Even though I’d heard about and researched Center Stage, what appears in print about it can’t compare to the actual experience. I learned things about myself, how I communicate, and about others that I never expected and that will boost my career, taking what I do and how I interact to new levels of success.

    Deb S., NBC Marketing Executive
    Tulane University Alum


    In my work consulting with hospitals such as Houston’s MD Anderson and LA’s Cedars-Sinai, I considered myself better than most at communicating. Sometimes, you don’t know what you don’t know. I learned how to be more succinct, how to use analogies and examples better, and how to be more authentic. What I can accomplish now, compared to before Center Stage benefits me, the hospitals, and the patients we all serve. It was an amazing experience.

    Tim S., President IT Consulting Co.
    UT Austin Alum


    Other Companies who have benefitted from CenterStage




    Dr. Neil Rackham, renowned author of SPIN, and DDI’s founder Dr. Bill Bynum called this the best speaking program ever. UT Austin’s B-school touted it as their “secret weapon” and referenced it in the University’s book No Longer Moot. Graduate business, engineering, and arts schools such as Cornell and SMU also have benefited. The program is vetted and verified.

    Even TED-talk speakers use Center-Stage. The TED-talk culture is characteristically succinct, memorable, and impactful. Such qualities have always been a hallmark of Center-Stage workshop graduates.

    From budding entrepreneurs tackling pitch events such as Shark Tank to seasoned executives facing new challenges, Center Stage applies equally. Former Neiman Marcus CEO and Harvard grad Larry Marcus said, “This is what Harvard tried to, and never could, teach us!”

    As a friend, colleague, or former client, please help spread the word. Pay this invitation forward. You know who could benefit…. Start today!

    After registration, lookout for your welcome kit in your inbox with the daily schedule and more.

    Please reach out to me personally or reply to this invitation with any questions. I will get back to you quickly and help you register.

    See you there!

    Alex B Ramsey
    Chief Speaking Officer/Founder
    Center Stage
    alex@speakingcenterstage.com

    CENTER STAGE I: Speaking with Influence Fees

    Invest Now in Your Speaking Success

    December 5-6, 2019

    EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    $1,950

    Applicable before midnight November 15, 2019, this early registration fee provides a 25% savings over the Standard Price.

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and a 30-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    STANDARD PRICE

    $2,600

    Applicable from November 16, 2019, and before midnight November 26, 2019.

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and a 30-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    LATE-REGISTRATION FEE

    $3,250

    Pending availability, applicable November 27, 2019.

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and a 30-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    GROUP-DISCOUNT PRICE

    $2,080 per person

     Applicable for 2 or more participants from the same organization, a 20% savings over the Standard Price.

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and a 30-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    CENTER STAGE II: The ADVANCED Speaking with Influence Fees

    December 7, 2019

    ADVANCED PROGRAM EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    $975

    Applicable before midnight November 15, 2019, this early registration fee provides a 25% savings over the Standard Price.

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and an additional 30-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    ADVANCED PROGRAM STANDARD PRICE

    $1,300

    Applicable from November 16, 2019, and before midnight November 26, 2019

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and a 30-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    CENTER STAGE I & II - 3-DAY PROGRAM

    December 5-7, 2019

    CENTER STAGE I AND II EARLY-BIRD PACKAGE PRICING

    $2,730

    Applicable before midnight November 15, 2019, this early registration fee provides a 25% savings over the Standard Price.

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and an additional 60-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    CENTER STAGE I AND II STANDARD PACKAGE PRICING

    $3,400

    A $500 savings, applicable until November 26, 2019

    Includes materials, parking, video, snacks, light lunch, and a 60-minute post-program follow-up coaching call.

    IN-HOUSE CORPORATE PROGRAM

    CENTER STAGE I IN-HOUSE PRICING

    Starts at $25,000 for up to 10

    Email alex@speakingcenterstage.com for more details about the benefits and logistics of bringing the program in-house to your organization.

    All fees include:

    Program written materials


    Snacks

    Parking

    Light lunch

    Video

    A 30-minute post-program follow-up coaching call

    If you have any questions or concerns please call us (214) 696-3510 or email us at alex@lodestaruniversal.com to discuss and determine if Speaking with Influence will meet your needs

    *Please note: CEU's are available for those in the legal, medical and accounting fields.