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Masterclasses 

Intelligent Influence Masterclasses that Boost Your Conference ROI and Return on Event (ROE) and Transform Your Leadership Teams

Donn's conference and corporate masterclasses always leave audiences with immediate takeaway strategies, techniques, and tools they can use to get HUGE engagement and productivity results — AND they get follow-on support from Donn to help ensure new habits, ideas, and approaches take hold back in the work environment. 

Donn's pre-and post-conference and corporate masterclasses offer game-changing, needle-moving leadership transformation. Find out how he can do that for your in-person or virtual conference with his high takeaway value Intelligent Leadership Influence programs.

Let us put your mind at ease. The INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY® platform forms the core of a repeatable, reliable, and proven system developed over 30 years to help you better engage, influence, and elevate your organization's engagement and productivity for greater shareholder value.

At the same time, our approach elevates your personal leadership trajectory while sharpening your message of branded value, expertise, and persuasive influence.

MOVING UP FROM EXPERT STATUS

8 Strategies to Establish Yourself as a Key Influencer in Your Company, Field, or Profession

Going from expert status to key influencer requires a shift in not only the strategies for that transition but also a "mind shift" for seeing the bigger picture of the value you offer clients, customers, or your employer.  

Learn 8 important approaches to help you make that leap to being a go-to- source of influence in your company, profession, or field. Program details.

Group and individual exercises, audience participation; keynote version with breakout session available. Corporate in-person version also available; class size limited to 25 individuals.

Gazing Out the Window

JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE A GREAT LEADER DOESN'T MAKE YOU A GOOD COACH

Different Skillsets; Different Mindsets

The Just Because You’re a Great Leader Doesn’t Make You a Good Coach is an innovative masterclass that teaches the thought patterns and behaviors associated with successful coaching outcomes within a corporate environment. This program is for middle managers stepping into internal coaching roles. 

 

Participants in their leadership roles learn why—when stepping into coaching roles—doling out advice or solutions to problems often creates discord in the workplace and thwarts successful coaching outcomes. Equipped with a fresh perspective on coaching effectiveness, leaders can restrain and even neutralize the impulse to step in with solutions and answers every time a problem is brought to them.  Program details.

Group and individual exercises, audience participation; keynote version with breakout session available. Corporate in-person version also available; class size limited to 25 individuals. 

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Business Woman

BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP INFLUENCE PLATFORM AND BRAND EQUITY 

The Building Your Leadership Influence Platform and Brand Equity Masterclass is for current and high-potential leaders. This program will share tools and strategies for boosting your visibility, niche authority, proven influence, and focusing on those others who have a need for your branded leadership value and expertise.

When all four of these cylinders are firing, you've created a strong "unfair advantage" — which is simply how your communicated leadership brand equity renders all other competitors irrelevant. You’ll also learn how to elevate your emotional and influential leadership intelligence.  Program details.

Group and individual exercises, audience participation; keynote version with breakout session available. The corporate in-person version is also available; the class size is limited to 25 individuals. 

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THE PERSUASIVE PRESENTER

Influential and Persuasive Strategies for Executive Presenters and Speakers

 

This is the program that got rave reviews from 500 FBI agents, investigators, and managers and accolades from the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Education. The world's top speakers and presenters can spin content into gold because they know the secret to game-changing, persuasive presentations isn't in the PowerPoint slides. 

 

Influential and persuasive presentations contain a narrative that will change beliefs and behaviors, convey authentic empathy, use good information design practices, and even how to use cognitive bias in your favor.  

You'll even learn a better presentation approach that doesn't use slides of any kind! Program details.

NOTE: This is an ADVANCED program for EXPERIENCED speakers and presenters.  It is NOT a "how to do PowerPoint class" or "public speaking 101" class. This Masterclass works best for attendees as a live, in-person event.

Group and individual exercises, audience participation; keynote version with breakout session available. Corporate in-person version is also available; the class size is limited to 25 individuals.