Communication Skills Training in NYC and DC

Our communication skills training emphasizes practical guidance, immediate results, and long-term growth.

Public Speaking

We've helped speakers prepare for the world’s biggest stages: TED, the World Economic Forum, and the presidential debate stage. We've helped with thousands of "smaller" talks, too. We know how to translate our deep experience for speakers at all stages of their careers.

  • OPEN PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASSES

    Work on your real topics, receive individualized feedback that leads to immediate improvement, and benefit from the most generous free post-training program in the industry.

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  • CUSTOM PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOPS

    We'll learn about your organization, the audiences to which you speak, and your goals. Then, we'll design a fully customized workshop that delivers relevant and practical guidance participants can begin implementing immediately.

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Media Training

Our highly practical media training sessions empower you to become an effective media spokesperson right away. You'll learn techniques that will allow you to manage even the most challenging media encounters with poise and confidence.

  • OPEN MEDIA TRAINING CLASSES

    Learn new techniques, receive personalized feedback, and benefit from the most generous free post-training program in the industry.

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  • CUSTOM MEDIA TRAINING WORKSHOPS

    We'll learn about your organization, develop dozens of real-life practice interview questions, and design a custom agenda that emphasizes the most relevant points for your team.

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The Value of Effective Communication Skills Training

Gain The Edge Over Your Competitors By Sharpening Your Message

Let’s be honest. Most of us are already rather adept at the fundamentals of communication. We talk.  We talk some more. We talk even more than that. By some estimates, that’s tens of thousands of words every day.

We use those words to deliver everything from simple requests to complicated directions, to everyone from our family and friends to coworkers and strangers.

So, you certainly know how to communicate, but just how effective are you?

Effective communication skills go beyond the art of simply talking. The way we communicate in everyday life does not automatically translate to your turn at the lectern or your appearance on a two-minute live television interview. Nor do you necessarily get the most out of your employees, your donors, your constituents, and any other group you are trying to reach with your key messages.

When you learn how to improve your communication skills, you become the speaker who can:

  • Encourage others to donate money toward charities
  • Inspire employees to hit their sales targets
  • Attract customers to the products you deeply believe in
  • Spur others to advocate for change
  • Bring together key stakeholders
  • Initiate new projects and initiatives
  • Face challenges and obstacles

Most importantly, you achieve your goal of becoming a more dynamic, confident, and effective speaker.

Our communication skills training and media training services are designed to help you:

  • Create clear and persuasive messages
  • Structure a powerful presentation with words and visuals
  • Use your body language to reiterate rather than detract from what you are saying
  • Apply commonsense techniques based on research
  • Reduce and manage your public speaking fear

Since 2004, our industry-leading trainers have worked with tens of thousands of people in our open-enrollment classes and custom workshops to provide professional presentation services and media training.

What makes Throughline stand out?

  • Our commitment to extensive practice and practical feedback
  • Our practical advice with a focus on immediate results, but with a strong foundation in research
  • Our ability to bring about immediate results and long-term transformations
  • Our free post-training programs – one of the most generous in the industry
  • Our tailored and targeted communication skills training that focuses on your goals and your unique style

In addition to our open-enrollment classes and custom workshops, we also provide one-on-one media training coaching and one-on-one public speaking coaching that come  with a customized approach to the challenges, goals, and communication needs of your organization.

Here are some of our other services:

  • Media interview prep
  • Presentation review
  • Legislative testimony

Our level of preparation and research allows us to effectively and productively zero in on areas for your growth and work in real time to find the formula that works for you and your organization.

Effective communication skills training incorporates discussion, interactive exercises, presentation practice, real-time video review, and targeted and immediate feedback. Such attention to detail can be transformative, turning everyday communicators into dynamic public speakers.

Why Our Communication Services Are Effective

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Ongoing Support

Incorporating new skills and refining existing ones takes time. “One and done” doesn’t work. So we won’t disappear after your training. You’ll receive 10 clients-only reports, a one-on-one follow-up consultation, and an annual refresher webinar—for free. If you invest in us, we’ll invest in you.

Deeper Customization

Our custom sessions are, of course, highly personalized. But even our group sessions are about half the size of the competition. That means more personalized attention while working on your real materials.

We Are Industry Leaders

Our first book, The Media Training Bible, was an Amazon #1 Public Relations best seller. Our second book, 101 Ways to Open a Speech, was a Kindle #1 Public Speaking best seller. We’ve trained tens of thousands of people for the world’s biggest stages—and have earned the repeat business of dozens of clients who were thrilled with their results.

We Know How to Teach

Knowing how to deliver a successful presentation or interview isn’t enough. It’s far more important to be able to transfer our knowledge to our trainees in a manner that enables them to act on it immediately. We’re rooted in theory but deliver practical advice. We’ve regularly refined our teaching methodology since 2004 and have created a fast-paced, fun, and highly effective workshop that has been delivered successfully hundreds of times.

Transformational Change

We offer a small number of transformational courses built on many years of experience. Our courses lead to “a-ha!” moments and deliver long-lasting results. Our clients leave with new perspectives and the tools they need to feel empowered and genuinely confident in their ability to achieve their most ambitious goals.

True Specialists

We’ve worked on the world’s biggest stages and know how to translate our experience. We’ve trained clients for TED Talks, prepared members of Congress for high-pressure interviews, and helped CEOs navigate challenging audiences. We’ve played at the highest levels but know how to translate our experience to speakers at all stages of their careers.