Public Speaking for Nonprofits

increase your visibility — support and advance your mission

Public speaking is a fundamental yet vital aspect of a nonprofit executive director’s responsibilities. So be truthful with yourself. Do your speaking skills …


  • Jeopardize your credibility?
  • Result in lower than expected donations?
  • Decrease your effectiveness as a leader?
  • Cause people to misunderstand your mission and its execution?
  • Instill confidence or trigger fear and regret?

Effective presentation skills are your success multiplier


Public speaking training is essential for nonprofit executive director and others in the organization so they can effectively communicate their messages, increase visibility and support, and ultimately advance their mission and goals. Without superior speaking skills, you risk not advancing your organization and coming up short when it comes to volunteers and donations.

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7 Benefits of Superior Speaking Skills


1. Effective Communication: Public speaking training equips nonprofit representatives with the skills needed to effectively communicate their organization’s mission, goals, and impact to various stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, partners, and the general public.


2. Increased Visibility: Public speaking opportunities provide nonprofits with a platform to raise awareness about their cause and reach a wider audience. Effective speakers can attract media attention, engage with potential supporters, and ultimately increase the organization’s visibility and credibility.


3. Fundraising: Public speaking skills are invaluable for nonprofit professionals when it comes to fundraising events, donor meetings, and grant pitches. A well-delivered speech can inspire generosity and motivate individuals and organizations to contribute to the cause financially.


4. Advocacy and Lobbying: Nonprofits often engage in advocacy and lobbying efforts to promote policy change and address social issues. Public speaking training helps advocates articulate their message persuasively, influence decision-makers, and mobilize support for legislative action.


5. Leadership Development: Investing in public speaking training for staff and volunteers can contribute to their professional development and leadership skills. Effective communication is a key aspect of leadership, and the ability to speak confidently and persuasively can empower individuals to take on leadership roles within the organization.


6. Building Relationships: Public speaking engagements provide opportunities for nonprofit representatives to connect with individuals who share their passion for the cause. By delivering compelling speeches and engaging in meaningful conversations, they can build relationships with potential partners, volunteers, and supporters.


7. Storytelling: Storytelling is a powerful tool for nonprofits to convey their impact and connect emotionally with their audience. Public speaking training can help nonprofit professionals craft and deliver compelling stories that resonate with listeners and inspire action.



How you deliver your presentation is essential. What you deliver is crucial. With my Public Speaking for Executive Directors Program, you master the three components of a powerful presentation — message voice and body language. As a result, you not only understand how to deliver your messages with confidence, but you also learn the art of developing presentations that resonate and stick with your listeners.


Here’s how you benefit

  • Be more confident
  • Decrease your anxiety
  • Be a more effective leader
  • Differentiate yourself from others
  • Increase your value to yourself and your organization
  • Increase your credibility
  • Spread your influence
  • Impact more people
  • Have pride in your presentations skills

You will be able to

Craft Captivating Messages

  • Develop your point and stick to it
  • Begin with attention-grabbing openings
  • Effectively implement the transformation statement
  • Employ the art of storytelling
  • Use simple yet powerful techniques to keep people engaged
  • Utilize easy-to-follow transitions that lead your audience through your presentation
  • Know when and how to have Q & A sessions
  • End with compelling conclusions


Use Your Voice to Support Your Messages

  • Use inflection to illustrate your points
  • Discover the importance of varying pace
  • Speak larger instead of louder
  • Implement the secret to powerful presentations

Implement Effective Body Language

  • Engage your listeners
  • Move with meaning and purpose
  • Work the room
  • Employ non-verbal cues that complement your presentations
  • Use your hands to support your message
  • Eliminate distractions


Hone Your Delivery

  • Deal with nerves and build confidence
  • Communicate clearly and powerfully
  • Have your audience eager to listen to you
  • Deliver greater impact and influence
  • Implement effective rehearsal techniques that bring everything together
  • Use slide decks to enrich and support your message
  • Have your audiences take action

How you and I work together


We schedule a series of eight 90-minute weekly sessions. They take place at either your location, my office in Providence, Rhode Island, or virtual.


In these sessions, you develop the three elements of a presentation that engage your listeners — message, voice, and body language.


When our sessions are completed, we continue our relationships. When you need ongoing support, I’m there for you.

The stakes are high!

Developing your presentation skills may be the difference between enjoying the high level of success you’ve envisioned and looking back on your career with regret.

Contact me now so you can enjoy greater success.