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Coaching & Consulting

Have an important presentation coming up?

Need individualized attention?

Consider coaching.

Whether you need help getting started or want feedback during the polishing stages of your presentation, we’re available to work with you so that you can achieve your presentation goals.


In-Person Coaching

We come to your place of business consult with you on the development of your content and coach you on your delivery.


Remote Coaching

Using Skype, Presentation Gym or the phone, you can practice a presentation and get feedback from a skilled, experience professional


Software DemonstrationsSmall Group Coaching

Presenting as a team? No problem. We provide valuable insight on making the most of a group presentation.


Webinar Coaching

If you’re doing a presentation via the web, we can work with you to create an effective online presentation too.


Our Team

Kelly_168x252Kelly Vandever, Founder and President of Speaking Practically

In an attention-deficient, entertain-me-now, wait-while-I-post-that-on-my-Facebook-page kind of world, the typical business presentation is lame. Professional speaker, trainer, coach, tweeter and blogger Kelly Vandever is on a mission to change that. An award winning speaker herself, Kelly helps organizations crank up their content and create killer audience interaction using old school and hi-tech techniques, all while annihilating bullet points and making this a better world for business audiences everywhere. Kelly’s professional career includes more than twenty years of management experience as a military officer and a manager in four Fortune 500 companies. Kelly received her BA in Sociology from Iowa State and her Masters of Management Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Learn More.



Claudia W. Brogan, M.S. Ed.
I.A.F. Certified Professional Facilitator

Claudia is a speaker, trainer and facilitator who enjoys leading collaborative meetings and problem-solving with groups and teams. As an International Association for Facilitators’ (IAF) Certified Professional Facilitator, Claudia’s focus is helping groups develop creative vision, develop a practical plan for proceeding, marshal personnel and logistical resources, and exchange ideas, action strategies and mutual accountability. Her specialties include coaching groups and individuals on ways to improve their presentation delivery skills, and providing training for leadership skills development and communication. Learn More.


Bob-Goodyear_168x233Bob Goodyear

Bob is a veteran speaker on technology and is known as “A geek who speaks.” He has spoken in 17 different countries about technical subjects. He has presented keynotes, general sessions and breakouts at over 30 technology conferences. He is particularly known for his ability to help technical professionals incorporate stories into their technical presentations. He encourages his clients to “tell a technical tale” whenever they present. With over 30 years of IT experience as a software engineer, technical instructor, sales engineer, product manager and corporate evangelist, Bob understands the communications challenges that technical professionals face. Currently he works as a technical sales education consultant for Symantec and also is an instructor for the Certified Business English Proficient IT Professional certification program. Learn More.

Tom NixonTom-Nixon_168x195

Tom Nixon has over 3 decades of experience assisting clients of all sizes with meaningful business communications. For the last 10 years, he has worked with business leaders and subject matter experts who want to inspire and motivate their audiences with powerful visual experiences. Tom both creates visual presentations (PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.) and consults with his clients to enhance their on-stage techniques and delivery.
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Natalie_HeadshotNatalie Gallagher

Natalie Gallagher is a writer, speaker, and educator. She earned degrees in English and History from Eastern New Mexico University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the El Portal Literary Magazine, and a Masters in Education from the University of St. Thomas. Natalie taught Composition, Creative Writing, Poetry, Narrative Design (the art of storytelling), and Public Speaking for several years at the Southwest University of Visual Arts in Albuquerque, NM. Contact Natalie through email at ngallagher@sociallinus.com.