Effective business presentations are important to organization executives, marketing professionals, sales staffs, subject matter experts, as well as other business managers and thought leaders.
At Speaking Practically, we help public speakers improve their business presentation skills.
Training Classes – Workshops – Seminars – Conference Break Out Sessions – Webinars
Call them training, workshops, classes, courses, or seminars – whatever your format, we’ll customize our programs to meet your organization’s needs.
Executive Speech Coaching – Team Speech Coaching
Get the individualized help you need with a specific presentation through one-on-one coaching. Coaching is the quickest way to focus on your business presentation and get the results you need.
Help with Content Development, PowerPoint Slides, Q&As, Delivery, Audience Interaction
From ensuring you have the right content to improving presentation skills and enhancing your PowerPoint slides, we help speakers give better speeches and presenters give better presentations. Whether your presentation is in-person or online, we know how to engage your audience so you get the results you need!
Public Workshop – Classes at Your Site
Whether you’re local to Atlanta or in elsewhere in the United States, we can come to you or deliver programs remotely. We believe in the motto “Semper Gumby” — always flexible!
Kelly Vandever is the 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. An 11-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Kelly rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was awarded two Navy Commendation Medals for personal achievement while on active duty. After leaving the service, she worked in the information technology field over 13 years, managing both human resources and software development professionals before starting her own company.
Kelly has served on the boards of the local chapters of both the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and has delivered speeches or training to The Home Depot, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Xaar International, PointClear Solutions, Alltel, Computer Troubleshooters Global, Florida Head Start Association, Region IV Head Start Association, Chick-Fil-A, Thompson Technologies, ITT Technology Institute, National Pharmaceutical SAS Users Group, Educators Advancement Group and more. Kelly taught public speaking as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University and her coaching clients have included CEOs, technologists, scientists, sales professionals, entrepreneurs, ministers, and corporate leaders.
Kelly is married to her college sweetheart, Rich Vandever, and the couple have two adult children and one amazing grandchild. Kelly and Rich reside in a suburb north of Atlanta with their dog named Dude.