TRAININGS

Successful leaders continually engage and inspire. In our interactive trainings you’ll learn evidence-based strategies you can use to engage, motivate and influence key stakeholders. We offer all our trainings remotely.

Mastering the Art of High-Impact Presentations

In this interactive training, you’ll gain skills you need to engage, influence and persuade all key stakeholders. You’ll learn to deliver your company story to internal and external audiences with ease and confidence.  

Mastering Your Virtual Meetings

Connecting with key stakeholders in remote meetings is more challenging than when meeting in-person. In this training, you’ll learn the science behind these challenges and how you can compensate to maximize your online interactions.  

Key Behaviors of Effective Leaders

Successful leaders continually motivate and inspire. This training is based on conversations with dozens of C-suite executives, interviews with world renowned behavioral psychology experts, and the findings of Blake Works' national survey of leaders. You’ll learn the science behind key behaviors that will help you build a healthy, high-performing, accountable culture.

Under Fire: Answering Challenging Questions

Uncertainty about handling challenging questions following a high-stakes presentation is often anxiety-producing. In this interactive training you’ll learn proven strategies for preparing for and responding successfully to tough questions from all audiences.

Telling Stories to Connect

Effective leaders are highly skilled storytellers. In this interactive training you’ll learn the science behind using stories rich in imagery to engage and move internal and external audiences of all sizes to action.

Media Training

Our custom tailored training will dramatically change your comfort and effectiveness with TV, print, and radio journalists. This training helps you create clear, concise messaging and maximize your media presence.

Case Studies

  • Scientists from a biotech company were preparing a crucial presentation to the FDA. Blake Works helped them focus their presentation, and present complex scientific information clearly and concisely with confidence and ease.

  • A biotech start-up engaged Blake Works to prepare for investor meetings. Jeanne worked with individuals to enhance their confidence and improve their ability to answer questions under fire. She worked with the group to “choreograph” their presentations and to streamline their slide deck.

  • A senior executive of a global entertainment company engaged Blake Works to help him prepare testimony before a congressional committee. His colleagues, investors and other observers viewed his confident performance as a significant success.

  • Jeanne was engaged to prepare a team for a major client presentation. In an earlier presentation, the team flopped before the same client, appearing disorganized. Blake Works videotaped and critiqued team members’ presentations and simplified slide decks. They rehearsed presenting as a cohesive team. After their next presentation, a few days later, the client said it was the team’s “best presentation ever.”

  • A team of scientists needed to conduct a video teleconference with their CEO on the latest data on a drug in development. Blake Works was tapped for an “emergency” session to work with the scientists – videotaping and critiquing their rehearsals and simplifying slides to clearly present complex information.

  • A senior leadership team needed to launch the corporation’s new Boston-based headquarters with an opening event. Jeanne prepared them for their respective roles, ranging from emcee to panel moderators.

  • A professor at Harvard Medical School was invited to give a TED Talk. She engaged Jeanne to help write and edit the talk and perfect her delivery.

  • Blake Works often works with leaders for whom English is a second language. After working with Jeanne to improve their ability to communicate clearly and with impact, clients have increased their visibility within the company and at external meetings.

  • A drug developed by a global pharmaceutical company was about to be approved by the FDA. Jeanne conducted media training via WebEx with a team of scientists in Europe as they prepared to meet the press. In addition to messaging sessions and individual critiques, Jeanne’s training included a strategy for answering the most challenging questions. Two days later, she trained their U.S. counterparts for the same launch.

  • Jeanne trained executives at a global corporation to navigate media interviews at the opening of their new global headquarters in Boston.

  • A leading executive wrote what would become a New York Times bestselling book. Jeanne prepared the author to handle interviews addressing potentially controversial issues.

  • A global pharmaceutical company engaged Jeanne to prepare leading scientists to be go-to sources for media interviews.

Testimonials

“Jeanne Blake brought unique insights to how I communicate with an audience. Her contributions ranged broadly from visual presentation of content to strategies on how to best engage an audience. Jeanne’s experience and skills will help anyone committed to improving their presentation skills meet their goals!”

Anthony Johnson, MD
President and CEO
Goldfinch Bio

“Jeanne’s deep understanding of how to present complex scientific information to diverse audiences was eye-opening and very helpful. She worked diligently with people from diverse backgrounds and improved our skills to help us execute a highly successful event.”

Jim Burns, PhD

Head of the Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center
Head of Sanofi’s Boston R&D Hub

“Jeanne has a unique gift for helping people organize and communicate complex information. Her extraordinary ability to distill key points from a sea of data enables me to fine-tune my message and create clear, focused presentations that truly engage every audience. By working with Jeanne, I now find presenting a relaxed, enjoyable and fulfilling experience.”

John Bernard, MD
Clinical Study Director
Sanofi Oncology

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