Stephanie Bickel is a sought after communication consultant who helps elevate impact and increase influence through improving people’s communication style, structure, and influence. She and her team are available for keynotes and intensive training workshops for individuals, groups, and corporations throughout the U.S. Speak by Design is known for their expertise on topics such as executive coaching, presentation skills, accent reduction, and vocal presence.
Stephanie Bickel uses insights from her experience as a corporate communications writer, communications professor, and performer to inspire audiences to try new things and shift old communication habits. She uses her high energy and inquisitive style to get audiences actively engaged.
She began her career in professional development at Arthur Andersen as a communication skills trainer. She later helped guide a global consulting firm’s communication and training design for enterprise-wide change initiatives 2002-2005. She spent most of 2006 living in Amsterdam acting as Chief of Staff for a senior executive at a large global bank where she was responsible for designing, developing, and leading multiple global communications and training initiatives. She has been featured multiple times in
The Chicago Tribune and Crain’s for Speak by Design's work, and her articles have appeared in many publications. Stephanie has also taught business communication and public speaking courses for Roosevelt University and Wright College.
She now spends time with senior executives and high potentials working on how they influence decision and drive action within their organizations.
Chicago City: Illinois State: 12 Years Speaking Professionally: 100 Largest Audience: Sales Force, Business Professionals, Consultants, IT Departments, Women’s Groups, Affinity Groups Audience Targets: More than 100 audience members Audiences I Avoid: 60 and 90 minute versions Keynote Length: Keynote Title: Sound Skills for Articulate Interactions:Tips and techniques for communicating effectively with confidence and exhibiting a heightened vocal presence for when your sound matters; How to modulate your voice to convey a positive attitude, strong aptitude, competence, motivation, and pure intentions; How to captivate listeners through tone quality, pitch, and volume; How to improve elocution and speech precision in 5-minutes of daily practice; How to elevate word choice and vocabulary to highlight your knowledge and experience Half Day and Full Day Versions Workshop Length: Workshops Described: Presenting with Gravitas™: Boost confidence and learn how to leverage your presentation skills to increase credibility and build trust with your audiences. This program focuses on professional presence through advancing message structure, style, and strategy. You will practice techniques for adeptly delivering crisp, confident, and credible messages that influence others.
Pronunciation Proficiency for Internationals:For non-native English speaking professionals who wish to communicate clearly for lasting speech change. This program focuses on sound changes, tone quality, intonation, rhythm patterns, mouth muscularity, tongue placement, and most frequently mispronounced words.
Vocal Presence Boost: Boost vocal confidence by learning to improve the sound your voice and precision of your speech. This program focuses on breathing, strengthening and stretching articulators, enriching vocal tone, projection techniques, and articulation exercises. You will practice our favorite vocal exercises and techniques to liberate and develop the voice. Any US state Travel: Speaker Website: Website Link