Corporate Seminars

Corporations and organizations select Deborah Boswell to lead communication training courses and seminars for employees at all levels. Communication skills seminars are in formats from half-day to three-day in length. Customized seminar programs can be designed and delivered according to your need, accommodating from two to 20 attendees.

Deborah’s innovative approach to solving business communication challenges is at the heart of each communication skills class she leads. These are lively and relevant sessions designed to improve performance and increase productivity. To create the best seminar for your organization, Deborah will work with you in advance so the right outcomes are assured. Communication training courses fall into six main categories:

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills Training & Coaching

Through seminars and individualized coaching, Deborah Boswell works with some of the nation’s top companies, helping executives and emerging leaders project confidence and credibility to any audience. These clients understand how business presentation skill makes a positive impact on earning ability and the company’s bottom line.

Deborah’s extensive experience includes the engineering, technology, banking, medical, financial and insurance sectors. Regardless of your field, solid speech training and presentation training can give you the skills to:

  • Grab your audience with the first words that come out of your mouth
  • Overcome fear and shyness about business presentations
  • Sell more products and services through powerful presentations
  • Conduct powerful meetings that get results
  • Listen effectively
  • Present technical information clearly, concisely and persuasively
  • Master voice projection, articulation, pace, body language, eye contact and gestures
  • Use audience involvement techniques to identify and handle questions


Coaching engagements are company-referred or self-referred and are customized to the specific need of the individual. After an initial assessment meeting, Deborah will develop a proposal and a plan of action that addresses the client’s goals. Here is a 5,000-foot view of her coaching process.

Seminars & Workshops

Presentation Skills Training
Presentation Skills seminars and workshops are delivered at your site according your need. We offer a variety of customized course formats such as two-day and half-day trainings.

Those who complete this training will be able to:

  • Identify the key components of a powerful presentation
  • Understand the value of utilizing stories and analogies in a technical presentation
  • Explain the physiological and perceptual factors involved in producing a strong and interesting speaking voice
  • List the specific tools required for communicating specific information to virtually any audience
  • Utilize a three-step process for handling questions from the audience
  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective use of visuals in a presentation

“Thank you for an excellent two-day session with our staff. The sessions were very productive and informative. We not only have new tools for enhancing our presentations, but we also have a better understanding of each of our employees’ skill levels. One employee commented that she would be willing to participate in any training sessions that you conduct. I look forward to opportunities to work with you in the future.”

Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM
Regional Vice President
The Doctors Company

Technically Speaking: Presentation Skills for Engineers and Tech Experts
Many engineers and technical professionals will admit that the “soft skills” ARE the hard skills. This especially applies to presenting complex messages to non-technical decision makers. Deborah’s presentation will encourage the audience to “sell and tell” with greater confidence and ability. This program, using the fundamentals found in the Presentation Skills Training class (above), is designed to help technical professionals develop the presentational skills that will be an asset to their careers. It served as a basis for a CEU-granting video course of the same name, which Deborah developed at the request of Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

“She truly has the credentials, knowledge and experience to design and deliver courses on topics that engineers, surveyors and technical professionals need to grow and succeed in their careers, but don’t get in their formal academic education.”

Wanda Lambert, Marketing Director
Engineering Graduate Online and Continuing Education
Auburn University

Contact Deborah today to discuss your need for presentation skills workshops

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Workplace Communication Skills

Workplace Communication Skills seminars and workshops are delivered at your site according your need. We offer a variety of customized course formats such as two-day and half-day trainings.

Listen Like You Mean It
Most top business performers are great listeners. Some were born that way and others need training. Enhanced listening skills can save time, build teams, and make more money for the organization. Leaders and managers at all levels benefit from building powerful listening strategies, and this presentation will get them started.

Women In Charge: Communicating with Confidence and Credibility
What if we could clearly communicate our natural confidence and credibility in everything we do – in an authentic and integrated way? Deborah’s presentation helps create better understanding of this new approach that will enhance dialogue and development.

Business Communication Skills for Engineers and Technical Professionals
Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are often overlooked as important competencies in technical professionals. Deborah brings all the elements together to help tech professionals become stronger communicators.

Business Writing for Success
This seminar is designed to create self-awareness related to current writing skills and to help improve writing skills. Business writing for formal documents, letters, memos and email communication is targeted. The seminar will help attendees:

  • Adapt his/her writing style and content to the audience
  • Describe the purpose of his/her writing
  • Write clearly and simply
  • Use email effectively
  • Use appropriate organizing formats based on the medium utilized for communication
  • Overcome writer’s block
  • Avoid common grammatical errors
  • Identify commonly misused words

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Leadership Skills

Unless otherwise noted, Leadership Skills seminars and workshops are offered in a variety of customized course formats such as two-day and half-day trainings.

Leadership Essentials
Being authentic as a leader means understanding yourself and speaking and acting genuinely. Your actions mirror what you believe and feel, and there is no contradiction between what you do and what you say. At the end of this workshop, you should be able to: 

  • Understand, recognize and foster essential leadership traits and skill
  • Act with authenticity to build trust
  • Bringing out the best in others to enhance performance and engagement
  • Look for and accept feedback
  • Manage the nonverbal messages that you send and receive
  • Determine priorities that align with the organizational vision
  • Expand operational, personal and strategic networks
  • Understand how to dress appropriately for business success

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Accent Modification/Voice Improvement

Accent Modification/Voice Improvement seminars and workshops are delivered at your site according your need. We offer a variety of customized course formats such as two-day and half-day trainings. These topics can also be the basis for one-on-one coaching.

Taming Your Wild Southern Accent!
It’s proven—the way you talk affects what others think about you. It could impact your business credibility and earning power. This is a fun and effective session focused on refining the rough edges of our beloved Southern accents. Deborah brings her extensive work in foreign and regional accent modification to this workshop—not to mention experience taming her own “wild accent” to fit the demands of her career and clients.

Foreign Accent Modification for the Advanced English Speaker
Deborah brings years of clinical and corporate experience to the task of helping foreign nationals become clearer, more powerful English speakers. The Compton PESL Foreign Accent Modification program can be scheduled for six individuals or less on a flexible class basis. Intensive programs can also be arranged. Deborah Boswell is certified by the Institute of Language and Phonology to teach this program.

Accent Modification for the African American English Speaker
Accent modification specifically for the African American English speaker who wants to learn and apply standard American speech patterns for various business situations.

Tune into How Your Voice Really Sounds
You hear a symphony but others might hear something different! We may be unaware of speech habits and patterns that affect positive communication. This session helps you start tuning in to improve the sound of your voice.

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Customer Service

Customer Service seminars and workshops are delivered at your site according your need. We offer a variety of customized course formats such as two-day and half-day trainings.

Dialed In to the Customer Mindset: Connecting with Customers Through Quality Customer Service
In the age of instant shopping, endless choices and expanding customer bases, your company depends on excellent customer service. Employee attitude, the ability to listen to customers and proper phone manners are just some of behaviors and skills that your employees need, and this training program is designed to help them:

  • Define professionalism and how your approach confirms or denies your effectiveness
  • Identify service mentality and your role in this customer mindset
  • Link telephone etiquette to successful customer interactions
  • Identify basic interpersonal communication tips and techniques and learn how these help you become a more effective listener
  • Describe the do’s and don’ts for proper use of company email
  • Commit to three actions to improve your customer service

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Workplace Culture

Workplace Culture seminars and workshops are delivered at your site according your need. We offer a variety of customized course formats such as two-day and half-day trainings.

Practicing Professionalism
Business etiquette is a subtle but critical set of behaviors that can make or break an important meeting, influence a first impression or impress a potential client. This workshop helps attendees:

  • Make appropriate business introductions
  • Understand the protocol for shaking hands
  • Understand how to dress appropriately for business success
  • Successfully navigate a business meal
  • Know the rules of electronic etiquette
  • Manage the nonverbal messages that you send and receive

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Contact Deborah today to discuss your need. Other services Deborah Boswell provides are Keynotes & Breakouts and Coaching & Consulting.