"I'm a big fan of Kate's training and coaching--both for myself and for our people. Her approach is part of our executive development and her vocabulary is deeply embedded in our culture. If you don't want to just talk the talk, but walk the walk too--read this book!"
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
"After participating in Kate's training, it's not unusual for even a very experienced executive to walk up to me and say: 'I just learned a whole lot more than I expected.' I have little doubt that readers of this book will have the same reaction."
Clinical Professor of Executive Education, Northwestern University: Kellogg School of Management
"Kate taught me the value of preparation. I get a lot of compliments about my comfort on the stage, and that's 100% related to my level of preparation. I prepare enough to make it look like I 'wing it, ' but the reality is that I do anything but. I've used Kate's techniques in every large speech I've given since the time I took her class, and it all starts with preparation and knowing your audience. Both my firm and I have definitely benefitted from Kate's class."
--Renae T. Flanders, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Aon Risk Solutions, U.S. Retail
"Kate LeVan positions you for success! This book lays out her well-honed and proven strategy for creating and delivering a compelling and engaging presentation. We're proud to have worked with Kate for over ten years."
CEO, Mintel Americas, Mintel Group Ltd
"For years, as SVP of HR, I saw firsthand the impact Kate could have on executive presentation skills with my colleagues in the C-suite. Since those days, Kate has been my exclusive recommendation for any executive wishing to elevate their presentation skills. Now I will be recommending they read her book as well."
Executive Director of the Center for Professional and Executive Development, Wisconsin School of Business
"I highly recommend Kate's methods to transform your presentation skills. It was the fuel that got me the last mile on my journey to the executive level."
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Discover Financial Services
"I cannot overemphasize the impact that the communication process Kate describes in this book had on my career over the last 20 years. As I used her tools with fanatical discipline (I took Kate's 2-day course many times), I began to become more efficient--able to do meaningful preparation even when only given 10-15 minutes to prepare. I was a finance guy by trade, but became a good communicator by reputation.
"This book will certainly impact the way you think about communication. The challenge is not only to let it impact the way you think, but also to embrace it, practice it, and use it with your team so it changes the way you execute communication--every time."
former Executive Vice President, CFO and President, Europe, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company [retired]
"Kate's coaching helped me personally take that big next step in progressing my career and personal impact--I think the book provides great insight and direction to help you adapt and improve your ability to understand your audience and ensure you are able to connect effectively across the spectrum of executive styles you encounter. A great read for all consultants!"
Senior Managing Director, Global Consultancy