Speak Like a CEO® Boot Camp

In leadership, communication drives results. As a business leader, you know that your technical skill and business acumen will move you ahead in your career, to a point. Sooner or later, you’re expected to command the room by standing and delivering exceptional presentations that wow your important audiences. Mastering the art of formal and informal presentations will build your leadership brand, inspire action, win trust, and chart the course for your business and career. 

Speak Like a CEO® Boot Camp is an exceptional executive presentation skills seminar for leaders looking to move beyond basic skills so they shine in high stakes situations. You won’t learn the tools and techniques in this program anywhere else, because they’re based on the best-selling book Speak Like a CEO: Secrets to Commanding Attention and Getting Results (McGraw Hill) by our founder and CEO, Suzanne Bates.

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Speak Like a CEO Boot Camp
Upcoming Dates


March 2-3, 2017

Westin Cape Coral, Florida



May 4-5, 2017

The W Hotel, Boston


September 14-15, 2017

The W Hotel, Boston


November 7-8, 2017

The W Hotel, Boston




Regular Registration $4,995.00
Register 60+ days prior and save! $4,495.00


Group rates are available for 3+ people. Call 800-908-8239 for details.

You’ll leave this two-day presentation skills seminar knowing how to:

  • Prepare clear, concise messages with the interest of your audience in mind
  • Be more persuasive and likely to win buy-in when making a business case to decision makers
  • Touch hearts and minds with original, personal stories that make you and your presentation memorable
  • Own the room with a commanding leadership presence and confident delivery style
  • Be viewed as authentic and confident in every situation 
“This program goes far beyond a typical presentation-skills workshop; instead, it provides highly practical, relevant tools to support senior leaders who need to communicate across large organizations.”
— Ron Edmonds, Vice President and Controller
Dow Chemical Company
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Who attends?

This program is not a public speaking class for beginners. It is designed for the moderate to relatively experienced speaker in a leadership role who has reason to want to take his or her skill to a whole new level in speaking to a variety of audiences.

Who teaches the course?

Your coaches are Bates certified leadership development experts with strong communication skills and a track record of helping leaders become the best they can be.  They are experienced facilitators who apply the Bates methodology, videotaping and feedback process, and proven tools to provide you with a robust experience.

What can I expect?

Your coaches set an upbeat tone from the start and know how to bring out the best in everyone.  They’ll provide you with techniques to quickly and effectively prepare content and improve your front-of-the-room delivery. You will leave energized by the positive, supportive feedback, with a toolbox of proven methods and techniques for preparing any speech, presentation or important message.

The Bates Speak Like a CEO® Boot Camp has been praised by leaders in Fortune 500 companies as an unparalleled experience that helped them finally master the communication necessary for leading with influence.

Program Agenda

Day One
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Powerful Presentation Content
  • You Be the Coach
  • Audience Agenda System
  • Quick Prep Method
  • The Big Idea 
  • Presenting to Decision Makers
12:30 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Videotaping: Presentations to Decision Makers
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Storytelling for Business Presentations
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM   Cocktail Reception
Evening Homework
Day Two
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Individual Presentations, Videotaping, and Feedback
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Polishing Your Presentation Style
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Executive Image with Mary Lou Andre
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Assessment: Your BEST Presentation Style
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions with the Coaches

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