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Your Speech
In ages past...
...leaders told fables and parables to convey a message.
They knew their point would be retained, because the stories would be remembered and passed along. When you give a presentation, does your audience savor the experience? Do they recount the point you were making? Do they buy your ideas? Furthermore, do you enjoy the opportunity to speak to a group? You can have fun while conveying your message. Hone your speaking skills in these two popular workshops.

Storysmith® Basics
Strengthen your presence in front of an audience. Add flair to customer presentations, technical talks, and management addresses.
  • Learn ten principles that add breadth and variety to your speech.
  • Develop a personal presentation style.
  • Recognize what makes a story work, so you automatically apply these principles on the job.


The One-Minute Story
Sometimes you have only a minute to make your point - in either a prepared speech or an impromptu statement. Analogies and metaphors presented in the form of a story leave a lasting impression.
  • Learn to form the essence of your idea into a story.
  • Practice techniques that prepare you for speaking spontaneously.
  • Experience success at improvising!
These workshops are experiential and challenging. Susan guides you to discover proven techniques through thought-provoking exercises, drawing on a fourteen year career in management and engineering. She has performed and taught speaking skills since 1990.

After the Workshops...what the participants say:
"Though I know good storytelling when I see it, I'd never thought about the nuances and subtle details that go into making a story appealing. Thanks for the revelation."
Robert Rassmussen, Colorado Department of Transportation

"Susan's class was so informative and such fun that I actually forgot my fear of speaking in front of strangers. I am now able to include animation and intonation while presenting in public."
Vicki Anderson, The Story Gleaner

"This was a class I hoped wouldn't end. As you challenged us more and more, the bar of performance got higher and higher. Everyone was soooooo good! You taught us to learn from each other's abilities, yet we each developed our own creative flair."
Adam Asnes, Research Systems Inc.

"I definitely profited from Susan Frontczak’s ’Storysmith’ tutelage. The techniques I learned help me in crafting a "story" for the jury, with a theme and high points. I've had numerous lawsuits and hearings at which my newfound ability to think and speak on my feet has been invaluable. Her classes taught me that I don't always have to have notes: I can relax, trust my instincts, and deeply focus on getting my story across to my audience. I feel that as a result I've become a much better, more genuine, trial lawyer and manager."
Rolf Asphaug, Deputy General Counsel,
Regional Transportation District

Storysmith(TM) Susan Marie Frontczak teaches you how stories give your presentation the edge.



303-442-4052 • Boulder, Colorado