Authentic Communication

Have you ever declined an invitation to speak because of fear of speaking to a group and have regrets? Were you not promoted to the position you know you deserve because of your presentation skills? Do you want to enhance your message so you can speak it with clarity? Are you a leader who wants to be more effective addressing your team? Are you interested in becoming a professional speaker?


Learn how to improve your public speaking skills for personal and professional development. Gain foundations, tips and techniques for sharing your message in authentic ways while leaving memorable messages. Move from fear to joy, and feel the freedom of unlimited potential.


Objectives for attendees:

  • Discover why people fear speaking

  • Determine authentic speaking style

  • Demonstrate improved ability to articulate in front of others

  • Develop comfort and ease while speaking to individuals and groups

Brief on Authentic Thinking
R.A.P.I.D.S. Introduction

Authentic Speakers

Don't Wear Masks



Speak with Ease and Confidence


In this presentation, participants will learn the important components that enable them to speak authentically with ease and confidence. While there are certain basic aspects of public speaking that are important and will be shared, what makes an individual most engaging is when they speak from the style that is natural to them.


The focus will be on five elements of authentic speaking:

  • Being natural/authentic – enhances the speakers’ comfort level and promotes engagement

  • Pacing – makes it easier for the listener to receive the information shared

  • Articulation – so the listener can easily understand the words that are shared, even if the speaker has an accent

  • Gestures – an aspect of authenticity that allows the message to flow and promotes engagement

  • Comfort and Ease – works best when the speaker focuses on the audience rather than self

Being aware of who you are as a speaker in each of these categories enables the speaker to speak with maximum comfort and promotes engagement in a natural way.



  • Discover authentic communication style

  • Learn fundamental aspects of authentic communication

  • Apply basic communication principles to any message delivered

  • Discover how to easily craft an effective message

  • Strengthen self-awareness

  • Discover the importance of passion when communicating

  • Become a more effective communicator

Norma can also provide a custom presentation to meet your objectives. Use this link to schedule a conversation with Norma to discuss your needs.

The R.A.P.I.D.S Speaking System


This program is primarily for audiences that want to speak to gain clarity on the message they want to share and/or become a professional speaker.

The R.A.P.I.D. S. Speaking System is an easy to follow framework that exposes the order of development that is most effective for rapid success as a speaker. Following the process moves speakers through the development of their message and all the other necessary steps to becoming a professional speaker.

Many speakers do all the things that are necessary to become a speaker however they do them in the wrong order. As a result, they do not achieve the results they desire. The R.A.P.I.D.S. Speaking System not only puts things in order but also gives speakers the instruction and guidance they need.

The components of the R.A.P.I.D.S. Speaking System and outcomes of the presentation are as follows:

R – Real Message, finding your authentic message

A – Audience, identifying target market

P – Presentation, combining content with natural energy

I – Income, uncovering speaking fee and products to support the presentation

D – Distribution, learning the importance of marketing strategy and implementation

S – Systems, understanding the value of organization and automation software

Speakers appreciate the real-world knowledge they gain from this presentation. They leave knowing what to do next to move them from where they are to where they want to be be as a public speaker.

Norma can also provide a custom presentation to meet your objectives. Use this link to schedule a conversation with Norma to discuss your needs.



“I am currently one of the most sought after speakers in America on school climate / culture, motivating Black males and principal leadership development.  It all goes back to participating in this process back in 2003.  Thank you.”                                                                                 

Baruti Kafele

Internationally-Renowned Education Speaker & Author

“Thanks for sharing this information so freely with us! What an inspiration! You make it sound so easy. You are helping us to believe in ourselves again! Thank you!”

Dovie Gray

Atlanta, GA


“I don’t know where I can get this level of understanding on any program that I’ve ever been with. It’s metaphysical, psychological, ecological, spiritual, intellectual and everything else. I love it and wouldn’t miss it. It is making me a better person while making me a better speaker.”

Dr. Dexter Russell

Santa Fe, NM

“I have attended seminars for years on how to become a speaker and it took five minutes of your time to create a ‘break-through’ and give me knowledge that I did not know existed.”

Norma Bryant Howard

Atlanta, GA

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