Helping business professionals produce powerful presentations.
Sonja Stetzler is a Professional Speaker and Communication Coach and the owner of Effective Connecting. She received her B.S. from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. and her Masters in Organizational Communications and Executive Coaching Certificate from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sonja is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Sonja’s expertise in communication skills – from presentation prowess to asking the right questions – enables her clients to change how they communicate so it has Impact, Influence and Inspires.
Why Effective Connecting?
Early in my career as a Registered Dietitian who held positions in management and sales, I realized that those who possessed excellent communication skills, achieved greater levels of success. I studied, learned, and acquired those skills so that I could also achieve success. I’ve discovered there is a process for speaking success. My program, “7 Steps for Speaking Success” will:
- Increase your confidence when speaking to groups,
- Give you a framework for organizing your thoughts and ideas,
- Teach you how to tell your story
- Diminish your speaking anxiety
- Help you turn audience members into new clients
By taking the time to get to know my clients, what they want to accomplish, and what their strengths are, we form a partnership to develop the skills they need to get the results they want.
Does this 7 Step process really help people?
A recent client who is a business development manager for a radiology group practice found a way to increase revenues for her organization. She was asked to speak at a conference as a result of her successful idea implementation. Reluctantly she agreed, as she did not want to let her practice down. But inside, she feared public speaking. She found me, and we worked together through my 7 – Step process.
The time came for her conference, and she flew out of town to deliver her presentation. Late that afternoon, I received a test message from her that read, “I DID IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” In our last follow-up session after the conference, she reported that she stayed after her presentation for 45 minutes to answer questions from her session’s attendees.
This opportunity for my client not only raised the visibility and prestige of her organization nationally, it raised my client’s visibility and enhanced her career. Whether you work with clients on an individual basis or manage a team, how you communicate impacts the ability of your client or team to reach their full potential- from the words you use to the questions you ask. Communication skills – from presentation prowess to asking the right questions – will enable you and to reach the next level of effectiveness.
If you feel that you aren’t getting your message across to your audience or that you just aren’t connecting with those around you to get the results you want, it’s time to work with a professional who can help you become a better communicator and leader. Reach out to Sonja and learn the next steps to transforming you and your business.