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Decker Communications Called 'The Gold Standard' in USA Today

February 5, 2013
In the USA Today weekly column 'Entrepreneurial Tightrope' by Gladys Edmunds, Decker Communications was named 'the gold standard' for communication training programs.

"It's been 20 years since I took that training program, and still, each time I approach the speaker's platform, all the important points of delivering a presentation rush to my mind....it is still the gold standard I look for in any training I participate in."

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How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

“No one wants another checklist task that they have to complete. We want to be called to something greater. So instead of informing and directing your direct reports, aspire to inspire…” Go to Article >

How to Speak in Public Without Getting Nervous

One of the best ways to handle nervousness is to share personal stories, says Ben Decker, chief executive at Decker Communications, San Francisco, a consulting and training firm. Opening with a personal anecdote that relates to your talk can help you get…” Go to Article >

WSJ Radio

What Makes a Great Communicator in 2015?

From a sales person to a CEO, Ben Decker, CEO, Decker Communications, discusses what makes a great communicator. How should we start to shift the conversation in 2015? “People’s BS antennas are up – if they don’t like what they are hearing, they can tune out…” Listen to the interview with Gordon Deal >

Popoff: The Best and Worst Communicators of 2014

Ben Decker, CEO, Decker Communications, discusses the Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators of 2014 on Popoff with Mary Jane Popp. Listen to the Podcast >

Associated Press

Vikings VP helps in fighting cancer

“BAD COMMUNICATING: Roger Goodell has made a Top Ten list he could do without. Decker Communications’ 19th annual list of Top Ten Best and Worst Communicators of 2014 has such sports notables as Derek Jeter and Adam Silver on the best side. On the worst: Donald Sterling, Stephen A. Smith and Goodell…” Go to article >

Derek Jeter makes Best Communicators list

“Decker Communications, which consults and trains business types on delivering messages effectively, is out with its 19th annual list of Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators and, sure enough, old No. 2 made the good list at No. 4…” Go to article >

Donald Sterling named worst communicator of 2014

“Donald Sterling’s recorded conversations with V. Stiviano drew attention and inflammation. Now, they earn him an award: worst communicator of 2014. Decker Communications, a leading business communications training and consulting firm, has released its annual list ranking the best and worst communicators of the year. And sports figures drew particular distinction, good and bad…” Go to article >

Decker Communications: Tips for Business Communicators

“Business communicators can learn a lot from the late Robin Williams. He was chosen number one in Decker Communications’ 19th annual list of best and worst communicators of 2014…Kelly Decker says that great communicators give off a vibe of authenticity, credibility and likability without being too polished…” Listen to a clip >

Bedford Daily Voice

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Puts Focus On Communication

“‘People remember images and visuals, not the bullet points,’ said program leader John Galvin. He also recommended use of black slides, with nothing on them, to draw attention back to the speaker. Go to article >

Decker in the Huffington Post

Ready to Lift Your Likability?

“The “big three” behaviors most important to a speaker’s likability on video are making eye contact by looking into the camera, smiling naturally when you talk and varying your tone of voice to convey warmth and enthusiasm, according to Ben Decker…” Go to article >

Decker Communications in PR Newsire

Business Communication Sucks: But Not For Long! Decker Communications Expands New York Communications Training

“Decker Communications, Inc., the leading expert in consulting, training and messaging for business communications, opens a newly expanded office in New York City today. Decker Communications has earned a reputation as the go-to training and executive communication coaching firm for leading Fortune 500 companies. In the last three years, the company’s eastern regional business has more than tripled, spanning every major industry with a particular emphasis in financial services, technology and bio-pharmaceuticals.” Go to article >

Power Trip: How to get that X-factor that all great business leaders possess? It’s time you found out about Executive Presence and how to channel it.

“It’s easy to think we need to start with leadership – confidence and credibility – but first, we have to connect. Another key part of executive presence is being fully present…” Download article >

Entrepreneur

How to Cut the ‘Ums,’ ‘Uhs,’ and ‘Literallys’ When Speaking

“Similar to “um” and “uh”, “literally” has become a filler word–tossed into sentences needlessly. Others include: Just … Like… Actually… So… Honestly… (as if you’ve been lying up until now). What’s your filler word? You probably have one and you just don’t know it.” Go to article >

Psst. Look Over Here.

“‘Eye contact is the basis of connection, and if you don’t have it in an in-person experience, you flat out don’t have communication,’ said Kelly Decker, president of Decker Communications in San Francisco, which trains employees of Fortune 500 companies to interact with one another and their customers more effectively.” Read the digital version >