A digital communication training where YOU do the speaking.

What is it?

Decker’s first online training program is based on our signature, small group program, Communicate To Influence. Known as “the gold standard” in training programs, over 100,000 people have taken and recommended this course to a friend or colleague.

We’ve leveraged cutting-edge technology to create the next best thing to joining a program in person. Video feedback and coaching have always been at the core of our programs, and this is no different. It’s interactive, innovative and impactful learning that meets you anywhere you have an internet connection.

How does it work?

Hosted by Ben Decker and Kelly Decker, CEO and President of Decker Communications,
co-authors of Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action

Your work station even contains an interactive notepad right in the course.
Jot down your insights and save them (or print them)

Record yourself, then watch it back to identify
the "ah-ha," and challenge yourself to improve

Replicate the most nerve-racking part of public speaking and
get over your biggest fears with our "live" audience simulation

What to do when you – or others – are joining
a meeting virtually instead of in-person

Learn how to use the Decker GridTM - our secret sauce to create
an audience-centered, action-oriented message, and save time doing it

Compare and contrast what works and what doesn’t when it comes to creating trust

This is not a click and snooze program.
You’re here to work!

How is this different?

The magic is in the Decker Digital LabTM

Video record yourself, identify areas of improvement and practice with purpose

Interactive exercises and build your own workbook to capture your notes

See and hear your voice with playback using an oscilloscope

“Live” audience simulation: choose your audience including one on one, a small group, a team huddle and a larger town hall

7 Modules + The Lab

Complete the 7 modules in about 2 hours.
Head back to the Lab whenever you need to review, prepare and practice.

1

Get Ready, Get Set

  • Set up your webcam and microphone for the course
  • Don’t have one? No problem
2

Why Influence

  • There’s no such thing as private speaking
  • How do your meetings stack up?
  • Communication is an experience
3

Behaviors of Trust: Connection

  • Eye contact vs. eye communication
  • What is the gatekeeper to likeability?
  • Practice in the Decker Digital Lab
4

Behaviors of Trust: Credibility

  • Figure out, um, er… filler words
  • Learn the components of vocal variety
  • Practice in the Decker Digital Lab
5

From Information to Influence

  • Create an audience- centered message and save time doing it
  • Master the Decker GridTM
  • Transform your message
6

Strike a Chord

  • Logic makes you think, emotion makes you act
  • Make your message memorable
  • Decode SHARPs
7

That’s a Wrap!

  • Bring it all together in the Decker Digital Lab
  • It takes 21 days to change a habit
  • Create your own action plan

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The magic
is in the
Decker Digital Lab

I want this for me

$449 /person Valid for 1 year

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I want this for my team

Volume pricing available

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This whole digital thing sounds cool and all,
but I’d rather experience the Decker MethodTM in person

FAQs

What’s the main difference between doing this and signing up for an in-person training?

The main difference is level of impact. In every in-person Decker training course, you will be paired with a coach, who is trained to evaluate your behaviors and content, and deliver specific feedback to you. With Decker Digital, you will provide your own feedback (and we’ll tell you what to look for).

It comes down to this: You’ll get out of it what you put into it. You can complete the Decker Digital course as quickly as 2 hours (and you can practice and brush-up as often as you like). Our open enrollment programs last for 2 full days, and come with access to two expert coaches. Both experiences will give you the tools and practice to become an incredible, influential communicator.

Looking at the modules, I can’t tell what’s covered. What does this course entail?

This course will focus on the communication experience, and it is designed to help you become an even better communicator. We’ll examine both what you say and how you say it.

We’ll start with the “how you say it” part, and you’ll learn where to look (and for how long), what to do with your hands, etc. We’ll also identify how you can use your voice to convey credibility.

Then, we’ll get to the “what you say” part, where you’ll learn how to create content that is focused and action-oriented. Plus, we have a proven method that will help you save time preparing. You’ll also learn how to be memorable.

Throughout the course, there are many opportunities to practice and watch your progress. It’ll be fun and jam-packed. Get ready to work!

What are the top three takeaways?

Geez, it’s so hard to pick ONLY three. You’ll love learning how to:

  1. Identify your own communication habits: what’s helping and hindering you? Then, drill the Behaviors of Trust to boost your ability to influence others.
  2. Learn a framework to create a listener-focused message that’s memorable and ends in action. (It’s called, Decker GridTM, and it’s our secret sauce.)
  3. Practice, practice, practice. You will see a difference in how you come across, and others will, too.
What does “Behaviors of Trust” mean?

We’ll explain it all in Module 3 and 4. But here’s a sneak peek: The way that we come across when we speak, the way that others perceive us and the habits that we exhibit when we are communicating are all ways we experience the Behaviors of Trust. In this course, we have separated the Behaviors of Trust into two categories: ways to create connection and ways to create credibility.

Wait, can you tell me more about the Decker Digital LabTM?

The Decker Digital LabTM is where you will go to test, drill and show off your new skills. Think of it as the place where you can practice, adjust and improve. We’ve got a variety of “live” audiences ready to simulate what it’s like to speak to a group of people. Whether it’s one-on-one, a small meeting or a large group, it’s always more nerve-racking to talk to real people than to practice in front of the mirror. So we’re bringing the people to you in a fun, safe way. They’ll be listening – and maybe even jotting down a note or sipping some coffee. Your goal is to keep your audience tuned in!

How long do I have access to this course?

Each license is valid for one year from date of purchase. You’ll have plenty of time to complete the course and return to the Decker Digital Lab to brush-up. If you’re buying licenses for your entire team, there are a few more options when it comes to timing. So let’s chat.

Aww man, I don’t have a webcam. Do I need to find another course?

You can also access this course without a webcam (though we strongly recommend using a computer with the camera to add more bang for your buck). The webcam will help you watch your personal transformation in progress. Without the webcam, you will still complete all the exercises and learn all the tips and tricks that the others will learn.

Is there a way I can follow up, practice and drill my communication skills?

Yup. We know it takes 21 days to change a habit, and Decker Digital is the way to do it. Review core concepts, refine your message prep, and practice, practice, practice. After taking the course, you’ll unlock the program so that you can bounce from module to module and into the Decker Digital Lab to get the focused info you need.

So, I’ve already taken Communicate to Influence…in person…

That’s great. The biggest request following our in-person programs…more. More follow-up, more practice. We know it takes 21 days to change a habit, and this is the way to do it. Review core concepts, refine your message prep, and practice, practice, practice. Shhhh…we’ll unlock the program just for you so that you can bounce from module to module and get the focused info you need.

What’s an LMS, and do I have to have an LMS to take this course?

LMS stands for “Learning Management System,” and no, you do NOT need to have an LMS in order to take the course. You can access it right here through the web.

If you do (or your company does) have an LMS, you can load this course directly onto it. Yes, it’s SCORM compliant. (And rather than dive into more of the nitty gritty technical jargon here on the site, Let’s Talk. We’ll be happy to explain more of the particulars in a conversation.)

Who are the hosts of this course?

You’re in for a treat! This course is hosted by Ben Decker and Kelly Decker, the CEO and president of Decker Communications. The Deckers are the leading experts in the field of business communication, consulting on messaging and cultivating executive presence among Fortune 500 Companies and startups, alike. Together, they run Decker Communications, a global firm that trains and coaches tens of thousands of executives a year. We finally found a way to share the Deckers’ energy and expertise directly with you.

Why do I need this course?

You are a public speaker, whether you believe it or not. A dozen times each day, you have the opportunity to become a better communicator. This course will change the way you think about what you say and how you say it, whether you’re standing in front of the room for a big presentation, chiming in during a seated meeting, interrupting on an important phone call, sending an email to your boss, or even talking to your kids. It’s packed with specific, actionable tips that you can use right away.

Who do I contact for support?

If you need support for how to use or purchase this course, contact our support team via email (support@decker.com) or via our toll-free phone number: (844) 897-2389.

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