What is it?
Decker’s 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.
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 personalized module summaries
Learn to use the Decker Grid™, a recipe for creating inspirational messages
“Live” audience simulation: choose your audience including one on one, a small group, a team huddle and a larger town hall
8 Modules + The Lab
Complete the 8 modules in about 2 ½ hours.
Head back to the Lab whenever you need to review, prepare and practice.
Get Ready, Get Set
- Set up your webcam and microphone for the course
- Don’t have one? No problem
- There’s no such thing as private speaking
- How do your meetings stack up?
- Communication is an experience
Behaviors of Trust: Connection
- Eye contact vs. eye communication
- What is the gatekeeper to likeability?
- Practice in the Decker Digital Lab
Behaviors of Trust: Credibility
- Figure out, um, er… filler words
- Learn the components of vocal variety
- Practice in the Decker Digital Lab
Messages That Influence & Inspire: The Decker Cornerstones™
- Find the lead of your story
- Create an audience-centered message and save time
Messages That Influence & Inspire: The Decker Grid™
- Learn how to “ditch the script”
- Master the Decker Grid™
- Transform your message
Strike a Chord: SHARPS
- Logic makes you think, emotion makes you act
- Make your message memorable
- Decode SHARPs
Bring It All Together!
- Bring it all together in the
Decker Digital Lab
- It takes 21 days to change
- Create your own action plan
This whole digital thing sounds cool and all,
but I’d rather experience the Decker MethodTM in person
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.
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 2½ hours (or at your pace!) 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.
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!
Geez, it’s so hard to pick ONLY three. You’ll love learning how to:
- Identify your own communication habits: what’s helping and hindering you? Then, drill the Behaviors of Trust to boost your ability to influence others.
- Learn a framework to create a listener-focused message that’s memorable and ends in action. (It’s called The Decker Grid TM, and it’s our secret sauce.)
- Practice, practice, practice. You will see a difference in how you come across, and others will, too.
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.
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!
Each license is valid for one year from date of purchase. The course is completely self-paced and allows you to navigate freely. Total time across 8 modules is about 2½ to 3 hours so 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! You can take Decker Digital on Apple iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 or higher on Safari AND on Android phones or tablets with version 7 or higher of Android OS on Chrome or Firefox.
If you need support for how to use or purchase this course, contact our support team via email () or via our toll-free phone number: (844) 897-2389.