Communication That Engages Makes All the Difference

How you’re speaking and how you’re being in an interaction or presentation can make all the difference in whether your message gets through and whether your audience is motivated to take any action. The Speakers Studio will show you how to be a more effective communicator in all settings – from one-on-one conversations to groups of any size.

Our work is based on the practice of Relational Presence (see definition to the right). By being fully present while communicating with people, you can build greater rapport and achieve better outcomes in your interactions.

With support from The Speakers Studio, you will learn to:

  • speak with ease, clarity and impact in any interaction

  • use Relational Presence to make deeper connections with others

  • embody a natural, comfortable presence in all your relationships

  • be more confident and engaging in group settings

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, The Speakers Studio offers training for managers and employees, speech and presentation coaching for individuals, and Speaking Circles® sessions and workshops for groups and teams.

Go to our Services page for more information.

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About Eric Atwood

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Eric, founder of The Speakers Studio, brings more than 20 years experience to his work.  His professional career has included speech and presentation coaching, executive coaching, training, consulting, marketing communications and corporate communications.

He is a certified Speaking Circles facilitator who has been involved with this work since 2007.  He has a passion for language, both written and spoken, and is committed to helping people express themselves effectively in all their interactions.

Among his roles previous to founding The Speakers Studio were Director of Communications & Client Services at a leadership consultancy; Director of Marketing & Sales at a nutritional supplement and health product distributor; Communications Manager at a law firm, city council and district health board; and Public Relations Manager at a business printing and technology company.

Eric has a Speaking Circles Facilitator certificate from Speaking Circles International®; a Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner certificate from The Empowerment Partnership®; a Marketing Communications certificate from San Jose State University; an Advertising Copywriting certificate from Portfolio Center; and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside.

He has lived in seven countries and traveled to more than 50, bringing a deep understanding and appreciation of people and cultures to his work and his life.  He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Eric is also the author of the book New Thinking New Being: Moving From “The Daily Grind” to a More Meaningful, Deeply Fulfilling Life, available on Amazon.

To contact Eric, please go here.