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"For the past 15 years, The Annie E. Casey Foundation has been investing in leadership development and Chris Jahnke's trainings are one of the best investments we make. Each time she works with us, participants rave about the results and their ability to immediately use what they've learned—a fast paced, highly interactive, skill building training that adds extraordinary capacity to the Casey Foundation staff and the Children and Family Fellows."

VP, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

"Ms. Jahnke has worked with our organization to coach technical experts on how to distill complicated information into what really matters to broad audiences. I have watched her catalyze transformations in people during individual coaching and in small group settings."

Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

"Your media training helped our senior editors get ready for the challenge of the live television interview."

Communications Director, washingtonpost.com

About Us

Chris Jahnke
"Style and substance are our specialties so you look and sound good," Positive Communications founder Chris Jahnke.

When it's your turn in the spotlight, the training professionals at Positive Communications will help you tell your story.

With over 20 years of experience we're ready to help you communicate with confidence the next time you stand before an audience.

Training Expertise

We are training experts with the strategic know-how to improve your next speech, online video, news media interview, debate, panel discussion, press conference, or presentation. With decades of experience we share insider tips from "behind the scenes" at board rooms and convention centers, rallies and award ceremonies, meeting halls and television studios. Training is what we do, it is all we do, and our clients tell us we help them succeed.

Training Is Custom Tailored

We work with you to design the training  program whether it is a one-on-one session, small group workshop, or a presentation to a large meeting or conference.   We do the research beforehand and develop the  agenda that’s right for you.

Our approach is always interactive combining lecture, demonstration, and role play exercises.  We have an extensive library of videoclip examples of public speaking and media interview successes and disasters.   All training includes on-camera practice with review and the feedback needed to improve.

Professional Speaker

Nationally recognized speech coach Chris Jahnke is available to speak at your organization’s next annual meeting, leadership conference, or convention.  Chris’ highly engaging and entertaining style is a hit no matter the audience size.  The format of her talk can vary from a 60-minute presentation to a longer workshop.

Our training will leave you with the giant realization that you can be an effective communicator.

We work with:

  • Public servants
  • Elected officials
  • Leading scientists
  • Nonprofit organizers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Best-selling authors
  • Corporate executives
  • Olympic athletes
  • Grassroots activists
  • News makers

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