Popular speech topics
- Communications Skills of Powerful Women
- The Well-Spoken Candidate
- The First Impression:
Style & Substance Tips
- Conquering the Camera
About Christine K. Jahnke
Chris Jahnke founded her firm Positive Communications to help people from all walks of life stand and deliver before audiences large and small.
Chris works with senior leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector. Executives at companies as diverse as Avon, NASCAR, National Geographic, and Northrop Grumman have turned to Chris for presentation training. She provides strategic guidance to leading nonprofits, including: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Cornell University; League of Conservation Voters; Nuclear Threat Initiative; Union of Concerned Scientists; United Nations Population Fund; World Wildlife Fund; and many more. As media coach to the Women’s Media Center founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan, Chris leads their acclaimed Progressive Women’s Voices training program.
A political communications specialist, Chris prepped First Lady Michelle Obama for her first international speech and Al Franken for his U.S. Senate debates and provided message and speaker training to Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign. She has coached more women candidates and elected officials than any other trainer. Campaigns & Elections magazine has recognized her as "A Rising Star in Politics." Every four years since 1996, Chris has been back stage at the Democratic National Convention helping party leaders, celebrities, dignitaries, and real people look good in their nationally televised speeches.
A Minnesota native and former TV reporter, Chris says overcoming her own fears about speaking in public has forged her determination to help more women find and use their voices. She is the author of The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best (Prometheus Books, 2011).
A nationally recognized professional speaker, Chris 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.
On Boston's FOX 25
Oct 27, 2011 — Christine Jahnke on Boston's FOX 25 talking about The Well-Spoken Woman.