TAKE YOUR AUDIENCES WITH YOU
At key points in your life, you depend what others think, feel and do. Maximize these opportunities.
TAKE THE LEAD IN YOUR OWN STORY
Through interactive exercises and demonstration we show you how to deliberately shape audience perception.
TAKE YOUR IDEA INTO ACTION
Today's economy is driven by product of knowledge workers. We help finish the job.
The RED Seminars
Every career is distinguished by the strength and significance of the relationships developed over time. At each level, key interactions–seminars, chalk talks, fundraising pitches–can define success.
This unique seminar explores the art and science of skills that are critical to maximizing these high stakes interpersonal opportunities. The transdisciplinary skill of communication is one that can be systematically understood and methodically developed.
Drawing from proven techniques in the performing arts, legal philosophy, and peer-reviewed science, this seminar series is certain to bring insight and practical value. Every seminar centers around both an experienced speaker and novice being coached with professional trainers who will detail techniques that all participants will try out.
This seminar is part of a multi-year collaboration with multiple units at the University of Minnesota including the Center for Immunology, the Clinical Translation Science Institute and, as of 2017, the Masonic Cancer Center.
Despite giving hundreds of invited seminars about my research I was hungry to improve my oral communication skills. Chris Carlson’s lectures opened my eyes to methods that I now routinely use to better organize and deliver oral presentations. There is no question in my mind that Chris’s methods have allowed me to deliver my message in a much more engaging and convincing manner than I did before.Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D. Distinguished McKnight Professor University of Minnesota Medical School Director, Center for Immunology
“Chris Carlson and his associates are the people who turned our good idea into reality. I knew we were with the right group when I witnessed Chris consistently identifying the weakest elements of highly technical scientific presentations without having a clue what they were actually about! The coaching and feedback we receive is extremely valuable, sensitive to vulnerable egos, and perfectly balanced in critique and praise. They can work with speakers at any skill level and make a difference for all. Our work with Chris and his group is transformational. I feel that it can change our world. It already has in our Center!”Dr. Alexander Khoruts, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
MEET THE TEAM WHO CONNECTS YOU
Experienced professional communicators from diverse disciplines with practical a focus
Chris is the chief communication coach at NarrativePros–a working actor of 25 years and a practicing immigration attorney. His approach focuses on connecting speakers to their core messages, genuine personalities, and targeted audiences. He works with every level of experience to leverage their authentic selves, increase the clarity of their messages, and cultivate greater presentness to audiences of every size. Central to his process is measurable development–using objective metrics to help describe delivery and results.
Brian is an award-winning writer, choreographer, director and performer. For decades, he has applied his innate understanding of collaboration, creativity and communication as a passionate educator and coach in fields outside of the performing arts. Brian is known for his rigorous approach to functional systems, both mental and physical, and the practical application of both in the pursuit of collective goals.
After an extensive and successful business career in sales and development, Jeff has spent the last 10 years focusing his communication skills on coaching executives to perform and present at a higher level, creating genuine connections with their audiences. Visionary, optimistic and experienced describe his presentation and coaching style. He’s a “Think Differently” thinker who can create experiences that turn ideas into actions. Jeff has the talent to inspire people to take a desired course of action, such as: trying a new method; developing a new solution; patronizing a new brand; or convincing a team to realize an “impossible” radical innovation or an absurd sales target.