Presentation Description:

I know a speaker who stated, “Your job as a leader is to adapt to the needs of your followers.” I vehemently disagree: “Your job as a leader is to create a vision and path towards an obtainable goal as a team.” It is a mentality, a way of thinking, and a way of performing, which sets the company’s standard and tone. Communication is how we convey the message, though what is said or assumed, though usually not clear what we mean.

Business owners tend to come up through the ranks and generally have not had formal business training (even if you have, you still probably have these challenges). This presentation focuses on the leadership and communication aspects of our companies. Using the attendee’s information about their own companies, we will first discuss your intent as a leader and how the role should look. With some fun and memorable exercises involving role-playing and communication skills, we will learn how to communicate effective leadership and better communication with your company practices as a whole.

Learning Objectives

Presentation Description:

  1. Define what good leadership looks like

  2. Define what good communication looks like

  3. Combine the two: Leadership and Communcation

  4. How do I work with those who just don’t want to play along

Presentation Type:
Presentation Length:

Content Level:


Keynote/Interactive lecture
60 minutes interactive lecture
(90-120 minutes is recommended)
Larry Heuvelman’s original content
Business Owners and Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
PowerPoint/Keynote, will use templated slides

Desired Outcome:

Leadership and Communication are words thrown around a lot. You will learn how to clearly define these words as they apply to you and your company; you will know how to put them constructively into a plan of action that motivates, directs, holds people accountable, and inspires you and your team. As a leader, you will understand what it means to mentor; and apply leadership at every level of your company. As a communicator, you will learn how to understand and listen better and be heard in ways previously missed. There are few excellent communicators; even fewer good leaders become great at both.

Typical Room Setup:

  • Lavalier Mic

  • Theater Seating

  • Projector(s) and Screen(s)

  • Apple DVI Port Adaptor

  • Elevated stage dependent on number of attendees

Unique Setup Request:

  • Three of the large writing pads on easels with a package of color markers

  • For larger groups, Larry will use his laptop or an iPad Pro and stylist if available

    (the iPad Pro allows beter interaction with attendees/Wifi sync req.)