Neeley School of Business

Executive Communication

In the age of Teams, Zoom, Texts and Slack, how can a leader connect through the chaos? Leaders who rise above the unique challenges of the digital era will succeed by embracing the responsibility of communication and consistently seeking opportunities to enhance their executive communication skills. This requires resisting the urge to yield to hasty means of communication and instead design thoughtful, impactful messaging that motivate people to be the best versions of themselves and accomplish incredible things.

The risks of disconnection, disengagement, and misunderstanding are ever-present. Continuously developing effective and authentic executive communication skills is imperative, as leaders regularly deliver high-stakes messages around organizational change, finances, strategy, and other pertinent topics.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
March 24-25, 2022
2 in-person program days

Cost: $1,895* and includes all class materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
Certificates will be awarded based on successful completion of the 2-day training.

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* A 20 percent discount will be given to companies that enroll two or more employees.
* A 30 percent discount will be given to TCU Alumni and TCU Faculty/Staff.
* A 10 percent discount will be given to U.S. veterans and employees of non-profit organizations.

Who Should Attend?

Business leaders at all levels who want to create or hone their executive communication style, presentation, and delivery skills while improving their ability to inspire others through changes both within and outside of their organizations.

What You Will Learn

  • Common pitfalls in executive communications and how to avoid them
  • How to distill a communications challenge into a concise brief
  • How to effectively use presentation tools and tailor your verbal and non-verbal skills to enhance your message delivery
  • Presentation and delivery techniques for executive meetings, team meetings, and other settings or forums
  • How to create compelling and genuine messages that will effectively reach your stakeholders and team
  • How to take inventory of your key messages so they’re meaningful to others
  • The differences between conversation, facilitation, and presentation, and how to spot the right time to employ each
  • A formula for off-the-cuff communications to inspire teams quickly when you don’t have anything prepared

How You Will Benefit

  • Rise above the standard toolkit of executive communications
  • Improved quality of the messages you create and share
  • Improved efficiency in crafting important communications
  • Inject personal style into the way you deliver messages to key stakeholders
  • Develop a communicator’s mindset and become trusted to deliver important messages inside and out of your organization


Faculty Leaders

Photo: Jim Roach

Jim Roach

Executive Director
Executive Education

Mr. Roach has 25 years of experience in corporate human resources leading learning and development programs to build leadership capabilities, enhance organizational effectiveness and deliver improved business results. He spent more than 20 years at Verizon leading the organization effectiveness initiative and developing custom leadership and functional development programs. He also spent 15 years leading executive education leadership certificate programs at SMU and five years leading programs for L-3 Link Simulation & Training. He has been honored with several teaching excellence awards and has designed and delivered courses on subjects such as executive presence and communication, authenticity, presentation style, leading in today’s business environment, learning agility, creativity and leadership, retaining top talent, and building and managing the employment relationship. He holds a BA and MS in economics from the University of Illinois.
Photo: Eric Harris

Eric Harris

Founder, GatherRound

Eric started GatherRound after his experience in brand- and agency-side leadership roles exposed him to a frightening phenomenon: The pervasive reliance on presentation software for attempting to sell in ideas. Eric believes presentations deserve more respect, because the better we are at creating buy in, the more cool stuff we’ll get to do. So Eric and his team invented and now teach The Campfire Method. Since 2015, Eric has had the privilege of coaching enlightened teams – at organizations such as Activision, Texas Health Resources, and YUM! Brands – who know storytelling and leadership are synonyms.


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Director of Marketing and Engagement



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