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The Well-Spoken Woman Helping Thousands of Women

From keynote talks to skill-building workshops, Chris Jahnke has forever changed the way women speak out. Chris is a popular keynote speaker. She provides one-on-one coaching sessions for leaders and interactive workshops for large and small groups.

Keynote Speaker

A coach to Michelle Obama and women executives, Chris is an inspiring keynote speaker who shares her behind-the-scenes insights and strategies on how to earn the respect of any audience.  Women everywhere are building their speaking skills by attending her presentations and workshops.

Chris’ highly engaging and entertaining style is a hit no matter the audience size.  The format of her talk can vary from a 45-minute presentation to a longer workshop. Chris would be a great addition to your next leadership conference, retreat, annual meeting, or convention.

Popular speech topics

  • Communications Skills of Powerful Women
  • The Well-Spoken Candidate: Image & Message
  • The Well-Spoken Young Woman: Jump Start Your Career
  • The First Impression: Style & Substance Tips
  • Conquering the Camera: Success Online & In-studio

“Thank you so very much for speaking at our event – your guidance to effective and authentic communication will be practiced throughout the Mattel organization for years to come.” – The Women of Mattel

“One of the advocates who left your workshop, immediately rewrote her talk, changed her outfit and felt it all went so much better… for Lobby Day (on Capitol Hill.)” – Advocacy Director, National Breast Cancer Coalition

Women executives at Amnesty International, Avon, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, eBay, Intel, National Geographic, and Planned Parenthood have turned to Chris for her advice on projecting like a leader. Chris was an advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns and is a debate coach to women governors and Members of Congress.

Executive Coaching

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Senior executives have turned to Chris to hone their speaking skills in one-on-one coaching sessions. She provides frank advice on how to take skills to the next level and a fresh perspective in an upbeat, direct, non-challenging way.

Chris will work with you to develop a plan of success that works for you. It starts with a pre-training analysis of your speaking style. The curriculum is tailored to meet specific goals. Follow-up consultations are important to on-going skill-building.

Special Event Prep

  • Keynote speech
  • Commencement address
  • TED Talk
  • Annual convention presentation
  • In-depth profile interview

Advanced Skill Building

  • Articulating a vision
  • Teleprompter technique
  • Advanced on-camera techniques
  • Crisis response
  • Tips on image and style

Training Workshops


Help your team members prepare for presentations, speeches, and media interviews.

Interactive, skill-building workshops are tailored for each client.  Videotaped practice zeros in on what works and what doesn’t. Is your message clear and compelling?  Does your voice and body language project confidence? Training will help you achieve your communications goals.

Media Training – CNN, NPR, New York Times, Late Night, podcasts – no matter the forum, this training will ensure you are ready to make your points clearly and concisely.

Public Speaking – the skills and techniques to say what you want to say around a conference table or in a convention hall.

Message Development – learn how to tell your story so you can rally support for a cause, mobilize for action, and inspire people to care.

Debate Prep – Handle opponents and skeptics with techniques to get your point across in candidate forums, policy debates, and live media interviews.

“Thank you for sharing your wisdom in our Women’s Leadership Webcast Series… you WOWed the audience and provided benefits that extend beyond the time spent together.” – President & CEO, American Management Association

“In 19 years of our event, Chris was one of our most impressive speakers. The style of her presentation was captivating and her delivery impeccable. Everyone of the 300 plus attendees walked away with easy to implement tools to improve their presentations.” – Director, Network for Women Advisors, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

“Many thanks for an outstanding program last Saturday at Fletcher. It was instructional, fascinating, and totally fun! The students were thrilled.” – Chair, Initiative on Women’s International Leadership, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

“Thanks so much for sharing your expert advice during our Game Changers session.” – Education Director, Women’s Council of Realtors

“Your enthusiasm for helping women candidates to be the very best they can be by video-taping their messages and critiquing their presentations was a great “shot-in-the-arm” for our participants and gave them greater confidence in their ability to succeed.” – Co-Chair, Blueprint for Winning Academy,, 50/50

“I have heard nothing but RAVE REVIEWS about your session. I would definitely like to have you back again for one of our events.”
– Executive Director, Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference

Book Chris for your next keynote, workshop, or coaching needs.