Executive Communication Training

Leadership Training

Classroom & Off-Site Programs

For rising, mid-level and senior professionals.


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We’ve developed our communication training topics around three key areas: Leadership, Listening and Artfulness. Clients can customize a workshop for their needs by selecting from any topic listed here, or adding their own.

Leadership Skills

  • Articulating a vision
  • Gaining team unity
  • Communicating during crisis
  • Driving inclusion & diversity
  • Leading meetings/conf. calls
  • Displaying executive presence

Tuning In Skills

  • How to “actively” listen
  • Knowing your audience
  • Establishing trust
  • Displaying empathy
  • Resolving conflict
  • Asking the “right” questions

Artful Skills

  • Assertive communication
  • Persuasive communication
  • Effective email writing and protocol
  • Delivering negative news
  • Presenting with poise and impact
  • Using the right words
  • Effective story telling


Breakfast/Lunch-N-Learn Sessions

Our 1 to 1.5 hour “Chaos to Clarity” session delivered over breakfast or lunch can be a quick and effective way to get people acting as Power Communicators.

The presentation focuses on the three main steps required to be a Power Communicator:

  • Thinking and Acting Like a Leader
  • Tuning in to Your Audience
  • Being artful in your communication

Half-Day or Full-Day Workshops

We will develop a customized half-day, full-day or multi-day workshop to drill down on the communication skills needed for your team. Each program is designed to drive maximum relevance and for immediate application in the real work world.

Our programs are built from the foundational understanding that Power Communicators think and act like leaders, are tuned in to their audience and are artful in how they communicate.


We’ve developed a variety of historical-based and leadership-focused programs that have direct learning implications for today’s leaders and rising leaders. Using highly detailed case studies and mixed media elements, these one-day programs are customized to each client’s specific needs. What’s more, by having your team stand in locations where history was made, the programs are memorable and effective.

Each program can address a multitude of leadership and communication themes. Some of these include:

How to build and communicate a unifying vision

Ways to
manage conflict

Creating organizational
and team resiliency

Building and valuing
team diversity

Fostering adaptability
and innovation

The importance of
character and trust

Our Historical Leadership Programs

The Battles of Chattanooga (1863)

Our Battle of Chattanooga program focuses on the leadership and communication styles of Union General U.S. Grant and Confederate General Braxton Bragg. The difference in these two leaders sealed the fate for the Confederates during these critical battles.


We explore the traits that made Washington a great leader and how he was able to manage crisis after crisis, organizational dysfunction and motivate his troops to achieve a series of stunning victories at Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey during the winter of 1776-77.

The Battle of Atlanta (1864)

The Union strategic objective – driven by Lincoln, Grant and Sherman – is viewed in contrast to the Confederate strategic objective during this program. With Atlanta’s fall, the end of the war soon follows.


The fees for our programs vary depending on customization and other factors.

To discuss a quote, please contact Matt Spaulding at matts@spauldingcommunications.com
or call 404-270-1010.


“I would highly recommend Matt and Spaulding Communications to any organization looking to provide communication training for its people. Matt is an engaging presenter who is a true expert at the subject matter.”

Marc Koretzky
Chief Operating Officer
Complete Benefit Alliance

“Matt’s one-hour Chaos to Clarity presentation provided some great tips and was an excellent primer to get me and my team thinking about how we can be better communicators with each other and with our partners. We look forward to continuing our leadership journey with Matt’s good guidance.”

Alice Rolls
Executive Director
Georgia Organics

“A great presentation! Thank you!”

Abbie King
Farm to School Coordinator
Georgia Organics

“Great value in the information that was shared. I’ll be adding many of these tips to my communication skills.”

Popeye’s Women’s Leadership Forum

“Multiply him and distribute him throughout the university. This would be the only way to improve over what he presently offers our school.”

Matt Spaulding’s GSU Business Communication Course

“Mr. Spaulding is a perfect match for this course. Were time and money of no issue, I would take this course (and with him as the instructor) again just for the added learning benefit.”

Matt Spaulding’s GSU Business Communication Course

“I thoroughly enjoyed the information shared. Personally, it gave me encouragement and insight on the intention of being a leader and how best to communicate with the owner and my staff.”

Elisa Iannilli
General Manager
Decatur CoWorks


Matt Spaulding is a 25-year marketing, public relations and communications training expert. A part-time instructor of business communication at Georgia State University, Matt has worked with clients in a variety of industries, ranging from Fortune 500 firms to start ups. He writes frequently on leadership communication and public relations topics and has been interviewed by nationally syndicated radio programs and quoted in articles with The Los Angeles Times, ABCNews.com and MSNBC.com. More importantly, Matt is passionate about helping organizations and individuals become more powerful and effective communicators.

Some of the conferences Matt has presented at include:

  • Comfortech: “It’s Not Rocket Science: 4 Steps for Strategic Marketing”
  • NeoCon: “The Most Important Skill They Didn’t Teach You in Design School”
  • Product Camp Atlanta: “Sustainability and PR”
  • PRSA Atlanta: “Social Media: Considerations for Integrating with PR”

Some of the media Matt has been quoted in or authored articles for include:

  • ABCnews.com
  • MSNBC.com
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Marketing Profs


For pricing information or to schedule a program for your organization, please email Matt Spaulding at matts@spauldingcommunications.com or call 404-270-1010.

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