Training

WHWG has years of experience with speaker training, media training, speechwriting training, and instruction on creating and delivering effective presentations.

Our training team is comprised of former presidential speechwriters, journalists and news anchors with national and international television and radio experience. They have instructed communications staff on developing compelling presentations, prepared company spokespeople and industry experts for high stakes media interviews, and coached senior executives on delivering important addresses.

 A Presentation Is Not a Lecture

A national meeting of the best and the brightest in the field.  A day of powerful research on a topic of urgent importance.

All far less meaningful than it could have been because almost every single one of the presenters–to a man and a woman–made three simple mistakes.

–They arrived with many slides, in some cases more than 40, for presentations that were to be no longer than 15 minutes.

–They crammed their PowerPoints with enough words and bullet statements to fill a book.

–They insisted on reading their slides, instead of engaging in a conversation with the audience. Read

Would you, Could you in the Rain?

The White House has an entire office devoted to protocol, led by the social secretary, to oversee every White House function from bill signings to state dinners.

So what’s the protocol when it comes to giving a speech in the rain? Well, that depends on just how much rain is in the forecast.

Torrential downpours and crashing thunder at Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois yesterday (literally) drowned out President Obama’s Memorial Day remarks. Read

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama v. Leno

Being invited to host the White House Correspondents Association Dinner seems like a great honor, but Jay Leno may tell you it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

While it’s become customary for the president and vice president to attend the WHCAD, it looks like Tonight Show host Jay Leno got a run for his money, following what critics claim was a slam dunk performance by President Obama.