Raising money…communication. Attracting top-level talent…communication. Introducing a new initiative…communication. Retaining a disappointed customer…communication. Breaking down silos…communication. Creating a people-centered and innovative environment…communication. Anything business…communication.
Communication is the linchpin between on-paper strategy and real-world execution.
We believe in the power of communication. We’ve seen it.
We also believe anyone can become a great communicator. We’ve seen that, too.
And when it happens, it’s awesome.
It’s why we do what we do.
Terry Rubin is a seasoned communication expert who has spent his career helping individuals perfect their message and presentation skills.
Since 2011, Terry has provided independent consulting to a range of individuals and companies looking to elevate their preparation for major presentations, interviews, and other public speaking engagements.
Terry’s experience includes nearly two decades as an award-winning producer with the PBS Newshour. As a journalist he covered major stories across the globe including the war in Kosovo, Hurricane Katrina, and four Presidential elections. These experiences provided deep insight into what makes a good interview, how to be prepared for video appearances, and yielded essential strategies for successfully presenting in high-stakes environments. Throughout his career, Terry worked with on-air talent to enhance their communication techniques.
For 17 years, Terry also coached and directed a nationally ranked Speech and Debate program where his students competed in events judged on public speaking, poise, and presentation. Most importantly, they learned valuable skills that led to successful careers in business, law, academia, communications, and marketing.
Terry is a graduate of Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in Political Science and Telecommunications. He lives in Denver with his wife and son.
Kurt MacDonald is an award-winning teacher and experienced content creator.
Kurt’s graduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience provides unique insight into the psychological and physiological processes that underlie speaking, stress, and information transfer. He utilizes his understanding of human attention, memory, and persuasion to design content that is engaging, effective, and moves audiences.
Kurt also has a long history of public speaking, spanning 25 years of his academic and professional career. You can watch his TEDx talk on finding opportunity in chaos, here, and his Creative Mornings talk on the importance of context here. In addition to these ‘fun’ talks, he delivered the Most Outstanding Graduate address at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was a commencement speaker at Kent Denver School, was a mainstage presenter at Scholar Search Conference, was an invited speaker at the Summit Advocates for Gifted Education, and presented at IgniteSTEM Columbia.
Kurt also co-founded and directed a nationally-recognized debate program, helping his students develop arguments, execute strategies, and deliver persuasive speeches across the country.
Kurt currently lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, two daughters, and their adopted greyhound.