Simply Said
Simply Said
Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication.

Business Context

Your firm is being sued and has a lot of exposure to a judgment. An accident happened on site. An employee committed a crime. All of these scenarios create a crisis situation, requiring a focused, clear and consistent response.

Challenge & Solution

When a business crisis occurs, how do you deal with simultaneous issues: the crisis itself and the internal and external perception of the crisis? Exec-Comm’s Crisis Communication for Partners seminar prepares partners to control and communicate your firm’s message to the media and to your key targeted audiences during a crisis.

Participant Benefits

After participating in this program, you will:

  • Project an empathetic, professional and credible corporate image
  • Identify potential crises, determine impacted audiences, and establish an effective and appropriate communication plan
  • Quickly organize thoughts for media interviews
  • Prepare for and deliver a negative news announcement
  • Control investigative reporters and the flow of any interview, including “ambush” interviews
  • Adjust responses and demeanor appropriately for various audiences and issues
  • Create and bridge to an effective corporate message
  • Conduct a crisis news conference
  • Successfully testify at public hearings

Interactive Learning

You will acquire skills through video recording, group exercises, business specific role plays, and instructor coaching. A typical half-hour includes 10 minutes of instructor briefing and 20 minutes of practice and skill building.

Customization & Sustainability

  • Content: We can tailor the title, skills, exercises, and timing to meet your needs.
  • Setting: This program works in large group, small group, and one-on-one settings.
  • Duration: From standard two-day programs to brief showcases or webinars, we can work within your timeframe.
  • Sustainability Tools: We provide “skills trackers,” checklists, planners, email reminders, access to, continued instructor access, and our book, Simply Said, to extend the learning and increase skill retention.


7 credit hours