Become The Influential Communicator with Deirdre Breakenridge
Experience Media Training with a FEEL Lens
FEEL ignites engagement through all of your channels. From media interviews and social media to speaking engagements and company meetings, FEEL is the stepping-stone to become a trusted leader. You lead the conversation with your mind, and your heart as you grow your influence
Latest Blog Posts
New Book Announcement: Daddy Are You Listening?
When do good listening skills start? In the home, when you’re a child, in grade school or college, or is it in the workplace? In my experience, as a parent and a professional, listening starts in the home, and then your skills increase as you learn, grow and get more involved in your work.
The Good Place & The Choices You Make
Have you been watching ‘The Good Place’ with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson? If you haven’t seen this Netflix series, then it’s worth a watch. The show is a comedy that gets you thinking about Heaven and Hell. It focuses on ethics and values, the choices you make in life, and where humans end up … The Good Place or The Bad Place.
Are Your Videos Landing in the “Relatable” or “Un-Relatable” Bucket?
Can you name a day, in the past couple of years, when you didn’t have to show up for a video meeting, you didn’t go to YouTube to watch a video, or check out video courses on a learning platform, such as LinkedIn Learning to increase your skills and knowledge?
What is Your Media and Communications Learning Path?
When I think back to the early days of my PR & Marketing career and learning new skills, I remember how “training” meant college courses and industry association meetings. I was reading books, business publications, trade magazines and newspapers.
Three Ways Leaders Live Their Ethics
When I think of some of the greatest ethical leaders (the keyword here is “ethical”), a few immediately come to mind, based on what they’ve done for others. From Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, there’s no shortage of visionary leaders in history who have placed ethics and values first, tuned into their Ethics GPS, and have accomplished positive change for the good of humanity.
Marketing Events Manager“I completed the “Influential Communicator Program” with Deirdre Breakenridge. After a couple of months of training, I have “graduated” WOW-if you are looking to sharpen your public speaking skills Deirdre is the person you want to reach out to! I learned so much from this brilliant coach and not to mention, the growth I have seen in myself!”
Senior Director Organizational Development – Wind River
“Deirdre provides a thoughtful framework that guides the presenter to transition to a storyteller. In addition, storytellers are provided tips and real-time feedback on how well they are able to connect with and engage the audience while navigating challenging communications. These sessions have developed our presenters into skilled speakers.”
Corporate Mindfulness Strategist
CEO, FRONT-LINE ANTI-BRIBERY LLC
“I have had the opportunity to work with Deirdre Breakenridge through her firm, Pure Performance Communications, over the past four years. My initial exposure to Deirdre’s perspective was reading her book Putting the Public Back in Public Relations, which I found so inspiring, that I engaged her through Pure Performance. The leadership that Deidre provided me in terms of reputation rebuilding and rebranding remains foundational to my current practice and continues to be a pillar of my success. Deirdre is a pleasure to work with, well organized, and extremely sensitive and mindful of deadlines, as well as breaking down long term versus short term goals.”
FOUNDER, POWER2IMPROVE, COACH, TRAINER & SPEAKER
“Deirdre is so much more than that the world-famous modern PR lady who writes books you just have to read. I keep finding myself standing on her shoulders when I talk on the subjects of PR, Marketing Communications and customer dialogue. She shares her knowledge and experience so as to better the world. And, to top it all of, she is a wonderful sparkling woman that is a role model for any modern times girl or woman.”