About Speakout

Why Speakout

Speakout’s personalized, humorous, step-by-step approach gives corporate leaders and teams the critical skills they need to develop influential presentations and conversations. For both external and internal audiences.

Practical guidance from experts in person and online enables highly individualized learning and coaching, from the idea stage through content development, and adapting for different personality types. Executive coaching for live and online delivery and content is provided in convenient, flexible formats.


National Association of Women Business Owners, International Task Force; Florida International Bankers Association Women’s Leadership Committee; OWIT; The Commonwealth Institute; ATD; Edward Lowe Foundation, Certified Facilitator.

Company Facts

Speakout, Inc., was established in Miami, Florida, in 1990 by Founder and CEO Anne B. Freedman, an internationally recognized executive communications consultant and author of Public Speaking for the Genius. Speakout Online has produced Speak Your Way to the Top, the eCourse for Leaders and Up & Comers, and a collection of eBooks and resources.

What they’ve said about the Speakout programs and  CEO Anne B. Freedman

When Anne B. Freedman of Speakout presented her program on public speaking to our members, the response from participants was nothing but positive.  She made the learning practical for all attendees, regardless of industry or speaking experience.  Anne kept the group engaged and inspired to move out of their comfort zones of public speaking.

I recommend Anne’s programs for any organization seeking to improve their members’ confidence in public speaking and to learn techniques to effectively deliver their message.

Jen Earle

CEO, National Association of Women Business Owners

Anne’s session for the Banco do Brasil’s Americas All Hands Meeting was quite inspirational. We received excellent feedback from team members throughout our locations. Anne was relaxed and came across very well to an audience with all levels of the organization. She kept the audience’s attention, linked everything to the key tenets of the presentation and kept making the links back, which was very meaningful. Her presentation definitely made an impact on our team, and our All Hands Meeting was a success. 

Pamela Kohl

Chief Products and Marketing Officer, Banco do Brasil Americas

About Anne

Internationally-recognized executive presentation coach, corporate trainer, speaker, author and eCourse developer, Anne B. Freedman is founder of SPEAKOUT, LLC, a communication consulting company she established in 1990, in Miami, Florida. She works with executives, multinationals, business owners and community leaders to create and deliver powerful, engaging, and persuasive messages that propel those listening to action. She also guides leaders and teams to build more productive, less stressful interactions through improved communication and strategic motivational practices.

Anne brings a jolt of high-energy, practical and experiential techniques that produce lasting changes in the audience, teams, and organizations and private clients. She says her mission in life is to help people “communicate with more clarity, humor, brevity and positive persuasion … and to eliminate boring presentations and speeches from the planet.†Further, Anne says that having a Facebook, Linkedin or other social media presence today is not enough. “Effectiveness in ‘face-to-face’ marketing whether online, on camera or in-person continues to separate the successful from underachievers.â€

A former newspaper reporter, Anne is a University of Florida graduate (“Go Gators!â€), and author of Public Speaking for the Genius and Say It! Own It! She is the developer of the eCourse, Speak Your Way to the Top with 9 videos, interactive learning, and an exclusive step-by-step process. Past President of the Miami Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners, Anne serves on the NAWBO International Task Force, is a member of the Women’s Leadership Committee of the Florida International Bankers Association, the Board of Advisors of Enterprising Women Magazine, and active in with other leading civic and professional associations.

Clients include major corporations, business owners, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Among them are Perry Ellis International, Public Defender’s Office of Miami Dade County, Katz Baron PA, SAB Miller, Western Union, .CO Internet, Viacom International Media Network, NBC Universal, FIFCO, CGI, Inc., Taylannas, Inc., Team Foods, Inc., Cable Wireless Company, Florida International University, Kaufman Rossin, DHL, Vitas International, MasterCard International, Royal Caribbean Cruises and other enterprises.

Experiential learning topics covered:

  • Understanding the barriers to connecting when communicating today
  • Identify what the audience wants and match it to what you intend to accomplish
  • Understanding what motivates people to act and how to use these insights in preparing your presentation
  • How to organize your message for both planned and impromptu speaking
  • Dealing with different personality types in your audience and team
  • Opening a presentation so they’ll want to listen
  • Closing with a clear call for action
  • Mastering the right use of all your body parts and voice when speaking
  • Word do’s and don’ts
  • Why and how to rehearse for best results.