Our Story

On Point Communications is here to help you Master the Message.

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When you hear a speech or see an advertisement that screams “Success!”, it’s because the speaker used extreme care and precision when combining the persuasive elements of that message. At On Point, we teach clients specific strategies that help them optimize the persuasive pieces of their “message puzzle.” Whether they deliver the message from a stage or at a web page, clients leave sessions with practical tools and increased confidence. They are smarter about their messages, their audiences, and themselves.

The On Point Story:

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about all aspects of communication and message construction. Whether I was watching a commercial, reading a news article, or dissecting nationally televised talks like the State of the Union, I have always looked at messages as intricate puzzles. I take the message apart, look closely at each piece, inspect its persuasive function, and evaluate its effectiveness. Every piece of a message – spoken or written – plays an important role.

In college, I’d work cheerfully in the dank, dark basement library into the early hours of the morning, analyzing speeches and identifying message strategies the speaker used to persuade the audience.  In the depths of that old, empty library, I recognized and appreciated the power of persuasion. Message development backed by critical analysis is a skill set I continued to refine long after graduation; it is fundamental to the mission of On Point Communications, LLC.

Read the full On Point Story by clicking here.

So what’s your story? Connect with us today to start crafting yours. Email us at info@onpoint-communications.com

 

 

Testimonials

When speaking at the CTL conference this spring, I had the privilege to sit in on Cindy’s Storytelling talk. Cindy has an impressive background, and a wonderful approach to helping you present more effectively. Telling a compelling story is crucial for effective presentations that connect with your audience, and Cindy can equip you to prepare and present in a structured, but seemingly unrehearsed way.

Kristin Sherry, Author|Speaker|Coach

Cindy, you were immensely helpful in narrowing down the story part of our pitch. With your guidance, we were able to make a very complicated technical problem relatable to a mixed audience. We still can’t believe the first questions was, “it sounds too good to be true.” That is so much better than the feared, “I do understand what your product does.” Thank you for your professional help and support. RVC knew what they were doing bringing you in as a pitch coach.”

Samuel Thomas Elliott|Co-Founder, Tejon Technologies

“Cindy, I’m in your Career Thought Leaders Conference session right now and you’re absolutely delivering on what you promised when we first met! I’m so excited to keep making progress in developing my brand story.”

Mashaal Ahmed|DC Career Coach

“Cindy, Your coaching was fantastic. You are so good at this. I have done a lot of this too, but I am in awe of your approach, the simplicity of your suggestions and your general professionalism. Thank you.”

Susan Strong, Director at SAGE Boulder

You are a wonderful presenter Cindy! I have taken so much from your presentation at the conference. I noticed when you speak, you at times lowered your volume in a way where we still heard you, but it PULLED the audience in, as if you were confiding in us.

Your vocal variety was lovely, (as well as your content, of course!). The advice to gather your stories from your past and weave them into your presentations is spot on.

Julie Roberts, Linked In profile writer|Coach