About Us

Our Staff
At SpeechSkills, we firmly believe that communication excellence is not a matter of innate talent but, rather, of learned skills—skills that anyone can develop. When you build a strong skill set, an authentic mind-set of confidence will follow.

Our Team

Led by founder and president Cara Hale Alter, the SpeechSkills team is a creative mix of performers, educators, and entrepreneurs. Headquartered in San Francisco, we provide training throughout the United States and internationally. Meet our team . . .

Our Clients

We have the good fortune to work with some of the most innovative, intelligent people in the world. Our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500s, in industries from heavy machinery to high tech. Learn more . . .


We value a win-win relationship. We don't believe we've done our job unless we have a real-world impact on how our clients do business. To get a peek at how we stack up, read our client testimonials . . .

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What People Are Saying

"In a nutshell, the SpeechSkills "Projecting Credibility" workshop has become the highest value learning program among our employees by building more than just presentation skills—it builds self-confidence. 100% of attendees rate it as excellent."
— Steve Leech
Vice President, Human Resources
"Outstanding! The workshops bring a new level of confidence to everyone who attends."
— Linda Moudakas
Career Services Manager
Cisco Systems

Speechskills, LLC, Public Speaking Instruction, San Francisco, CA