About the Author

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In addition to being the author of The Credibility Code, Cara Hale Alter is the founder and president of SpeechSkills, an award-winning San Francisco-based communication training company. With more than 20 years of experience, Cara has become the go-to expert for training individuals in the art and science of projecting confidence and competence when it matters most: in face-to-face interactions.

Cara’s client list includes many of the world’s best-known companies, such as Allianz, Caterpillar, eBay, Facebook, Google, Shutterfly, and Williams-Sonoma. Additionally, she provides seminars to numerous educational institutions including Stanford Continuing Studies, UC Berkeley Extension, Harvard Medical School, and UC Hastings College of Law. A frequent media source, articles authored by or featuring Cara have appeared in over 30 major publications since 2012, including Forbes.com, USAToday.com, and The Globe and Mail.

With a BA in speech communication and an MFA in theatre, Cara Hale Alter has worked professionally as a commercial and voice-over actress, winning national awards for public speaking. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two teenage children.
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"A true master of public speaking, Cara Hale Alter is not just compelling and captivating; she shows you how to be compelling and captivating."
— Jeannine Yoo Sano, Partner, White & Case, Intellectual Property Litigation
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WHAT’S AVAILABLE AT SPEECHSKILLS?

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Live Courses

Our live workshops and seminars combine content-rich information with hands-on skill building. Whether for a small internal team or a large international conference, our expert trainers can travel to your location to provide interactive, personalized training options. LEARN MORE

Open Enrollment Workshops

For individuals interested in live small-group workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, the schedule of upcoming programs can be found here. LEARN MORE

Online Training

In 25+ video lessons, Cara Hale Alter expands upon the core concepts from her book The Credibility Code – complete with behavior demos, skill drills, practice ideas, worksheets, and self-assessment tools – to give you a comprehensive self-study guide to cultivating your personal presence. LEARN MORE
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The Credibility Code Online Training

In 20+ video lessons, Cara Hale Alter breaks down the core concepts from her book The Credibility Code – complete with behavior demos, skill drills, practice ideas, worksheets, and self-assessment tools – to give you a comprehensive self-study guide to cultivating your personal presence. LEARN MORE
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Books & Games

In her book The Credibility Code, Cara Hale Alter outlines the specific “codes of conduct” that influence the perception of credibility. Additionally, our boxed set of SpeechSkills SoundBites cards provides an effective practice session in a box by combining fun with skill building. LEARN MORE
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One-on-one Coaching

Whether you want to increase your overall skill level or prepare for an upcoming event, one of our highly qualified SpeechSkills trainers can provide personalized coaching in hourly sessions via video chat or onsite in our San Francisco office. LEARN MORE
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Keynotes

With a focus on leadership presence and projecting credibility, Cara Hale Alter’s keynote presentations provide the perfect blend of substantive material and tangible takeaways, delivered in a playful, energetic style. LEARN MORE
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Train the Trainer Program

Our Train The Trainer certification enables corporate trainers and independent coaches to facilitate the SpeechSkills 1.5-day “Projecting Credibility and Confidence” workshop and provide one-on-one coaching support using SpeechSkills’ materials and methodologies. LEARN MORE
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