The Simply OutSTANDing™ Communicator team is on a mission to help professionals share their ideas with the world with the confidence + clarity they need to get the attention they deserve.
Not surprising, Simply OutSTANDing™ Communicator is quickly becoming the go-to approach for professionals who need to dial up their communication skills, delivery, confidence, influence, and executive presence, particularly when the stakes are high.
Nearly 5,000 professionals from around the world have been introduced to Simply OutSTANDing™, the unique, easy-to-use, six-step communication approach and have experienced dramatic improvement in confidence levels when it is their turn to speak.
As the learning styles of our clients are diverse, so, too, are the Simply OutSTANDing™ Communicator signature offerings. From our live training events to our 1:1 executive coaching engagements, we curate learning experiences that are meaningful, unique, and empowering. Our hands-on, skill-based learning opportunities allow us to meet clients where they are on their communication skills journey, yet provide a dynamic framework for how they will get to where they want and need to be so that they can articulate ideas with clarity, conviction, and polish in any situation and get what they want.
Clients love their new-found levels of confidence and influence, laser beam focus, and ability to speak clearly and concisely.
in the words of our happy clients
I was facing an almost impossible situation, winning an election without being on the ballot! But by using the techniques suggested to me by Susanne Crawford, and her Simply OutSTANDing approach, I was able to not only win but carry 68% of the vote. I couldn’t have gotten such a clear and concise message out without her help! I would recommend her services to anyone who is struggling to communicate out their message!
Simply OutSTANDing provides a transformational experience for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. As a facilitator for emerging leadership development programs, it is one of my favorite programs and brings results every time. It provides participants with a method on how to focus and convey a clear and meaningful message in any situation and to any audience.
Working with Susanne helped me to develop and focus my campaign message when I ran to represent the Equine Private Clinical Practice on the American Veterinary Medical Association – Council on Education. She listened to my rough ideas, challenged me to answer important questions, assembled my information into a central theme, guided me through a plan of delivery, and helped me transform my message into a successful campaign.
As a member of an organization going through immense change, I greatly benefited from learning the Simply OutSTANDing technique. Since the organization was continually evolving and changing, u see the approach to shape my message, make sure it was appropriate for the audience, and included a concise call to action. It helped me prepare for challenging questions and anticipate potential roadblocks. I recommend the program to anyone trying to improve their presentation and communication skills.
Communicating technology topics, especially to those who are not in technology, is a challenge. Simply OutSTANDing provides a systematic approach to formulating ANY message for ANY audience. But most of all, the approach guides us to objectively critique and scrub our messages of unnecessary techno jargon … which makes it easier for us to connect with our customers, build our relationships, and provide better technology solutions … faster.
Our members are always waging a grassroots campaign. The Simply OutSTANDing program provided our members an effective process and tool for developing an immediate, positive message for each audience. …It helps them focus their message with passion an in a clear and concise manner.
We are devoted customers of the Simply OutSTANDing program. In fact, we’ve found the program so useful and effective we require new officers on our Board and new staff to receive the training. We keep doing it because the Simply OutSTANDing program, simply works!
are you ready to become a simply outstanding communicator?
Simply OutSTANDing visionary + executive communication coach + author
- love sailing and find the Caribbean blue water magical.
- love to travel, meet new people and find out what makes them happy.
- covet time in the kitchen trying out a new recipe while sipping a glass of bubbly.
- dream of a world of smiling people.
- often find that my creativity comes alive at 2am.
- am extremely visual and often think in pictures.
- love people-watching in airports.
- have been blessed with an amazingly supportive family.
- am impatiently waiting for patience.
- can’t sing a note (be grateful I don’t even try.)
- relish the feeling of sore stomach muscles when I’ve laughed too hard.
- love asking questions and finding answers.
- embrace different perspectives and seek to learn from them.
- try to do something each day that I have never done before or that scares me.
- listen to what is and is not said.
- believe that life is about creating – not finding – yourself.
- like white space and am a firm believer that less can be more.
As an executive communication coach, strategist, author, and international speaker, Susanne Crawford has dedicated her life’s work to helping passionate professionals advance their careers by being ready, confident, focused, and heard when the time is right for them to speak.
As a leading communication expert, Susanne created Simply OutSTANDing™, a dynamic, six‐step communication approach that she detailed in the book entitled Simply OutSTANDing™ Communicator: Speak with confidence + clarity to get what you want. This unique approach helps professionals craft and deliver high‐impact messages and influence decisions during any situation, including face‐to‐face meetings with C‐level leaders and other key decision‐makers, high‐stakes business pitches, media and job interviews, and presentations to audiences large and small.
Distinguished as one of only 3,800 public relations professionals in the world to have achieved the esteemed Accreditation in Public Relations (A.P.R.) designation, Susanne has worked both domestically and abroad for Fortune 500 and other private sector companies, government, and nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors helping leaders and their teams use effective communication practices to influence, educate, and motivate audiences to take action. She served as adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism, one of the top J‐schools in the world, where she facilitated the strategic communication capstone course. Since founding re_group, a change + communication agency over a decade ago, Susanne has trained and/or coached nearly 5,000 professionals to help them strengthen their communication skills and executive presence.
Her diverse and unique experience as a strategic communicator, public relations professional, and change agent, coupled with her coaching, training, and facilitation skills, allows her to offer insightful and practical guidance to clients as they strive to become simply outstanding communicators.