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Welcome to professional development training by Mixonian Institute (est. 2009.)

Training through Mixonian Institute cutting-edge programs is highly interactive and develops critical thinking and creativity, as well as improving communication skills.

Our programs, whether it’s Engage Any Audience or Leading Global Teams, are intense and fast-paced.

Mixonian Institute specializes in communication skills training and coaching for technical professionals and technically-trained executives who serve global teams and/or clients.

Our clients are experts in leading technical domains, including software development, pharmaceutical manufacturing, analytical testing and international taxation. Our students are industry and community leaders, who are adept and agile amid constant industry and market change.

Leaders of top brands affirm that communication skills make the difference between good and great professionals. Given our multicultural and global marketplace, the ability to establish good interpersonal relationships and engage diverse audiences is the most-valued leadership skill.

The Latest Mixonian News

Avoid the #1 Mistake in Presentations

January 12, 2019

For some of you, school is already underway again; here it starts one week from today. Somehow, the return to classes cranks a lot of other activities into motion. I think that’s why I’m getting more requests for help with presentations these days. Ironically, the explosion in communication channels only makes the formal, face-to-face communication event even more critical than it was. There’s more pressure to get the message across and connect during that half-hour presentation or interview.

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The Party You Must Never Attend

January 7, 2019

  Although invitations to them remain appealing and well-deserved, attending your own pity party is actually a death wish. When one of my private clients showed up an hour late for his training session, I felt really ticked off. Although I knew he was a physician and therefore seldom in real control of his own […]

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Is It Time to Change Your LinkedIn Picture?

December 31, 2018

In preparing for a New Year, having chosen “amplify” as my professional word for 2019, I was reading up on executive presence for an upcoming 5-day email challenge. That search led me to best practices for LinkedIn, which we know includes having a solid headshot. Which I have had now for some time. Or so […]

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