Leadership communication: Listening skills and leadership

Influential Communication

Become an Effective Communicator in Just 6 Weeks

Effective Communications

Learn the skills we taught top data scientists and engineers at Facebook, managers at AT&T, and small businesses across the world.

Your Capabilities After This Program

Removing Your

When you communicate without knowing how to express your ideas, you have uncertainty and anxiety. When you communicate without clarity, you also cause uncertainty anxiety in your listener. Our aim is to remove uncertainty in your communication for you and the listener.

Transform Jumbled

We created a messaging framework that helps you create what you want to say quickly. We teach you what to ask yourself, how to brainstorm, and the mindset of finding clarity. You will be able to transform your jumbled thoughts into concise points on paper.

Communicate & Influence

Understand the immediate relationship between what you say and how it can negatively or positively influence others. You will learn the fundamental skills need to communicate effectively and advanced skills to influence your audience.

Influence Principles

Framing Your Message to Influence Your Audience: Framing a message gives you the ability to put an invisible box around your message and highlight the points you want others to hear and remember from your communication.

How You Learn

You’ll interact live with other participants in a weekly Bootcamp meeting. You will also have one-on-one time with your Clear Points Messaging instructor:

Weekly Live Training Lesson on Zoom

One-on-One Personal Coaching Sessions

Weekly Online Lesson in Training Hub

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to avoid three pitfalls when communicating with others. You will know how to avoid them and you will learn a framework that can quickly guide you in message development hereafter.

  • A method that quickly gives you concise points.
  • A disciplined way to approach messages.
  • Fundamentals of communication.
  • A simple method to create a communication strategy.

The Curriculum

Designed by communication experts at Clear Points Messaging.

Week One:


TUESDAY LIVE: How Effective Communication is a Shortcut to Influence


FRIDAY ONLINE: The Roadblocks to Effective Communication and How to Solve Them

Week Two:


TUESDAY LIVE: The Basic Building Blocks of Great Communication.


FRIDAY ONLINE: Removing Jargon From Your Communication.

Week Three:
Building a Message


TUESDAY LIVE: The Messaging Framework


FRIDAY ONLINE: The Messaging Framework and Your Message Map

Week Four:
Delivering Your Message


TUESDAY LIVE: Using a Message Map


FRIDAY ONLINE: Messaging Examples in the Media

Week Five:
Making an Influence Plan


TUESDAY LIVE: Creating an Influence Plan


FRIDAY ONLINE: Influence Principles to Consider

Week Six:
Mini Communication Plan


TUESDAY LIVE: Your secret weapon, Mini Influence Plan



Join us and learn the skills to effectively communicate.

What Clients Say

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jimmy Epperson for roughly a year and it is hard for me to summarize the impact he’s had on my career.

Jimmy has a way of teasing out the complicated ideas in my brain and forming them into cohesive, concise, influential messages. While working with Jimmy, he’s coached me in presenting a proposal to a Facebook VP, assisted me in creating an org-wide training that was widely taken by many executives, both in-person and virtually, and road mapping out a communications plan for my entire team.

Aside from helping me professionally, he’s really helped me personally with building my confidence, being more direct and persuasive in the way I communicate, become a better listener, and coached me towards my long-term goals.

I don’t say this lightly – I feel grateful to be able to work alongside Jimmy and appreciate the thoughtful, authentic approach he takes towards helping my team achieve its vision. I don’t know (and don’t want to know) where we’d be without him! 🙂

Meet Your Instructor
Jimmy Epperson

Who is my Instructor?

Meet Jimmy Marlin Epperson

Messaging, influence and strategic communications are where I find my flow. I like to spend that time with technical employees, managers and experts who need help explaining their ideas or projects to their audiences.

My Background

I worked in communications for the last 20 years. Most recently I consulted for Facebook Analytics where I created a communication skills workshop and taught more than 600 data scientists and engineers how to influence others through simple, clear communication. The program received a 90+ approval rating.

I started my career as a newspaper reporter, where I learned the value of relationships, working hard and finding the most important facts. I had a short stint as a commercial fisherman in the Florida Keys. Then I moved into business consulting and worked for AT&T as an internal communication consultant before starting his own business in 2014.

What I Do Now

I own Clear Points Messaging and I continue to consultant for enterprise clients where I develop internal and external content. I also consult executives and managers on strategic communication plans and emotional intelligence.

How I Can Help You

I want to help you organize your thoughts. I want to bring structure and discipline to your thinking, whether you’re working with an internal team, talking to a prospect or preparing for a presentation.

I will help you build trust and empathy so you can explain your idea in a way where others will hear you and take action.

Effective Communications Bootcamp


— Bi-weekly office hours
— Weekly Live Learning Sessions
— Weekly Online Portal Lessons

We also create private, customized courses for your team or organization. Contact us to learn more. 

Questions? We’re here to help.

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