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Services


Van Allan Communications offers a variety of services including announcing, emceeing, keynote speaking, leadership training, and speech coaching.

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Services


Van Allan Communications offers a variety of services including announcing, emceeing, keynote speaking, leadership training, and speech coaching.

Services:

Scroll down for more information on each service.

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Jon Gordon Certified Speaker


Jim has been working with Jon Gordon since 2006 developing content, building relationships, and helping clients across the country develop into stronger organizations by working toward a common goal, using positive thinking, effective communication skills, and creating more engaged employees. Using curriculum based on best-selling books like The Energy Bus, Training Camp, and The Carpenter, Jim presents custom-based material to fit the needs and desires of your conference or organization.

Jon Gordon Certified Speaker


Jim has been working with Jon Gordon since 2006 developing content, building relationships, and helping clients across the country develop into stronger organizations by working toward a common goal, using positive thinking, effective communication skills, and creating more engaged employees. Using curriculum based on best-selling books like The Energy Bus, Training Camp, and The Carpenter, Jim presents custom-based material to fit the needs and desires of your conference or organization.

 
 

Off-Site Leadership Training

 

Half-day or full-day workshops

These workshops are designed to be an active experience for your participants filled with discussion, activities, and implementation steps for your organization. 

Keynote speaking

All material customized for your organization based on Jon Gordon’s international best-selling books. Click a book for more information.

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Van Allan Communications Workshops


Jim's background is communication as he is a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches students daily about the power of effective communication. Using the latest research coupled with stories, Jim's workshops are interactive and encourage participants to be part of the process as they learn more about their own communication skills and how to use them effectively in their organization and personal lives.

Van Allan Communications Workshops


Jim's background is communication as he is a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches students daily about the power of effective communication. Using the latest research coupled with stories, Jim's workshops are interactive and encourage participants to be part of the process as they learn more about their own communication skills and how to use them effectively in their organization and personal lives.

 
 

All workshops are customized for your organization. Options include:

Nonverbal Communication

It has been called the hidden language, and this workshop will allow you to discover the nuances of nonverbal communication to help you achieve success in your current role.

Interpersonal and Relational Communication

Life is about forming and maintaining relationships, and this workshop provides an avenue to work on communication skills inside a relationship.

Presentation Skills

No one likes to speak in front of others. However, there is hope, and this workshop will equip participants with the needed skills and confidence to land a flawless presentation to a variety of audiences.

Teacher and School Leaders

This workshop is rooted in the most current research on various issues related to the field of education including: classroom engagement, positive classroom connections, attitude, and dynamic teaching skills.

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Van Allan Communications Keynote Speaking


Whether it be 3,000 students at the Florida HOSA- Future Health Professionals State Conference or 2,700 teachers and employees at a school district convocation, Jim has a tremendous range for engaging with his audience. Jim uses humor, story-telling, and audience participation strategies to make audiences part of the message while gaining valuable insight into improving their lives. 

Van Allan Communications Keynote Speaking


Whether it be 3,000 students at the Florida HOSA- Future Health Professionals State Conference or 2,700 teachers and employees at a school district convocation, Jim has a tremendous range for engaging with his audience. Jim uses humor, story-telling, and audience participation strategies to make audiences part of the message while gaining valuable insight into improving their lives. 

 
 

Audience participation and high-energy keynote presentations that are both fun and informative.

For Young Adult Groups:

The 5-Lives of Every Teenager                   

This keynote presentation will show young adults the different lives they lead and just how important each one is to their future.

#TakeItBackMovement

Are you ready to create a movement? This high-energy keynote is meant to inspire and motivate students to own the moment, make memories, and never forget the people who helped them on their journey.

 

For Adult Audiences:

Organizational Culture & Positive Leadership

Organizational Communication

 
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Anncouning MC


Jim has been the General Session Announcer for Florida HOSA for over 11 years and brings with him an ability to energize and excite audiences all while working efficiently to control the pace and flow of a general session. Jim has also worked with Skills USA in addition to Florida HOSA and has a unique ability to quickly pronounce and articulate even the toughest of last names. 

Anncouning MC


Jim has been the General Session Announcer for Florida HOSA for over 11 years and brings with him an ability to energize and excite audiences all while working efficiently to control the pace and flow of a general session. Jim has also worked with Skills USA in addition to Florida HOSA and has a unique ability to quickly pronounce and articulate even the toughest of last names. 

 
 

Keep the energy flowing all event long with professional MC services that engage and excite the crowd.

You’ve poured so much time and energy into planning your event. You’ve found the perfect location, perfect vendors, perfect agenda. But how do you ensure that your audience will engage with and enjoy it as much as you? The answer is with a professional MC!

Having the right voice to lead your event can make the difference between an apathetic crowd and an excited audience that is eager to engage all event long. My professional announcing services energize and excite your audience, leading to more laughs, more participation and a great time had by all. I communicate efficiently and with pointed articulation to ensure that your event not only flows seamlessly, but is a blast to attend.

I currently serve as the announcer for all Florida HOSA- Future Health Professionals State Conference sessions and am available for announcing at your event.

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Communication Coaching


Communication Coaching


 
 

Step up and stand out with confidence.

Nervous about your next big presentation? Having trouble articulating in front of an audience? At a loss for how your presentation should flow?

With customized 1 on 1 coaching, you’ll gain the confidence and communication skills needed to speak in front of a crowd — be it a single client in a boardroom or a thousand people at a conference. With voice and body language training included, you’ll be able to step up to the mic and deliver a powerful presentation with ease.