Foundations of Communication

Cornerstones for Building Confident Communication Skills

Helping teens, pre-teens, & parents

Video Courses

Develop communication skills with short video lessons and supplemental assignments.

Virtual Events Package

Attend weekly teaching sessions hosted by our coaches.

Guided Group Classes

Work through the course material with the assistance of an instructor.

Courses

Each course includes short teaching videos with assignments to instill communication habits and improve communication performance.

Free

Sample Lessons

Sample video lessons with PDFs to help practice applications of the lessons.

USD197

Public Speaking 1

Build and practice essential foundations for speaking in front of an audience.

USD197

First Impressions

Learn and practice essential foundations for making positive impressions and connections.

Conversation

Learn and practice essential foundations for starting, sustaining, and closing meaningful conversations.

Public Speaking 2

Learn and practice advanced speech writing and delivery.

Leadership

Learn and practice essential foundations for influencing others with confidence and competence.

Meet Your Instructor

Win Heggem - Founder and CEO
  • B.A. and teaching credential, magnum cum laude in English Education.
  • Certified Etiquette Consultant
  • Author of How to Be Heard & Remembered, a public speaking primer.
  • Win has been teaching for more than 40+ years.
  • For the past 20 years she has specialized in teaching and coaching communication skills to thousands of teens, preteens, parents, and professionals.
    • Competitive speech coach for 12 years.
    • Ongoing communications consultant for executives, CEOs, and public officials.
    • Guest Speaker and trainer at speech workshops across the country.

What Our Users Have to Say

“It has truly been a privilege to glean from your wisdom in the weekly zoom sessions, and to learn of the areas in communication where I can improve. I have been able to share your useful communication tips with quite a few people, and your insights have blessed them as well. Thank you for creating FOC, and I have greatly benefitted from your investment in me.”
~ Shraddha (Student)
"...what you are offering us is really a superior value than what we can ever pay. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for the reasonable cost, but what you are providing is/can be of eternal value!!”
~ Tina (Parent)
“The materials and handouts are excellent — they put words to what I knew about myself but did not know quite how to describe. These classes have certainly added value to my life.”
~ Liese (Student)
“I really appreciate your teachings and the material provided through FOC. I’ll continue to learn from the materials and try my best to get my family to do it with me. Again, your family is doing a wonderful job helping people in need like us!”
~ Jing (Parent)

Frequently Asked Questions

These courses were created for students aged 9-19.

Absolutely! Our courses were designed for parents to work through the material with their children. Once you have purchased the course, it is for the exclusive use of your own family [not to be shared with others], and you will be able to access the videos and assignments perpetually.

Each course has 10 classes. I recommend covering no more than 1 class per week. Class videos and assignments should require approximately 60-90 minutes per week.

Yes. The four Foundation Courses (i.e., Public Speaking, First Impressions, Conversation, Leadership) will provide a comprehensive communication skills program for your family.

Video Courses – Each course is designed for you to work with your own child(ren), so select the course(s) that best suits your needs. Each course will provide video instruction for you and your child plus assignments, drills, and evaluations. It is for the exclusive use of your family indefinitely!

Guided Group Class – If you prefer live guided instruction through the course material for one of your children, then we recommend you purchase this in addition to a course.

Virtual Events Package – If you want weekly interaction with FOC instructors, add on the Events Package. This package is NOT a replacement for our courses. The live sessions reinforce a wide range of communication skills in a fun environment.

You can! You will want to register your child for one of our Guided Group Class options. Win oversees those students and their parents as she guides them through the coursework. There are no more than 12 students in each group, and at least one parent must be present for each session.

If you need to miss 1 class because of a conflict, go ahead and register as long as you tell us in advance. There are no makeup sessions, but you have the option of asking for a class recording. These guided courses are taught more than once per year. Mark your calendars and block off a 13-week session when you CAN attend. Then be sure to register early. First come, first served!

That is great! We believe there is value in continuing to refine one’s public speaking skills. However, if you feel that your children are competent public speakers, we encourage your family to take our other communication courses outside of communication “performance.”

Yes. The instruction, drills, and exercises will offer the information and examples they need to develop the skills they’ll use in front of any audience. In addition, evaluation sheets are provided for parents/teachers to give constructive feedback after each speech delivery.

Please contact me win@foundationsofcommunication.com and we will connect with you about potential options.

Registration of Interest Please register if you are interested in participating. Indicate how many children you wish to participate via quantity. If enough interest is garnered we will send you a link with a method of payment.
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