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Strategies to Connect and Convince
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Communicate Effectively  | Increase Your Influence | Empower Your Teams

  • Communicate Effectively 
  • Increase Your Influence
  • Empower Your Teams



Alan will inspire you and your organization to be different, to have the highest communication standards at all levels, and to stand out and maximize your influence to empower your teams to greatness.

Meet Alan

Meet Alan

Speaker | Trainer | Author | Coach


As a high-stakes communications expert, Alan motivates individuals and teams to build their confidence and professionalism and trains them to seamlessly handle the unexpected in ANY communications setting.

Alan is an International Keynote Speaker, Coach, Trainer, and Author who has delivered keynotes and training workshops to thousands on the impact of powerful, persuasive communication. He immediately connects with audiences with his high energy, relatable stories, and easy-to-apply, practical strategies. Alan uses a mentorship mindset to coach and lead others. With his engineering background and his analytical personality, he incorporates what truly works into his keynotes and coaching.

Alan is the Executive Director and Principal Trainer of MillsWyck Communications.  He is the author of Presentation Sin: The Practical Guide to Stop Offending (and Start Impressing) Your Audience. and the co-author of Silver Goldfish: Loud & Clear: The 10 Keys to Delivering Memorable Business Presentations. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University. Alan is a Certified Presenter for 3Dimensional Coaching, a certified ProScan consultant, an adjunct professor at both NC State University and the University of Richmond, a TEDx and Key5 Speaker Coach, an improving disc golfer, an avid college football fan, and has coached in many youth sports organizations.

Let Alan bring excellence to the communication in your organization!

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Alan’s keynotes motivate individuals and teams to build their confidence and their professionalism while handling the unexpected in ANY speaking or communications setting.



Winning Communication – Strategies to Connect and Convince

Why Modern Business Communication is Killing Productivity

The Silver Bullet: The One Skill Every Communicator Should Use


Coaching to Win: The Four Corners of Behavior Change

The Four Questions: Winning at What Matters

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"Alan is an engaging speaker and teacher with a compelling message: anyone can be a good communicator. Alan helped our team recognize the power of effective communications in everything from an email to a formal presentation, and armed them with practical ways to be better communicators in business and beyond."


Senior Communications Specialist, RTI International

"From the moment that Alan began presenting, every single person was engaged and focused on his presentation. He made it interesting by weaving in fun, personal stories and the topic was relevant to every person in the room. The Four Questions presentation really made everyone at our office think and reflect on the way we speak to one another and how our presence is viewed in the office. Overall, it was an impactful hour that has the potential to change our office for the better long-term. We would highly recommend! "


Marketing, Bovenizer and Baker

THANK YOU! I have honestly had no less than 15 employees tell me today that you were the best speaker in our four years of holding planning sessions. We had high expectations and you delivered. Your message was clear, applicable and you delivered it in a fun and insightful way.


Chief Operating Officer, Pool Professionals of the Carolinas

Alan's breakout session at the CXps 2018 Conference, Sound Like You Feel, contained terrific information about how to get your passion across when you are speaking to clients, prospects, or members of your team. One of our presenters attended Alan's session before his own session and I could see him putting the techniques he learned to work right away.


Marketing Director, Client Savvy

We at Foothills Area FCA have invited Alan Hoffler to speak at our coaches' clinics numerous times. His content, personalism, and professionalism are second to none which speaks to why we invite him back time and time again. With Alan as your keynote speaker for whatever occasion I can promise you will not be disappointed, in fact your audience will leave encouraged and inspired."


Area Director, Foothills FCA

"Alan really knows his stuff. I immediately became a better speaker and presenter after attending one of his training sessions. He impacted me so much I recommended he speak to the Young Professionals group at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. His presentation on “The Four Questions” was phenomenal. Thank you, Alan, for all you do!"


Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake

“Alan Hoffler provides the insights you need for powerful and persuasive communication. His programs are energetic, entertaining, and most importantly, effective.”


President, Triangle American Marketing Association

I attended the Storytelling Workshop led by Alan was one of the most entertaining and educational workshops I have ever participated in. I walked away with about 15 story topics/outlines in three hours. I wish it ran another 4 hours to write and practice. I highly recommend it for any level speaker. Also, I was very impressed by the distance most people traveled to be there...some 5+ hours."


Executive Director, John Maxwell Team

“Alan Hoffler is a passionate speaker and educator. He has blessed our group with his creative and energetic approach to teaching and encouraging us as confident communicators.  His training approach is engaging and effective for even the most hesitant speaker in the room. "


Professional Educator, Speak Out NC

“What I loved about Alan's talk (The Four Questions) was that he talked about the principles of coaching. We all understand what coaching is about, but he distilled it down to really four questions that we can apply to ourselves as a speaker or in our day to day business. And he really made us think about how we speak, about the audience and how their perception of us is, and how we can be effective. And at the end of the day, that's what it's all about. How can you become more of an effective communicator? And Alan really nailed it.


Keynote Speaker,

“Communication through the written word is where my talents lie. However I know that some of the most impactful marketers (and business professionals) not only write compelling material but also present it flawlessly. I attended Alan's session, 'The Silver Bullet (storytelling): One Communication Skill Every Communicator Should Use' at the Triangle AMA's High Five Conference to learn and improve upon my speaking skills.
This interactive workshop put the onus on the attendees to get up and speak with minimal preparation. Alan made this session fun and engaging while reducing the intimidation factor of public speaking.
The Silver Bullet definitely impacted how I will approach writing projects and speaking opportunities in the future. I highly recommend attending one of these mini-sessions, even if you're not an aspiring public speaker!


Centerline Digital

I have been a public speaker for more than 25 years.  I majored in communications in college, and have studied it and practiced it ever since. Alan’s class was transformative.  He took what I knew and moved me to a whole new level of skill even after decades of work.  I highly recommend you take Alan’s classes in presentation skills.  If you’re scared, he’ll get you comfortable.  If you’re okay, he’ll make you good.  If you’re good, he’ll make you great.  He even has follow-up classes to keep your skills fresh. Toastmasters has nothing on Alan!"
Craig Mathews, Big Think


CEO, Cardivera and Big Think Innovation, Inc.

Alan Hoffler has been the most popular trainer we’ve ever had. Many of our staff have called me immediately after completing communications training with Alan to say how much they learned from him and how much they enjoyed his training. Alan’s energy, his wit, his many experiences, and his ways of directly involving our staff during his presentations make for truly fun, effective, and memorable training. We highly recommend Alan.

D. Clark

Vice President, Field Ministry FCA

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