Known as a creative force and innovator, Margaret Keys has worked with clients across the globe for more than 34 years. Her corporate clients are primarily high tech. In addition, she has worked in the arenas of law and politics. Her individual coaching clients are confidential. She has coached and consulted with executives in a number of disciplines.
Keys is known as a communication strategist. She often describes herself as a communication anthropologist. Her groundbreaking presentation models provide a clear process for strategic preparation and delivery. She has developed a unique vocabulary that fuses strategy with skills and points to critical insights that change the speaker's relationship with the audience and the content.
Verbal drafting is practicing like you play.
Prepare to speak by speaking out loud.
Keys has served on faculty for Leadership Texas, IC2, The National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin, St. Edwards University, and the McCombs School of Business Leadership Program. She has been recognized for her work by her alma mater, Southwestern University, Women in Communication, and Women Communicators of Austin.
In 2013, Keys received the Liz Carpenter Lifetime Achievement Award from Women Communicators of Austin (WCA). WCA published an article and interview with Keys on their website to mark the event, and members Barbara Miller and Renee Trudeau went on camera to discuss the reasons Keys was selected for the honor.
In 2014, a profile on Keys was featured in the West Austin News.
In 2015, Keys appeared as part of a panel at SXSW on Catalytic Color: Flow and The Balanced Brain Benefit.