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Personal Benefits of the SpeakStrong Method

What can the SpeakStrong Method do for you personally?

meryl-blue-180Just imagine the difference exceptionally effective communication skill could make in your life. 


  • trusting your own personal process so completely that you communicate with complete authenticity without fear, embarrassment or shame.
  • being able to stand openly in you own successes and mistakes as a realistic foundation to move forward to who you want to be next.
  • having personal confidence in your own essential expression to be able to be completely present in all your relationships.

Now imagine…

  • the fulfillment of building a personal community where others are completely present for and with you.
  • being able to speak your mind and your heart effectively – building clarity, trust and connection with each conversation.
  • collaborating without compromise – where communication results in the kind of synergy where everybody wins and no one loses. Ever.


A communication makeover can transform every aspect of how you relate, influence and succeed. 


Next, ask yourself…

  • What would it be like to be able to communicate tenderness without drama or recycling old wounds?
  • How would it feel to be able to give feedback without damaging trust?
  • Where would you like to be able to relate from a platform of dynamic expectancy instead of static and rigid demands?
  • What if there was nothing between your heart and someone else’s – including anyone’s ego?

Can you envision how dynamic your life and your personal development would become? Your development personal professional and interpersonal depends on authentic communication.

All the difference in the world…

Here are just a few of the personal benefits people have shared with us.

  • For Kim it meant the difference between feeling like a doormat and following her own dreams with the support of her community of friends and associates.
  • For Melanie it meant the difference between a pleasant (yawn) marriage based on compliance and cooperation and a dynamic marriage based on synergy and collaboration.
  • For Cole it meant the difference between frustration from confusing instructions at work, and clarity.

What difference would it make in your life? How could you benefit from The SpeakStrong Method?

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The Woman Behind the Method

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I Works With Words Because Our Voices Matter

Hi. I’m Meryl Runion Rose. It pains me when good hearted and wise people are unable to speak the truth – unable to influence a situation. I’m talking about myself here sometimes too. When I know my input is just what a situation needs, it’s important to be able to give it. 

I earned an MSCI, and a CSP. I identify more with my perspective as a Communication Alchemist. I know the power of words. Do you? I created The SpeakStrong Method so the power of our words can work for us, not against us. I write and speak about dynamic, authentic, effective communication skills. You can’t be an effective communicator without practicing communication alchemy.

I go brain-dead when communication doesn’t ring true – mine or anyone else’s. I use that response as a signal to practice Communication Alchemy – to go deep instead of cheap and find words to bring the conversation back to life.

My readers know me mainly by my “Perfect Phrases” and my “PowerPhrases“, but there is a lot more to my SpeakStrong Method than that: as any good alchemist would know.

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Out of the Darkness

If I could find my voice, anyone can. (Not that I’ve arrived – it’s a process.) I’ve come such a long way… from not knowing how to ask for the time of day to being able to navigate difficult conversations so skillfully everyone forgets they’re difficult. Not that I bat 1000. But I marvel at how simple so many formerly tough conversations have become.  

I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Political Science and received a Masters in the Science of Creative Intelligence from MERU European Research University. I’m certified in Lean Office and practice what I’ve learned in my own business. I started working in government and quickly gravitated toward acquiring and teaching personal development skills. My commitment to powerful communication was galvanized in 1986 when I was unable to penetrate my late husband’s denial when he developed cancer. 

Now I’m a “recovered passive.” I became “a woman on a mission” to learn to say things gracefully with impact (that’s an example of alchemy). I developed The Speak Strong Method to empower people to “say what they mean, mean what they say, without being mean when they say it.“ 

Alchemy is: a power or process of transforming something common into something special. The specialness comes from synergy. Communication Alchemy finds dynamic synergy in otherwise ordinary communication, kind of like how a great cook can make magic happen in the kitchen with a few ordinary ingredients.

I live in Cascade, Colorado, where I write, dance with abandon, hike, and help people say things. I LOVE capturing the essence of a message in the perfect phrase.

I’d like to help you and your organization SpeakStrong.  

Here’s a video to tell you more about what I do. 


This video gives you a taste of my message. It was at the closing session of the Emergency Nurses’ Association.


Let me know what I can do for you!


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