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Enjoy the success you deserve!


Successful people, such as Warren Buffett , Bill Gates, Richard Branson and numerous others, point to public speaking as the most valuable business skill for building one's career.


Their reasoning is that being able to effectively engage, inspire and persuade your audience gives you a decided advantage.


Imagine the success you'll enjoy when you master public speaking. Learn more ...

Increase employee satisfaction!

Reduce turnover!

Add to your bottom line!


What will it mean to your company when the executives and managers are more confident, more persuasive and consistently deliver more compelling presentations?


Public speaking skills have a significant effect on one's success, and inherently, on the company's success as well. It's because of this fact that your executives and managers must possess excellent presentation abilities.

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Master the art of public speaking!

Develop your skills!

Increase your professional success!


Are you willing to forfeit the success you've worked so hard for?


Are you going to let others get the next promotion, prized client or sale?


In this mastermind group, you have your opportunity to master the art of public speaking in a non-threatening, enjoyable atmosphere.

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"Simply stated, Peter is phenomenal."

 - Deborah Viveiros, Webster Bank

I know what you're going through. I've been there!

high school, colleges, university, universities, self-confidence, inspire, engage, persuadeAre you petrified of speaking in public? Well, I used to be scared stiff.


Are you wondering how to engage, inspire and persuade an audience? I used to wonder about that, too.


You see, I know what you're going through. I've been there!


Having been on the wrong end of an auto/pedestrian accident when I was eight and almost losing my life, to dealing with a lisp and a stutter throughout my childhood, to being shy and introverted, I definitely know what it's like to avoid communication. I also know how important it is to your career and success to have strong public speaking and presentation skills.


It's because of this that I have dedicated my career to helping others. And I want to help you use powerful public speaking skills so you can be calm, confident and credible every time you deliver a presentation.


How do I know I can help you? Remember ... I've been there. And now I'm here for you!




From getting another chance at life ... to overcoming speech impediments ... to enriching lives


I remember the day so vividly  —  my first day of third grade. After school, several of us eight year olds were riding our bikes in the neighborhood. All of a sudden, I heard the unmistakable sound of tires screeching on pavement.


I snapped my head to the right, just in time to see the inevitable. There was no way the car could stop in time. It hit me with such force that I was propelled like a small human missile into a nearby tree, where my head collided with a four-inch branch, cleanly snapping it off at its base. I then fell, like a bag of wet laundry, twelve feet to the pavement.


As a crowd gathered around my distorted and contorted body, someone ran to get his father who was off that day. My father, a firefighter, and the rescue squad arrived at about the same time. The three men worked quickly to get me stabilized, load me into the truck and rush me off to the hospital. They knew that minutes mattered.


"That's why I do what I do. That's why I have this passion for helping others be more successful in business — this passion that

was ignited in me by a firefighter."


In the emergency room, three doctors worked feverishly to assess my injuries. Ultimately, I was diagnosed with two broken legs, a broken arm, internal bleeding in one knee and severe internal bleeding in my gut. But it was the injuries to my head that worried them most.


Early that evening, my parents were told what they feared most. The doctors informed them about the severity of my injuries. As reality set in, they began to call local relatives who would want to say goodbye. Later that night, a priest quietly entered the room and administered my last rights.


Against all odds, I not only survived through the night but surprisingly progressed fairly rapidly. Even so, I was in the hospital for a while. Once released, I spent nine months in a wheelchair and on crutches. Sleeping on a bed proved to be too painful, so instead, I slept on a piece of lawn furniture. Fortunately, my father was a kind man and, on the cold nights, brought it into the house.


Being so young, it never occurred to me how lucky I was and how precious life is — that I was given a second chance. Looking back, I realize how fortunate I am to be here ... to have experienced life ... to have had the opportunity to be successful at many things, learning valuable lessons all along the way.




About two weeks into the fourth grade, I walked into my classroom and my teacher said "Go to room 101."


"Why?" I asked.


"You'll find out when you get there," she said. Off to room 101 I went.


I knocked on the door, and a woman responded, "Come in." Close the door and stand up straight," she continued. I did as I was told, still wondering why I was there. "Repeat after me," the woman instructed, "Slippery Sammy Serpent."


Stuttering, I tried but failed to get the tongue-twister out.


"Try it again," she encouraged, "Slippery Sammy Serpent."


"Th-th-thlippery Thammy Ther-Therpent," I managed.


"Say it again."


"Th-th-th ... Thlippery Th-thammy Therpent."




"Thlippery Th-th-thammy Th-ther ... Therpent."


"Has seven silly sisters," she added.


"Are you k-k-kidding me?"


"Try," she encouraged me.


"H-h-haths Theven Thilly Th-th-thisthers."


"Now put it all together," she said. "Slippery Sammy serpent has seven silly sisters."


What seemed like an eternity went on for a solid hour. Finally, I was allowed to go back to my classroom. Every Tuesday morning for the rest of the school year, I went to the "communications lab" and repeated, "Slippery Sammy Serpent has seven silly sisters" and other torturous tongue twisters. Oh, how I dreaded Tuesday mornings.


With that said (pardon the pun), my lisp began to be less noticeable. As for my stutter, my parents were told that, with time, it would go away, and to a large degree it did — still creeping up, however, in particular situations.




Having had to deal with these speech impediments, it's ironic that much of my professional life has included public speaking and presentations. From my time at Sony to being self-employed, speaking has been front and center.


Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure of delivering presentations for organizations, events, and companies in the 48 contiguous states, five countries and at sea. I have spoken to more than 40,000 people, with audiences ranging up to 2,000.


After spending so many years learning to avoid speaking in front of others, I had to build the confidence and skill to do so on a consistent basis. Along the way, I learned that there is much more to effective public speaking than just getting up and talking. It is an art, and as it is with most artistic endeavors, with some basic knowledge, dogged determination and repeated practice, just about anyone can become proficient at it. I'm proof.




"Why do you do what you do?" a colleague once asked.


"Because I like to help people," I quickly answered.


"Not good enough," he shot back, knowing that this was a superficial answer. He asked again, "Why do you do what you do?" It took me a while, but eventually I had an answer for him.


"Like many little boys," I started, "I wanted to grow up to be a firefighter. But it was more than just a boyhood infatuation for me. I wanted to be a firefighter because I wanted to be like my dad. You see, my father was a firefighter, and I grew up idolizing him, watching him dedicated his life to helping people — on and off the job."


"Not surprisingly," I continued, "as I grew older things changed. I no longer wanted to be a firefighter. But then again, some things stayed the same — I still wanted to be like my dad. I just had to find another way to help others."


"That's why I do what I do. That's why I have this passion for helping others be more successful in business — this passion that was ignited in me by a firefighter."


I am fortunate to have realized my dream — to be like my dad by helping others. You see, as a public speaking and presentation coach, I show professionals how to be calm, confident and comfortable as they deliver compelling presentations that engage, inspire and persuade. As a result, they turn a weakness into an strength and enjoy the level of success that they’ve envisioned. I am most thrilled to know that when I help them achieve their business goals, then ultimately they may also realize their own personal dreams.



  • Hosted my own call-in radio show, targeted to small business owners. The More Clients More Profits Radio Show aired on Cumulus Broadcasting's Providence, RI business station.
  • Delivered presentations in the 48 contiguous states, Canada, Mexico, England, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and on the seas.
  • Have had more than 400 articles published.
  • Have been helping small business owners more effectively market their companies since 1990.
  • Started a publishing company from scratch, built it into the leader in its niche, and sold it in 2005.
  • As a guest auctioneer, have raised for charities more than $250,000.
  • Get an absolute thrill from seeing others succeed.
  • An award-winning photographer.
  • Addicted to Eric Clapton's music.
  • Love basset hounds.
  • Have an affinity for the sensation of speed, but only when I am in control.
  • As a teenager, worked at McDonald's, where I first learned how productive, effective and profitable systems can be.


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"By working with Peter, I was able to develop and refine not only my message, but also my voice, my body language and what I wanted the audience to take away with them. All of this provided me with the ability to confidently connect with the audience and effectively articulate my ideas."

 - Jim Mullowney, CEO, Pharma-Cycle

Speaker at Your Next Event

Selecting a speaker is a daunting task. Let's face it, the success of your upcoming event will not be the result of having a quality speaker. It will be the result of having the right speaker — one who combines powerful speaking skills and strong body language with a message that resonates with your audience.


Having delivered keynotes and other presentations to more than 40,000 people in the 48 contiguous states, five countries and at sea, Peter is known for his engaging, inspiring and humorous presentation style that focuses on the audience. As a result, your audience members walk away with actionable ideas and the confidence to pursue them.


Peter is able to present both keynotes and workshops on the topics below for audiences of all sizes.



Public Speaking: It's Not a Soft Skill; It's the Power Skill You Need

Your audience members learn how to build their public speaking confidence and skills, allowing them to consistently deliver compelling presentations that engage, inspire and persuade. With this information, your audience members are equipped to achieve greater success and be the obvious choice when it comes to that next big promotion or attracting more clients. Of course, this presentation is tailored to accommodate your group and goals.



Use Your Voice: Don't Let Anything Hold You Back

Your students are inspired as I share the irony that is my life story. After getting a second chance at life, dealing with an almost debilitating level of shyness and overcoming two speech impediments, I have spent my adult life in communications. Delivered by someone who has been there, my dynamic and often humorous presentation encourages your students to overcome obstacles and go after what they want in life.


"Peter is giving people the power to move toward the success they have always striven to achieve."

 - Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder, BNI

What they're saying ...

"Peter's ability to connect with his clients on a personal and empathic level changes what might be thought of as a dreary task into a friendly collaboration with a skilled professional — and everyone benefits in the end. As a public speaking coach, his extensive experience, acuity and perception allow him to see things you may have never considered, which makes for a markedly improved delivery of your key ideas. Peter's anecdotal and engaging teaching style is well-suited to subtly imparting key bits of wisdom and professional insight that he’s garnered over the years. For those looking to refine your message, voice and body language, and in doing so, better captivate and influence your audience, I highly recommend that you retain Peter's services."

- Sam Birger, President

- Nomenon


"Peter know his stuff — up, down, sideways and inside out."

- Steve Mason

- Steve Mason Photography


"Peter is a first class speaker and coach. He has full command of the basics and an endless bag of tricks to teach them to you. There is not a challenge a speaker could have that Peter can not assist with. I have been on the receiving end of Peter's coaching and cannot adequately express how much he has helped me improve my public speaking ability. No matter your current ability, Peter can help you achieve things you never thought possible."

- Lauren Langton


"Simply stated, Peter is phenomenal."

- Deborah Viveiros

- Webster Bank


"When preparing for an important presentation, I wanted to be sure I had the best opportunity to engage my audience. By working with Peter, I was able to develop and refine not only my message, but also my voice, my body language and what I wanted the audience to take away with them. All of this provided me with the ability to confidently connect with the audience and effectively articulate my ideas. Whether you are an experienced speaker or fairly new to delivering talks, I highly recommend you consult with Peter before you deliver any meaningful presentation."

- Jim Mullowney, CEO

- Pharma-Cycle


"Peter is giving people the power to move toward the success they have always striven to achieve."

- Dr. Ivan Misner

- Founder of BNI

- New York Times Bestselling Author


"Peter is one of the most motivated individuals I know. When he takes on the task of helping you achieve a goal in your business, such as being a great public speaker, he puts in the work to take you to the next level. Do you want results? ... Then hire Peter."

- Steve Medeiros, Realtor

- Keller Williams

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Alayne White Spas

Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce

American Marketing Association

American Massage Therapist Association


AMP-RI (Advertising, Marketing, PR Club of Rhode Island)


Andersen Windows

Arnold Lumber

Bethany DiPetrillo, Raise the Bar Nutrition

Boston University

Boston Wedding Group

Bristol Community College

Business Network International

Carly Paiva, ACN

Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Connecticut Chiropractic Association

Co-operative Insurance Companies

Cranston Chamber of Commerce

Event Professionals Think Tank

Executives Association of Rhode Island

Gary "Tiger" Balletto

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Hope for Life International

Johnson & Wales University

Jim Paiva, Elite Auto Repair

Julian Mueller, Ph.D

Living Well Coaching

Larry Cicero, Revenue Recovery Energy Group NE

Lopco Contracting

Nathan Reynolds

National Association of Women in Construction

New Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Ocean State Small Business Expo

Priority Payment Systems Northeast

Professional Women In Building


Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts

RED Talks

Rhode Island Alliance of Professional Coaches

Rhode Island Builders Association

Rhode Island Holistic Healers Association

Rhode Island Wedding Group

Ryan Antrop, Antrop & Williamson at Residential Properties

Sandy Coletta, The Owl Approach


Southern New England Association of Professional Disc Jockeys

Sprout Coworking Rhode Island

Susan Lataille, Discover You Events

TEDx Newport

Tri-State Business Expo

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      BAD: Being at a meeting where people are thinking, “I’ll never get this time back.”

WORSE: Being at a meeting where people are thinking, “I’ll never get this time back.” And YOU are the presenter!

 GREAT: By working together, we make sure you're not THAT public speaker.

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