As an international speaker, public speaking coach, and award-winning author, I help you master the craft of public speaking. As a result, you are able to increase your impact, influence, and income.
My speaking journey hasn’t been without its challenges.
Throughout my childhood, I dealt with a lisp and a stutter. Consequently, I grew up shy and introverted, avoiding communicating with others as much as possible.
When I entered the business world, I quickly realized that my lack of presentation skills kept me at a disadvantage. I tried to overcome this deficiency by overcompensating in other areas but to no avail. I was working harder and getting nowhere fast.
I had a decision to make
I could ignore my situation and ultimately look back on my career with regret, or I could develop persuasive public speaking skills and enjoy the level of success I envisioned. Thankfully, I decided on the latter.
There had to be a better way
I did everything I could to teach myself the skills I needed. And although I did learn a few things, my progress was painfully slow. The worst part about going it alone was that I had no way of knowing if what I was doing was helping or just wasting time. There had to be a better way.
Perhaps speaking in public just wasn’t for me
I have to admit it. There were many times when I doubted that I could ever be a confident, engaging public speaker. Maybe it was beyond my abilities. But, whether it was through tenacity or stubbornness, I eventually learned that because public speaking is an art cast on a framework of science, anyone can succeed at it.
Speaking changed my life
Finally, I connected with a professional public speaking coach, and I’m so glad I did! Working with my coach, I developed the skills I needed to move my career forward, and I did it much faster than I ever would have on my own. Most importantly, I realized a confidence that changed my life.
My speaking experience
In the past 37 years, I have spoken to more than 3000,000 people in more than 50 countries and each of the 48 contiguous states. My audiences have ranged from the thousands to as few as two daring soles who braved a Minnesota whiteout.
My speaking clients include:
As a public speaking coach
For 19 years, I have been helping experts develop into confident public speakers who understand how to craft and deliver presentations that engage, impact, and inspire others.
My coaching clients include:
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