I believe that everyone should be able to confidently share their knowledge and experience.
As a public speaking coach, I specialize in helping professional public speakers, authors, consultants, and executives be calm, confident, and credible every time they speak in public — whether they’re speaking on stage, presenting in meetings, or selling to prospects.
I work with them through one-to-one coaching, corporate group training, and public speaking classes. As a result, they can increase their impact, influence, and income.
I’ve been there!
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 got into 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 it was 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 had envisioned. I decided on the latter.
There had to be a better way
I did everything I could to teach myself the skills I needed. Although I did learn new skills, my progress was excruciatingly slow. The worst part about going it alone was that I had no way of knowing if what I was doing was right or wrong or could be done more effectively. There had to be a better way.
Or perhaps it wasn’t for me
I have to admit it. There were times when I doubted that I could ever be a confident, engaging public speaker. Maybe it was beyond my abilities. Thankfully, I learned that connecting with others through public speaking is an art cast on a framework of science, and anyone can be skilled at it.
Finally, I got the help I needed
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 at a much faster pace than I ever would have by myself.
My speaking experience
I have been speaking to audiences for more than 30 years to people in six countries and each of the 48 contiguous states. My audiences have ranged from as high as 2,000 to as few as two daring soles who braved a Minnesota whiteout.
As a public speaking coach
For more than 15 years, I have helped others develop into confident public speakers who positively affect others and understand how to craft and deliver presentations that engage, persuade, and inspire.
My clients include:
I have also been the official public speaking coach for two TEDx events and worked with speakers in several others.
My greatest thrill comes when I witness the transformation my clients undergo and the confidence they develop as they become more powerful and more effective public speakers.
How do I know I can help you? Remember … I’ve been there. And now I’m here for you! Don’t push this back any longer. Make it happen now so you can be the speaker you want to be.
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