A DIFFERENT KIND OF PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH
I ensure you Deliver THE Expected Experience ™. How? By being a different kind of public speaking coach. I call myself a 1-on-1 coach consultant. I blend the best of my experience and expertise from being a professional speaker, consultant (communication and marketing), adjunct professor, and trainer.
I am an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where I earned my MBA. In my course, I teach about 70 honors students in public speaking, data storytelling, communication, and business storytelling. Their final is a five-minute, TED-Style Talk. Students pick their topic, develop engaging presentation visuals, craft a compelling narrative told through the eyes of a personal story, and teach us something new, as all good TED and TEDx speakers do.
Based on our current priorities and progress, sometimes I am your coach, sometimes your consultant, and sometimes your professional trainer. I assume the professional trainer role when you need to build, hone, or maintain your public speaking and storytelling skills. I draw from more than 100 written and verbal Smart Exercises developed by The Chief Storyteller ® team. My favorite public speaking Smart Exercise is Treat Everyone Like a CEO™. It is the number one Leadership and Strategy Exercise on YouTube, with more than 356,000 views.
FLEXIBLE & CUSTOMIZED COACHING
I continually develop and refine our Smart Exercises, tools, and frameworks. And I continually refine our public speaking coach engagement approach. Since 2002, when I started The Chief Storyteller ®, I have found co-creating your engagement structure for our meetings, works best. We can meet once a week, twice a week, once a month, etc. The structure is based on your goals, timetable, milestones, and availability.
ACHIEVE YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING GOALS
As your public speaking coach, what are your goals for public speaking? To be a …
- Better public speaker or trainer?
- More inspiring leader?
- Better motivator of people and teams?
- More effective with your board?
- More confident communicator?
- Memorable speaker at All-Hands Meetings, Town Halls, and ERGs?
- Persuasive data storyteller?
- Excellent conference moderator or panelist?
- Or ???
I will help you achieve your public speaking goals.
Sometimes we will revise presentations and stories. Sometimes we will brainstorm and strategize. Sometimes we will collaborate. Sometimes you’ll do exercises. Sometimes you will practice. Sometimes you’ll share your activities and the results. Meetings are a combination of in-person if you are in the Washington, DC area and Zoom video.
I work with leaders and experts, individually and in groups. For groups, the Public Speaking Coach engagement blends training with coaching.
Whatever we do, my approach as your Public Speaking Coach, is to ensure you achieve your personal and professional goals, in your own authentic way.