You have a lot to say; learn how to say it with impact. I use my background in broadcasting, academia, and linguistics to develop individualized plans that help my clients to effectively present their messages. That involves phrasing, intonation, mannerisms, and more.
I specifically work with clients in the following areas:
• Formal speeches
• Impromptu speaking
• Media interviews
• Job interviews
I'm available for both one-on-one sessions and workshops.
It's fair to say that communications has been my life. Along with being a broadcast journalist, university press officer, and public speaking instructor, I earned a master's degree in linguistics, with a research focus on the phonology of conversational speech.
While working in broadcast journalism, I was elected to three terms as president of the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, a national journalists organization. I'm most proud of establishing a national training program for public radio journalists and organizing the first national conference on public radio talk shows.
My interest in public speaking took off more than two decades ago when a friend invited me to attend a meeting of a local Toastmasters International club. That led to a career in Toastmasters that included stints as club president and area governor, not to mention a pair of speech contest trophies.
I now put all that experience to work at Speech Repair, which I started in 1999 to help people with their verbal communication skills. My clients have included business executives, politicians, entrepreneurs, non-profit managers, and students.