Director of Corporate communications, Central Power & Light Co.,
Coprus Christi: "My report to the Board of Directors went really
well. I didn't use any notes and I got a lot of good comments
on my presentation. It felt good-and I felt good."
Mark Gorney, Regional Sales Manager for Travelers Express: "Right
after taking your class I spoke to about 200 people, a larger
group than I'm usually comfortable with.
I used the BLESS acronym that you used in class -breathe, look
at the audience, engage my mind, stand still and speak out-and
Lou Cerutti, The Sacramento Bee: " 'Don't be afraid of your audience;
concentrate on your subject and look them in the eyes. Those ideas
from your class have helped me overcome my fear of audiences making
a presentation in front of large groups. They have also helped
me start a fun-filled second career doing movies and TV commercials."
Ruben Gonzales, United States Postal Service: "Recently I went
to Washington, D.C. to give a presentation in front of my boss,
peers, and corporate officers. I'm happy to tell you that I not
only got good reviews, but I felt poised, confident, and relaxed.
Actually not only did I feel that way, the reviews I got included
those comments as well. I guess maybe there's a connection between
how I felt and ho I came across."
Chris Hagen, Manager of Training and Organization Development
for Rockwell Digital Communications Division in Newport Beach:
"Even though I've been actively conducting training programs for
12 years, I learned some new skills in your course, and reinforced
what I already knew. I've always been confident, but this helped
me develop even more confidence in front of an audience, and a
greater sense of freedom."
Karen Horwitz, Internet Product Marketing Manager at Jujitsu in
San Jose: "I want to thank you again for all your great coaching
at the presentation skills class a few months ago. Both the small
presentation I had to give in my marketing course, and the big
presentation I gave at the company customer conference just weeks
after class, went very well."
Debbie Belser, Package Development Engineer, S.C. Johnson Wax:
"Last week, I gave my first presentation since taking your class
just 3 short weeks before. I felt really good up there. In fact,
it came across so well that many people came up to tell me what
a good job I did!
Deborah Pierce, VP, Finance, Aztar, Inc, Tropicana Hotel, Las
Vegas: "You saved me from disaster yesterday! I don't know what
I would have done if I had not been armed with a clear picture
of you saying, 'You can be ready in five minutes to give a speech.
Quiet yourself, believe in the importance of your message, and
think about the needs of your audience.'"
Kathleen Hatfield, Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas: "In your class,
I worked on a speech relating to something I wasn't pleased with
at my daughter's school-a promise they weren't fulfilling. Your
comments helped tie together the pieces that had been jumbled
in my brain for several days."