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Presentation & Media Training

Making Complex Topics Simple

Making Complex Topics Simple and Understandable Einstein once said “The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.” Of course, he was also a man who could define the laws of physics, but not properly use a...Learn More

What Makes A Performance Fabulous (or Mediocre?)

Jim Cantore is an international superstar for doing the weather. No, I am not talking about his reports standing in a three-foot storm surge as a hurricane bears down on him. Anyone can make those reports riveting. Cantore rose to...Learn More

The News Pitch

Crafting a Media Pitch that Won’t Strike Out As a member of the media I received an average of 10 pitches a day. Pitches about store openings, lawsuits, candidate announcements, fundraisers, cat fashion shows, medical breakthroughs, back-to-school tips, boat shows,...Learn More

Look Like a Million Bucks (Without Spending a Million)

In the glory days of television every on-air talent was given an allowance to buy clothes thatthey would wear on camera. It didn’t matter the size of the market; this was a standard clause inevery contract. As times have changed,...Learn More


I have “resting bitch face.” Sexist term aside, I have the type of face that, when in a neutral position, can look angry or contemptuous. While I sometimes can use this fact in my favor (no one ever randomly approaches...Learn More

Mistake: Sounding Scripted

It can be difficult to sound like you aren’t reciting a script when you are speaking in public,because if you are truly prepared, that is exactly what you are doing. However, instead ofmerely reading, what you must do is interact with your audience. You need...Learn More

Mistake: No Vocal Variety

Think for a moment about musical instruments. When one is played, be it a piano, a violin, or atrumpet, the greater the variety in the notes being played, the more interesting the music isto hear. Playing just one note, or a handful...Learn More

Mistake: Low Energy

Public speaking is not easy. If it were everyone would be good at it, no one would make stupidsuggestions like “just picture everyone naked,” and I would probably be selling Rodan and Fields. Publicspeaking is such a difficult art form...Learn More

Common Speaking Blunders

Public speaking is a high-wire act. Sometimes a slip can make the crowd “ooh” and “aah,” and sometimes it can send you crashing to the ground wishing you were dead. Fortunately, if you crash while speaking you won’t be hauled...Learn More

Case Studies

Microphone in front of crowd to help with public speaking

Help with Public Speaking

As head of sales at a health and wellness company, Brian wanted to not only motivate his sales team but he also wanted to establish a brand within the company itself.


jean the results queen testimonial

I’ve always wanted to use video to promote my business but I was scared

One of my clients, Dr. Jean Oursler. Not only is she a great person, she's freaking amazing at what she does. If you want help with sales and biz dev, she's...