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Spotlight on Our Coaches – Kene Iloenyosi

Category: Other The first things people typically notice about Kene are his impeccable fashion sense and his interesting accent (in that order). Originally from Nigeria, Kene also lived in Zambia prior to moving to the United States. The diversity of his personal and professional experiences enables him to coach individuals from all organizational levels. His [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Jan McKenzie

Category: Other Before joining Speechworks as a coach, Jan was a Speechworks client (or, as she puts it, "a raving fan!"). She spent nearly 20 years at The Weather Channel. For 10 of those years, she served as director of their award-winning Learning and Development Department. During her tenure, she implemented training programs to develop [...]

How to Make Statistics Sing

Category: Other Many years ago, one of our coaches took a statistics course at a local community college. The professor had such a heavy French accent that our coach could literally only understand about a third of the words said. He learned everything from reading the textbook. Most presenters who use a lot of statistics don’t [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Nancy Vason

Category: Other Prior to joining Speechworks more than a decade ago, Nancy was an account executive and sales trainer for a Fortune 100 company. She also served as a speechwriter for many of the corporation’s top executives. Regardless of the role she was in, Nancy knew that one fact remained constant: relationships win business, and [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo

Category: Other Marilyn is a former CNN Headline News anchor and a six-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and reporter. In addition to working with corporate clients and overseeing Speechworks’ media training program, she serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. We asked Marilyn to share how she transitioned [...]

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We need your help to celebrate turning 30! We’ve just launched our new website, as well as our revamped newsletter, and a fresh look for all of our social media channels. If you’ll take just a brief second to help us spread the word, we’ll give you a chance to win a FREE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION (valued [...]

It Takes Desire to Become a Great Speaker

Question: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Just one. But the light bulb has to want to change. That’s what we tell people when they ask if they can really improve their communication skills. Of course you can improve. But, like the light bulb, only if you want [...]

Six Rules for Successful Team Presentations

Category: Other One of the things that many owners say when they’re interviewing design and construction teams is  “We’re looking for the best team.” So the question is: how can you come across as a great team during a 30-45 minute presentation? In watching hundreds of these shortlist interviews over the past few decades, we’ve [...]

Template for a Parent’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech

I’m headed to Vermont in a couple of weeks to attend my 13-year-old cousin’s bat mitzvah, the traditional service marking a Jewish child’s passage into adulthood.  A highlight of many bat/bar mitzvah services is the short blessing or speech from the parents.   The best of these speeches are touching and often a little funny. [...]

What Does it Take to Become a Great Speaker? Desire!

Question: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Just one. But the light bulb has to want to change. That’s what we tell people when they ask if they can really improve their communication skills. Of course you can improve. But, like the light bulb, only if you want to. [...]

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