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I am a communications skills specialist, an international instructor/trainer, a published author, a contributor to two other books, and a writer of several articles.
Since 2002, I have received enthusiastic reviews for his workshops, presentations and training in the United States, Canada, and as far away as Georgia in Eastern Europe and Indonesia in Southeast Asia. Reviewed highlights include “very skillful communication coach,” “great presenter and very organized,” “well prepared with moral lessons,” “extremely motivational,” “truly trained and professional,” “very dedicated person,” “talented writer,” “made me feel great and not inadequate,” and “caring and compassionate.”
As an instructor for more than 8 years, I help others through a series of interactive and flexible workshops and coaching sessions. The three major modules I teach are:
1. Speaking with Confidence
2. EnRICHing your Presentation Skills
3. Ensuring your PowerPoint is an Asset to your presentation
Other than communication and presentation skills, I graduated with a Master's degree in analytical chemistry. After 13 years working in the chemical industry, I changed my career and worked in the computer industry as a software application designer, Web site designer, PowerPoint designer, and business/computer science consultant. Now, I concentrate on teaching, coaching and writing.
I have been in my own business for more than 20 years. I come from experience and practical thoughts on business, marketing, and how to be efficient in your business.
I can assist you in the practical aspects of business that you will not have learned in school. As a certified career coach, I will work with you to develop a business plan specific for you.
I have been using PowerPoint for many years.
I am a published author, "31 Tips to becoming an Effective Presenter," in which I have added 2 tips on specifically for PowerPoint. I'm in writing a book specifically for PowerPoint users called, "31 PowerPoint Tips for Effective PowerPoint Presentations."
Of course, we can be very creative with myriad of font styles and colors, slide transitions and slide animations. We can add bells and whistles, elaborate animations, charts and much more.
I can teach you these skills, but more importantly, I will show you to use them in moderation. The key to effective PowerPoint presentations is NOT rely on gizmos, but to rely on your speaking skills and to "enhance" your presentations with PowerPoint.
Communication and public speaking skills are essential in being hired, yet fewer schools have the resources to coach or teach public speaking or presentation skills.
I have been teaching and giving workshops at Cypress College and other venues for more than 5 years. Now I have a 5-module program to teach and train students in becoming a Spotlight Presente. The topics covered are:
1. Feel Comfortable and Be Confident when Speaking in Public
2. Speaking from your Heart
3. Preparing with your Mind (speech organization, gestures, voice variety and more)
4. Enhancing your PowerPoint Presentations
5. Be a Spotlight Presenter
In addition, I was the Rotary District Speech Contest Chair for several years and I've been honored to be a speech contest judge for Rotary, Lions, Optimists, and the Future Farmers of America.
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