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Frank A.

Cypress, CA

$60/hr

Communications Skills Specialist and Instructor

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Communications Skills Specialist and Instructor

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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.

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Physical Science
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar
Business:
Business,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Business

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.

Microsoft PowerPoint

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.

Public Speaking

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.

Frank’s Resources

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Are you uncomfortable in giving presentations? Many would rather die or step across a path of hot coals before they would stand in front of a group of people and give a presentation. For many the "fear of public speaking" is their #1 fear. For others, it may be a phobia or an anxiety. Why do we say that? Most every time we talk about public speaking, it is about the fear of.... Even... read more

Do you notice when a presenter uses words in his/her presentations such as ah, um, or you know? These are called filler words. Do you know you may have filler words and you simply don't know it? Imagine a faucet dripping slowly, but consistently throughout the night. Eventually, in the middle of the night, you wake up and you hear the drip, drip, drip. At first, the drip seems quiet and subdued,... read more

University of South Florida
Chemistry

Education

University of South Florida (Chemistry)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 15 miles of Cypress, CA 90630.


About Frank

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.

Education

University of South Florida
Chemistry

Education

University of South Florida (Chemistry)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cypress, CA 90630

Frank’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Physical Science
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar
Business:
Business,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Frank’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Frank. View all of Frank’s resources

Are you uncomfortable in giving presentations? Many would rather die or step across a path of hot coals before they would stand in front of a group of people and give a presentation. For many the "fear of public speaking" is their #1 fear. For others, it may be a phobia or an anxiety. Why do we say that? Most every time we talk about public speaking, it is about the fear of.... Even... read more

Do you notice when a presenter uses words in his/her presentations such as ah, um, or you know? These are called filler words. Do you know you may have filler words and you simply don't know it? Imagine a faucet dripping slowly, but consistently throughout the night. Eventually, in the middle of the night, you wake up and you hear the drip, drip, drip. At first, the drip seems quiet and subdued,... read more


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