Speaking coach/presentation specialist
Speaking coach/presentation specialist
Jim is a professional speaker, trainer and presentation specialist with thousands of hours stand up training, speaking, and public seminar presentation experience. He provides coaching services that help with speech/presentation delivery, nervousness and stage fright, “on camera” and media interviews, managing emotions and personal energy, employment interviews, accent reduction and vocal clarity, and voice coaching for clear authentic pace and pleasant melody. He offers coaching sessions...
Jim is a professional speaker, trainer and presentation specialist with thousands of hours stand up training, speaking, and public seminar presentation experience. He provides coaching services that help with speech/presentation delivery, nervousness and stage fright, “on camera” and media interviews, managing emotions and personal energy, employment interviews, accent reduction and vocal clarity, and voice coaching for clear authentic pace and pleasant melody. He offers coaching sessions because he likes doing it and enjoys the satisfaction of helping people succeed with one-to-one sessions.
Jim has served as a human resource director and training director, and has been a consistent top rated presenter for human resource audiences for fifteen years. As part of his work, he teaches business professionals the “in-front-of-the-room-skills” and “soft one-on-one communication skills” that convey interest, engagement, confidence and presence. He is adept at helping people organize presentations and talks so that they are targeted, on message, have positive impact, and are appropriately concise. He is adept at providing plain language insight that helps people who aren't accomplished speakers make rapid improvement. What makes him unique is that he has dozens of methods in his pocket that can help someone quickly move past fear and make any butterflies fly in formation. He has also studied improv, acting for non-actors, and voice.
What you will get from Jim is someone who will collaboratively work with you so that you accomplish your personal goals. You will get a coach who gives you honest feedback and can help you credibly become more comfortable conveying your message and “being you” in front of an audience, peers, or executives. What you won’t get is a lot of ego, or a cookie cutter approach that tries to turn you into a "paint by numbers" speaker.
Great communicator and very helpful
Jim did a great job in helping me organize and present a speech. His knowledge and experience were very helpful in giving me the confidence necessary to do something I had never done before. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone who needed help in organizing and delivering a business speech/presentation etc. to any type of group.David, 4 lessons with Jim
So much more than a great speech tutor!
When I first talked to Jim, I told him that I wanted to improve my accent, my communication skills to build meaningful relationships, and even my overall confidence level. To be honest, I felt pretty ridiculous then that I asked for these entirely different things from the same tutor. So I was very suspicious at first when Jim told me he was the right person for me to achieve all these goals. Now, after four sessions with Jim, I am convinced that Jim is the right person. I have been very pleasantly surprised by how big of a difference that I have been experiencing by following Jim's instructions. I would even say that Jim provided me a wonderful new angle to look at myself and the world around me. I am very grateful for Jim's service and will continue to work with him for a even greater improvement.Jeremy, 7 lessons with Jim
Exceeded my expectations
I honestly couldn't have asked for a better tutor/mentor at this time in my life. Jim far exceeded my expectations and surprised me with his depth of knowledge on the topic as well as complimentary adjuncts that were unique to my personal life approach. We had immediate rapport and he was able to meet me exactly where I was in my own development. The strategies and tools he provided were very effective and I can say with confidence that I have slain the dragons of my fear of public speaking because of his expert mentoring. It's worth mentioning that I was at first skeptical going into an online video chat format. despite the fact that we were unable to meet in person the effectiveness of our sessions were still potent and real. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to deepen their self awareness and authenticity in connecting with others and in a presentation format. I hope to continue working with him.Christopher, 5 lessons with Jim
Adept and insightful tutor with a wide range of tools to offer
Jim’s assistance to me spanned a spectrum of areas. He helped me completely revamp my resume, during which he committed himself to listening to my different experiences and diligently worked to ensure my strengths and interests were highlighted in the final product. He also helped me prepare for job interviews. We worked together to develop strong examples of work experiences and practiced mock interviews in front of a video camera so we could review and grow from each instance. His ability to simulate the high-stress environment of a job interview - and then teach me tools to calm my internal response to this environment - was remarkable and invaluable. I saw marked improvement in my ability to engage in an interview and was able to convey my personality while simultaneously answering questions with confidence and poise as a result of his tutelage. Jim and I also worked on storytelling and public speaking through the development and practice of a wedding toast, which I ultimately delivered to an audience of 200. He taught me how to structure stories, even learning how to add layers of allusion or humor when appropriate, and then use my energy to deliver them in public with a calm confidence. I really appreciated Jim’s patient and committed presence during all of our work together. He has this ability to point out ways to improve - even catching behaviors and tendencies that the common person isn’t attuned to - and still remains encouraging throughout. His breadth of expertise allows him to assist in a wide range of areas with a toolbox of different techniques. I learned a tremendous amount from Jim and would highly recommend him as a tutor.Anna, 17 lessons with Jim
Versatility and student centered sessions
I have been very pleased with my sessions with Jim. He thoroughly assessed my needs of public speaking skills and gave me tools to enhance my personal strengths to be more productive with my career. Now, i feel more comfortable presenting at speaking engagements and teaching my yoga classes. I highly recommend Jim, the sessions are tailored to fit my needs and his approach is versatile where I can apply what I have learned in different settings.Phyllis, 5 lessons with Jim
Very knowledgeable and kind
Jim identified my strength and weakness immediately. He helped polished my strength and worked extra hard on fixing my weakness. I will definitely work with Jim again in the future.Sayeeda , 4 lessons with Jim
Knowledgeable and Professional Tutor
Jim provided me with a huge help on my interview preparation. Being an extremely experienced HR consultant and public speaker, he has excellent views about body languages, voices control, presentations skills, etc. In addition, before starting the tutoring sessions, Jim took time to understand my timelines, plans, and expectations in order to be more effective.Rubin, 3 lessons with Jim
Jim has a wide range of skills and background that he uses to help the student learn. He has made a daunting task doable. If you are even considering, just meet with him once and find out for yourself!Anil, 62 lessons with Jim
Excellent first lesson
Jim quickly got down to business and laid out a plan to improve my diction. I look forward to future lessons.Josh, 22 lessons with Jim
Putting the puzzle together
Jim has already explained a lot of element of good public speaking, that we had practiced, but in this lesson all came together, Jim showed me why the bad speaking performance happens with me and how I can mitigate, handle it and later prevent it. Jim has a lot of experience in teaching public speaking but every student is different he tries various things as long as it is relevant to the student. Thank you Jim, you really helped me to understand this.Laszlo, 90 lessons with Jim
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