Communication for Influence and Leadership

Do you dread public speaking?

It seems most people do—that, as Jerry Seinfield once said, at a funeral they'd prefer to be "in the casket rather than delivering the eulogy." But whether you are delivering a keynote address, updating your team or senior management on an important project, presenting a business plan to investors, conducting a team interview for a big contract, giving a tour, making a toast or delivering that eulogy, I'll bet you recognize that presentation skills can be extremely useful and are sometimes critical to your personal or your company's success.

Would you like to be more comfortable and effective?

Of course you would. As with any skill, some of us may be more naturally gifted with public speaking than others, but we can all become better at it—more effective, more confident, more successful. And you don't have to be "perfect to be effective."

Paul has been incredibly helpful, really easy to work with, and has made a real difference in both the content of my presentation and the way that I present the material. Definitely a good investment!

—Damon Poole, Chief Technology Officer, AccuRev Corporation

My workshops or individual coaching can help you…
  • Organize your presentation for clarity and coherence
  • Reach your audience emotionally, not just intellectually
  • Get to the point!
  • Find just the right word or phrase to convey an idea
  • Discover the untapped power of your own voice
  • Avoid "death by PowerPoint!"
  • Put that nervous energy to use
  • Handle difficult questions
  • Develop a strong team presentation
  • …and handle any other presentation challenges.

Most of my clients have started with a simple, complimentary phone consultation, and I invite you to do the same: 617-323-5205 or email me with some times that I could speak or meet with you in person. No charge for a preliminary consultation, and I'm happy to give you references. Meanwhile feel free to download and share any of the materials I have posted in "Tips and Techniques."

As construction managers, most of our team don't think of themselves as "public speakers," but your ability to offer constructive criticism with insight and humor has been especially important in building their awareness, performance, and confidence.

—Donna Prince, Director of Marketing, Erland Construction Co.

Voice-overs, narrations, and on-camera performances

A voice for your organization or project…

…your product or service, your museum exhibit, your public service announcement, your telephone system, your audio book, your website, your documentary…

Paul's a consummate professional…he not only brings that nice "warm but authoritative" voice to commercial or non-broadcast copy but also a fine ear for the nuances of language, grammar and syntax, often helping clients with on-the-spot rewrites.

—Steve Olenick, President, AudioLink, Inc. Watertown, MA

If you're in the market for a professional voice-over or narration, check out a sample of the variety of work I have done for many different industries and media platforms—DVDs, CDs, the internet, film, radio, TV, movies—on camera performances, too!

 ➧ Voice-over samples

 ➧ On Camera video samples

 ➧ Headshots, print work, and resume

Not only did Paul's voice-over deliver exactly what we wanted on our last project, his suggestions made the script and delivery stronger. Paul has done work for InterSystems for many years. He's easy to work with and the results are always top-notch. We'll be calling on Paul in the future, and I can recommend him to others without reservation.

—Joel Richman, Senior Writer, Intersystems, Inc., Cambridge, MA