What our clients say about us
Excellent, practical, useful information that can be used immediately. Format was engaging and non-threatening. I definitely feel this course will help me be a more powerful presenter.
I found the training to be very informative and extremely helpful. I was very nervous about being taped, but admit it really helped seeing myself as listening/forming my talks. I plan to use the skills I’ve learned and hopefully I will handle speaking in front of others much better.
-Assistant Director of Finance-
You’ve helped me become better at presenting. I ‘ve always feared that my conscious incompetence in presenting skills might hold me back…I no longer have that fear. Thanks again. The class was great.
Outstanding. Session really brought to light my bad habits. I would like to use you for my consulting group.
It was excellent. Thank you. Suggestions would be to do our group in a slightly smaller size which would allow for a little more instruction & coaching. Otherwise, just fine.
I attended the Carnegie training course and did not get anything out of it. This one course has made a difference in what I need and how I need to accomplish my goal to becoming a better speaker. Absolutely awesome!!!
-Chapter Operations Business Manager-
I feel this is the best class I have attended during the past 10 years.
It was very beneficial. I do interact with customers & reporters on a regular basis and this training has given me the tools to use to be more effective in my response.
Loved it. Great info. Enjoyed the practice sessions. Excellent coaching and modeling the desired actions.
-Director, Safety and Industrial Hygiene-
Best course I have ever attended!! I was terrified of public speaking before I took this course and the coaching was so clear and helpful. By the 2nd day my confidence level had soared.
This workshop was the most rewarding aspect of the PSD Associates Program this year. I will use the tools provided until the advice offered on voice projection, posture/hands and presentation organization become second nature. I wish that it was longer.
I learned more in 2 days about public speaking than in 22 years of schooling. John was patient, knowledgeable and professional.
I thought this session was fantastic and provided a great overview of actions crucial to successful media relations.
Very non-threatening seminar. It was amazing to see the growth in ourselves and co-attendees from the morning to the afternoon. This is a very productive use of my time and should benefit all participants in the future.
-Executive Vice President-
Best training course in my 10 years with the company. I will use this weekly and almost daily.
Fantastic. Way beyond my expectations. I think this was very practical and powerful. It was also tailored, when necessary, to our specific business. I found the coaching valuable and will work on what I learned.
The workshop was one of the best training sessions I have attended. The course was concise and the Executive Coach explained all aspects clearly. He knew the material well and modeled it. The best part is that I have specific, actionable tools to help me in future communication sessions. My techniques will be changed after this course.
This was humbling, but also very rewarding. Prior to attending I thought I knew how to give effective presentations. I was wrong. Now I know what it takes and just need to become more comfortable using the skills.
-Manager Economic Development-
Thought it was excellent. I learned some very good techniques. The DVD to watch oneself is invaluable. One can see what does and does not matter.
-Manager, Business Applications-
Excellent. I learned many more tools to improve as a leader and individual when presenting or simply talking and sharing a point of view.
-Manager, Center of Excellence-
Excellent exercise in professionalism. John is a very dynamic speaker and teacher, which is why I would highly recommend.
-Manager, Global Sales Training-
The session was great. One of the best trainings I have had and can put to use immediately. The tips and lessons flowed easily. I just hope that I can master them one day.
-Marketing Program Manager-
Wonderful! I learned exceptional skills that I can apply to my job daily. I really enjoyed all the opportunities to practice.
I thought this was a very strong course specifically the focus on learning skills and the opportunity for practice & coaching. You can see how this needs to be developed over a career. Thanks!
-Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategy-
Excellent additional exercises to introductory experiences in media training. Detailed presentation skills coupled with media skills techniques were particularly helpful.
One of the best classes I have attended in my 9 years with the company. Very informative and have already seen improvements in my presentation skills.
Great session. I liked the amount of practice. You made us feel comfortable with positive feedback as well as coaching.
Outstanding! Good real world examples and practice tools to make us better leaders—thanks!
Outstanding! Just an amazing job. I feel more confident in myself and finally feel like I know what’s needed to pull off a great presentation.
-Principal Engineering Specialist-
This was probably the best learning class that I have had in the many years I’ve spent with my company. It was hard & fun.
Being able to watch video clips really allowed me to process your feedback and incorporate suggestions into subsequent presentations. I was amazed to actually see improvement in such a short period. The small group format was really wonderful-kept things casual, with focus on improvement rather than immediate performance. Thank you.
Great investment! The materials are clear and it’s easy to take a lot away from this workshop. The feedback is provided in an effective manner with high value impact. Thanks!
-Program Director, Talent Management-
This was an excellent class, touching on the essential aspects of my job as a trainer who gives Webinars. It made me aware of several techniques I will use to strengthen my webinar presentation skills. It was a class that was clear and to the point.
-Research Market Support Rep.-
Amazing! This training class will help me in so many ways. This is by far the best seminar that I have ever attended. Seeing myself on video was the best part.
One of the best instructional sessions I have attended in my business career (and formally being in the training/leadership development field-I have been in a lot of sessions). The opportunity for so much behavioral practice is fantastic and the timely, specific feedback is great. Executives can really benefit.
-Senior Financial Manager-
Great class. Thanks for the critique throughout the 2 days. I liked that you practiced what you taught so I could learn during the 2 days by just watching you present.
-Senior Human Resource Manager-
Great session. Your idea and way of presenting the topics/issues are right on target. Time flowed very well – made 3 hours seem very quick. Thanks.
-Senior V. P. Human Resources-
Easily the most beneficial seminar I have been through. I can use every skill every day. Thanks for your help.
-Six Sigma Black Belt-
It was excellent. I enjoyed it but at the same time I felt challenged and pushed to be better. I really took something away from this.
One of the two BEST internal training sessions in the past 3 years. I think all of Marketing should have this as mandatory.
-Sr. Clinical Research Scientist-
Great investment and well worth it. Techniques are taught in a very effective manner. While having a camera on you is somewhat intimidating, it is a great way to learn.
-Sr. Organizational Effectiveness Specialist-
This is the single most important business session I have ever taken. Thank you so much! Public speaking training is something that can’t be undervalued and your class, approach & set-up was great.
Very meaty. Excellent real time feedback. Excellent life applications video sessions. Excellent feedback individually. Great energy & pace. Trainers that thought they could not learn more communicated, ‘I’m learning’.