World Class Public Speaking Coaching and Training is Now Available in the Bay Area!
Are you looking for an experienced public speaking coach because you want to become a better presenter, public speaker or you just want to give a good toast? I can help!
Take advantage of my 14 years of public speaking training to move forward much faster than you can on your own. If you want to present to audiences and have them clap and smile like the group on the left, then it just might be the right time for you to make an investment in working with a certified World Class Speaking Coach 1on1 right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The investment is modest when compared to the results, which will last a lifetime!
The fact is an investment in learning how to be a better presenter may be one of the best you can make. And like learning how to properly swing a golf club, just knowing a few proper public speaking techniques will get you headed in the right direction with confidence and poise.
Before we go further, tell me,
* Have a big speech coming up that you need help with? This could be personal like a wedding toast or professional such as at a conference or executive meeting.
*Present regularly as part of your job and find you’re not performing to your satisfaction?
* Want to use public speaking as a way of marketing yourself as a business owner but don’t know how to start?
* Have an idea for a presentation but aren’t sure how to put it together?
* Speak English as a second language and need to improve your ability to present due to the demands of your job?
* Have a staff person that needs to be a better presenter before you’re ever going to promote them?
If any of the above situations is a match for you, then you can count on me to help.
What qualifies me to call myself a World Class Public Speaking Coach?
A very fair question that deserves a thorough answer. My public speaking training in the Bay Area began over 15 years ago with Dale Carnegie. I went through their signature program three times and graduated at the top of my class. I then went on to spend five years in Toastmasters. Upon leaving I was an Advanced Toastmaster and was recognized as an excellent Evaluator.
I’ve been through additional training with Patricia Fripp, the first female president of the National Speakers Association, and am certified as a Corporate Speaker by graduating from the Bill Gove Speech Workshop, the #1 public speaking workshop for professionals in the world. This course represented the greatest single investment I’ve made in training because I take my speaking that seriously.
But that’s not all. I’ve also been certified as a World Class Speaking Coach by Craig Valentine, the 1999 winner of the Toastmasters International Speech Competition. He’s a master presenter and he’s trained me personally. My passion for improvement in this area will continually drive me to get better and better.
How can my World Class public speaking training and coaching help you?
By working with me as your coach you’ll accelerate your growth and be able to use public speaking as a strength.
- You’ll be able to carry yourself at meetings in a newly confident way.
- You’ll give toasts that have people applauding and congratulating you.
- If you’re a business owner you’ll be able to promote your business through public presentations, which is one of the best and least expensive forms of marketing. The truth is people want to hire experts who can speak.
-You’ll put your career on a faster track to promotion. Everyone likes someone who can stand up and make a point with confidence and poise.This could be you!
Make no mistake, investing in public speaking training is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your business or career. Once you have developed this skill you will never lose it.
Are you ready to stop worrying about your skills as a presenter? Is it time to take a step forward? Great! Here’s how I can help…More! More! More!
Hire me and I will work with you to:
* Develop ideas for speeches you could give
* Develop the content of a speech you’re already working on
* Make your speech compelling and concise
* Rehearse your speeches
* Give you concrete and immediate feedback
* Find venues for speeches if you’re a business owner looking to market yourself
* Hone your skills in the delivery of a speech
* Be there with you when you present
* Feel much more confident every time you take the stage
How my public speaking coaching works
I work with individuals 1on1 and present group training for companies. If you’d like to hire me to work with you as your personal public speaking coach you can either come to see me at my office in Burlingame where I have a suitable conference room with full A/V for speech rehearsal or I can come and see you at your office. To see me at my office is $125 per hour. The rate for me to come and see you will vary dependent on your distance from my office.
When we work together I’ll be concentrating on helping you with Confidence, Competence, Conciseness, Composition, Consideration, Command and Connection. Mastering these 7 C’s will make you a masterful public speaker.
Once we’ve worked together you will gain a new assurance in your ability to stand in front of a room and command an audience. Imagine how that will impact your business and career! I can tell you from personal experience that this skill has been extremely valuable to me. I’ve made thousands of dollars as a public speaker and received many accolades from audience members.
It’s a great feeling and worlds apart from where I was when I first went to Dale Carnegie back in 1998! Imagine that I used to shake and sweat as much as anyone in the room! I went from worst to first in my group and you can too.
Isn’t it about time you stopped being afraid or unsure of your speaking ability and did something about it? Contact me today for an initial conversation to see how I can help you to develop in this crucial area. If after our meeting you decide to hire me, your decision is backed by my 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, then you don’t pay. That’s my rock solid promise to you. I have a track record of having helped 100% of the people who’ve come to me so I’m confident I can help you, too.
Not ready to meet just yet? In that case I suggest you start your road to improvement by reviewing the Public Speaking Tips videos I’ve posted on YouTube to help you. The links to specific videos are below. I also have links to blogs I’ve written on public speaking. I’ll steadily add more over time to show my commitment to help anyone who wants to learn.
Note that my public speaking coaching services are offered through Speak Well and Sell.
If you’re interested in learning more about how I can train a group within your company, please contact me.
Testimonials on my Public Speaking and Coaching
“I engaged Michael to help me with the delivery of an important speech. I hadn’t given many presentations at that point, and the thought of standing in front of 800 people was giving me cold sweats. A week before the speech I realized I needed to hire a coach. I found Michael, he was very adaptable and flexible, willing to work around my work schedule. He made himself available and we met for a total of 4 hours that week. My speaking skills improved by 1000%, and I was able to deliver a perfect speech without having to look at my notes and feeling confident on stage. I am lucky I was able to work with Michael.”
- Elena, San Francisco
“I wanted to thank you very much for taking your precious time to come and talk to NAPO-SFBA. Your presentation was enjoyed by all – it is very difficult to find speakers that have valuable information that works for everybody – both new and seasoned organizers. Your presentation worked for everybody in the room (especially me . There was so much value in what you covered.”
- Julie Elliot, Elliot and Company, Former National Association of Professional Organizers – San Francisco Bay Area Program Director
“Michael was instrumental in helping me improve my public speaking skills. After just a few one-hour personal coaching sessions, I had the confidence to deliver a speech to over 80 people. For me this was an enormous achievement, given my complete lack of experience and absolute fear of public speaking. In a very short period of time, I had the confidence and basic skills that I needed to succeed with this particular speaking engagement.
Since that time, I have taken his public speaking workshop, and would highly recommend his services to anyone that wants to improve their marketing & communication skills. Most importantly, he is an excellent teacher, and can help anyone improve their public speaking skills regardless of experience level. Thank you, Michael!”
- Joel Avila, Hawkeye Photography
“In 2010, Michael and I worked together to deliver several joint seminars to hundreds of small business attendees. Michael is an excellent presenter and educator. He offered the audience real, practical advice that they could take home and implement immediately.”
- Stu Carty
Are you looking for a professional speaker for an upcoming meeting?
I’ve been hired numerous times by many professional organizations in the past few years. I can present seminars and workshops of varying lengths on sales, marketing, social media, public speaking, and strategic planning. As a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, and Certified Corporate Speaker by virtue of graduating from the Bill Gove Speech Workshop you’ll know you’re getting a trained professional who won’t let you down. For speech samples, please visit my YouTube Channel. Rates vary. Please contact me to discuss your need.
Organizations I’ve spoken for
Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Burlingame Chamber of Commerce
Foster City Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Professional Organizers – San Francisco Bay Area
National Association of Independent Financial Advisors
Northern California Lead Center – Small Business Development Center
PC Mall Small Business Network
Peninsula Equality Network
Puget Sound Business Journal
Rotary Clubs of Foster City, San Bruno, San Mateo
San Francisco Business Times
Silicon Valley Business Journal
San Francisco Small Business Development Center
San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce
San Mateo County Business Expo
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center
South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Town of Portola Valley
Women In Technology International
Free Public Speaking Blog Posts and YouTube Videos
I hope these resources help you to improve your public speaking immediately. In the meantime feel free to post questions about public speaking on my Facebook Page. I answer all questions and often the same day.