I’m a Speech Designer + Idea Architect.
That’s a fancy way of saying that I help super smart people (like you) get their ideas out their heads and communicated to the people who need to hear them most.
I love ideas. I geek out over organizing them. Listening to them. Making them even better than you ever thought they could be. Strategizing the best way to make your listeners go absolutely gaga over what you have to say.
I’m the keeper of eclectic tastes and interests, including:
:Zombies – they might be mindless but they will keep you guessing. You must be agile, smart, and spontaneous to outsmart the undead.
:Duran Duran – I’ve loved this band since I was 10. Any artist who can play “Rio” for the billionth time and makes it seem like their first time demands respect.
:London – One city. A million experiences. I’ve lived in London, visited eight times, and I keep coming back for more. I’ve never had the same experience twice. Very few cities can offer that much wild variety.
:Fluevogs – no, I didn’t sneeze – I’m talking shoes. In a nutshell, they’re funky, unique and comfy. Want to stand out? These babies stop traffic.
I’m a collector of unique interests. Here’s what you need to know about me as a professional:
Learning is my passion. I love my work because I learn about so many different topics: font design, financial management, tax law (yes – I even found tax law riveting), creativity, and art. The list goes on and on. Every day is a new adventure in my line of work.
I fluffy heart love public speaking, but I did not not always feel that way. I started off mother-lovin’ terrified. Sweaty palms? Check. Racing thoughts? Check. Quivering voice? Stomach in knots? Check and Check. However I knew that those who could give voice to their ideas could change the world. I spent years figuring out how to calm my nerves and mastering the art of speaking to a crowd. I’ve logged over 10,000 hours of speaking to groups of all sizes, from a small class of 10 to audiences of over 1000.
Pursuing my Ph.D. was the result of an absolute obsession about needing to know everything there is to know about communication. I’m curious. I NEEDED to know how audiences understand messages, what motivates them to buy, and how people change their behavior. I was a professor for 5 years and published papers in some pretty prestigious peer-reviewed journals.
I made a splash in the corporate world. I’ve run a multi-million dollar advertising tracker for a mammoth tech company, helped develop new product ideas, researched how consumers develop relationships with brands and why they buy the same brands over and over again. It’s given me a stellar foundation in how business works.
I took all of that speaking and persuasion knowledge from 20 years of study and experience and put it into my book, Speak Up For Your Business, coming out in April. The buzz is that it’s a must-read for anyone who owns a business and that it’s an inspiring and empowering book on public speaking.
The one thing that I want you to remember is that your ideas have the power to change the world. The only thing standing between you and success is giving your ideas a voice.
Here’s to your big ideas,
P.S. If you want a head start on getting your idea out into the world, a great way to begin is by downloading my free Sweet Spot Strategy guide. It’s got everything you need to know to create a presentation so good that your audience is moved to act.