About Joel Schwartzberg


Joel Schwartzberg is a communications coach and writer whose wide range of clients include American Express, Blue Apron, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State Farm Insurance, the Brennan Center for Justice, Comedy Central, the American Jewish Committee, and North Point Ministries. He currently serves as Senior Director of Strategic and Executive Communications for a major nonprofit and has held senior-level communication and editorial positions with Nickelodeon, PBS, and Time Inc.


An expert in the practice of successful presentations and point-making, Joel's articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Toastmaster Magazine, and The Huffington Post, and he's been the featured guest on many business and communication podcasts. Joel is also a former state and national public speaking champion who was inducted into the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame in 2002.

Joel is the author of "The Language of Leadership: How to Engage and Inspire Your Team" and "Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter," and his personal essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, New Jersey Monthly, and several "Chicken Soup for the Soul" anthologies.

Joel's books have been awarded as finalists or winners by the IndieFab "Book of the Year" Awards, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.

A frequent conference speaker, Joel has delivered major presentations at the Ragan Speechwriters Conference, the ALI Leadership & Executive Communication Conference, the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference, The Conference Board’s Corporate Communications Conference, and the World Conference of the Professional Speechwriters Association.

Joel lives in New Jersey with his wife and rescued cats.