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Great communicators aren't born. They're trained.

Joel Schwartzberg's interactive and lively workshops—designed for both frightened and fearless communicators—provide unique virtual or in-person training to help groups, teams, and individuals:

Deliver Strong Points

Many people—from students to CEOs—give speeches and presentations, but few make meaningful points. Why? Because most communicators don’t have points. They don’t even know what a point is—often confusing it with a topic, theme, or title. Not having a real point renders them pointless, and being pointless is by far the biggest cause of rambling, audience disconnection, and communication epic fail. Employing humor and audience interactivity, this workshop provides tips and exercises to help you become more confident and effective in your speeches, remarks, quotes, emails, Zoom meetings, charts, and PowerPoint slides.

Elevate Your Ideas and Presence in Virtual Meetings

 

When workplace meetings shifted from real to virtual platforms, many assumed their communication and presentation approaches could stay the same. But a room is not a Zoom. Meeting attendees and presenters must adopt new communication mindsets and tactics to maximize the new medium. In this interactive workshop, I'll show you how to enhance your points, presence, and impact from the other side of the screen.

Make Your Emails More Effective

Even the best presenters and speakers make common email-writing mistakes that sabotage the impact of their points. This workshop—including tactics on subject lines, successful point-making, and vital human touches—will help you write emails that receive proper attention, convey ideas quickly, and inspire the right response.

Nail Job Interviews

Responding effectively to classic job interview questions about your background, strengths, weaknesses, flaws, and yourself requires knowing what the interviewer really wants—not just what they're asking—and how to respond with points that are unique, concise and persuasive. Combining practical tactics, exercises, and mock interviews, this workshop will train your mind and mouth to work together to convince employers you're the right person for the job.

Learn:

  • How to identify, sharpen, and champion your point

  • How to use "power periods," volume, and pauses to your advantage

  • How to interact effectively with your notes, charts, and PowerPoint slides

  • How to start and finish with confidence and impact

  • How to decrease public speaking anxiety

  • How to eliminate distractions and strengthen your points on virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, Skype, and MS Teams.

  • How to elevate the impact of your emails

  • How to answer job interview questions in ways that project competence, confidence, and authenticity

  • How to listen more effectively

"What sets Joel apart is that he really knows how to make his point and keep his audience engaged, a skill essential for presentations to large audiences. But more than being an engaging speaker, he takes that skill and imparts it to the participants. The individual attention Joel provided to our managers yielded results almost instantaneously from tips on the importance of making a point and proving it, to the basics of how to position yourself in front of the audience."

- Risa Weinstock, President & CEO, Animal Care Centers of NYC

"Joel provided one of the most user-friendly trainings that I have received in my professional career. I can honestly say that after one day with Joel, I picked up several tips that I believe will make me a more effective public speaker. I would highly recommend him for experienced and novice speakers and pretty much anyone in between."

 

- Daniel Elbaum, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Regional Offices, American Jewish Committee

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