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

Joel Schwartzberg's interactive and lively presentations—designed for both novices and experienced speakers—provides unique virtual or in-person training in:

  • Identifying and championing key points

  • Elevating points & presence in virtual meetings

  • Making email more effective


Joel's unique approach focuses on helping people identify, sharpen, and powerfully convey their most important ideas—an ability that is undeniably critical to success.


Currently the Senior Director of Strategic and Executive Communications for a national nonprofit organization, Joel has been teaching presentation skills for more than 15 years, is the author of "Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter," and has written for publications including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Toastmaster Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine.

Topics Covered


  • How to identify, sharpen, and champion your main point

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

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

  • How to start and finish with confidence and impact

  • How to decrease public speaking anxiety

  • How to increase the impact of emails with smart subject lines, bulleting, and brevity

  • How to eliminate distractions and strengthen your points on virtual meetings platforms including Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams.

Past and Present Clients


  • American Express

  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  • The Brennan Center for Justice

  • Comedy Central 

  • Blue Apron

  • The San Diego Bar Association

  • The American Jewish Committee

  • North Point Ministries

  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • Georgetown University Executive Global Strategic Communications Program

  • Carnegie Fabrics


"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


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