Elliot Essman's book
Public Speaking: Face It, Don't Force It
is now available on Amazon Kindle.
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Speeches and Workshops
It just wouldn't have happened without Elliot. He took me through the whole process
coaching me on my presentation, content and speaking style. He even booked my first
performance! --Robert Horowitz, CFA
You can always add technique no matter how good you are (or think you are). My
effectiveness increased dramatically.
--Peter Zegras, Former President, Revlon Prestige
I was able for the first time to feel comfortable about adding humor to my "serious" speeches.
You also freed me from the "Point A, Point B, Point C" trap I had been in for so long.
--Jacqueline Ottman, Author, "Green
Elliot Essman FAQ
Q.--- What is your basic approach?
A.--- I train because I speak, based on two decades of speaking in
business and community settings. I disagree strongly with many others in my profession who
come from the world of the theater; techniques that work for actors are not appropriate for
speakers. Of course I cover technique, with plenty of tips and tricks, but my main stress is on
making my clients comfortable so their true voices can ring out.
Q.--- What about fees?
A.--- My basic fee is $75 an hour, either in the New York City area or worldwide via Skype.
Q.--- Can you review a video of my speaking?
A.--- Of course. This is a particularly effective (and cost-effective)
way for me to evaluate your speaking.
Q.--- I want to be a professional speaker. Can you help me with
A.--- I can help you package yourself, and sharpen your material and
delivery. As a book author and article writer, I can also advise you in these
Q.--- What about platform humor?
A.--- I believe humor is one of the great keys to success as a public
speaker. Most people try too hard. I can show you what works and what
Q.--- Can you help me with TV and radio
A.--- Yes, this is a specialty. I myself have been interviewed
hundreds of times, and I can give you an approach that works.
Elliot's Life In The USA
Making a Living
Death in America
Elliot Essman's innovative holistic training techniques have helped a wide
variety of people become confident, effective public speakers. Whether you are in business,
one of the professions, government, education or public service, Elliot can show you how to
break through barriers and reach new heights of self-development. Elliot is located in Westchester County, New York,
but he trains speakers worldwide via Skype.
You can reach Elliot Essman at
Click here for a quick rundown on Elliot's coaching philosophy, fees, and
Elliot Essman pulls no punches; he doesn't call public speaking easy. But he does
show how public speaking impacts the bottom line, in career enhancement for individuals, in
dollars and cents for companies. Communicators outperform non-communicators at every
level. One-on-one speaking, negotiating, writing, even telephone techniques, are all
important, but there is no success technique quite as effective as learning to speak in front of
Elliot Essman's Public Speaking Training covers every
skill you need to become an effective public speaker.
Yes -- there is groundwork, theory, reflection. But we immediately turn it into measurable
results. And Elliot is much more than just a teacher or a coach.
He's a true strategic partner who will:
- Creating your strategic image as a communicator: who you are, what
you talk about, who listens to you, how you deliver your message.
- Evaporating fear, controlling nervousness.
- Voice projection, movement, eye-contact.
- Speech content, structure, wording and vocabulary.
- The right way and the wrong way to use humor in a speech.
Elliot is also there to help you grow. There's a "surprise" to public speaking that any
experienced speaker realizes: you get much more out of public speaking that you ever put in.
You get confidence. You get new ideas. You discover new ways of looking at your life.
You reap benefits far beyond anything you could possibly imagine.
- Help you structure your positioning and your message to suit your goals for networking,
business building, or executive leadership.
- Plug you into new and wider personal networks.
- Help you deal with radio, television and publicity.
- For non-profit and community speakers, help you add businesslike "punch" to get your
message across effectively.
- Go the extra mile, be there, for encouragement, for brainstorming, for
every level of your success.
Many otherwise successful people will do "anything but" speak in front of a group. That's
really too bad. Public speaking is the one skill no successful person can
afford to be without. People who speak in public make more money. They get more
satisfaction in their work. They grow in every way. They have more confidence. That
confidence shows, and pays off.
Long term . . . short term . . . in-between . . . public speaking is the best way
to promote yourself, promote your company, find new clients, uncover powerful new
networking opportunities, perform in any calling, excel at any job. Public
speaking makes you a leader. There's simply no quicker path to true success.